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95X lays out plans for multiple summer concerts

95X lays out plans for multiple summer concerts

SYRACUSE — Rock station 95X (WAQX) is celebrating its 35th anniversary by offering a lineup of 20 bands at the Regional Market in Syracuse in August. Tickets for “95X-Fest” are now on sale. And the first date in the station’s free summer concert series is coming up this Thursday.

June 27: Free Summer Concert Series

With summer now officially underway, the 95X Free Summer Concert Series begins this Thursday.  Taproot, Silent Season, Dive, and BloodandStationWagons are scheduled to perform at Quaker Steak and Lube.

An email sent to listeners last week says the event begins at 6:00pm but today, the 95X website says, “party starts at 7 and music starts at 7:15.” The station promises one free concert each month through the summer, but dates and performers for future concerts weren’t listed yet, as of this writing.

95X-Fest Promises “20 bands, 20 bucks”

Ten national acts and ten local bands are scheduled to perform at the Regional Market in Syracuse on Sunday, August 4.  The theme of “95X-Fest” is to “Celebrate 35 Years of Rockin’ the ‘Cuse,” a nod to 95X’s launch in 1978.

National acts scheduled to appear: Sick Puppies, Adam Gontier (Formerly of Three Days Grace), Nonpoint, Trapt, Fight or Flight, Devour the Day, Mindset Evolution, Girl on Fire, Allele and Another Lost Year.

Local performers in the bill include: How to Disappear Completely, Ohne-Ka and the Burning River, Stone Soul Foundation, Black Throat Wind, The Afro Nips, BloodandStationWagons, Feeding Affliction, Era, Far From Over, and Hitting on Amber.

After a one-dollar surcharge, it’s 21 dollars for advance sale tickets, available for purchase at twenty local Hess gas stations (mostly in Syracuse and its immediate suburbs, plus two in Auburn and one in Rome). You can also get tickets at the gate, but day-of-show tickets will be $25.

More details about both 95X-Fest and the free concerts are available at

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