The Saturday night acoustic folk-rock scene will again be energized by the “Parties in the Plaza” series at LeMoyne Plaza, 1135 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse, produced by CNY Jazz Central. The lineup represents a cross section of the finest acoustic singer-songwriters in Upstate New York, as well as both established and breaking bands. All events start at 6pm and end at 8pm, with exception of September 30th, which begins at 8pm and goes until 10pm. Dunkin’ Donuts and Cam’s Pizzeria are always in the house for food and drink. There is no cover charge.

September 16 – Mark Hoffmann: Epic Records recording artist

September 30 – Todd Hobin & Friends: Singer, songwriter and producer of music for film, TV and audio books, with select guests

October 14 – Lisa Lee: Rock, Blues, Country, and today’s Top Hits

October 21 – Jason Bean: Original folk/alternative acoustic at its best

November 4 – Just Joe – Incredibly eclectic hits from the past four decades

November 18 – Todd Hobin & Friends

January 27 – Frenay & Lenin: touring veterans since 1977, playing your favorite hits

February 10 – Dave Porter: RCA recording artist playing originals and hits

February 24 – Todd Hobin & Friends

April 7 – Ghost Town Ramblers: Acoustic Americana featuring Kay Miracle and Savoy Brown’s Lou Kaplan

April 21 – Novak/Nanni: Jess Novak (violin, guitar, vocals) with Mark Nanni of Los Blancos on piano, organ, accordion and vocals. Bluesy, breezy and funky.