|Thursday, Feb. 28||5:00-8:00pm||Opening Night with Joe Whiting Duo!||Sponsored by CNY Central and Syracuse Woman Magazine, be the first to walk the show floor while listening to the tunes of CNY Legend Joe Whiting! Pasta dinner and wine, beer, available in the Garden Cafe!|
|Friday, March 1||10:00am-5:00pm||Senior Day||Reduced rate ticket for those ages 65+. Wheelchairs available and handicap parking and access to the show floor. Food and beverages available on the main show floor in the Garden Café. Plenty of benches and seating!|
|Friday, March 1||1:00pm-2:00pm||Keynote Speakers||Tim and Lisa Ballantyne of Ballantyne Gardens will present: New Ideas for Growing Old Favorites-Veggies, Herbs and Small Fruits.|
|Friday, March 1||5:00-8:00pm||First Friday with Skaneateles Artisans and Z-Bones band!||Join the Skaneateles Artisans as they showcase their talents with artisan demos and enjoy the music of popular CNY Band, The Z-Bones!
Wine, beer, Asian Chicken stir fry available in the Garden Café!
|Saturday, March 2
|9:00am-5:00pm||Family Day||Children’s Discovery Garden, balloon art, face painting, crafts, photo booth, magic, and more! Children under 12 free! Child friendly food and beverages available, benches, tables for seating and relaxing!|
|Saturday, March 2||10:00am-11:00am||Keynote Speaker||Dave Eichorn will bring his enthusiasm and expertise for everything on “Climate Change and Increased Climate Variability!”|
|Saturday, March 2||12 noon-12:30pm||Magic Show||Jeff the Magic Man back by popular demand!|
|Saturday, March 2||1:00pm-2:00pm||Keynote Speaker||Carol Bradford, a popular local garden specialist will provide a talk titled: “Garden Style: What’s Yours?”|
|Saturday, March 2||5:00pm-8:00pm||Irish Garden Party with Quigsy & The Bird!||Enjoy Irish music, a leprechaun, and Shepard’s Pie Dinner, while you walk the show floor! Bring your ticket stub from the SU game and receive a free glass of wine, beer, or soda!|
|Sunday, March 3||10:00am-5:00pm||Family Day||Children’s Discovery Garden, balloon art, face painting, crafts, photo booth, magic, and more! Children under 12 free! Child friendly food and beverages available, benches, tables for seating and relaxing!|
|Sunday, March 3||12:00noon-12:30pm||Magic Show||Jeff the Magic Man back by popular demand!|
|Sunday, March 3||1:00pm-2:00pm||Keynote Speaker||Dr. Don Leopold, a favorite at CNY IN BLOOM will present on “Native Plants for Sustainable (and More Interesting!) Gardens and Landscapes”|
|Sunday, March 3||2:00pm-3:00pm||Garden Party Fashion Show with Showoffs Boutique!||Showoffs Boutique located in Armory Square will showcase clothing and accessories for the fabulous fashionista, all at recessionista pricing!|
|Sunday, March 3||3:00pm-5:00pm||Back In the USA with Paul Davie!||Paul Davie is a One Man Acoustic Beatles Tribute artist who delights with all your favorite Beatles tunes!|
The Joe Whiting Duo will play for the Opening night of CNY IN BLOOM, Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5-8pm. Be the first to walk the show floor, enjoy wine, beer, and an active made to order pasta station in the Garden Cafe, all while listening to Joe Whiting!
As a native Central New Yorker, Joe Whiting is a local favorite for over three decades. His career highlights include: 1982 toured nationally with Van Halen as the opening act on their ‘Diver Down’ Tour, 1990 Blue Wave Records released his first solo disc entitled ‘Rhythm ‘n’ Groove’ and was nominated for a GRAMMY for ‘Best Contemporary Blues Album”, 1993 at the first ‘Syracuse Area Music Awards Show’ won a SAMMY for ‘Best Rock Vocalist’, 1996 inducted into ‘The Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame’, Christmas Ain’t Like It Used To Be’, a song Joe co-wrote is published and placed on the NBC hit show ER. The episode is titled ‘Homeless for the Holidays’, The same song is placed on MCA’s ‘Blues and Soul Christmas’ in 1997 and is reissued every Holiday season, 2002 presented with the ‘Post Standard Person Of Achievement Award’, band receives a SAMMY award for ‘Best Live Act’ in 2002, 2009 ‘This Life’ is awarded a Sammy for ‘ Best Americana’ release, from 2009-2012 tour internationally as the singer-sax player with British Blues Rock band Savoy Brown!
2013 Schedule –Demos/Entertainment/Speakers
Thursday, February 28
|5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.||Opening Night||Joe Whiting Duo Performing!|
Friday, March 1
|1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m.||Tim & Lisa Ballantyne
Keynote – Upstairs
|New Ideas for Growing Old Favorites-Veggies, Herbs and Small Fruits.|
|2:00p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||Joel Potash||Edible Flowers|
|3:00p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Gerry Rubenstein||“The “Root” of The Problem”|
|5:00 p.m. – 8:00p.m.||First Friday Celebration||Z-Bones Band and
Saturday, March 2
|10:00a.m. -10:45a.m.||Dave Eichorn
|Climate Change and Increased Climate Variability!|
|11:00a.m. -11:45a.m.||Tim and Lisa Ballantyne||Fun with Succulents|
|12 noon -12:45p.m.||Magic Show||Jeff The Magic Man|
|1:00 a.m. – 1:45p.m.||Carol Bradford
|“Garden Style: What’s Yours?”|
|2:00p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||Reenie Baker||“Designing A Fairy Garden”|
|3:00p.m.– 3:45 p.m.||Empire State Dance||Tapp, Jazz and Contemporary Dance|
|5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.||Irish Garden Party||Quigsy & The Bird|
Sunday, March 3
|11:00 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.||Julie Liebmann||Splitting Perennials|
|12 noon –12:45 p.m.||Magic Show||Jeff The Magic Man|
|1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.||Dr. Don Leopold Keynote
|“Native Plants for Sustainable (and More Interesting!) Gardens and Landscapes”|
|2:00p.m.–3:00 p.m.||Garden Party Fashion Show||Showoffs Boutique|
|3:00p.m. -5:00 p.m.||Back to the USA Concert||One Man Beatles Tribute Artist Paul Davie|
The Z-Bones will return at CNY IN Bloom for our First Friday event, Friday, March 1 from 5 to 8pm! Walk the show floor, enjoy wine, beer and Asian night at the Garden Cafe! The Z-Bones are a groove rock band from Syracuse, New York that play creative original tunes and a wide variety of covers. The groove can move from reggae to rock, settle easily into roots, Americana, funk, blues…you name it. It’s upbeat, family friendly and guaranteed get you moving. A little bit of everything – Melting Pot Music. With an emphasis on inventive songwriting on the upbeat, The Z-Bones have been a local favorite since 1989, playing clubs, colleges, parties and festivals throughout the Central New York area and sharing the stage with acts like Dickey Betts, The Machine, The Sim Redmond Band and Childhood’s End.
IRISH GARDEN PARTY with Quigsy & the Bird, Saturday, March 2, 5-8 pm! Walk the show floor, enjoy wine and beer, and Reubens and a mashed potato bar in the Garden Cafe! Present your SU ticket stub for a free drink! Quigsy & the Bird is the acoustic group founded by Jim Quigley and Jerry Berdan. They’re natives of the west side of Syracuse and have played music together since 1965. In 1981, Jim and Jerry started playing Irish Pub music, and have played their versions of Irish folk songs at festivals, pubs and parades ever since. Irish Pub Music is the folk music played in the pubs of Ireland, from Dublin to the smallest of villages. The pub is center of the social life of Ireland. Families gather nightly, both adults and children, to meet friends, have a little food & drink, and sing songs with whatever instruments and players happen to be there. This is the music of the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem and many other groups and individuals. It is characterized by stringed instruments: guitar, fiddle, banjo, and Irish bouzouki. And then there is the traditional Irish drum, the bodhran, that provides the percussion.
BACK IN THE USA! Join us on Sunday, March 3 from 3-5pm for a Back in the USA concert from The One Man Acoustic Beatles Tribute Band: Paul Davie! For over 9 years, Hofner Beatle’s Bass player Paul Davie created and led one of the best Beatles Tribute Bands in America – THE FAB FIVE – to the ‘toppermost of the poppermost’. In that time, the lads from Liverpool NY USA performed from Louisville KY to The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England and were featured in 2007 on CBS Sunday Morning. Paul’s music will delight in the background as you walk the final hours of the show floor. Wine, beer, Garden Cafe open!
Garden Party Fashion Show, Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. with Showoffs Boutique! Showoffs, located in Armory Square in Syracuse has been in business for fourteen years. They carry contemporary brands to fit all personal styles! Showoffs provides clothing and accessories for the fabulous fashionista, all at recessionista pricing!