July 14, 2012 - 12:00am
The downtown Syracuse music event featured nearly 20 acts from around the world this past weekend.

Even as the rain started to fall Friday, blues fans continued to dance, drink and sing along to their favorite acts at the New York State Blues Festival.

Now entering its 21st year, the three-day festival featured nearly 20 different acts from across the nation and globe in downtown Syracuse's Clinton Square.

Songwriter and guitarist Anders Osborne, a Swedish native who now calls New Orleans home, and award-winning Canadian act MonkeyJunk led Friday's bill.