Street Performer Elijah Harris Junior Honored With SAMMY Founder’s Award

Community

You’ve seen him around town, guitar in hand, serenading the crowds walking up to the dome or waiting in line for a show downtown. Elijah Harris Junior will be honored at this year’s SAMMYs with a Founder’s Award. In his speech announcing his choice for the award Frank Malfitano, founder of the Syracuse Area Music Awards and executive director of JazzFest stated, “He’s a part of the DNA of Syracuse. He’s a part of the soul of Syracuse. I think he’s one of the music scene’s greatest good will ambassadors.”

“Frank Malfitano has been very kind to me,” says Harris. “I was the first person let into the first Jazz Festival.”

Harris has been playing music throughout the city for over 51 years, no matter what the weather is. “I began doing this because I love music.”

Elijah Harris Junior will be honored at the SAMMY Award Ceremony Friday, March 8th at the Palace Theatre on James Street in Syracuse. Tickets and information are available at SyracuseAreaMusic.com

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Live Doppler 9 Map Center

CNY View

CNY View

CNY View

Oswego Area

Oswego Area

Syracuse Area

Syracuse Area

Ask The Expert

Do you have a question for one of our Bridge Street Experts?

Send them our way: BridgeStreet@LocalSYR.com

Just put "Expert" in the subject line and your questions could be part of our "Ask The Expert" segments.

We're highlighting advice from a financial advisor, a personal trainer, a doctor, a chef, a lawyer, and a nutritionist. Got a question? Share it with us.

Contests


When there's a call-in contest on Bridge Street, the number to call is 671-9990.

Occasionally, special contests will use a different phone number, so always double-check which number is given on-air.

For complete rules regarding call-in sweepstakes on WSYR-TV, please click here

Web Contests: Click here to see the current web contests on LocalSYR.com