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Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment
Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue dropped them over a missed payment of $150,000 to the racetrack. That’s written in an email to Woodstock... more

Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain
Unless the organizers behind Woodstock 50 can come up with a new venue, which will host the variety of A-list acts intended to perform August 16-18 – the show will not go on. In a statement on Monday, Watkins Glen International said it had terminated the site license for the event. No additional insights were provided by Watkins Glen International... more

Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition

Dozens of food trucks to compete at State Fair’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition
New York State Fair officials have announced plans for this year’s Taste NY Food Truck Competition at the 2019 Great New York State Fair. The competition is sponsored by Aldi. Fair officials said 43 food trucks from across New York State are signed up to compete in the event, which is scheduled to be held Sunday, Sept. 1st and Monday,... more

Americana goes to the dogs, and your pet’s invited!

Cayuga County Vineyard goes to the dogs, and your pet’s invited!
Woofstock, the seventh annual dog extravanza at Americana Vineyards, is set for this coming Saturday. This morning the winery’s dog ambassadors, Maverick and Lilly, and their people paid us a visit for a preview. The afternoon-long event includes activities for people, including food and live music. Dogs can compete in a dog talent and/or fashion show and agility. There will... more

It’s Sulphur Springs Festival time in Clifton Springs

It’s Sulphur Springs Festival time in Clifton Springs
The popular two-day event returns to the picturesque community on Friday and Saturday, May 31, and June 1. Festival food and craft vendors will be on hand in Rotary Park on Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. The three-hour Beer and Wine Stroll kicks off at 5 p.m. One of this year’s stroll locations is the Clifton Springs Library on Railroad... more

Dresden Fire Dept. prepares for 125th

Dresden Fire Dept. prepares for 125th
The Dresden Fire Department has served the village and the surrounding Town of Torrey since 1894, and Saturday, June 1 they are serving again by inviting all of Yates County and beyond to a huge anniversary party to celebrate those 125 years. The Dresden FD decided to mark their quasquicentennial not with a formal parade and uniforms and a sit-down... more

FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th

FLX Pride Festival coming to Geneva on June 8th
Saturday June 8th marks the fifth annual FLX Pride Festival at the Lakefront Park in Geneva. The festival is a place for LGBTQ community members and allies to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) people in the Finger Lakes as part of June’s Pride Month. The Festival also raises funds for The LGBTQ Center of the Finger... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Previewing the FLX Pride Festival set to take place in Geneva
This week on Around the Lakes one of the organizers behind the successful FLX Pride Festival sits down with FingerLakes1.com to discuss the event, and how it has evolved over several successful iterations. The FLX Pride Festival will be held along the Geneva Lakefront property on June 8th. Festivities start at 1 p.m. and run through the evening. Chelsea Snyder,... more

Gathering of the Celts in Shortsville

Gathering of the Celts in Shortsville
The pipes, the pipes were calling at a Collett Road property on Saturday — all day, as a number of regional bagpipe and drum groups performed and competed during the Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival. The festival, in its eight year and organized by Ben Beavers, also featured a day’s worth of Highland Games — traditional Scottish tests of... more

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County

60th annual Apple Blossom Parade in Wayne County
The 60th annual Apple Blossom Parade kicked off in Williamson on Saturday afternoon. This is the longest continuously running festival in all of New York and is one of the biggest parades in western New York. The lineup for the parade began at Willamson Middle School. This year's parade theme was favorite things. RochesterFirst.com: Read More more

Local favorites and more announced for CFCU Summer Concert series

Local favorites and more announced for CFCU Summer Concert series
The Downtown Ithaca Alliance has revealed the lineup for the CFCU Summer Concert Series. The series will be held at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons and will cover several genres, from Latin to jazz and hip-hop to soul, funk, and pop. It will start at 6 p.m. on June 20 and continue each Thursday until Sept. 12,... more

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)

AROUND THE LAKES: Exploring the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival (podcast)
Coming up on May 4th the Montezuma Audubon Center located in Savannah, New York will host the 13th Annual Montezuma Audubon Center Wildlife Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. attendees will encounter the Center’s largest event of the year, featuring a great lineup of family-friendly activities. This week on Around the Lakes Chris Lejewski, Center Director for Montezuma Audubon was in-studio... more

Jimmie Allen to perform at NYS Fair this summer

Jimmie Allen to perform at NYS Fair this summer
Another Chevy Court act is being announced for the 2019 New York State Fair. Country Singer Jimmie Allen will make his State Fair debut on Sunday, August 25th at 2 p.m. Allen’s song “Best Shot” went to #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart. “We love catching rising stars and we’re committed to providing a diverse lineup that reflects America,” said... more

GrassRoots Fest announces complete 2019 lineup

GrassRoots Fest announces complete 2019 lineup
Donna The Buffalo and the Taj Mahal Quartet are atop the full lineup for the 2019 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival Of Music & Dance. The 29th installment of the festival will take place at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg, New York July 18 – 21. Railroad Earth, Rising Appalachia, Willie Watson and Todd Snider are among the dozens of acts... more

Lineup for 2019 Grassroots Fest in Trumansburg

Lineup for 2019 Grassroots Fest in Trumansburg
Legendary blues guitarist Taj Mahal will headline the 2019 Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, along with stalwarts Donna the Buffalo, and Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band. Other headliners announced Monday afternoon were Willie Watson, Railroad Earth, Rising Appalachia, Todd Snider, Ryan Montbleau Band, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Driftwood, Tony Perez Band, BKO, Giant Panda... more

Third Thursday Summer Music Series makes return to Anthony Road Wine Company

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After a successful summer season in 2018, Anthony Road Wine Company’s “Third Thursday Summer Music Series” is coming back this June. Liz Castner, who manages Anthony Road Wine Company’s tasting room expressed her excitement for the return of this summer staple. “I’m looking forward to this year’s Summer Music Series because I love celebrating summer nights. It reminds me of... more

FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca

FLEFF continues through April 7th in Ithaca
The 21st annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival continues its artisanal celebration at the Ithaca College campus and downtown Cinemapolis movie theater from April 1 to 7. This year’s theme is ‘Disruptions’ and explores the stop-and-flow motions, which produce breaks and fissures; such disruptions may affect preconceived notions and perceptions about political, social and cultural issues from local, regional, national... more
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