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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

Woodstock 50 organizer details tickets, camping, crowd control plans

Woodstock 50 organizer details tickets, camping, crowd control plans
More details about Woodstock 50 tickets, camping and crowd control plans have emerged for this summers mega-festival in Watkins Glen. The Elmira Star-Gazette reports Woodstock founder and 50th anniversary organizer Michael Lang met with area residents last week to address concerns about the crowd and setup for the three-day music event, scheduled for Aug. 16-18, 2019, around Watkins Glen International... more

Woodstock 50 coordinators turn to area residents for festival off-site parking

Woodstock 50 coordinators turn to area residents for festival off-site parking
Neighbors within the mile of the main entrance for Watkins Glen International were recently approached by Woodstock 50 coordinators about their property. The Hughey family owns just over 300 acres of land off of County Route 16. Dee Hughey, the landowner, said she was offered a sum of money she didn’t want to disclose to use her land for off-site parking. Event coordinators... more

Performers will be spread across four stages at Woodstock 50

Performers will be spread across four stages at Woodstock 50
More than 80 performers are scheduled to take part in Woodstock 50 in August. But, how many of those musicians attendees can see will depend on how efficient they are at planning their weekend, and how much of each performance they want to see. Four different stages will be utilized each day of the 50th anniversary festival, organizers announced Wednesday.... more

Woodstock 50 lineup announced: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus coming to Watkins Glen

Woodstock 50 lineup announced: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus coming to Watkins Glen
Jay-Z, Dead & Company, the Black Keys, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Halsey are among the headliners announced for the Woodstock 50 festival, producer Michael Lang confirmed at a press conference today. The event will take place August 16-18 in Watkins Glen. Also included in the determinedly eclectic lineup are the Raconteurs, Robert Plant and the Sensational... more

Get ready for spring at Yard ‘N Garden Day in Yates County

Get ready for spring at Yard ‘N Garden Day
It’s been a long winter here in Yates County and if you are like me, you sustained yourself through the cold and snow with dreams of spring. With warmer temperatures on the way, signs of new life poking through the soil will soon be all around us, beckoning us to once again take up our tools, roll up our sleeves,... more

Woodstock 50 organizer denies rumors of financial trouble

Woodstock 50 Promoter meets with Schuyler County officials
Is the 2019 Woodstock festival in trouble? Original Woodstock promoter Michael Lang is marking the iconic music event’s 50th anniversary with a three-day event at Watkins Glen called “Woodstock 50.” However, with less than six months to go, Lang still hasn’t announced a lineup or ticket info — despite originally promising details by the end of January. Rumors have begun... more

NYS Fair director shares fair’s success story at Auburn Rotary Club meeting

NYS Fair director shares fair’s success story at Auburn Rotary Club meeting
The New York State Fair is experiencing record growth, and Troy Waffner wants that trend to continue. Waffner, the state fair director, was the guest speaker at the Auburn Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday. He highlighted the fair's successes and welcomed critiques of the annual 13-day event. The critiques, he explained, help him understand what the fair needs to improve. For... more

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake

OUT & ABOUT: 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake (gallery)
Even though the calendar said February, and winds were expected to drive area residents into their homes for half of the weekend – the 17th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration along Cayuga Lake went off without a hitch. Wine tastings, food pairings, and plenty of positivity filled the 14 participating wineries and tasting rooms. “This has been a really unique, fun... more

Ganondagan site hosts Native American Winter Games

Ganondagan site hosts Native American Winter Games
The annual Native American Winter Games at Ganondagan State Historic Site featured food, fun and furry friends for visitors of all ages, while also providing plenty of educational opportunities. The gathering at the Seneca Art & Culture Center offered up indigenous food and traditional examples of winter sports for visitors to observe and experience. Activities included social dancing, storytelling and... more

Hundreds turn out for Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival

Several hundred people ended up enjoying a wintry Saturday outdoors — as well as macaroni and cheese dishes from 11 local restaurant and cocoa and craft beer tastings — for the Canandaigua Fire and Ice Winter Festival downtown. Besides food and drink, a host of activities were available kids and adults, from breakfast with “Frozen” characters to ice and wood... more

Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair

Bad Company will open the 2019 New York State Fair
It is still be six months away but the first big act of the 2019 New York State Fair is being announced. Bad Company will perform at Chevy Court on the Fair’s opening day. The band is set to take the stage at 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 21st. The band is known for hits like “Bad Company,” “Feel Like Making... more

Winterfest announced for Penn Yan in February

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The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium and the Hampton Inn Penn Yan announced Winterfest this week. The family-friendly, collaborative event will be held on Friday, February 22nd, and Saturday, February 23rd, from 12 to 10 p.m. each day. All activities will take place at the Hampton Inn Penn Yan located at 110 Mace Street, and will celebrate winter in the... more

Woodstock 50 coming to Watkins Glen this summer

Woodstock coming to Watkins Glen this summer in multi-day festival
After months of rumors, Woodstock co-creator Michael Lang has confirmed to Rolling Stone that a three-day festival honoring the 50th anniversary of the original event is coming to Watkins Glen, New York on August 16th, 17th and 18th. Organizers won’t be announcing specific acts until tickets go on sale in February, but Lang says that over 40 performers have been... more
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