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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

Auburn Public Theater concert schedule includes Grammy winner Giddens

Auburn Public Theater concert schedule includes Grammy winner Giddens
Angela Daddabbo remembers when she first heard Rhiannon Giddens in 2010. Her and the Carolina Chocolate Drops raucously covering Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style” with a banjo and fiddle isn’t the only thing Daddabbo remembers, though. The performance made such a mark on her that she remembers where she was and what she was wearing, Daddabbo said Wednesday. She’s... more

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)

Organizer works to address concerns raised by residents ahead of Woodstock 50 (video)
Woodstock 50 is set to take place August 16-18 at Watkins Glen International. While there has been a lot of tense debate over the future of the event from the local community – officials are working to relax concerns about safety and traffic. Creator Michael Lang participated in a radio forum heard on Frankly Speaking Newstalk 1230/1450 AM and 106.9... 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

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

Newark CSD designated one of the best for music education for 7th year

Newark CSD designated one of the best for music education for 7th year
For the seventh year in a row, the Newark Central School District has been designated as one of 623 Best Communities for Music Education in the United States by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation. Now in its 20th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to... more

Hall & Oates coming to CMAC in August

Hall & Oates coming to CMAC in August
They’re making your dreams come true. Daryl Hall and John Oates are bringing their tour to the Rochester area this summer with a performance at CMAC. The show is slated for Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m. Special guests G. Love & Special Sauce are scheduled to open for the band. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Friday,... more

Piano concert to benefit Literacy Volunteers in Canandaigua

Piano concert to benefit Literacy Volunteers in Canandaigua
Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates will host an afternoon piano salon-style concert by Chilean pianist Claudio Espejo at 1 p.m. April 7 at the Granger Homestead, 295 N. Main St., Canandaigua. All proceeds will support the organization’s English language learning programs. Refreshments and dessert will be served. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and are available at... 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

More than 900 attend musical event in Newark

More than 900 attend musical event in Newark
Newark Central School’s 3rd through 12th grade vocal musicians once again sang their hearts out March 19th to the audience in the packed Newark High School auditorium where, again this year, it was literally standing room only. And since there were so many people in the auditorium, some stood outside in the hallway to watch the “Festival of Song” concert.... more
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