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Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival’s relocation, confirmed by Vernon Town Supervisor Randy Watson and Vernon Downs officials. The festival, still scheduled for August 16 through August 18, is only two months away. The location... more

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

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident
Peter Restey, an Auburn native who toured the world as a technician with Black Sabbath, Manowar and other musical acts, passed away June 10. He was 62. According to a death notice submitted by Langham Funeral Home, Restey passed away at Upstate University Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a June 4 auto accident. The Citizen: Read More 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

Brooks and Dunn take stage at CMAC

Brooks and Dunn take stage at CMAC
Among this year’s class of inductees in the fairly exclusive Country Music Hall of Fame — Ricky Skaggs and Alan Jackson just made it in over the past couple years, to give an idea of just how exclusive that “country club” is — is the band fronted by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn. Founded in 1990, Brooks & Dunn were... more

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens June 15 at Hunt Country

Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival opens June 15 at Hunt Country
Rapturous music, innovative programming, a season of the grandmasters’ works coupled with 20th century composers, and a world premiere based on the poetry of Robert Frost. It’s all a part of the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival’s 2019 season from June 15 through July 27. The opening concert Saturday, June 15 at Hunt Country Vineyards, 7:30 p.m. features the ever... more

Keuka Lake Music Festival opens with Instagram stars

Keuka Lake Music Festival opens with Instagram stars
This Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m., Instagram stars Brothers Page open the third season of the Keuka Lake Music Festival at Penn Yan Academy. The duo, consisting of Zach and Josh Page has amassed a following of more than 1.8 million on the popular social media application, Instagram. Brothers Page will be joined by KLMF Artistic Director and Penn... more

Woodstock 50 files appeal to force return of $18M from Dentsu

Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear
After declaring victory last week in a New York hearing, Woodstock 50 is now appealing part of the ruling and trying to force the festival’s former financer Dentsu to return $18 million it withdrew from the event’s banking account. On May 15, Justice Barry Ostrager ruled Dentsu did not have the right to cancel Woodstock 50, but also decided he would not force Dentsu to return the remainder of the $49... more

Medina named grand champion at Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands

Medina named grand champion at Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands
For the 47th annual year, the Seneca Falls school district hosted regional schools for its Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands this past Friday and Saturday. Participating schools competed in a variety of competitions, ranging from jazz band to twirling and color guard performances. This year’s competing schools included host Seneca Falls, Albion, Baldwinsville, Corning/Painted Post, Marathon, Marcus Whitman, Medina, Mexico,... 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

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

Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450

Report: Woodstock 50 tickets may cost around $450
A report by Bloomberg offers a possible glimpse at how much it could cost to attend this summer’s Woodstock festival. Bloomberg reports tickets will cost around $450, citing festival organizer Michael Lang. Woodstock 50 is set to take place Aug. 16-18 in Watkins Glen. Tickets were originally supposed to go on sale April 22. WENY in Elmira reported sales were... more

Talent show a big hit in Newark

Talent show a big hit in
Judging from the enthusiastic response seen in the applause and smiles on the faces of parents, siblings and others to the 45 performers that highlighted “Kelley’s Got Talent” show at Kelley School April 11th, it was a huge hit. The nearly two-hour show, that drew about 300, was organized by a committee made up of teachers and administrators. It included... 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

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
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