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Canal Jam 2017 announced for Waterloo over Labor Day Weekend

The Second Annual Canal Jam has been announced by organizers for Waterloo this Labor Day Weekend. Last year’s event was an overwhelming success as hundreds came out to support local musicians and much more. Festival producer Lee Bieber reiterated his commitment to Waterloo by working to create a family-friendly, music-centered event over Labor Day Weekend that the entire community can... more

Food, fresh produce and music at Newark’s Food Truck Rodeo

This past Thursday, July 27th another crowd gathered on Church Street next to Central Park in Newark for the Food Truck Rodeo at the Newark Farmers’ Market. Regular market vendors were joined by a variety of food trucks offering up a variety of food and refreshments from barbecue ribs to coffee. Food trucks included Riblicious, El Morro, the Buffalonian, Lickety... more

Flashback: Summer Jam brings 600,000 music fans to Watkins Glen in 1973

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, N.Y., on July 28, 1973 was once hailed as having the largest audience ever for a pop music festival according to the Guinness Book of World Records. An estimated 600,000 people traveled by car, van or hitchhiked to what was then called Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway to see The Band, Allman Brothers Band... more

Sam Hunt concert ON despite flooding, storms in Canandaigua

Excited concert goers in Canandaigua were relieved when the news dropped that the Sam Hunt show would still happen despite the severe flooding taking place in- and around the City of Canandaigua. For Sam Hunt Tonight: we are holding doors until 6pm. Please sit tight in your vehicles. Stay dry, stay safe. Thank you! — cmac events (@cmacevents) July 23,... more

Saturday at Grassroots Fest 2017 (photos & video)

It was an exciting weekend in Trumansburg as festival-goers made their way out for the 27th annual Grassroots Fest, which featured an impressive lineup of music over the four day weekend. The weather cooperated as thousands turned out for the live music, vendors and art displays. . The photos and video were captured by FingerLakes1.com’s Shea Oleksa on Saturday. more

Popular Geneva band to reunite for performance at Club 86

The Echomen will reunite again for a special performance. The band will be celebrating the 52nd anniversary of their first performance at Club 86 in Geneva by returning there for a show on Friday, July 21. The group members — lead guitarist Gary Ventura, drummer Steve Cocola, bass guitarist Jim Harrison, saxophone and lead vocalist Jim Richmond and keyboardist Don... more

Montgomery Gentry, Parmalee announced for del Lago’s Vine this September

On Friday, del Lago Resort & Casino announced Montgomery Gentry will take the stage Sept. 9th at The Vine and Parmalee on Sept. 29th. On Sept. 15th and 16th, The Vine will also host Elvis Explosion, an international showcase and competition featuring the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artists. Tickets for all shows go on sale at noon Wednesday, July 19th,... more

Auburn students miss graduation to play historic venue

Two Auburn High School students missed their graduation last month, but for what some would call a good reason: They were performing at Carnegie Hall that night. Rose Morabito and Sheelan Mirza played with the Syracuse Youth Orchestras at the world-famous New York City venue for the 2017 Viennese Master Invitational, in which the group and four other select orchestras —... more

‘Explosion of cultural possibility’: Tubman music festival returns bigger, adds Prison City tribute beer

For Sean McLeod, the Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival is as much about promoting its namesake as promoting her chosen hometown. The second annual festival takes place Wednesday, July 12, as part of the New York Dance Festival hosted by McLeod’s New York Institute of Dance & Education and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. The international producer and choreographer will also take... more

Aurora native returns home to perform ‘On the Road’ at Morgan Opera House

Aurora native Leslie Goddard can’t wait to get ‘On the Road’ again. She currently lives in Cincinnati, but loves coming home, she said. Last summer, Goddard did so to perform in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s production of “Oklahoma!” and said she would return every summer if she could. This weekend, Goddard will be home again to perform “On... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Organizers ready for Canal Fest 2017 (podcast)

It’s been a lot of work, but for organizers Anne Sandroni, Dennis Schannel and the entire Canal Fest team – it’s been infinitely worth the effort. “It’s great to see Seneca Falls come together in this way,” Sandroni explained while on a special edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. The duo talked about the efforts, and energy that has... more

Muranda Cheese Company unveiling new event barn this weekend

A barn built in 1891 is getting ready to see new use, as Muranda Cheese Company is set to hold an “Open Barn” event this weekend. The barn will be available to rent for weddings, parties and other events. Originally built by the Pratt brothers of Waterloo in 1891 – the structure was owned by Lynn Shaffer. The Reginald barn... more

Canal Fest getting closer: Boaters, businesses urged to participate in Aquacade

The Seneca Falls Business Association (SFBA) is inviting all boaters, kayakers, jet skiers, canoers, tubers, floats, and all other watercraft owners and operators to participate in The Aquacade Watercraft Parade on Saturday, July 8th at 4:00 pm during the upcoming Seneca Falls Canal Fest. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to decorate their watercraft to their liking, according to organizers. Individuals... more

Legendary blues musician Buddy Guy coming to del Lago

del Lago Resort & Casino announced on Monday that legendary blues musician Buddy Guy will take the stage at The Vine on Friday, August 11th. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday at noon and can be purchased at the del Lago Resort & Casino box office, by calling the box office at (315) 946-1695 or online at dellagoresort.com/entertainment. At 80-years-old,... more
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