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July 18, 2019 - 12:27am
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Red Creek performed at the Genesee County Fair on Wednesday. Here's their version of "What I Like About You."

Tonight, Savage Cabbage takes the stage at 7:30.

July 16, 2019 - 7:24pm
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The band BB Dang performed at the Genesee County Fair last night.

BB Dang is based in Rochester but features on bass Cameron Carlson, a ninth-grader at Byron-Bergen High School.

The rest of the band is Michael Valle (drums) Alex Sherwood (guitar) Greg Gutch (guitar) Ben Guisto (vocals) Isabella Barbagallo (vocals) Dominic Bonacci (keyboard).

The group came together through Camp Roc Star, a project of Elvio Fernandes, a member of the band Daughtry.

There is live music at the fair every night through Saturday.

 

 

July 15, 2019 - 12:48am
posted by Howard B. Owens in video, Genesee County Fair, music, entertainment.
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July 12, 2019 - 10:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in the batavian sessions, music, arts, entertainment.
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Michael DiSanto performs Simple Things on the third floor of the historic Newberry Building/Eli Fish Brewing Co., Downtown Batavia, NY.

July 6, 2019 - 11:19am
posted by Howard B. Owens in ramble music & art fest, music, arts, entertainment, news, batavia.

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The annual Ramble Music and Arts Festival is delayed by rain but the show will go on, said organizer Paul Draper.

As the weather clears, bands will perform at their previously scheduled slots.  

The current storm passing through the region is expected to last two hours with rain in the forecast off and on throughout the day until 6 p.m. The Ramble will continue until 10 p.m. 

July 1, 2019 - 3:12pm

Press release:

The Original Red Osier Landmark Restaurant in Stafford presents GO ART!'s 41st Annual Picnic in the Park on Thursday, July 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park in Batavia.

Event kicks off with a Kiddie Parade. Decorating bikes begins at 10:30 a.m. The parade takes off down Ellicott Avenue hill at 11 o'clock.

Food vendors include Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, Abbott's Ice Cream, Kernel Cravin’ Kettle Corn, Lonsberry Concessions, and Over the Border! Mack Truck, and Ali's Concessions.

Musical performances by Batavia Concert Band at noon, Byrne Brothers Irish Band from 12-2 p.m., Grizzwoode at 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. and again from 4-5 p.m.

Don't miss Old Time family activities between acts, such as sack races, tug of war and a kids’ hula hoop contest.

Explore Arts Tent with kids’ art activities, face painting, bounce house. Mad Hatter performances at 12, 1:30 and 3 in Artisan Alley. Six Senses Escape Room will hold a scavenger hunt starting in Artisan Alley. 

More than 30 arts and crafts vendors on North Street and nonprofits in the lower park.

Uncle Sam wants you at GO ART!'s 41st Annual Picnic in the Park!

June 28, 2019 - 2:12pm

Press release:

Batavia Ramble Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eli Fish Brewing Co., will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th.

The Batavia Ramble

In short: One day, two outdoor main stages, 30+ bands, food trucks, craft vendors, artist displays and much more!

Where: This will be held on Center Street and Jackson Square in Downtown Batavia.

Important Things to Note

This event is FREE to the public thanks to the generous donations from our sponsors.

Seating is festival style and B.Y.O.C. (bring your own chair)

Attractions

Music: Two outdoor main stages with more than 30 musical acts throughout the day! With a variety of music ranging from classic and modern rock to country to blues and everything in between!

Vendors: Lots of unique craft and art vendors to peruse while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Batavia Ramble.

Food: This year we are adding FOUR amazing food trucks to the event!

  • Red Osier Landmark Restaurant -- We can do anything that is on our Red Osier menu, from prime rib sandwiches or prime rib dinners to lobsters!
  • Over The Border -- Fresh, quality Mexican food sure to fill your stomach! From tacos, to burritos to taco bowls and churros!
  • Buckaroos -- Specializing in Poutine! From original to varieties including Philly cheese steak, pulled pork and country-fried steak! They will also have some of your standard carnival favorites including fried dough!
  • Center Street Smokehouse -- Real Southern BBQ, pulled pork,Texas BBQ beef brisket, and bacon mac & cheese!

Sponsors:

Eli Fish Brewing Co.

Cedar Street Rentals

L & L Transmission

R.A. Haitz Roofing & Siding

Bourbon & Burger Co.

T-shirts ETC

Center Street Smokehouse

Glenna's CBD

For additional information: contact us at [email protected] or leave us a message right on our facebook page at Facebook.com/TheBataviaRamble

June 22, 2019 - 9:51am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Downs, batavia, music, arts, entertainment, news.

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Survivor opened the 2019 concert season at Batavia Downs on Friday night.

Here's the lineup for the rest of the summer:

  • June 28 -- Queensryche
  • July 5 -- Kim Mitchell
  • July 12 -- Journey Former Lead Vocalist Steve Augeri
  • July 19 -- Gin Blossoms
  • July 26 -- Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
  • Aug. 2 -- Tanya Tucker
  • Aug. 9 -- Theory Of A Deadman

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June 22, 2019 - 9:12am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Jackson Square, news, downtown, batavia, music, arts, entertainment.

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The annual Jackson Square Friday Night Concerts series opened last night with Genesee Ted.

The line up for the rest of the season:

  • June 28 – The Skycats
  • July 5 – It’s My Party
  • July 7 – Downtown Batavia Music Ramble Festival -- Bands & Times for The Ramble will be announced soon!
  • July 12 – Old Hippies
  • July 19 – Red Creek
  • July 26 – Mitty & the Followers
  • Aug. 2 – Ohms Band
  • Aug. 9 – The Ghost Riders

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June 20, 2019 - 9:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in the batavian sessions, music, arts, entertainment.
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The Batavian Sessions: "A" Blues Band, Foolish Child

June 10, 2019 - 6:30pm


Love and Theft and Eli Young Band will Jam At The Ridge this Friday and Saturday (6/14 and 6/15) from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Modern country music with the stories of what "Love Is" and what "Love Ain't." Pre-Sale tickets are still available starting at $15 and $22 with VIP options available.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY;
Love and Theft Tickets: https://2019jatrlt.bpt.me/
Eli Young Band Tickets: https://2019jatreyb.bpt.me/

Want to win a Meet & Greet Pass with Love and Theft & Eli Young Band? Make a video to tell us what "Love Is" and what "Love Ain't" to YOU. Then post it on Facebook with the Hashtags #JAMATTHERIDGE #LOVEANDTHEFT #ELIYOUNGBAND #LOVEIS #LOVEAINT.

Just a quick personal story of someone who showed you what Love Is and a story about someone who showed you what Love Ain't. 

A sample by The Ridge Girls is below, but make this your own. Get creative, have fun, and win a pair of nights to remember for a lifetime.

See the sample video:  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=427551184469152.

Submitted Videos must be publicly viewable and family friendly. Additional prizes may be awarded. Come on out to Jam At The Ridge ... where the fun is! Jam At The Ridge is located at 8101 Conlon Road in Le Roy.

June 6, 2019 - 4:52pm

Press release:

The Original Red Osier Restaurant presents GO ART!'s 41st Annual Picnic in the Park on July 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park in Batavia.

Event kicks off with a Kiddie Parade. Decorating of bikes begins at 10:30. The parade takes off down Ellicott Avenue hill at 11 o'clock.

Food vendors include Red Osier, Abbott's Ice Cream, Kernel Cravin’ Kettle Corn, Lonsberry Concessions, and Over the Border!

Musical performances by Batavia Concert Band, Byrne Brothers Irish Band, and Grizzwoode.

Don't miss old-time family activities between acts, such as onion eating, sack races, tug o' war and a kids’ hula hoop contest.

Explore Arts Tent with kids’ art activities, face painting and short plays are presented in Artisan Alley. Escape Room holding a scavenger hunt.

More than 20 arts and crafts vendors on North Street and nonprofits in the lower park!

Uncle Sam wants you! at GO ART’s 41st Annual Picnic in the Park.

Centennial Park is located at 151 State St. in the city.

June 6, 2019 - 12:36pm
posted by Billie Owens in jazz, Alexander High School, music, news, entertainment.

From Danny Allen:

Alexander High School's annual Jazz Invitational concert will be happening at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14th.

They've had great attendance in the past, and are looking forward to a full house this year.

Come out and enjoy some awesome jazz music along with scrumptious treats and refreshments.

Members of the "AJE" -- Alexander Jazz Experience -- will host the event in the school cafeteria, located at 3314 Buffalo Road, Alexander.
 
Presale tickets are $4 for adults; tickets at the door are $5.
 
Perfoming are:
  • Alexander Jazz Experience
  • Alexander Jazz Lab
  • Alexander Jazz Cadets
  • AJE Alumni
Featured Guest:
  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra trumpet player extraordinaire Herb Smith.    
May 17, 2019 - 5:28pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in GO ART!, news, arts, entertainment, batavia.

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Janet Root opened her art show of fabric art Thursday night at GO ART! called "Innovations." The show runs through July 6 in the main gallery.

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During the show openings, Thursday, Valerie Antonetty and Katie Elia served as guest bartenders with their tips benefitting GO ART!

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A mixed-media show by Lydia Zwierzyanski and Megan Peters (not available for photos) also opened Thursday.

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In the bar, there is now a member's art show on display, including work by David Burke (top painting).

May 16, 2019 - 9:00am
posted by Howard B. Owens in the batavian sessions, music, arts, entertainment, A Blues Band.
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Today we're officially launching a new series, "The Batavian Sessions."

Though I've recorded a couple of live performances in the past few months and called those videos "The Batavian Sessions," those were really tests of the concept. Last month, we started recording area bands for the launch of this new series. 

I'm a big rockabilly fan and a year or so ago I discovered a series on YouTube called "The Bopflix Sessions." I've watched all 200-plus of those videos, many multiple times. I loved the kind of web-native, intimate and immediate vibe of the videos and those videos, as much as anything, are why you've been seeing a lot more video on The Batavian since November.

We kick off the series with "A" Blues Band performing their original composition, "Shelby Swamp Boogie." 

Here's an invitation to all bands in the region: If you can meet me at an appropriate venue (well lit and quiet) somewhere in Genesee County ready for a live recording of two or three songs, we will include you in "The Batavian Sessions." If you're able and willing, email [email protected]

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