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June 16, 2010 - 3:17pm
posted by James Barcomb in arts, music, Ramble Music & Arts Fest, Fest, kidzone, committee.

Topics discussed at the final meeting of the Ramble Fest committee on Monday ranged from a guitar raffle to the introduction of a child-friendly area.

The organizers noted that a raffle for an acoustic electric guitar is made possible by the generosity of Roxy’s Music Store. They expressed concern about the potential for families not to show up during the July 4th weekend. But they are jazzed about the introduction the Ramble KidZone.

The zone will host a wide variety of activities just for kids, including, but not limited to, bubble art, a bounce house, face painting, a portable tennis game, and an appearance from the Muckdogs mascot.

According to committee member Kim Argenta, the KidZone will be present so that kids can have a good time and celebrate art.

Fellow committee member Sue Gagne came up with the idea, believing it would keep the Ramble Fest more family-oriented.

The Ramble KidZone will be open at the City Church parking lot from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 3.

The Ramble Arts & Music Fest, featuring performances from The Ghost Riders, Penny Whiskey, and more, will take place at Jackson Square from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3. More information can be found at www.ramblemusic.com.

May 29, 2010 - 7:09pm
posted by James Barcomb in batavia, arts, Announcements, music, Ramble Music & Arts Fest, Fest.

The annual Ramble Arts & Music Fest returns to Batavia from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 at Jackson Square.

This year’s reunion of past and present musicians and artists sees performances from more than 25 bands including: The Ghost Riders, Red Creek, Penny Whiskey, and Old Hippie Reunion.

In addition, a raffle for a Yamaha acoustic electric guitar will be drawn during the Ramble. More information can be found at www.ramblemusic.com.

December 5, 2008 - 9:34am
posted by Michael Murray in arts, music, Ramble Music & Arts Fest, Fest.

The Ramble Music and Arts Fest website has moved to a new location:


The website has several purposes:

  • To share photos, videos, and newspaper articles of the first three Ramble Music and Arts Fest events.
  • To communicate details of the next Ramble Music and Arts Fest. 
  • To provide a forum where people can communicate via a Message Board by leaving comments or questions. 
  • To share original music by local bands and individuals. 
  • To provide a repository for the musical and artistic heritage of Batavia and the surrounding areas.

With greatly increased storage space, the website now nearly 200 original and cover songs by dozens of past and present local bands and individuals on the Ramble Jukebox.

The website has been in existence since late 2006 and was originally created as a way to share photos of the first Ramble Music and Arts Fest with people who live away from the area and could not attend.  It has evolved over the years to include a Message Board where visitors can leave comments or ask questions, a Ramble Jukebox, links to Ramble-related videos, and links to the websites of local musicians and bands.

And to keep things homegrown and local, the new website is now hosted by Marchese Computer Products, Inc.

Please take a few minutes to visit   ramblemusic.com


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