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Le Roy’s Jam at the Ridge summer concert series to feature popular Spotify artists

By Tate Fonda


Residents of Le Roy and beyond are invited to “Jam at the Ridge” as the summer concert series continues on June 24.

The Jam at the Ridge Campground, located on Conlon Road, features a natural amphitheater set against a former ski hill. Following the Jam at the Ridge series’ Memorial Day opening, Owner David Luetticke-Archbell expressed his gratitude for the efforts of his team.

“Our business is a family business, so everybody helps everybody,” said Luetticke-Archbell in an interview with The Batavian. “If you can’t bring your two-year-old and their grandparents to our concerts, then we’ve done something wrong.”

The series, centered on country and rock music, features upcoming performances from a range of local and traveling artists. Performers of the group Them Dirty Roses, a Southern American rock band, will play a set of original songs on July 15. Their music exceeds a combined 21 million streams on Spotify’s music streaming platform for their 2017 eponymous EP.

In an interview with The Batavian, guitarist Andrew Davis introduced his bandmates. 

“We’re a four-piece; along with my guitar, James Ford is the lead singer, Ben Crain is the bass player, and Frank Ford is the drummer,” said Davis. “We are all from a small town in Alabama called Gadsden.”

Them Dirty Roses will open for The Steel Woods, an American Country Rock band. Davis expressed his admiration for the Nashville-based performers pending the Le Roy performance. 

“We love the Steelwoods, we’re all good friends,” said Davis. “We’ve played together multiple times in the past— it’s always a good time when we get together.” 

Further, Davis commented on his expectations for Them Dirty Roses’ performance at the July show.

“It’s always a high-energy rock & roll show— if you’re not on your feet at the beginning, you will be by the end of it,” Davis said. “It’s all about a good time for everybody, so we think that it’s definitely going to be a party.”

Following Them Dirty Roses’ performance with The Steel Woods, vocalists and instrumentalists of the band The Georgia Thunderbolts will perform at The Ridge on July 16. Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Country Music Picks, The Georgia Thunderbolts exceed a combined one million streams for their releases on Spotify. Lead singer TJ Lyle introduced his six-member band, featuring drummer Bristol Perry, lead guitarist Riley Couzzourt, rhythm guitarist Logan Tolbert, and bass guitarist Zach Everett.

“Logan and I grew up together, and the bass player Zach was actually Logan’s neighbor,” said Lyle. “Riley and Bristol knew each other from high school.”

As for Le Roy’s performance, Lyle reflected on his experiences throughout the region. 

“We’re starting to pick up a following on the East Coast; we’ve been very well received,” said Lyle. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to come back up there. It’s where we have some of our best crowds.”

Tickets for the Jam at the Ridge concerts are available for purchase on the campground website at: Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling the camp store at (585) 768-4883 or visiting The Ridge in person at 8101 Conlon Rd.

The series will resume on June 24 with a performance by Jason Michael Carroll, a country musician from Houston, Texas. 

Photo: The Georgia Thunderbolts live, courtesy of Rory Linton, 2022. Pictured left to right: drummer Bristol Perry, lead guitarist Riley Couzourtt, lead singer TJ Lyle, rhythm guitarist Logan Tolbert, and bass guitarist Zach Everett. 

BBQ event at The Ridge raises $750 for Golisano

By Howard B. Owens


Last March, some of the regular campers at Jam at the Ridge Campground in Le Roy started talking about BBQ and smoking meat and thought they should have a friendly competition.

So they did.

And they turned it into a fundraiser for Golisano Children's Hospital.

It turns out that all of the cooks participating had children or grandchildren who had been treated at the pediatric hospital in Rochester.

They raised $750.

The cooks and campers brought their best recipes for brisket, pork, turkey, and chicken.

"And everybody came in for a fellowship," said Tim Hogle, one of the organizers.

The only prize was bragging rights and those went to Doug McDaniel (first), Tim McManus (second), and "Will the Barbequer" (third).

Photo: Shelia Kingston presents a mock check to Betsy Findlay, a senior director at Golisano.  Tim McManus holds a poster of the children and grandchild of the cooks who were treated at Golisano. Photo by Howard Owens.

The Ridge hosting pancake breakfasts Saturday, Sunday, featuring maple syrup made on the premises

By Howard B. Owens


Harold Gage has been drawing sap from maple trees and turning it into sweet syrup for 15 years at The Ridge NY (formerly Frost Ridge) but its been a long time since his syrup has been a featured menu item at the campground's restaurant. 

That changes this Saturday and Sunday with the first of two Maple Syrup Weekends at The Ridge.

The restaurant, not normally open for breakfast on Saturdays, serves pancakes smothered in Gage's syrup produced from trees right on the campground's property and transformed in a maple shack Gage built himself for more than a decade ago.

Gage learned to make maple syrup from the previous owner of Frost Ridge, who hosted Pancake Sundays, and eventually took over the entire operation.  He now gets help from his son.

Asked what he liked about making syrup he laughed and said, "Well, it's a lot of work."

Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to noon this weekend and during the same hours on April 9 and 10.

Patti Unvericht, the new events coordinator at The Ridge, said next year she plans to expand the number of weekends and perhaps even bring back tours of the maple-making operation.

The Ridge is located at 8101 Conlon Road, Le Roy.

Randy House replaces Tracy Lawrence as headliner for Jam At The Ridge

By Press Release

Press release:

Randy Houser, a long-time friend of Tracy Lawrence, is picking up this date as a favor from one artist to another.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lawrence is unable to keep this date, so his buddy Randy Houser is bringing his full crew to put on the show of the summer.

Jam At The Ridge is your Family Concert and Recreation destination, according to their guests and concert fans.   With plenty of space to distance and a kid-friendly environment (children 17 and under are free when accompanied by a paying responsible adult).

Tickets are available through the website, by calling their store directly 585-768-4883, or directly at:

Jam At The Ridge: Claudia Hoyser, 'Drinkin' With the Boys'

By Howard B. Owens
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The first big concert weekend of 2021 at The Ridge NY kicked off Friday with Rochester's country singer/songwriter Claudia Hoyser. The night was also a celebration of her birthday and the release of her new album, "Red Lights Turning Green."

This afternoon gates open at 4 o'clock at The Ridge for a concert headlined by Travis Tritt. Also performing are opening acts Julian Eliza Music & Sunshine James, and the Shaun Abbott Band. VIP tickets, with special seating and pre-event party, are sold out. General admission (bring your own chair) seating is still available.

The Ridge is located at 8101 Conlon Road, Le Roy.

The Batavian Sessions: Judah performs 'Sunshine of My Love' at The Ridge NY

By Howard B. Owens
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The band Judah played at The Ridge NY on Thursday night. We recorded one of the songs as part of our series, "The Batavian Sessions."

Judah is: Anthony Blood (vocals/guitar), Brody Schenk (guitar), Joe Fornieri (bass), and Quintin Rich (drums). Rich is a resident of Bergen.

VIDEO: A 'New Summer' weekend at The Ridge NY

By Howard B. Owens
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For the first time in 2020, The Ridge NY in Le Roy, had a full slate of activities, including live music, fireworks, and a waterslide. All of this had to be coordinated by owners David and Greg Luetticke-Archbell with social distancing in mind.

VIDEO: Fireworks at The Ridge NY in Le Roy

By Howard B. Owens
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The Ridge NY in Le Roy hosted a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Weekend. It is the only professional fireworks display in the county this year.  

Happy Fourth of July! Here is a video of most of the show for your Independence Day celebration. 

For those who tried to watch the livestream last night: Sorry, it just didn't work. There wasn't enough available bandwidth at the campground.

Jam At The Ridge to hold 12th annual Fourth of July Weekend Celebration starting tomorrow

By Billie Owens

Press release:

Jam At The Ridge: This week, Western New York's Family Fun Destination, is having a Fourth of July Weekend Celebration.

This 12th annual, open to the public event, is for all ages and looks keep folks safe while having fun.

Thursday, July 2nd
 - Live Band: Judah, makes their Jam At The Ridge debut
 - Pizza and Wings Special, with cold beer on-tap

Friday, July 3rd
 - DJ Josh will rock the night away (no stage access, but there are 2 acres of space to socially distance while getting your groove on)
 - Professional Fireworks thanks to Young Explosives
 - Tie-dye and a Water War

Saturday, July 4th
 - The Giant Slip and Slide
 - and sign up for a night time glowing wagon ride (family groups together)

Jam At The Ridge is a recreation, entertainment, and camping facility focused primarily on family fun. Bring the kids and the grandparents and enjoy a great time, whatever we're doing. Have a great meal in our on-site restaurant (no microwaves), take a dip in our crystal clear in-ground swimming pool, catch a great concert with some of the best artists around (local, regional and national), and camp under the stars with a tent, RV, or one of our cabins.

Come join our family for some long overdue fun!

Greg, Dave and The JATR Team

Jam At The Ridge, 8101 Conlon Road, Le Roy
(585) 768-4883
[email protected]

Sponsored Post: Jam at the Ridge kicks off the summer concert season

By Lisa Ace


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.

Love and Theft Tickets:
Eli Young Band Tickets:

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:

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.

Travis Tritt a big draw for The Ridge NY

By Howard B. Owens


It was a near capacity crowd at The Ridge NY in Le Roy last night for Travis Tritt.

Co-owner David Luetticke-Archbell said both VIP tickets and the campground were sold out. Once the Frostridge Campground sold out, he started referring customers to other campgrounds in the county and three other campgrounds sold out.

He doesn't have an exact ticket count yet but he said it may have been the largest crowd ever for a concert at The Ridge.









Photos: 10th Annual Firefighters Fun Day at The Ridge

By Howard B. Owens


It was Firefighters Fun Day at The Ridge in Le Roy today, with the families and volunteers from Le Roy and Caledonia participating along with other guests of Frostridge Campground in games, auctions, a concert, and a cookout.

We were there during the waterslide fun.








Photos: Blackjack Billy at The Ridge

By Howard B. Owens


Nashville-based Blackjack Billy made its third appearance in five years at The Ridge in Le Roy, waiting out the rain with their fans and then rewarding them with another rockin' show.

The band's new single is "Straight Line Sober" (video embedded below).






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