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2014 Summer CZ Festival Roundup

Jul  4-6 (Fri-Sun) The Great Blue Heron Festival, 2361 Wait Corners Road, Panama, NY 14767, Info: (716) 487-1781.  Multiple stages, including Dance Tent with a Large Plywood Dance Floor, as well as Children’s tent/activities, workshop tent, and a ‘glorious pond’ for swimming smack dab in the middle of the festival … it don’t get any better than that.  TICKETS: WEEKEND PASS: $90 AT GATE

  • Donna the Buffalo (NY Zydeco,Roots) / Black Rock Zydeco (NY Zydeco) /BUFFALO ZYDECO (Donna the Buffalo morphed into an all-night Zydeco band until sunrise on Friday night to Saturday sunrise)
  • Many Non-Cajun/Zydeco Bands – including …  The Horse Flies • The Town Pants •Holy Ghost Tent Revival • Driftwood • The Cabin Killers • Red Dog Run • DemiJohn • Big Leg Emma • Mosaic Foundation • Honey Spine The Hindu Cowboys • Matt Homan & The Bluegrass Disciples • Jim Donovan … and other non-CZ bands

Jul  12 (Sat) Arn & Gerry's Danceathon, Elks Lodge, 375 Old Post Rd, Edison, NJ 08817, Large Dance Floor. Arn & Gerry Info: (732) 271-0459. Admission $40, Event Hours 1:00PM to 11:00PM, Dance lesson Zydeco, Cajun, Swing.
Annual event, Potluck dinner bring food to share. The lodge is a fully air conditioned facility, with a large floor for dancing. We continue with the pot luck meal, along with burgers and hot dogs, water and soft drinks, all included with your admission. Wine and beer are available for purchase at the lodge bar. Volunteer positions are available. Help the Danceathon while reducing or eliminating your admission. Email How Carson to volunteer.

July 17-20  (Thur-Sun)  Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Rt 96, Trumansburg, NY 14886. Info: (607) 387-5090

Adult 4-day admission tickets - All admission tickets are non-refundable.   Advanced (May 2 - July 15) - $115 /  At-the-Gate - $130

July 17-20  (Thur-Sun)  Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains featuring Del McCoury’s 75th Birthday celebration •  The Gibson Brothers • Carolina Chocolate Drops • Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott • The Claire Lynch Band • Steep Canyon Rangers • Della Mae • Jim Lauderdale and many other non-CZ bands. AND … The Revelers (FRI/SAT) (LA Cajun,Swamp-Pop) / Mo’ Mojo THUR/FRI (OH Zydeco)

Aug 29 – 31  (Fri-Sun)  Rhythm and Roots Festival, Ninigret Park, 4900 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 Outdoors with tent, Plywood Dance Floor
Info: (888) 855-6940.  Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience (LA Zydeco,Other) / Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys (LA Zydeco,Creole) / CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band (LA Zydeco) Band Courtbouillion (LA Cajun) Pine Leaf Boys (LA Cajun) Ed Poullard & Preston Frank (Creole) Mo’ Mojo (OH Cajun,Zydeco) Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys (LA Cajun) (Fri to Sun) The Revelers (LA Cajun,Swamp-Pop) (Sun) / Magnolia (Sat, Sun) /  Donna the Buffalo 25th Anniversary with many guests (NY Zydeco,Roots) 

  • Many Non-Cajun/Zydeco Bands including: The Duhks, Leftover Salmon, Matt Andersen, Jim Lauderdale, Matuto, Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys

 

C/Z/HT Calendar Updates – July & August

Jul  3 (Thu) Zydeco Trail Riders (NY Zydeco) Sheldrake Point Winery, 7448 County Road 153, Ovid, NY 14521. 5:00PM to 7:00PM Info: (607) 220-4086

Jul  4 (Fri) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk). Sportsmens' Tavern, 326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207. 8:00PM to 11:00PM Info: (716) 874-7734

Jul  5 (Sat) Zydeco Trail Riders (NY Zydeco) Stever Hill Vineyards, 3962 Stever Hill Rd, Branchport, NY 14418. 3:00PM to 6:00PM Info: (607) 220-4086

Jul  5 (Sat) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Woodcock Brothers Brewery, 638 Lake St, Wilson, NY 14172. 6:00PM to 9:00PM Info: (716) 863-7658

Jul  6 (Sun) Los Blanco's (NY Zydeco,Roots,R&B,Swamp-Pop) Empire Brewing Company, 120 Walton St., Syracuse, NY 13202, 12:30PM to 2:30PM Info: 315.475.4400

Jul  11 (Fri) Black Rock Zydeco (NY Zydeco) Milkie's on Elmwood, 522 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222-2014 Club, Small Wood Dance Floor. 9:00PM Info: (716) 882-5881

Jul  12 (Sat) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Perry Chalk Art Fest, Rout 39, Perry, NY 14530 1:00PM to 4:00PM Info: (716) 863-7658

Jul  12 (Sat) Lil Anne and Hot Cayenne (NY Zydeco) Taughannock Falls State Park, 2221 Taughannock Park Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886, 7:00PM to 9:00PM Info: (607) 387-6739

Jul  12 (Sat) Los Blanco's (NY Zydeco,Roots,R&B,Swamp-Pop) World Of Beer 10347 Destiny USA Dr, Syracuse, NY 13290. 8:00PM to 11:00PM Info: (315) 422-2330

Jul  13 (Sun) Corn Hill Arts Festival, The Delta Airlines Food Court Stage. S. Plymouth Ave. and Troup St, Rochester, NY 14608, Info: (585) 262-3142

Jul  13 (Sun) Los Blanco's (NY Zydeco,Roots,R&B,Swamp-Pop) Harpoon Eddie's, Park Ave, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157. 7:00PM to 11:00PM Info: (315) 762-5238

Jul  15 (Tue) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) , The River Grill, 70 Aqua Ln, Tonawanda, NY 14150. 7:00PM to 11:00PM Info: (716) 863-7658

Jul  16 (Wed) Zydeco Trail Riders (NY Zydeco) Stonecat Cafe, 5315 RT-414, Hector, NY 14841-9706 Club, Small Wood Dance Floor, 7:00PM to 10:00PM Info: (607) 546-5000

Jul  17 (Thu) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Italian American Community Center, 150 Frank Dimino Way, Rochester, NY 14624. 10:30PM to 12:00PM Info: (716) 863-7658

Jul  20 (Sun) Los Blanco's (NY Zydeco,Roots,R&B,Swamp-Pop) Empire Brewing Company, 120 Walton St., Syracuse, NY 13202. 12:30PM to 2:30PM Info: 315.475.4400

Jul  20 (Sun) The Lustre Kings (NY Roots,Swing,Rockabilly)  Marge's Lakeside Inn, 4909 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14622. 4:00PM Info: (518) 966-5572

Jul  21 (Mon) The Lustre Kings (NY Roots,Swing,Rockabilly) Hickey Tavern, 96 W Main St, Allegany, NY 14706. 8:00PM Info: (518) 966-5572

Jul  24 (Thu) Los Blanco's (NY Zydeco,Roots,R&B,Swamp-Pop) Pasta's On The Green, Village Blvd N, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. 7:00PM to 10:30PM Info: (315) 415-3420

Jul  26 (Sat) Black Rock Zydeco (NY Zydeco) Buffalo Sports Grill, 4923 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075. 5:00PM to 9:00PM Info: (716) 886-0577

Jul  27 (Sun) Matuto (Conesus Lake Summer Concert Series At Vitale Park … in Lakeville.  Concerts start at 6:00 PM.

  • Matuto is emerging internationally as a festival main-stage sensation. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound

Jul  27 (Sun) Lil Anne and Hot Cayenne (NY Zydeco) Waterfront Arts Festival, Canandaigua, NY 14424. 2:00PM to 4:00PM For more information: emanzler@rochester.rr.com

Jul  27 (Sun) Los Blanco's (NY Zydeco,Roots,R&B,Swamp-Pop) Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge, 321 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202. 9:30PM to 1:30AM Info: (315) 703-4773

Jul  30 (Wed) Matuto and Black Rock Zydeco (NY Zydeco) Sportsmens' Tavern, 326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207. 7:00PM Info: (716) 874-7734

  • Matuto is emerging internationally as a festival main-stage sensation. Rolling drums and quicksilver accordion licks, earthy vibes and thoughtful reflections mingle on the latest refinement of their Appalachia-gone-Afro-Brazilian sound

Aug  1 (Fri) Donna the Buffalo (NY Zydeco,Roots) Rochester Public Market – Bands on the Bricks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the music runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • One of Rochester's most popular free concert series, Bands on the Bricks brings the Rochester Public Market to the evening set with live music through the summer months! 2014 Bands on the Bricks will be run on Fridays. 
  • New for 2014, Bands on the Bricks will be on a Mission.  Bring a non-perishable food item and consider a cash donation to help support the Open Door Mission.  All funds raised will be used to purchase fresh, produce from local farmers at the Rochester Public Market to help feed the homeless in our community.

Aug  1 (Fri) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Sportsmens' Tavern, 326 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14207 5:30PM to 8:00PM Info: (716) 874-7734

Aug  1 (Fri) Black Rock Zydeco (NY Zydeco) Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 301 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202. 9:30PM Info: (716) 880-1677

Aug  3 (Sun) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Marcy Casino, 199 Lincoln Pky, Buffalo, NY 14222. Info: (716) 863-7658

Aug  15 (Fri) Black Rock Zydeco (NY Zydeco) Mcgarret's, 946 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222. 10:00PM Info: (716) 886-0577

Aug  17 (Sun) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Sunset Grill, 18 Shore Dr, Wilson, NY 14172. 3:00PM to 7:00PM Info: (716) 863-7658

Aug  19 (Tue) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) The River Grill, 70 Aqua Ln, Tonawanda, NY 14150. 7:00PM to 11:00PM Info: (716) 863-7658

Aug  29 (Fri) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Talty's Tavern, 2056 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220. 9:00PM to 12:30PM Info: (716) 863-7658

Aug  30 (Sat) Skiffle Minstrels (NY Rockabilly,Texas-Swing,Honky-Tonk) Willow Creek Winery, 2627 Chapin Rd, Sheridan, NY 14136. Info: (716) 863-7658



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