The Ridge is an amazing place to enjoy a meal and with the addition of Charley Orlando’s performance, it was the perfect place to make your own sunshine.
As summers go, this has not been the sunniest. Rain and overcast skies have been par for the course this year and with the less than perfect weather for our much needed annual boost in vitamin D production, maybe our moods have not been as sunny either. Central New Yorkers are a resilient type of folk and we always seem to find our own way to make blue skies and bring a little joy into our lives. A fine way to do so is by the partaking of good music, good food and good company. I found a plethora of all three when I had the chance to see Charley Orlando perform at the tavern of The Ridge Golf Club in Chittenango on Wednesday July, 23rd as part of their summer music series.
The old and new greeted each other at the edge of an apple field in LaFayette this summer.
On Saturday, July 19th, the last of the summer concert series was held at the tasting room of 1911 Spirits (the distillery of Beak and Skiff apple farm). The breezy summer evening showed that tradition is an important marker of cultural identity but also a building block to create something newly dynamic - while feeling grounded in familiar territory. This balance of the established and the new was demonstrated in a perfect marriage of the location of 1911 Spirits and the Americana band, Hackensaw Boys.
The Blacklites Kicked off The Nationals Celebrations in Washington Park
The party like atmosphere that is shared at The Syracuse Nationals, was welcomed in a night early on Wednesday, July 16th, as The Blacklites held a free open air concert at the gazebo for the public at Washington Park in Liverpool, NY. The fun and family friendly event was sponsored by Dinosaur Radio and was used as a fundraiser for the Wander’s Rest Humane Association, in Canastota. Classic car enthusiasts were invited to bring their vehicles to show off as part of the radio station’s weekly Car Cruz at the Park. The Blacklites provide classic Rhythm and Blues tunes as the soundscape to the visual feast of classic vehicles’ craftsmanship and beauty.
Find out when and where to listen to local music while eating great food around Syracuse.
Oh, glorious summer! A season of fun and frivolity, long days and warm evenings, of festivals and dancing until the early rays of a new day’s light. Well… that’s at least what we will hope it will be. For many of us, summer still holds the same daily structure of life prior to the changing of seasons. There is work to get to, early meetings and a need to be productive. While nothing seems more tempting to venture out and enjoy the impromptu celebrations that many of our live music locales offer, the restrictions of needing to be up and out the door before 7 a.m. means many of us have to be home and in bed far earlier than before the music even gets started.
Canadian guitar virtuoso.
Canadian acoustic guitar virtuoso, Jesse Cook, will be performing Saturday June 7th, 9:00 p.m., at Schine Student Center on Syracuse University campus. Cook is the highlight performance of the Syracuse Stage Annual Gala, entitled An Evening of Flamenco with Jesse Cook and His Band.
Tim Herron has forever changed my expectations
Sometimes the day can offer you a surprise that just makes you smile. Sometimes it offers you several, one after the other, and you feel amazing! That is exactly the feeling you would have enjoyed if you went to see Tim Herron play at Small Plates on May 1st for the weekly Acoustic Thursday sessions.
Just a man and his guitar
What makes a great night out?
bettyElm Records, has a vision to foster a music scene in Syracuse that is a thriving and diverse.
Local label, bettyElm Records, has a vision to foster a music scene in Syracuse that is a thriving and diverse. To accomplish this, label founders Jen and James Bort, are putting efforts behind their words and demonstrating their commitment with the acts they are signing. Saturday, April 5th, the Bull and Bear Pub at 125 E. Water Street in Syracuse, played host to the first bettyElm Records showcase, one part of the label’s strategy to get local bands the attention they deserve.