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27. Take in some live music

Look to one of these summer concert series 

27. Take in some live music

Looking for some live music this summer? Listed here are concert series that only come about during the summer months. As the area's music venues continue their regular scheduling, look to Rochestercitynewspaper.com for our calendar listings and weekly Choice Picks.



Concerts by the Shore

Wednesday, June 4, through Wednesday, August 27

Ontario Beach Park, 4800 Lake Avenue. All shows begin at 7 p.m. For more information, visit Charlottecca.org/obppc.asp.

Brass Taxi. June 4

Julie Dunlap. June 11

Atlas. June 18

Allegro. June 25

Dady Brothers. July 2

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. July 9

The Coupe Devilles. July 16

The Skycoasters. July 23

Greece Coral Society and Greece Jazz Band. July 30

The Invictas. August 6

Krazy Firemen, August 13

The Gateswingers and The Hot Flash Dancers. August 20

Ruby Shooz. August 27



Garden Vibes

Wednesday, June 4, through Wednesday, August 13

Wednesdays, once a month from June through August, at the George Eastman House's Townsen Terrace Garden, 900 East Avenue. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are $10 adults, $6 members, $5 college students and those 13-18 years old, and free for 12 and under. Eastmanhouse.org

The Revelers. June 4

The Ginger Faye Bakers. July 16

Samantha Fish. August 13



Hochstein at High Falls Concert Series

Thursday, June 5, through Thursday, August 14

Every Thursday at 12:10 p.m. at Granite Mills Park at High Falls. Rain location at the High Falls Center. Hochstein.org.

Mambo Kings. June 5

Plymouth Brass Quintet. June 12

The Dady Brothers. June 19

Steve Grills and the Roadmasters. June 26

Fred Vine and Brian Williams. July 10

The Ruddy Well Band. July 17

Mikaela Davis. July 24

Nimrod Wildfire. July 31

The Jane Mutiny. August 7

High Falls Business Jam Session. August 14



CMAC

Saturday, June 7, through Friday, August 29

3355 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua. For more information, visit Cmacevents.com.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, and Gregg Bissonette. June 7 | 8 p.m. | $20-$85

Diana Ross. June 18 | 8 p.m. | $56-$96

Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, and Frankie Ballard. June 20 | 7 p.m. | $20-$45

Willie Nelson and Family, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas, and Kacey Musgraves. June 21 | 7 p.m. | $30-$85

Peter Frampton, The Doobie Brothers, and Matthew Curry. June 25 | 7 p.m. | $20-$65

Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, and Rick Springfield. July 6 | 7 p.m. | $20-$50

Foreigner, STYK, and Don Felder. July 9 | 7 p.m. | $20-$75

PHISH. July 15 | 7 p.m. | $45-$60

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. July 19 | 8 p.m. | $25-$85

Hunter Hayes, Dan + Shay, and Sam Hunt. August 17 | 7 p.m. | $25-$45

Josh Groban with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. August 22 | 8 p.m. | $30-$95

Lady Antebellum, Billy Currington, and Joe Nichols. August 29 | 7 p.m. | $30-$69.50



Darien Lake

Wednesday, June 11, through Thursday, September 7

9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center. For more information, visit darienlake.com.

Dave Matthews Band. June 11 | 7 p.m. | $40.50-$75

Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne. June 18 | 7:30 p.m. | $28-$125

Journey, Steve Miller Band, and Tower of Power. June 24 | 6:45 p.m. | $36-$165

Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and New Politics. July 2 | 7 p.m. | $26-$85

Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner, and Charlie Worsham. July 6 | 7 p.m. | $30.50-$65.50

Vans Warped Tour. July 8 | 12 p.m. | $48.49-$63.49

Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line. July 12 | 7:30 p.m. | $30-$59.75

Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd. July 13 | 7 p.m. | $25-$99.50

Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, and Jerrod Niemann. July 25 | 7 p.m. | $29.50-$59.75

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. July 29 | 1 p.m. | $29.50-$79.50

Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Neal McCoy, and Dan + Shay. August 2 | 7 p.m. | $29.50-$59.25

OneRepublic and The Script. August 9 | 7 p.m. |$25-$66

KISS and Def Leppard. August 13 | 7 p.m. | $32.50-$149.50

Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, and Cole Swindell. August 16 | 7 p.m. | $29.25-$59.50

Kings of Leon. August 19 | 7 p.m. | $29.50-$69.50

Linkin Park. 30 Seconds to Mars, and AFI. August 21 | 6:30 p.m. | $34.50-$105

Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, and Plain White T's. August 22 | 7 p.m. | $20-$99

Zac Brown Band. August 23 | 7 p.m. | $35.50-$75.50

Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore, and Thomas Rhett. August 29 | 7:30 p.m. | $29.50-$54.25

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper. August 31 | 7 p.m. | $25-$125

Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and Gloriana. September 4 | 7:30 p.m.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood. September 7 | 7:30 p.m. | $37-$131



Summer Concert Series in Carpenter Park

Friday, June 13, through Friday, August 15

Carpenter Park at Port of Pittsford, 22 North Main Street. Admission to all shows is free. For more information, visit Townofpittsford.org/2014_events_details#concert.

Eastman Faculty Jazz Quintet. June 13 | 7 p.m.

Jack Allen's Big Band. June 20 | 7 p.m.

Mr. Mustard. June 27 | 7 p.m.

Hot Sweets. July 11 | 7 p.m.

Allegro/PYS Duck Drop. July 18 | 7 p.m.

Steve Grills. July 25 | 7 p.m.

78 RPM Band. August 1 | 6:30 p.m.

The White Hots. August 8 | 6:30 p.m.

Pittsford Fire Department Band. August 15 | 6:30 p.m.



Party in the Park

Thursday, June 19, through Thursday, August 14

Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Manhattan Square, 353 Court Street in Rochester. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under, and $35 for tickets to all 9 shows. All concerts start at 5 p.m. For more information, visit Cityofrochester.gov/pitp.

The Wailers, Noble Vibes, and Trinidad & Tobago Steel Band. June 19

Lucinda Williams and The Kenneth Brian Band. June 26

Drive-by Truckers and Tommy Brunett Band. July 3

Yonder Mountain String Band and Railroad Earth. July 10

Trampled by Turtles and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. July 17

Lucero and The Baseball Project. July 24

Dickey Betts and Great Southern and Dumpstapunk. July 31

Dark Star Orchestra. August 7

Presidents of the USA, The Slide Brothers, and Melia. August 14



Third Thursdays

Thursday, June 19, through Thursday, October 16

Every third Thursday of the month at Star Alley Park in the South Wedge (around 664 South Avenue, next to Lux). Each show is free and starts at 8 p.m.

Bogs Visionary Orchestra. June 19

Sisters of Murphy. July 17

Ruckus Jug Juice Stompers. August 21

Djangoners. September 18

The Pickpockets. October 16



Ameribeat Festival of Arts

Thursday, June 26, through Sunday, June 29

Sterling Stage, 274 Kent Road in Sterling. Tickets are $70 advance for the weekend, $85 at the gate. Day passes are available for $20-$50. Sterlingstage.com.

Thursday, June 26 — George Wesley's I-Tations (8 p.m. and 10 p.m.); Campfire Session with THC Duo and Friends (11:30 p.m.)

Friday, June 27 — Jesse Collins Quartet (6 p.m.); Subsoil (7:10 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.); Turkuaz (8 p.m. and 10 p.m.); Campfire session with The Independent Jazz Defendants (11:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 28 — Yoga with Brother Jon (11 a.m.); Greener Grass Band (12 p.m.); Professional Victims (1:10 p.m.); Slyboots Drum Ensemble (2 p.m.); Root Shock (4 p.m.); Ameribeat Orchestra (6 p.m.); The Primate Fiasco (7:10 p.m., 9:10 p.m., 11:30 p.m.); Spiritual Rez (8 p.m.); Nahko and Medicine for the People (10 p.m.)

Sunday, June 29 — Yoga with Brother Jon (11 a.m.); Annie in the Water (12 p.m.); Our Friends Band (4 p.m.)



Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday, July 3, through Tuesday, July 22

RPO summer concerts take place at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit Rpo.org.

Salute to America with the RPO. July 3 | 8 p.m. | $15-$49

Pixar in Concert at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. July 12 | 7 p.m. | $15-$69

Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles with RPO. July 20 | 6 p.m. | $15-$49

The Ben Folds Orchestral Experience with RPO. July 22 | 8 p.m. | $20-$55



Sodus Bay Historical Society's Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse

Friday, July 4, through Sunday, August 31

7606 North Ontario Street in Sodus Point. All concerts start at 2 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit sodusbaylighthouse.org or call 315-483-4936.

Gap Mangione Big Band. July 4

Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra. July 6

Nostalgic Reunion. July 13

The Dady Brothers. July 20

Loren and Mark. July 27

Dan Elliott and the Monterays. August 3

Chorus of the Genesee. August 10

Panloco Steel Drum Band. August 17

Fiddlers of the Genesee. August 24

Starlight Orchestra. August 31



Canandaigua Lake Music Festival

Wednesday, July 9, through Sunday, July 20

For more information, Lakemusicfestival.org

Pop-up concert No. 1 featuring Kevin Kumar, Amy Barston, and friends. July 9 | 4 p.m. | Free | New York Wine & Culinary Center, 800 Main Street in Canandaigua

10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Kevin Kumar, Kristin Lee, Amy Barston, Danielle Farina, Audrey Andrist, and Mimi Watkins. July 10 | 6 p.m. | $75 | Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua

Fire and Ice: Vivaldi's Four Season. July 11 | 7:30 p.m. | $10-$35 | FLCC Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive

Pop-up concert No. 2 featuring Kevin Kumar, Amy Barston, and friends. July 12 | 1 p.m. | Free | Wegmans Marketplace in Canandaigua

Romance, Agony, and Ecstasy. July 13 | 7:30 p.m. | $10-$35 | FLCC Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive

Pop-up concert No. 3 featuring Kevin Kumar, Amy Barston, and friends. July 14 | 7 p.m. | Free | Ferris Hills at West Lake, 1 Ferris Hills in Canandaigua

Classical Blue Jeans. July 16 | 6 p.m. | $25-$50 | The Lodge at Bristol Harbour Resort, 5410 Seneca Point Road in Canandaigua

Children's concert. July 17 | 10:30 a.m. | Wood Library in Canandaigua

Chopin Meets Hedgehog. July 18 | 7:30 p.m. | $10-$35 | FLCC Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive

Season Finale: Expanding Universe. July 20 | 7:30 p.m. | $10-$35 | FLCC Concert Hall, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive



Bands on the Bricks

Friday, July 11, through Friday, August 8

Rochester Public Market, 280 Union Street North. Free. Cityofrochester.gov/bandsonbricks

Latin Night. July 11

Giant Panda Gurilla Dub Squad. July 18

Big Eyed Phish. July 25

Donna the Buffalo. August 1

TBA. August 8



Skaneateles Festival

Wednesday, August 6, through Saturday, August 30

Locations in Skaneateles. $22-$228. For full ticket information and list of participating musicians, visit Skanfest.org.

FamilyFest Cel-e-brate. August 6 | 11 a.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Summer Suite. August 6 | 6:30 p.m.

Reunion! August 7 | 8 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Behind-the-Scenes Event. August 8 | 7 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Reflections and Reminiscences. August 8 | 8 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Fireworks Ensemble. August 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Brook Farm

Family Fest: Shanghai Quartet. August 13 | 11 a.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Music from China. August 13 | 2 p.m. | Fayetteville Free Library

Music from China. August 14 | 2 p.m. | Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center

Not Your Mother's Chamber Music Concert. August 14 | 8 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

East-West Fusion. August 15 | 8 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Sounds of the Orient. August 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Brook Farm

Workshops for Music Students. August 20 | 11 a.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Open Rehearsal. August 20 | 2 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Gypsy Passion. August 21 | 8 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Prelude Concert. August 22 | 7 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Hungarian Rhapsody. August 22 | 8 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

Gypsy Nights. August 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Brook Farm

Musical Happy Hour. August 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Anyela's Vineyards

An ECCO Encore. August 28 | 8 p.m. | First Presbyterian Church

TF3. August 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Brook Farm

Festival Finale with ECCO. August 30 | 7:30 p.m. | Brook Farm



New York State Fair

Thursday, August 21, through Monday, September 1

The NYS Fair is located at 581 State Fair Boulevard in Syracuse. Nysfair.org.

Brad Paisley, Randy Houser, Leah Turner, and Charlie Worsham. August 21 | 7:30 p.m. | $45-$65

Kellie Pickler. August 21 | 2 p.m. | Free

Pitbull. August 23 | 7:30 p.m. | $37-$57

Herman's Hermits. August 25 | 2 p.m. | Free

John Kay & Steppenwolf. August 25 | 8 p.m. | Free

Bowzer's Rock & Roll Party. August 26 | 2 p.m. | Free

Train and The Wallflowers. August 26 | 7:30 p.m. | $35-$55

Carrie Underwood. August 27 | 7:30 p.m. | $50-$70

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. August 27 | 8 p.m. | Free

Journey and Cheap Trick. August 28 | 7:30 p.m. | $45-$65

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. August 29 | 8 p.m. | Free

Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Tyler Farr. August 30 | 7:30 p.m. | $57-$77

The Doobie Brothers. September 1 | 6 p.m. | Free

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    Summer Guide 2014

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    100 Reasons to Celebrate Life

    Things to do and see in Rochester all Summer long
    Eat, drink, bike, run, visit, camp, and enjoy the season!

    Hot summer, cool treats

    5. Learn the differences between frozen desserts
    Winters in Rochester may leave us shivering (especially this year), but when summers roll around, it really is beautiful here. And the warmer temps may just put you in the mood to cool off again with a frozen treat.

    Same drink, different takes

    12. Take a margarita tour of the city
    With summer fast approaching, not only does the weather change but our cocktail cravings change with it. Gone are the days of hot apple cider and whiskey, it's time to bring on the frosty cold drinks of summer.

    CITY's guide to summer festivals

    20. It's festival season!
      For more details, see CITY's 2014 Festival Preview Guide.

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    33. Spend some time at the theater
    Joseph Papp started it all in 1954: the first big-city, outdoor Shakespeare performances of note. The New York Shakespeare Festival grew into an essential component of a Manhattan summer and an entertainment empire in its own right, throwing off everything from CBS-TV productions of Shakespeare in the early 70's to hit Broadway musicals like "A Chorus Line" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."

    Summer movie preview

    40. Catch one of the season's flicks
    Summer movie season is notorious for being a time when filmgoers are asked to turn off their brains, grab a giant tub of popcorn, and sacrifice a few precious hours spent outside in the sunlight, just so we can watch Hollywood's latest round of superhero movies, sequels and remakes. But this year, the warm weather has been an especially long time coming.

    Ten things you might not know about Seabreeze

    54. Dig into Seabreeze
    When Seabreeze Amusement Park (4600 Culver Road, Seabreeze.com) opened to the public on August 5, 1879, as the last stop on the steam railroad, its main draws were picnic groves on the lakefront. Its picturesque landscape made the location popular.

    Get outta dodge

    62. Road trip to a regional art gallery
    With the onset of summer, the roads and routes of New York State aren't as treacherous, and the thought of making the trip to some of our more outer-regional art houses is bearable. Though CITY will provide our normal coverage of Rochester's art institutions throughout the summer, here we take a closer look at some regional spots housing some pretty remarkable art jewels and events, from big household-name artists to regional and international contemporary masters, as well as promising student work from throughout the region.

    Ports of Call

    84. Explore a canalside town
    As you probably remember from building sugar-cube packet boats in third grade, the Erie Canal was an immensely important waterway that helped to define New York State during the 19th and 20th centuries. While the boats and barges that once used the canal as a literal artery of commerce are mostly gone — although boaters can still use the canal system — the port towns that popped up along the waterway remain.

    Ideas to keep the kids entertained this summer

    96. Have kids? Give them something to do
    During our precious summer months, Rochester offers a plethora of rich activities for children of all ages. Be it along the various waterfronts, or in the city itself, amusements abound.

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