POP | Daryl Hall & John Oates

POP | Daryl Hall & John Oates

Known for several No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits such as "Rich Girl" and "Private Eyes," Daryl Hall and John Oates are still the top-selling duo in music history. The two officially joined forces in 1972, and since then have released dozens of studio, live, and compilation albums.

FOLK | Steve Katz

If you appreciate great pop music from the 1960's and 1970's, you know the work of guitarist-songwriter Steve Katz. After studying with Dave Van Ronk and Reverend Gary Davis, he became a key player in two major groups: The Blues Project, for which he wrote "Steve's Song," and Blood, Sweat & Tears (he penned "Sometimes in Winter").

FOLK | Maria Gillard Trio

Maria Gillard comes in peace. The songs she carefully writes reach across boundaries and realms, holding the light up to dark truths and finding beauty in the stories we tell.

WORLD | Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Milwaukee-based songwriter-guitarist and musicologist Paul Cebar reflects his fascination for African, Latin American, and Caribbean styles in his music. Cebar began performing in 1976 and now enjoys the company of his band, Tomorrow Sound, consisting of drummer Reggie Bordeaux, percussionist Mac Perkins, bassist Mike Fredrickson, and keyboardist-saxophonist Bob Jennings.

POP PUNK | Onesie

Based in Brooklyn, Onesie is the creative brainchild of singer-guitarist Ben Haberland and his gang of buddies. Backed by bassist Zack Fanelli, drummer Lee Madaus, and guitarist-keyboardist Andrew Nelson, Haberland and his crew lash out with alternative grunge-pop that'll get you head-bangin'.

INDIE FOLK | Will Henriksen

BLOOM: The Rochester Poetry Project is back with another installment of The Flytrap Series. The event features a bill of spoken-word artists supported by music performances.

BLUEGRASS | String Theory

The first official "NOT(A) Festival, It's a Party!" is around the corner. As a community celebration of the Neighborhood of the Arts, the day-long event will feature various "hubs," hosting scintillating activities scintillate throughout NOTA, from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m.

CLASSIC ROCK | 'WOODSTOCK ROCS'

It's the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Rochester commemorates with a concert featuring renowned regional musicians, paying homage to the music performed at the original, culture-shifting event in 1969.

FUNK ROCK | Galactic

New Orleans-based funk collective Galactic performs at such a pace, you'll be tripping over yourself to keep up. Crossing electronic textures with punchy horns and overdriven guitar, Galactic originally formed as an octet and now averages six players, ranging in instrumentation from Hammond organ to saxophone.

ALTERNATIVE PUNK | Off With Their Heads

An outlet for those who feel lost in life, Minneapolis-based quartet Off with Their Heads has been sharing grief with its audiences since forming in 2003. Consisting of frontman Ryan Young, guitarist John Polydoros, bassist Robbie Swartwood, and drummer Kyle Manning, Off With Their Heads is about to release its third studio album, "Be Good," via Epitaph Records.

POP-ROCK | Hootie & the Blowfish

Known for 90's hits such as "Hold My Hand" and "Only Wanna Be with You," Hootie & the Blowfish is still captivating audiences decades later. Based in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1994 the band released its debut album, "Cracked Rear View," which went platinum sixteen times.

CLASSICAL | Skaneateles Festival

In its 40 years celebrating chamber music, the Skaneateles Festival in the small town southwest of Syracuse has become a source of "world-class music by the lake," to quote the festival's motto. This year's season kicks off in high style, with the up-and-coming, Grammy-nominated Aizuri Quartet (pictured) performing on August 1 and 2.

JAZZ | Don Menza

Few musicians have had as rich a career as Buffalo-born tenor saxophonist Don Menza. Over the past six decades, Menza has toured with the bands of Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, and others.

GARAGE POP | Frankie Valet

Frankie Valet combines classic new wave instrumentation with current shoegaze songwriting, forming a cohesive mix of acoustic and electronic textures. Hailing from Saint Louis, Missouri, the quartet released its debut album, "Stop Apologizing," in 2018 via It Takes Time Records.

COUNTRY| Dale Watson & His Lone Stars

Austin-based singer-guitarist Dale Watson is a well-traveled musician, maintaining a rigorous touring schedule of more than 300 gigs per year. He's had dozens of studio releases since 1995, including his newest album, "Call Me Lucky."

OPERA | Finger Lakes Opera presents 'La Bohème'

Conductor Gerard Floriano recalls that Puccini's "La Bohème" was the first opera he ever saw. He finds it an ideal introduction to the art form, as well as one "that even opera fans never get tired of," he says.

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