Lewiston Council on the Arts celebrating 19 years of blues, jazz and rock 'n' rollby jmaloni
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents a summer of free music, with "Blue Mondays," the "Summer of '69" and the Lewiston Jazz Project.
The Lewiston Jazz Project
July 10 through Aug. 14
The Lewiston Jazz Project features the New Upstate Express every week. Directed by Ron Corsaro, the band performs original and classic jazz songs, swing and modern jazz pieces, all accompanied by guest artists. These 7 p.m. concerts take place on Wednesdays at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (corner of Center and South Fourth streets).
'Summer of '69'
Friday, July 12
Tune in, turn on and reunite at the region's grooviest summer happening of the year. The "Summer of '69" features some of Lewiston's favorite rock bands from the 1960s, including the Loved Ones, County Orphanage and the Invaders. Grammy winner Gary Baker is coming, too. The 6 p.m. event is free and open to all, and takes place at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (corner of Center and South Fourth streets).
July 15 through Aug. 19
As a past recipient of the prestigious Muddy Award, this eagerly awaited series is considered one of the region's best blues events. It started out as a single Monday concert 19 years ago, and has since grown into a series of six concerts featuring the very best regional blues acts. The event attracts a faithful following of blues lovers from all over Western New York and Canada.
All 7 p.m. concerts take place at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (corner of Center and South Fourth streets).
July 15................. Steve Burnside & the Original Marquis
July 22................. Ron LoCurto & the Reinhardts
July 29................ Doug Yeomans With the Three Kings
Aug. 5............... Pappy John's Blues Band
Aug. 12..............Big Sauce Trio
Aug. 19............ Dive House Union
Visit www.crossborderblues.com for more information about binational blues concerts in this region.