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Sinatra: "Straight Up"

September 12th at 7:00pm

Churchville-Chile native Daniel Henry return to the Fringe for his fourth consecutive year, taking the stage at Java's Café for two performances. With his rich and soothing tone, he'll deliver an hour of Sinatra's biggest hits – a powerful performance of favorite recordings. Will you hear yours? A pure tribute to Sinatra: STRAIGHT UP.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

Mystic Stew

September 13th at 7:00pm

Mystic STEW: an ever-evolving recipe for good times and good tunes. A musical mixture of genres to suit the palates of many. Melancholy, whimsical, jumping for joy. Serious and sad – never to annoy. Taste may vary from day to day. Temperature can swing from hot to cool, but the volume will fill the soul and bend the rule. Relish!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

Holding On through Song: A Celebration of the African-American Spiritual

September 13th at 8:00pm

First Inversion offers a unique experience combining improvisation with new and existing arrangements of African-American spirituals for various configurations of choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and audience members. The singers of First Inversion are joined by Kearstin Piper-Brown, Jason Holmes, Alan Jones, and other well-known Rochester musicians. Words from the mouths of former slaves, including Rochester’s own Frederick Douglass, will provide historical context and enrich the audience’s journey with this powerful music. Audience participation during the performance is encouraged!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

B2, performing classic acoustic rock and originals

September 14th at 6:00pm

Bill Dresnack and Evan Blaine, performing as "B2," play acoustic originals and songs by Neil Young, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, and other popular artists.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

PAXTOR

September 14th at 7:00pm

PAXTOR draws from countless pop, folk, and rock influences to create a seamless sound that is at once familiar and unique. It has been said that if folk music were a video game, they would have it set to 'high difficulty.' Piano, sax, and electric guitar weave together to create memorable, catchy melodies complimented by soulful singing and dance-able grooves. Imagine Man Man and Django Reinhardt going on a blind date with Devotchka and Don Vliet.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

TheFix @ the Fringe

September 14th at 7:00pm

A college band from Fredonia, NY, TheFix is where alternative rock meets funk and blues. Their debut album, PILOT, is OUT NOW! Hear it on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc. Dakota Lord (Lead Vocals), Kyle Lajoie (Lead Guitar), Matt Edwards (Drums), and Michael Tumbaco (Bass Guitar).

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Music

Sad Bastards

September 14th at 8:30pm

These RIT profs have fun melding punk, folk, and pop into a mix that gets people up and jumping about. Dancing? You decide. These are not the kind of guys you'd expect to be in a rock band. You've heard them lecturing at the whiteboard, now hear them blast away at your favorite Clash song.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Pop Go The Bells

September 15th at 1:00pm

On Saturday nights while you're waiting in line for a fabulous show at The Lyric, Sandy Gianniny and her TPC Ringing Team of Amanda Gianniny and Cecil Buchinger will be performing a concert on neighboring Third Presbyterian Church’s newly renovated 91-year-old chimes. For decades, they have charmed the neighborhood with beautiful hymns...but wait!! This is Fringe!! They’re playing their favorite pop tunes! Get in line early for a great seat at The Lyric and join the fun! #popgothebells

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Lyric Lawn
  • Genre: Music

RIT Surround Sound

September 15th at 2:00pm

RIT's premier barbershop a cappella group returns to Fringe! Established in 2002, Surround Sound continues to enjoy singing in both classic and modern barbershop styles.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Proof of Purchase A Cappella

September 15th at 2:30pm

Proof of Purchase, RIT's original co-ed a cappella group, will perform feel-good and energetic songs for the Rochester community!

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Totally Rad! An 80's Pop Adventure

September 15th at 4:00pm

From the creator of 2017's I DON'T HAVE TO BE FUNNY ALL THE TIME comes a brand new adventure – this time, exploring 80s pop and hard-rock music. Join Alma as she sings all her favorite songs with new and old friends!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Ensemble Theatre
  • Genre: Music

The Genesee Three

September 15th at 5:00pm

The Genesee Three is an acoustic musical trio based in Rochester, and performing together since 2015. G3 enjoys mixing rich vocal harmonies with guitar, ukulele, keyboard, and light percussion. They cover songs from a variety of genres including folk and classic rock, and favorite artists include Fleetwood Mac, Sara Bareilles, The Cranberries, Ingrid Michaelson, and Sufjan Stevens.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya

September 15th at 5:15pm

A longtime staple of Rochester theatre performances and exciting, educational school assemblies, Ball in the House is back with an exhilarating show that is sure to MOVE ya! This a cappella fusion of soul, R&B, and pop styles spans the classics to the music of today, and has delighted audiences of all ages across the U.S. and abroad. Be sure to join this superb quintet for a night of powerful vocals and family-friendly fun!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Music

Norm & the Outliers

September 15th at 6:00pm

Norm & the Outliers is a jazz quintet of musicians (none actually named "Norm") who happen to be UR and RIT professors in the fields of medicine, mathematics, astrophysics, and interactive games & media. They bring a sense of inspiration, excitement, emotional depth, and humor – but mostly, they convey a feeling of how great it is to be alive. A special troupe will join the Outliers for a couple of audience-participation numbers during the last half-hour of the performance.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Pop Go The Bells

September 15th at 6:30pm

On Saturday nights while you're waiting in line for a fabulous show at The Lyric, Sandy Gianniny and her TPC Ringing Team of Amanda Gianniny and Cecil Buchinger will be performing a concert on neighboring Third Presbyterian Church’s newly renovated 91-year-old chimes. For decades, they have charmed the neighborhood with beautiful hymns...but wait!! This is Fringe!! They’re playing their favorite pop tunes! Get in line early for a great seat at The Lyric and join the fun! #popgothebells

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Lyric Lawn
  • Genre: Music

Desert Rhythms

September 15th at 7:00pm

Desert Rhythms will take you on a magic carpet ride! This whirlwind journey of belly dance will dazzle you with swirling veils and dueling swords, and amaze you with sinuous movements to breathtaking choreography. Desert Rhythms has developed a unique style, fusing Turkish and American belly dance, that is the culmination of its 30-year history. This memorable performance is sure to thrill and excite all ages.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 5
  • Genre: Music

DRE-RED

September 15th at 7:00pm

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Music

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