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A Tribute to Sinatra and Friends

September 14th at 4:00pm

Daniel Henry returns to Java's Café for two performances of jazz standards and The Great American Songbook. In his rich, soothing tone, Daniel will deliver an hour of song that will have you travelling down memory lane and singing along. Join this Churchville-Chili native in his tribute to some of the greatest entertainers of all time.

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

Inner Loop

September 14th at 5:30pm

Inner Loop features three, top-notch veteran Rochester musicians: Meg Gehman, Ray Bellizia, and Doug Kanter. This acoustic trio performs re-imagined pop songs, standards, ballads, and funky, pared-down versions of old R&B classics. In an 'unplugged' show full of surprises, Inner Loop also showcases singer/songwriter Meg's original material, influenced by pop, blues, and soul.

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

Hard Logic

September 14th at 7:00pm

Hard Logic has been gracing the stages of Western NY clubs and festivals for almost 15 years. Audiences experience a palette of music styles enveloping mainstream jazz, rock, latin, funk, and R&B. The virtuosity and experience of the band’s musicians on sax, keyboards, electric bass, and drums contribute to an energetic and soulful performance of their genre-defying, all-original instrumental music.

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

Brianna Musco

September 14th at 7:30pm

New Jersey's Brianna Musco is a solo acoustic act blending the styles of James Taylor and Ed Sheeran with a few covers and catchy originals.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: TheatreROCS Stage at Abilene
  • Genre: Music

A Night at the Cotton Club

September 14th at 8:00pm

Jazz quartet A Few Bad Apples has been performing in the Rochester area for more than 20 years, including at the Park Avenue Festival, the Clarissa Street Reunion, and the Jazz At Emmanuel concert series. The veteran quartet features saxophonist Marvin Williams, Bill Watson on piano, bassist Chris Northington, and Tony Hiler on drums.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Music

Sisters of Murphy

September 15th at 5:00pm

Whether performing at traditional Irish pubs or large festival venues, Sisters of Murphy's high-energy shows are a hit with audiences. This seven-piece Celtic rock band from Rochester, NY mixes catchy, memorable original music with traditional Irish favorites.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

WADAIKO

September 15th at 5:00pm

Experience Wadaiko and the joy and excitement of taiko, Japanese performance drumming! Listen to the rhythms, feel the beats, and enjoy the choreography as Wadaiko performs a mix of traditional and modern taiko pieces.

  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Doug Stone Quartet

September 15th at 5:30pm

An alumnus of the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Doug Stone spent many years as a first-call jazz saxophonist in Chicago and the Midwest. In 2009, he moved to Rochester to attend the Eastman School of Music, and currently spends his days teaching at School of the Arts and Eastman Community Music School. His quartet features top-flight Rochester musicians, and will perform original compositions written by Stone over the last 15 years.

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

Spanish Guitar Soloist, George Diaz Muniz

September 15th at 5:30pm

George Diaz Muniz is an accomplished classical guitarist who has studied with virtuoso Flamenco guitarist Adonis Puertas from Malaga, Spain. Muniz's musical style evokes a passionate yet peaceful sound using various techniques and genres in his repertoire. Musical selections include composers like J.S. Bach, Mateo Carcassi, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrega, Luis Bonfa, and his own arrangements.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Music

Al Biles and GenJam

September 15th at 6:00pm

Al Biles & GenJam play jazz, which doesn’t sound fringey. Well, the music may be straight-ahead, but the band is far-out. Al (a human trumpet player) and GenJam (the Genetic Jammer) improvise on tunes ranging from swing and bop to Latin and pop. Al and GenJam listen and reply to each other, but since GenJam is computer software that evolves its musical ideas in real time, it’s spontaneous, responsive, and definitely on the fringe.

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

Ball in the House: Music That'll MOVE Ya

September 15th at 6:00pm

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 – spanning the classics to the music of today – has delighted audiences of all ages across the US and internationally. Be sure to end your summer right and join this superb quintet for a night of powerful vocals and family-friendly fun!

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

Brianna Musco

September 15th at 6:00pm

New Jersey's Brianna Musco is a solo acoustic act blending the styles of James Taylor and Ed Sheeran with a few covers and catchy originals.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: TheatreROCS Stage at Abilene
  • Genre: Music

Noble Vibes

September 15th at 6:30pm

Hailing from Rochester, NY, Noble Vibes is an up-and-coming voice in reggae music. Since hitting the music scene in 2013, the band has earned a reputation as one of the most dynamic original acts in Western NY. Noble Vibes’ energetic live shows feature original reggae anthems along with reggae classics and choice deep cuts, and they've shared festival stages with legends such as The Wailers, Third World, and Inner Circle.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

Róisín Dubh

September 15th at 7:00pm

For more than 15 years, the musicians of Róisín Dubh have brought their unique style of high-energy Irish music to audiences in Western New York. Heard on NPR’s famous THISTLE & SHAMROCK, Róisín Dubh has performed more than 350 times, released four albums, and shared the stage with some of the top Irish musicians from our region and the world.

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

The Galileo Band--Movin' & Groovin'

September 15th at 8:00pm

Come listen and/or dance to some great feel-good music, designed (at a minimum) for head-bobbing to the beat and (at a maximum) for getting down on the dance floor! The Galileo Band plays the happy music of yesteryear, like "Soul Man" and "Groove Tonight," as well as today's hits by Adele, Bruno Mars, and more. Come out, enjoy, and move to the beat – you know you want to.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Café
  • Genre: Music

Trebellious A Cappella Hour

September 15th at 8:00pm

Founded in 2015, University of Rochester's newest a cappella group, Trebellious, takes on Fringe with styles ranging from classic rock to brand-new pop music. They completely re-imagine some familiar tunes, delivering emotional ballads alongside feel-good anthems. Come and kick off fall with the fresh new sounds of Trebellious as they take the Fringe stage for the first time!


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

Jim E Leggs Trio

September 15th at 9:00pm

From a mambo-infused take on Nat King Cole’s "Nature Boy" to updated arrangements of The Beatles, Steely Dan, and Sting, the music of Jim E Leggs Trio offers an upbeat, fun, and varied mix of jazz, funk, and classics that will lift your spirits. Featuring vocals as well as instrumentals, jams on well-known tunes provide unexpected turns along the way.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Music

Passive Aggressives Anonymous

September 15th at 9:00pm

Labeled "croon-rock," the music of Passive Aggressives Anonymous evokes nostalgia for early vocal jazz while reinterpreting the genre with hilarious dry wit. Singer John Valenti discusses the travails of being a ninja with a broken heart as well as the anxiety of having to make love in outer space. Deftly-orchestrated percussion, strings, and piano underlie the crooning Valenti to create a performance that’s both dramatic and oddly funny.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Bernunzio Uptown Music
  • Genre: Music

Teagan and the Tweeds

September 15th at 9:20pm

A six-piece ensemble that includes a Hammond organ, vintage tuba, and pedal-steel guitar, the Tweeds rock a rootsy vibe that fills a venue like nobody’s business. Soulful, lively, and roaringly good, Teagan and the Tweeds is one of the best bands in Rochester, as recognized by CITY Newspaper in 2012. CITY readers voted the Tweed's SEARCHING GAME as 2014's Best Local Album.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

Ponder the Giraffe Performance

September 15th at 9:30pm

An alternative jam trio from Buffalo, NY, Ponder the Giraffe plays an eclectic blend of music that's sure to capture any music lover's attention. Get ready to dance as Ponder the Giraffe plays a great set of originals and covers.

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

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