By Alicia Dziak

It’s Ellicottville’s 2018 Jazz and Blues Weekend! Whether you like your music with a southern flavor or Chicago-style, there’s something for everyone as all of EVL’s hot spots offer a full lineup of entertainment Friday through Sunday.

The Gin Mill, at 20 Washington St., will feature the Blue Lite Blues Band on Friday, and Oreo Rodeo’s funk and groove style on Saturday.

Balloons, at 20 Monroe St., will host electric blues guitarist Hayden Fogle Friday evening, followed by funky, jazzy, rockin’ guitarist extraordinaire BD Lenz on Saturday.

At Finnerty’s Tap Room, at 5 E. Washington St., you can catch Aron Cole on Friday at 7 p.m., Rockabilly Steve and BR3 on Saturday at 4 p.m. and The Rig at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Madigan’s, at 44 Washington St., will feature ST3 on Friday, and The Mick Hayes Band on Saturday.

Villaggio, at 7 Monroe St., welcomes Patty Perks & The Sizzlin Heat on Friday, and Buffalo Blues Benefit Band on Saturday.

EBC, at 28 Monroe St., will host the Untouchables on Saturday.

The Silver Fox Steakhouse, at 23 Hughey Alley, will feature the LTM Trio on Saturday.

Please note that the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce has arranged for alternate locations in case of inclement weather. On Saturday July 28, at 1 p.m. The Mick Hayes Band will take their soulful sounds into Balloons Nightclub if needed.

On Sunday July 29 at 1 p.m., The George Scott Big Band will be taking their 17-piece big band Jazz sounds over to Finnerty’s Tap Room on Mill Street if needed.

If the events are moved, signs will be posted on the Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage on Monroe Street the morning of each show.

Jazz and Blues Weekend Schedule

Friday, July 27

Madigans, 6 p.m. – ST3

Balloons, 7 p.m. – Hayden Fogle

Finnerty’s, 7 p.m. – Aron Cole

Villaggio, 8 p.m. – Patty Perks & The Sizzlin Heat

The Gin Mill, 9 p.m. – Blue Lite Blues Band

Saturday, July 28

Katy’s Cafe, noon – Mel & Gerry from Paradigm Shift

Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage On Monroe Street, 1 p.m. The Mick Hayes Band

Finnerty’s Tap Room, 4 p.m.- Rockabilly Steve And BR3

Madigans, 6 p.m.- The Mick Hayes Band

Balloons, 6 p.m.- BD Lenz

Silver Fox Steakhouse, 6:30 p.m.- LTM Trio

EBC, 7 p.m.- Untouchables

Dina’s, 7:30 p.m.- Cousins/Gardner Duo

Villaggio, 8:30 p.m.- Buffalo Blues Benefit Band

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.- Oreo Rodeo

Sunday, July 29

Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage On Monroe Street, 1 p.m. The George Scott Big Band

Finnerty’s, 9 p.m., The Rig