This Labor Day weekend, local music fans of all ages are in for a fantastic treat. The third Annual Simply Summer Music Festival is proud to present a performance from roots rock band Big Leg Emma on Friday, Aug. 31. This outdoor concert is open to the public and will be hosted at Tickletown Trust and Trade in Humphrey, N.Y., and begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hailing from Western New York, Big Leg Emma has become well known throughout the northeast for their eclectic, high-energy blend of musical genres, drawing from folk, bluegrass, Americana and contemporary rock traditions. Fans of the band enjoy the thoughtful songwriting, melodic harmonies and strong musicianship that contribute to their special sound. Opening for Big Leg Emma at 8 p.m. will be local favorites, the Allegany River Band.

Now in its third year, the Simply Summer Music Festival is one of many community events and programs hosted by Tickletown Trust and Trade. Perhaps best known for its monthly full moon potlucks, Tickletown is a Conscious Living Center of Gadrian NPC that open to all community members with an interest in building a vibrant, living, sustainable, local economy. Built and operated for many years as a general store, Tickletown has evolved into an education center and community gathering place. Educational workshop and discussion topics include permaculture design, renewable energy, organic gardening and food preservation, among others.

Tickletown also serves as a venue for local artisans to sell their work. All items sold at Tickletown’s Super Localmart are handcrafted, eco-friendly, locally made wares, including local textiles and fiber, quilts, soaps, salves, candles, books, baskets, wooden bowls and more. The shop is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m.

This outdoor event is rain or shine with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Tickletown is located at 4484 Humphrey Rd., Humphrey, N.Y. For more information about Tickletown and the Simply Summer Music Festival, please visit, email or call (716) 945-5460.

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