nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, June 7

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

Ron and Terry, also known as “acoustic West minus one,” are back again for a Friday night foray into their acoustic interpretations of a wide variety of pop, rock and country. Frontman Ron has a good time with the audience, and so will you, with two guys … drinkin’ beer.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

Studio 54 Band

Billed as western New York’s No. 1 dance band, this five-piece boogie band has a single purpose of keeping you on the dance floor. Covering not just current, but ‘60s, ‘70s, disco and club hits, but high-energy rock as well.


Saturday, June 8

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

The Joe Wagner Band

Come on in and help Joe and the gang celebrate Joe’s 30th year of steady weekly gigs here at the Gin Mill. I’m sure Joe, John and the regular and extended band will have a memorable night reliving these past three decades of Joe’s “acoustic comfort music.” So please don’t miss this Ellicottville legend on his landmark celebration!

Balloons, 6 p.m.

The Black & Blues Band

This Buffalo-area quintet plays only the best cover blues, funk and classic rock. Formed in March 2009, these seasoned pros create a high-energy vibe that is unique, with a delicate blend of rhythms, specializing in blues giants B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.


Monday, June 10

Ellicottville Brewing Co., 

6:30 p.m.

Blue Mule

Now performing steady here for the summer, Blue Mule is this area’s premier bluegrass combo and has been doing their thing for over a decade. Their sound is authentic. Their performance is sublime. So try some bluegrass with your beer very soon.

Madigan’s, 9:30 p.m.

Mondo Monday

In Italian, mondo means something big or grand, which pretty much says it all when describing this unique take on original, offbeat, acoustic musical shtick. May the “Reverend” and the “Deacon” bless you and keep you … happy!


Tuesday, June 11

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

A Touch of Grae

“Red” Gray and R.P. Jones together put out some homey acoustic country, blues, folk and rock. Red will even solicit song requests from the crowd, so come on in and try to stump him!


Wednesday, June 12

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Wagner & Winston

Joe and John are starting their 31st year here on Wednesdays, keeping their record-breaking engagement alive and well for fans, old and new. The Gin Mill is THE place for great comfort food … AND Joe’s comfort music!


Thursday, June 13

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred N’ Tuck

With more names than an English Earl, Messrs. Joseph and Tucker assure the public their production will be second to none … and, of course, you can count on a performance that shows off their immense talents. Enough said!