Friday, March 15

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

Ron and Terry both hail from nearby Olen, NY (as does this writer), and comprise the core of the band West, but this “duo-plus” has the vocal and instrumental energy of a full band but in a compact package with a classic song list, too. They are always “up,” and you will be too when you let them entertain you.


Balloons, 7 p.m.

Maria Aurigema

She’s a well-studied guitar prodigy from Tonawanda, NY (who also happens to teach), and specializes in the blues. Along with her backup band, the Odyssey Blues Band, she can also sing a mean tune with her versatile soprano. Blues lovers will want to check her out.


Saturday, March 16

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

Power Play

Returning again to the Gin Mill, this versatile quartet from the Buffalo area plays a wide variety of cover music, representing your favorite genres: rock, pop, and a little bit of country…and played so well you’ll want to stay and dance the night away.


Balloons, 6 p.m.

The Chris O’Leary Band

Don’t let the name fool you…this is NOT an Irish band, but a swingin’ jump blues powerhouse, fronted by Mr. O’Leary’s harp & vocals (he worked a long time with Levon Helm). This septet from the Hudson Valley does a lot of originals, too…so hang on to your hats, and be prepared for a great show.


The Pub, 9 p.m.

Roll The Dice

Another versatile local band and Pub favorite (they let owner Randy sing a few songs), they perform a nice mix of classic rock and modern country with excellent vocal support. Another of my former bands, they will do what it takes to make you rock…you always win with this Roll (of) the Dice.


Holiday Valley Main Lodge

T-Bar, 3 p.m.

The Joe Wagner Band

Besides his usual Wednesday night gig, Joe will pump up his show with a few more musicians who enrich Joe’s acoustic comfort style of music. You’ll hear all of Joe’s classic old-time, good-time rock and folk hits, with some country and surprises thrown in… Enjoy.


Monday, March 18

Gin Mill, 6 p.m.

Homemade Jam

Liz Boberg and her Jam band are back for their fortnightly appearance at the Gin Mill for another evening of their special brand of smooth oldies, standards, country and bluegrass. Their repertoire and volume are perfect suppertime fare, and a perfect way to start your week!


Madigan’s, 10 p.m.

Jack London Does Pink Monday

This sounds like guitarist/singer Gary London in disguise…all the more understandable considering the “mondo-ness” of Madigan’s Monday night live music ventures. I hear the Reverend will be back soon to reclaim his “church.”


Wednesday, March 20

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Joe Wagner N’ Friends


Joe has mastered what I like to call “acoustic comfort music.” And like comfort food, it’ll make you feel good, with a generous helping of your favorite songs, punctuated with Joe’s harmonica and Freddie’s soft percussion. It’s the perfect menu for a Wednesday night in Ellicottville.


Thursday, March 21

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Freddie N’ Tuck

Start the first day of spring off with a “nip” of Freddie’s drums and a “tuck” of Rod’s guitar, mixed with some honest vocals & harmonies, and we have the best combination for a musical good time in the village. By the second set, these two up the energy level with a nice mix of new and old up-tempo favorites, and the party is in full swing.


The Pub, 9 p.m.

DJ Felony

DJ Felony and his alter-ego Keith pride themselves with being a totally open format DJ, spinning all kinds of music. He does it all, and loves every minute of it!

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