nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, May 3

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

Yes, two nights back to back. Freddie & Rod (a.k.a. The Dude Kings) start an hour later, finish an hour later, and play a little louder — after all, it’s Friday. The vibe tonight is a bit looser and they will premier some newer stuff … rock, country, speed metal (just kidding), so come on down for some good music.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

Funktional Flow

This four-piece group from the Buffalo area synthesizes all kinds of music to create its own unique sound, from upbeat reggae to a funky blues jam, while making their show appeal to a wide audience.

The Pub, 9 p.m.

Roll The Dice

It’s the biggest weekend of the year for Great Valley — Regatta weekend — and one of the Pub’s favorite bands is back to start the partying off with great classic rock and modern country favorites along with a new bass player, Michelle Smith. Good luck and stay dry!


Saturday, May 4

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.


Another outstanding area talent, classic rockers West have been playing solid classic rock n’ roll for over three decades and their experience is quite apparent. Originally part of an Olean area supergroup, with origins going back to the ‘70s that geographically splintered (hence their name), this trio always “rocks on,” and are a returning favorite.

Balloons, 6 p.m.

The Strangers

All your classic rock and party hits wrapped up in one great package. These Buffalo-area musicians are no “strangers” to Ellicottville and will play all the tunes to get you partying and dancing.


The Pub, 9 p.m.

Screamin’ Lou

This local trio will keep the Regatta Weekend excitement at full throttle with their high-energy interpretations of Southern and classic rock favorites, with a little blues thrown in for good measure.


Monday, May 6

Madigan’s, 9:30 p.m.

Mondo Monday

The “Reverend” and the “Deacon” are back to “convert” newcomers and keep the faithful fulfilled with their brand of self-composed, hip musical doctrine that always entertains and brings a smile to your face. If you missed church on Sunday, redeem yourself on Monday!

Wednesday, May 8

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Joe Wagner & Friends

Joe will be doing his thing, along with Freddie on percussion and vocals, along with those mouth-watering chicken wings. His eclectic mix of acoustic favorites blended with his harmonica solos, have been entertaining patrons for 29 years ( P.S. John Winston is on his way back from his winter sabbatical in New Mexico and should be joining Joe next week ).


Thursday, May 9

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Freddie & Tuck

Rod and Freddie entertain you every Thursday with an exciting mix of new and old favorites from the pop, rock, country and even reggae categories, usually augmented with the saucy spoons of Joey D. Stop in and start your weekend off right.


The Pub, 9 p.m.

DJ Felony (alias Keith) prides himself on putting on the best sound and light show in the area. Open format karaoke and top tunes keeps the action going all night long in Great Valley.

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