nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, August 30

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

These two guys, Ron & Terry, make music much better than they drink beer. And while they hold their liquor well, they also hold their own with the best duos you’ll ever see. Covering all your favorite styles and songs, these veteran performers love to entertain you.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Stevie Project

This Buffalo-area tribute trio is aptly named after their hero (not Stevie Nicks), and if you close your eyes and listen, you’ll swear Stevie Ray Vaughan was playing! Their brand of Texas-style blues is performed with that special something you blues fans will love.


Saturday, August 31

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

The Joe Wagner Band

Most solo acts like to “stretch out” and upsize to a full band, and Joe is no exception … with his augmented  combo of steady friends and  guests, his repertoire is more full and upbeat, and includes a wide range of blues, rock and folk favorites, with Joe playing guitar and bass.

Balloons, 6 p.m.

Party Squad

Dave, Mark and Joe have been playing in WNY for years and are probably the best all-around band of choice for every musical taste. They usually play late every Thursday at Madigan’s during the ski season, so this gig is a rare, evening, mid-summer treat.

Silver Fox Rest.,7 p.m.

LTM Trio

These three accomplished musicians from the Olean area perform smooth jazz and standards that are perfect for this venue. Let Les, Tom and Moses entertain you with their unique song stylings.


Sunday, Sept. 1

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

Ready for an encore? These two veterans, Ron & Terry, played Friday night and couldn’t wait to come back to make their merry music. Covering all your favorite styles and songs … come in and have a listen!



Monday, Sept. 2

Madigan’s, 9:30 p.m.

Mondo Monday

Also known as “Church on Monday,” the cryptic clergy (Shad and Dan) sing and play from their humorously hip hymnal to convert you to their ridiculous religion of sick shtick and musical mayhem.

Ellicottville Brewing Co., 

6:30 p.m. Blue Mule

They are Ellicottville’s gift to Americana music, playing authentic bluegrass the way it should be played … and nobody does it better!


Tuesday, Sept. 3

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

The Twobadours

Messrs. Gray and Brown bring their informal, down-home versions of country, blues and rock in their unique laid-back style … just for the fun of it!


Wednesday, Sept.4

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Wagner & Winston

These two EVL musical mainstays have been a Wednesday night tradition for over 30 years! All your favorites in their famous acoustic-comfort style, along with those wonderful chicken wings, and you have the perfect mid-week night out!


Thursday, Sept. 5

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

Freddie and Rod have a sound that is “bigger” than just two average performers. By the second set, they shift into overdrive, playing covers of familiar and obscure favorites you can sing and dance to … so come in, enjoy, and DON’T LEAVE!