Hot Music, Cool Cars

Come out and join in the fun that is the Ellicottville Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend, Sept. 16-18, presented by Northtown Auto and sponsored by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce.

Rock and roll music will be featured throughout the village, starting Friday and going well into Sunday.

Kick off the weekend Friday night with three heavy hitters playing some great tunes. Party Squad will start the event off at Madigan’s, taking the stage at 6 pm. Qwister will bring their beats to Balloons at 7 p.m., and Gin Mill will host 2 Guys Drinking Beer at 9 p.m.

Saturday, the good times get rolling with a free show outdoors on The Winery of Ellicottville Mainstage on Monroe Street when Breakaway makes their return to Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekend at 1 p.m., sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The Ellicottville Brewing Company jumps into the mix with Rochester-based Mitty and the Flowers at 4 p.m. Billy the Kid and The Regulators rocks Balloons at 6 p.m. Also at 6 p.m., Mick Hayes hits the stage at Madigan’s. The LTM Trio plays their last show of the year at Silver Fox at 7 pm. Check out Live and Kickin’ at Gin Mill at 9 p.m. At 10, Ryan Melquist and Friends will perform at the Balloons patio.

Sunday is chock full of music and the village will be rocking with some great cars, with nearly 300 lined up for the annual Rock ’N’ Roll Weekend Car Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lawn in front of The Villager building at 9 West Washington will be home to some well-preserved relics of the past, and a display of vintage military vehicles will be also on hand. The music heats up at 1 p.m. when Mo’ Porter hits the Ellicottville Brewing Company stage. At 2 p.m., Jennifer Westwood and The Handsome Devils will be on stage at Balloons. For those Elvis fans out there, internationally acclaimed impersonator of The King, Terry Buchwald, will return to the Village Gazebo, right in front of the Village Building, at 2 p.m. His appearance is sponsored by the Ellicottville Chamber. The weekend winds down with The Flat Tops playing at Gin Mill at 4 p.m.

“The weekend is a great way to come out and enjoy some incredible live music,” Chamber Executive Director, Brian McFadden said. “The Sunday car show will be a great time with some classics, hot rods and even newer cars that are sure to bring a smile to faces young and old.”

The best part about this awesome weekend? There is no charge to come out to the events!

See the complete schedule of events below. For more info, visit ellicottvilleny.com.