By Elizabeth Riggs

There’s no better way to enjoy summer than with a little live music on a warm summer night! Mark your calendars—from national names to local celebrities, here is a round-up of live music coming our way this summer:

June Country Gathering

Saturday, June 10 @ 11 a.m.

Granny’s Boot Antiques and Grevpode Gallery, 10761 Miller Road, Springville

This unique family event is held many times a year on the property of Granny’s Boot Antiques home of Grevpode Gallery. This outdoor-themed festival will have garden exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and artisans, and live musical performances by Dana Manz, a folk artist who performs acoustic covers of oldies, folk, popular music and originals. For more information on this event, visit the TMEM Festivals and Country Gatherings Facebook page: @TMEMFestivals1.

3rd Annual Cadiz Flag Day

Saturday, June 10

Cadiz Cemetery, 7261 Cadiz Road, Franklinville

This third annual public festival will kick off with an old-fashioned community picnic at noon, and include music from the past performed by Rushford Band and a performance from Ellicottville High School students who will sing in memory of the brave soldier buried at the cemetery. The ceremony will conclude with the reading of the Gettysburg Address. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Public is welcome and asked to please bring a dish to pass.

Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels Church Festival

Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, Noon to 8:30 p.m., 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, West Henley and South Union, Olean

Join in the fun as St. Mary of the Angels celebrates its first festival as a Basilica! The celebration will feature food concessions, children’s games, bounce houses, theme basket raffles, a chicken BBQ and live Irish dancers and bagpipes! There will also be live bands both evenings. Saturday evening Freddy and the Jets will perform oldies and classic rock and roll, and on Sunday the Wild Rovers will play traditional Irish music, and Southern Tier Swing Band will perform.

Ellicottville Brewing Company’s

Country Jamboree

Saturday, June 17, 3-11 p.m.

Ellicottville Brewing Company, 28 Monroe Street, Ellicottville

Dust off your boots and hats and join in on a fun night of live country music, down home cookin’ and lots of EBC beer! The brewery will host Sean Patrick McGraw, JB Aaron & The Brethren, and Uncle Ben’s Remedy. Tickets are $7 presale and $10 at the door. This live music party will offer drink specials, craft cocktails, and 32 tap lines of EBC’s very own hand-crafted beer.

Allegany Old Home Week

June 20 -June 24

Allegany Fire Department Grounds, 188 West Main Street, Allegany

The Allegany Engine Company will host the 81 st Annual Old Home Festival with a week filled with rescue team demonstrations, firemen water fights, fire awareness demonstrations as well as rides, games, a parade, food and live music each evening. Call (716) 373-0120 to find out who is performing each night.

Boz Scaggs

Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, 77 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca

Since his start as the lead singer of the Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs has been recognized as one of America’s most talented musicians. Get ready to relive hits like “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” at the Seneca Allegany Events Center. Experience decades of chart-topping, blue-eyed soul with Boz Scaggs at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. Tickets start at $25 and are available on the casino website: www.senecaalleganycasino.com/events.

Gazebo Series, Thursdays, June 29 through Aug. 11

Once again, Thursday nights will be filled with music from the gazebo in Ellicottville. The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce presents the newest edition of the Gazebo Series, sponsored by CCSE Federal Credit Union. See the article on page 3 for the schedule.

Nashville Nights Concert Series: Sunny Sweeney

Thursday, June 29

7:30-10 p.m.

Good Times of Olean, 800 East State Street, Olean

Up-and-coming country music artist Sunny Sweeney, best known for her singles “From a Table Away” and “My Bed,” a duet with Will Hoge, is an ACM Award nominee. Her first album produced three regional singles on the Texas music charts, including “If I Could,” Ten Years Pass” and “East Texas Pines.” is a Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Good Times of Olean at the front desk.

“Beatles vs. Stones:” A Musical Showdown

Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, 77 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca

Two of the greatest rock ‘n roll bands of all time face off in a once-in-a-lifetime show! Abbey Road, one of the country’s best Beatles tribute bands, will play all your favorite hits spanning the Fab Four’s remarkable career, and will face off against the premier Stones tribute band, Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show. Enjoy this incredibly faithful rendition of the band’s iconic music and style: Experience Mick Jagger’s unforgettable stage presence and Keith Richard’s endless riffs as the bad boys of the British invasion kick out hit after hit. Whether you love the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, you’ll definitely love this incredible musical showdown, which will be held outdoors at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. Tickets start at $15 and are available on the Casino website: www.senecaalleganycasino.com/events.

Reel Big Fish –The Beer Run

Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m.

Woods at Bear Creek, 3510 Bear Creek Road, Franklinville

Presented by 103.3, with special guests The Expendables, The Queers and Tunnel Vision, Reel Big Fish – the Beer Run will be a day of ska music, craft beer with select tastings and drinking games from favorite local breweries, and good times! Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the show, and available on the Woods at Bear Creek website: www.thewoodsatbearcreek.com.

Hank Williams, Jr.

Saturday, July 1 @ 7 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, 77 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca

For over 50 years Hank Williams Jr. has been one of country music’s living legends, having recorded and performed more than 40 albums with countless country hits. He’s been honored by the Country Music Association, the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music, and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame – just to name a few. Come experience all your favorite songs including “All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight,” “Family Tradition,” “A Country Boy Can Survive” and many more. This event will take place on the outdoor stage. Tickets start at $45 and are available on the casino website: www.senecaalleganycasino.com/events.

Ellicottville Summer

Music Festival

Saturday, July 1 –

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday, July 2 –

Grand Funk Railroad & Carl Dixon and the Last Buffalo

Holiday Valley Resort, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville

The Buffalo Philharmonic will perform their annual show featuring patriotic fanfare choreographed to fireworks, dance music and some great movie favorites, including Pirates of the Caribbean and Frozen.

There’ll be something for the whole family to enjoy.

The fun continues into Sunday for the headliners, Grand Funk Railroad! Best known for their hits – “An American Band”, ”Your Captain”, ”Walk Like a Man” and “The Loco-Motion” this Flint, MI band helped rule the rock world in the early 1970s, selling out stadiums, collecting platinum records and scoring hit pop singles along the way.

Taking to the stage before Grand Funk is a legend of classic rock, Carl Dixon and the Last Buffalo. Dixon remains one of Canada’s stellar singers and musicians, as he’s fronted and played with some of Canada’s most iconic bands including The Guess Who, Coney Hatch and April Wine.

Tickets for all events are available now at area Wegman’s, by calling 1-800- 349-9099 or on the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Website: www.evillechamber.wixsite.com/summermusicfest. Prices are currently $30, but the cost will go up to $40 after June 18.

Darrell Porter

Monday, July 3 –

Friday, July 7

Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca

As part of the Artist-in- Residence program, Western New York, singer-songwriter Darrell Porter has a career that has spanned nearly 30 years. To his credit, he’s received numerous Buffalo Music Awards a solo performer and has released three independent, original albums. Darrell’s set list includes favorites from The Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, Matchbox 20, Dave Matthews, and more. Performance times will be posted in the weekly activity schedule available at the rental offices and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark.

Fourth of July Fireworks Keith James Band

Monday, July 3

Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca

This year’s fireworks at Allegany State Park will feature live music from Keith James, an accomplished pop singer and songwriter from Buffalo. His soulful vocals and infectious stage presence have landed him success not only on the local stage, but the national as well. One of Keith’s most notable feats was appearing on Season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice”. Since then he’s gone on to do special events for the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, and many others in great local and regional venues. James is also performing at ASP later in the month as part of the Artist-in- Residence program.

Will Lowry

Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14

Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca

As part of the Artist-in- Residence program, Western New York native Will Lowry, a guitarist/singer/songwriter will perform his blend of rock, blues and folk music. Lowry began playing guitar during the folk music revival of the 60’s. In 1971, he moved to the Boston area seeking a band of like-minded musicians, and while living in Massachusetts, he studied classical guitar in Cambridge. Will moved home to Western New York the following year at the invitation of an established band.

Eventually his path brought him back to the acoustic guitar, playing solo acts as well as with other performers. Will recorded his first album in 1979 entitled MYSTERY. This album was followed up by Come Away, In Your Presence and Fragments. His most recent album, Colours & Lines was released in November of 2016.

Performance times will be posted in the weekly activity schedule available at the rental offices and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark.

10,000 Maniacs

Sunday, July 16 @ 2 p.m.

Griffis Sculpture Park, 6902 Mill Valley Road, East Otto

This benefit concert for Griffis Sculpture Park will feature 10,000 Maniacs, who will perform the entire “In My Tribe” album, named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “100 greatest albums of the 1980s.” Celebrating their 35th year as a band, 10,000 Maniacs continue to make albums and sell out shows throughout the country. The concert will feature music, activities, artists, food and beer services.

The events will be taking place on the top of the hill at the Mill Valley site of the park. Guests must be able to endure a 10 minute walk uphill to the festival site. There will be a shuttle service that will help attendees get to the concert area. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 day of show. Children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com.