By Alicia Dziak
Grab your dancin’ shoes and head into the village for a weekend of non-stop music! Jazz and Blues Weekend is here, so get ready to take in some bluesy guitar riffs, kick back and enjoy!
The weekend features the performers in EVL’s hot spots and also street-side at the Winery of Ellicottville Main Stage, located on Monroe Street.
Head out on Friday, July 24 and check out Hoagy and the Blues Bombers at Madigan’s at 5 p.m., and jazz and blues duo at Tips Up at 6:30 p.m. Tommy Z performs at Balloons at 7 p.m. with Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini. Stop by the Armor Inn for Jarekus Singleton at 8 p.m., and head to the Gin Mill for local favorites 2 Guys Drinkin’ Blues at 9 p.m.
On Saturday, check out the high-energy, jamming blues/funk/gospel stylings of Miller and the Other Sinners at the Armor Inn at 3 p.m., the Mick Hayes Band at Madigan’s at 5 p.m., B.D. Lenz at Balloons at 6 p.m., and the Blue Lights Blues Band at the Gin Mill at 9 p.m.
Make Sunday a “funday” by getting in even more live music. Check out the Chicago Authority, a terrific Chicago cover band, on the Winery of Ellicottville’s Main Stage from 1 to 4 p.m. And, Victor Dean will perform at the Armor Inn from 2 to 6 p.m.
This weekend, the temps will be hot and the music even hotter. Gather up your friends and head out for electric guitar riffs and soulful vocals that span the jazz and blues genres.
Jazz & Blues Weekend
Friday, July 24
Madigan’s, Hoagy and the Blues Bombers
Tips Up, Duo playing Jazz & Blues
Balloons, Tommy Z
Gin Mill, 2 Guys Drinkin’ Blues
Saturday, July 25
Armor Inn, Miller and the Other Sinners
Madigan’s, Mick Hayes Band
Balloons, B.D. Lenz
Gin Mill, Blue Lights Blues Band
Sunday, July 26
Monroe Street Stage,
Armor Inn, Victor Dean