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

5-9 p.m

Madigan’s, Hoagy and the Blues Bombers


6:30-10 p.m.

Tips Up, Duo playing Jazz & Blues


7 p.m.

Balloons, Tommy Z


9 p.m.

Gin Mill, 2 Guys Drinkin’ Blues


Saturday, July 25

3-6 p.m.

Armor Inn, Miller and the Other Sinners


5-9 p.m

Madigan’s,  Mick Hayes Band


6 p.m.

Balloons, B.D. Lenz


9 p.m.

Gin Mill, Blue Lights Blues Band


Sunday, July 26

1 p.m.

Monroe Street Stage,

Chicago Authority


2 p.m.

Armor Inn, Victor Dean