By Alicia Dziak

Winter Blues Weekend in Ellicottville provides a much-needed solution to cabin fever. With a full lineup of amazing bands performing all over Ellicottville all weekend long, it’s time to switch out those winter boots for your dancin’ shoes and head to one of the Village hot spots!

“We have a few more bands this year than we did last year,” said Chris Chapman, Media and Communications Manager for the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, who sponsors the weekend. “This is really about people coming out and having fun despite the cold weather of the season.”

Get the weekend started on Friday, Jan. 20. Check out Miller and the Other Sinners, performing “roots music to move our soul and your feet” at Balloons at 7 p.m.

At 9 p.m., the Gin Mill will feature local favorites 2 Guys Drinkin’ Blues.

Other Friday night performers include the State Street Ramblers at Cadillac Jacks and Leon and the Forklifts at Villaggio, both at 9 p.m.

The fun continues on Saturday, starting with the Bone Shakers at 3 p.m. at Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge. This performance is part of Harley-Day Valley, where the resort transforms itself into all things Harley-Davidson. Enjoy food and drink specials, purchase the coolest gear, check out the Harleys and go through the gears on the Jumpstart.

At 4 p.m., the Untouchables will headline at EBC, and Tommy Z will play at Balloons starting at 6 p.m.

At 9 p.m., take your pick of Big Sauce Trio (blues, classic rock, country, alternative, jam, and much more) at the Gin Mill, The Chumps at Cadillac Jack’s, Lo Bleu Flame at Villaggio, or DNR at Finnerty’s Tap Room.

Why should you be in Ellicottville this weekend? “It’s Ellicottville. Why wouldn’t you want to come out? This is a great event to come out and enjoy some great music with friends and family in some of our best venues and establishments,” Chapman said.

See the complete schedule of events below: