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By Alicia Dziak

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce has announced last week the newest music festival to hit Ellicottville. Winter Music Jam will bring another full lineup of live music to town Feb. 23-24.

“With the success of Winter Blues Weekend, we spoke to all of our music venues and asked if they would like to do another event,” explained Brian McFadden, Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.  “It would be a shame, with all of the great entertainment in the Village, that we wouldn’t find a way to capitalize on it. Our intention is to provide options for those who do not ski to visit Ellicottville for a mini vacation, hence the two-day event. It also gives day trip skiers/boarders a reason to maybe spend the night.”

Winter Music Jam will feature several bands over the two-evening span. Madigan’s will host Michael DiSanto on Friday night, and QPhunk and Tex’s Karaoke on Saturday.

EBC will feature Kickstart Rumble on Friday, with Tim Britt Acoustic Solo on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Check out Irish Wake Band at Finnerty’s on Saturday.

Villaggio will host Jay McD Duo and Al Telzlaff, and Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge will welcome Mo Porter on Saturday.

“We have such a wide range of venues, there is always something for everyone,” said Barbara Pump, Chamber of Commerce Events Manager. “Come and celebrate winter in New York’s number one ski destination.”