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By Alicia Dziak

As the mid-winter break comes to an end, the party is just getting started in Ellicottville, with a new music festival coming to the village Feb. 23 and 24. The Winter Music Jam brings a full lineup of live music to the village hot spots.

Don’t miss the Strangers and Marshmallow Overcoat at Balloons on Friday, Jeff Jensen Band and Jason Wedlock and Friends Saturday, followed by DJ Xcite spinning tunes on the two dance floors.

The Gin Mill will feature Joseph and Johnson, No Name Band and Mo Porter.

Head to Madigan’s for Party Squad, Michael DiSanto, QPhunk and Tex’s Karaoke.

Check out Kickstart Rumble and Tim Britt Acoustic Solo at EBC.

Brian Ash and Irish Wake Band will entertain audiences at Finnerty’s, while Villaggio will host Jay McD Duo and AJ Tetzlaff.

The Winter Music Jam is put on by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce as a way to build upon the success of January’s Winter Blues Festival, and another way to draw visitors to the hustle and bustle of Ellicottville during the busy winter break.

“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.”