Now in its second year of celebration, the annual Willow Creek Winery Music and Art Festival has much to offer the community. The event was started to help bring attention to the wealth of music and art in Western New York.
The festival is scheduled for July 21 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Willow Creek Winery in Silver Creek.
Local country rock band Everett Lee & Underground Stampede will headline the event again this year. In addition to the regularly scheduled performances, aspiring musicians and artists are invited to attend and perform at the event.
Everett Lee & Underground Stampede has shared the stage with many national recording artists such as Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Chris Cagle, Josh Thompson and Craig Morgan.
"The band recently performed at World Famous Tootsies, and signed many autographs in Fan Fair Hall during the CMA music Festival in Nashville," said Linda Scritchfield, event coordinator. "Their outstanding performance during the CMA festival brought a special invitation from Tootsies' entertainment director to showcase the band to record labels and management this fall at Tootsies. You can find the band at undergroundstampede.com."
There will be seven other bands performing several genres at the festival, including jazz, rock, country and blues. The youngest band is called Imortal. The trio consists of Zak Bogosian, 13, Alex Bogosian, 11, and Trevor "T-Bone" Cole, 14. According to Scritchfield, they bring a talented, high-energy performance every time they hit the stage.
Various artists ranging from glass and beads to sketch will also be selling their work. The youngest artist this year is 12-year-old Riahlee Scritchfield. For a sneak peak of her work find her on Facebook at Riahlee Sketchfield Studios.
All of the proceeds from the raffles at the event with go to the JDRF. A portion of the ticket sales will also go to JDRF, and other local nonprofit organizations.
People should bring their own lawn chairs. There is free camping available, so bring a camper or tent to stay overnight.
The event is outside. But, there is a covered pavilion and tent if guests prefer to be out of the weather.
There are even activities for children such as bounce houses and face painting.
As for food and drink, there will be a chicken barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, pizza, beer, wine and wine slushies.
Pre-sale tickets are $10, and are available at the winery or from all performers. The gate cost is $15. Children 12 and under are free.
Willow Creek Winery is located at 2627 Chapin Road in Silver Creek. For more information visit willowcreekwines.net or call 934-9463.
Swedish Musicians To Play The Scandinavian Folk Festival: The Rockridge Brothers, from Stockholm, Sweden, will perform as the feature band at the Scandinavian Folk Festival.
The band's main performances are from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 20, and 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. There are also shorter performances from 4 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday July 20, 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. All of the band's performances are in the large entertainment tent with plenty of seating and a dance floor.
On Saturday, July 21, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. the members of the band will discuss the music scene in Sweden, how they got started and other information about the group. For more information visit rockridgebrothers.com.
The Scandinavian Folk Festival is held at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds. The gate fee is $7 on Friday, July 20, $8 on Saturday, July 21, and $4 on Sunday, July 22. After 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday the gate fee is $5. For more information visit scandinavianjamestown.org or call 484-0415.
The Unexpected Guests July Improv Show Is Saturday: The Unexpected Guests have just what everyone's summer vacation plans have been missing, cheap laughs. The July show will include: free hose showers after the show, a bowl of grits and over-laughter nose bleeds.
Featuring the type of comedy made famous by Chicago's "Second City" and TV's "Whose Line is it Anyway," every TUG show is a unique experience, and this weekend's offering promises to be the best ever. The cast includes: Gary Peters, Jane Fischer, Tim Smeal, Alison Barry, Wayne Carlsson, Heather Felton and Malachi Livermore
The show is scheduled for Saturday at 9 p.m. at The Reg Studio Theater, 108 E. Third Street in Jamestown. General admission is $5 at the door.
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Cindy "Love" Haight: 6 to 8 p.m., The Brick Cafe at Chautauqua Institution.
Kev Rowe: 6 to 9 p.m., Southern Tier Brewery, 2072 Stoneman Circle in Lakewood.
Blue Grass Jam: 7 to 10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron. Area bluegrass musicians are welcome to sit in and play.
100 Proof Justice: 6 to 8 p.m., Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.
The Saloonatics: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., The Lakeview Hotel in Mayville.
Busti Church of God: 7 p.m., Busti Gazebo.
Buckskin and Calico: 8 p.m. to midnight, Woodside Campground at 8248 Griswold Road, Cassadaga. Performance includes a Hawaiian theme.
Sammy Slicker band: 8 p.m. to midnight, Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron. The band will provide music, dancing and fun.
Doc and Bill: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Festival, Allen Street, Jamestown.
Jamestown Thunder Community Drum Circle: 1 to 3:30 p.m., Circle of the Soul Center, 305 Akeley Rd., Akeley, Pa. Extra drums provided.
Jimmy and the Soulblazers: 8 p.m., The Floating Stage, Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point.
Cindy "Love" Haight: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Steener's Pub, 322 Route 430 in Greenhurst.
Rod Stewart Tribute: 2:30 p.m., The Floating Stage, Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point.
Doc and Bill: Infinity Summer Institute, 115 E. Third St., Jamestown.