Great music to share with friends is what the East End Drifters deliver.
Joe’s powerful voice blends with Pete’s as only the Fornieri brothers can, and together the guys belt out tunes from the 50’s thru the 80’s while throwing in a healthy dose of roots blues. Matt McNulty lays down the foundation on bass, and locks in with Mike Morgan on drums to create a big, toe-thumping groove.
The East End Drifters serve up an energetic mix of rock and roll with soul!
“There is something comfortingly familiar about singer-songwriter Meg Gehman’s voice — smooth yet sultry, clear yet spunky. Gehman is an amalgam of some of music’s greatest and most enduring spirits, from Van Morrison to k.d. lang and Bonnie Raitt, with an accessible sound and plenty of tasty vocal hooks. Based in Rochester, Gehman also cites soul legends such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder as influences; on her latest album, “Leap,” there are generous helpings of R&B and soul.” – Daniel J. Kushner / CITY Newspaper
Meg has delighted audiences for years as the leader of Meg and The Clams, This Other Life and now the Meg Gehman Trio with Ray Bellizia on lead guitar, Eric Davidson on upright bass.
We welcome back singer/songwriter Alyssa Trahan to B-Side.
“Trahan is a thoughtful songwriter with insight beyond her years. Though she peppers her sets with pop (covers by artists like Miranda Lambert and Leonard Cohen as well as her own compositions), she always comes back to the country.” – CITY Newspaper
Alyssa began her music career at a very young age. Growing up in East Rochester, she quickly became known for her talent and drive. Now residing in Nashville, TN, she is creating buzz for the same reasons. She writes her own music and has written hundreds of songs, plays over a dozen different instruments, and produces much of her music herself.
The Fairport Music Fest kicks off on the North Stage (in the parking lot behind B-Side) at 5:00pm with B-Side favorites JUMBOshrimp. Stop in for a bite to eat, drafts to drink or have one of Kelley’s hand-crafted cocktails.
Tickets for the 2-day event can be purchased in advance at B-Side for $15 and will be available at the gate for $20. All proceeds benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong.
For more information about the Fairport Music Fest visit: http://www.fairportmusicfestival.com
Amy Montrois is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist from Rochester, NY who plays a mix of cover tunes ranging from pop and country, to alternative rock. Bands covered include Grace Potter, Jason Mraz, Pearl Jam, Miranda Lambert and more. She loves to experiment with many different genres, and is often complimented for the wide variety of songs in her set list – including Rocky Raccoon / The Beatles, American Girl / Tom Petty, Pumped Up Kicks / Foster the People, Folsom Prison Blues / Johnny Cash, to name a few.
Acoustic Brew is Rochester’s Fun, Energetic Acoustic Guitar Based Band that specializes in an eclectic mix of music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and current artists. Even though the name indicates “Acoustic” (primarily because of the Acoustic Guitar driven sound) don’t expect to catch any Zzzzz’s at an Acoustic Brew show! Armed with Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Drums and Vocals, no song is considered out of reach which sets an Acoustic Brew show apart from the rest and has made them a staple of the Rochester, NY music scene.
Combined with energetic personalities and exceptional musicianship it sets the table for a great evening of entertainment and fun! A glimpse of Acoustic Brew‘s extensive song list and references of past performances guarantees crowds will be dancing, laughing, and singing along in no time.
Alex Goettel is a bassist, guitarist, violinist, singer/songwriter, and educator. His diverse musical skill set has made him a familiar face at local music venues (familiar to B-Side audiences as a member of the Ahren Henby Trio).
“The Chinchillas are in between honky-tonk’s “Aww shucks” and rock ‘n’ roll’s “Aww ***k it.” The band is the alt to the nth degree and the bang to the American beer joint’s textbook twang. The Chinchillas are kinda, sorta like The Replacements without as big of a death wish. Hysterically deadpan and insightful, front man Pete Anvelt is one of the best songwriters I know.” – Frank De Blase / CITY Newspaper
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5 Liftbridge Lane, Fairport, NY 14450
5 Liftbridge Lane
Fairport, New York