Lesley Shakespeare and Walt O’Brien bring amazing vocals and an acoustic sound that celebrates the 60′ and 70’s. Sounds from Beatles, 3 Dog Night, Simon & Garfunkel, Bonnie Rait, Stevie Nicks, Guess Who, The Byrds, and more.
B-Side’s Open Jam hosted by Andy Saxby of Banned From the Tavern and Matt Beeman of Acoustic Brew.
Bringing together fellow musicians from the Fairport/Rochester area performing live on stage. There will be a full drum kit, bass, and electric guitar rigs, keyboards, and vocal mics set up and ready to plug in and play. Bring your full band or if you’re a guitarist, bass player, harmonica player, sax player etc. you can jam on stage with the House Band or plug in your acoustic guitar to the house sound system, step up to the mic, and show off your solo skills.
Interested in being a part of the Open Jam? Send us an email – email@example.com.
Kennedy Jason is a singer-songwriter from Rochester, NY. She began writing music at a young age and continues to add to her long list of original music. In June of 2015, Kennedy participated in and won the Firehouse Saloon’s Songwriter Contest in Rochester, NY, and went on to record her debut EP “Headlights” at The Green Room studios in Ontario, NY.
Eclectic and energetic mix of rock/blues/soul from the 50’s to the present.
The East End Drifters deliver great music for sharing with friends! Joe’s a bluesman endowed with a powerful voice, picking prowess, and a harp styling that hearkens back to Little Walter, and Pete’s fat and greasy guitar lines and solos grab you and carry you off. Together, the Fornieri brother’s vocals move the crowd as the band belts out tunes from the 50’s to the present. Matt McNulty lays down the foundation with punchy, butt moving bass lines, and locks in with the versatile, dynamic and exciting Mike Morgan on drums, creating a potent toe-thumping groove. You need to experience this unique and spirited mix of Rock & Roll with Soul!
Bobby Rosato is a guitar, piano, and trumpet player, and singer/songwriter who brings a unique soulful singing style and engaging personality to a wide range of songs from the 60’s to today. With a lineup of songs that range from the likes of Springsteen, Paul Simon and Van Morrison to fun humorous music like the Flight of the Concords or They Might Be Giants to show-stopping raps from the hit musical Hamilton or Disney’s Moana, Bobby’s shows are full of laughs, surprises, a few “wow” moments and lots of sing-along good times.
Sam Nitsch is a composer and performer specializing in the fusion of diverse musical styles and techniques. After beginning his career as a classical violinist, Nitsch developed a distinct voice through the exploration and inclusion of multiple instruments, technology, and contemporary methodologies into his music.
Nitsch emerged from the Rochester music scene in 2015 and now is based in Boston at the Berklee College of Music. Since 2015, Nitsch has performed over 100 shows in over 50 venues. In the Spring of 2016, Nitsch released his debut album, “Passage”, followed by his EP “Torn” the next year. Nitsch has received much acclaim for his music including an invitation to perform at the 2017 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony alongside musical veterans Paul Schaffer, Gary Lewis, and others. Nitsch’s new album, “Conscience”, reflects his time at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he works close to the heart of the industry as part of the next generation of writers and musicians.
“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
The Chinchillas were formed in 1985 in Rochester, NY out of the remnants of popular area bands The Press Tones, Hit and Run, and Omawahozen. The band still today retains the original lineup of Peter Anvelt (guitar, vocals), Bill Corbett (bass, vocals), Bill Ribas (lead guitar) and Paul Ruske (drums).
Mr. Loops takes the stage for family fun night at B-Side.
Mr. Loops will be providing the musical entertainment for all ages young at heart. Teaching lessons and telling stories of how to be kind and friendly, and exploring the world with the help of catchy rhythms.
B-Side favorite Cinnamon Jones and her band Eternal Soul return to the B-Side stage.
Cinnamon’s body of work reflects inspiration from Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Pop, R & B, and Soul. Her ability to bring together these many influences infusing them all with a Gospel core, stunning vocal prowess, and commanding stage presence, lends to a performance that is both moving and unforgettable. She’s toured Denmark, Austria, Spain, Finland, Germany, Paris, and Africa with the Campbell Brothers.