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Music In The Square: John Brown’s Dream
July 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The ARTS Council, in partnership with the Gaffer District, has an exciting line-up for this season’s Music in the Square. On Thursday evenings from 6-8pm in July and August, enjoy free summer concerts featuring local and regional performers in beautiful Centerway Square!
July 1 – John Brown’s Dream
John Brown’s Dream brings you a Southern Appalachian string band sound — a celebration of the ongoing and shared history of anti-colonial struggles of African, Celtic, English and Indigenous people.
July 8 – Top Shelf
Top Shelf is a multigenerational group from the Finger Lakes Region that brings the old school dance floor funk, the Uptown hits of today and timeless, irresistible soul everywhere they go.
July 15 – John Walton and His Family/ The Wilson Family with Bucky Geter
These two ensembles represent four generations of a local musical tradition that brings hope and joy in the face of struggle. Rooted in family, community and the Spirit.
July 22 – Pat Kane & West o’Clare
Pat Kane is a seasoned showman, being a singer, dancer, actor, and instrumentalist since childhood. On his farm in the hill country of the Canisteo River, he was raised in the traditions of the Grange and of his Irish family.
August 12 – Curt Osgood, Henry Jankiewicz and John Wobus
Jankiewicz, Osgood and Wobus, share nearly 100 years of performing experience between them. On fiddle, hammered dulcimer and piano, at coffeehouses, festivals, grange halls and other folk venues you can hear them presenting selections from various musical traditions including Old Timey, French-Canadian, Celtic, Americana.
August 19 – Toivo
Toivo is a dance band from Trumansburg, NY playing the traditional music of the Finnish community of the south-central Finger Lakes region. Much of this music was learned from Richard Koski and his father who both played for Finnish dances in the area from Spencer to Trumansburg.
August 26 – Gerard Burke
Delta bluesman Gerard Burke has entertained listeners across New York’s Southern Tier and Central New York regions with his unique brand of acoustic blues, played in the style of the old masters, such as Son House, Charley Patton, and Robert Johnson.