By Susan Whistler
Summer is winding down, fall is in the air and soon the unforgettable sounds of classic rock n’ roll will be spilling out onto the streets of Ellicottville.
Since it first began in 1995, the Ellicottville Rock ‘n Roll Weekend (formerly Rockin’ Oldies Weekend) has been taking visitors for a nostalgic walk down the backstreets and alleys of an iconic musical and automotive era by showcasing the classic rock music and wheels of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Sherman Wilkens, entertainment columnist for the Ellicottville Times, said that “the Classic Car Show coupled with the wonderful music makes EVL’s Rock N’ Roll Weekend the best and most positive festival of the year.”
The shindig and live music begin Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2012, and won’t end until late Sunday afternoon. Every restaurant and bar in the village has booked their own special weekend lineup of terrific bands.
In addition to all the great live entertainment, visitors will get to check out over 200 vintage convertibles, hotrods, trucks and sports cars that will be lining the main drags of Ellicottville for the 14th annual Classic Car Show, making it one of the largest and best in Western New York. If you just can’t get enough chrome, tailfins and duel exhausts then this is the place for you. Mark your calendars. The car show starts Sunday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m., with judging and awards for the best in each class.
What could be better than spending a beautiful late summer day strolling around our scenic village while enjoying great live entertainment, a little retail therapy in the many unique shops and boutiques, followed by more live music, your favorite adult beverage paired with a great meal in one of our many fine Ellicottville establishments?
So put on your poodle skirt, grab your hula hoop and shimmy your way on down to Ellicottville for a fun-filled weekend of great live rock n’ roll, vintage wheels and fabulous meals. It’s a great way to celebrate the end of summer and to kick off another fabulous fall season in the beautiful hills in the ski country of Western New York.