After saying good-bye to Hurricane Sandy and Halloween, we enter November with the projected opening of Holiday Valley’s Ski Season about one month away. All of the rain we experienced last week should also be a thing of the past. Therefore, we may look forward to the start of our Ski Season and The Holiday season, along with all of the FUN times that will happen in Ellicottville this time of year.
Before we get too engrossed in Ellicottville’s winter, remember, as long as the frost melts from the pumpkin, Elkdale Country Club will still be open for what is left of our golf season. This makes November one of two months of the year that may offer us both skiing and golf on the same day. How’s that for a neat place to visit or live?
As a further indication of the good times we get to experience will be what’s happenin this coming week. Starting today Friday November 2, 2012 through Thursday November 8, 2012 there will be seven Bands playing, four DJ’s, one complete with a Karaoke Show, several All Week Sound System Music Events plus all the food and beverage specials, some of which are associated with football parties, making Ellicottville The FUN Place of WNY. Like we do most weeks, here is a quick note on several music free locations that are part of our GOOD TIMES. First, Tips Up Cafe, a wonderful restaurant located on Washington Street. That, along with their excellent, well prepared fine dinning menu, you will get to experience, Ellicottville’s local hometown service with a Tips Up Cafe Smile. This is a great place to enjoy an excellent dinner.
Then on Monroe Street, The Barn Restaurant, another local and family friendly place, offers great food, especially the Friday Fish Fry, and drink specials along with all ages friendly service. All of this creates an atmosphere that is a FUN Barn Experience.
Just east of Ellicottville, The Birdwalk Restaurant & Antique Shop will also be serving up their great gourmet pizza specials along with a fine dinning menu that will have you returning for sure. Also remember, The Birdwalk’s service is great.
Returning to just south of the Village, The Depot will have their normal, wonderful specials happening, which includes Football Sunday. So as Moose says, “if food liquor and laughter are what you are after, The Depot is your place to gather”.
Back in The Village, Kabob’s Kafe will be offering their great menu along with their neat and friendly service from their first floor bar and second floor dinning area.
Our music and other music related FUN kicks-off at 7:00 PM this Friday evening in Balloons with a performance by “The Davey Zee Band”. Many of us remember this neat band as The Davy Z Project or Davy Z & The Renegades. The driving force of “The Davey Zee Band” is Davey Zee who has been an active guitarist since the age of ten. His early influence was Billy Joel. Davey and his band now play a line of tunes incorporating the neat sound of rock, jazz blues and soul. This will be a FUN music night in Balloons. Following “The Davey Zee Band” “Personable DJ John Barry” will keep The FUN rolling from Balloons Sound & Light Booth with his unique LIVE Personality Show-off Show. John’s show includes a neat selection of tunes and FUN chitter/chatter till close.
Then at 9:00 PM Friday, RT Live will be on stage WOWIN The Gin Mill FUN Loving Music Crowd with his acoustic version of many classics, including some excellent country rock tunes. Like the last few weeks RT might hook up with Freddie on percussion and or “Retro Lil Joey” on spoons creating even more Gin Mill Music FUN. Also remember, if of you enjoy a later meal, especially a great fish fry, The Gin Mill serves their excellent, reasonably priced, menu till midnight on weekends.
Moving to Saturday, we will have two bands and two DJ’s for us to enjoy. It all begins at 6:00 PM Saturday in Balloons with “Sandi Pack & The East of Eden Band”. As we reported when they played here last August. This is a veteran four-piece band performing several creative styles of music. With Sandi Pack on lead vocals, their creative styles include blues, classic to southern rock and alternative country. They have won several Buffalo Music Awards and have made some really FUN times happen with their previous gigs. Balloons will be Rockin this Saturday. Following “Sandi Pack & The East of Eden Band”, “DJ Flakey” or “Chatty Frank”, “The Total Party Monster” will be back on duty in Balloons Sound & Light Booth. FUN chatter and neat danceable tunes are Frank’s version of Party Continuation, which he will make happen till close.
Returning to 9:00 PM Saturday, “Three Easy Pieces” will be back in The Gin Mill. From their Gin Mill Gig a little over a month ago, RT Live and Freddie Joseph along with Jeff Johnson have put together another version of “The Far Out Band. Their choice of music continues to be acoustic, classic to southern rock with a taste of country added to the mix. Again, we will have another FUN Gin Mill Saturday Music Night.
Also at 9:00 PM Saturday The PUB in Great Valley will have “DJ Felony” along with his Karaoke Show in house. Therefore, The PUB patrons will not only get to hear “DJ Felony’s” neat selection of tunes, they will also be offered a chance to be part of The Karaoke Show or just kick back and enjoy The FUN PUB Times “DJ Felony” creates.
Moving on to another quiet Sunday, music wise, where just maybe Da Bills will surprise us and beat The Texans. Nah, that probably won’t happen. Therefore let’s move on to Monday. We begin in The Gin Mill at 6:00 PM, with their “All U Can Eat Spaghetti & Football Dinner” for only $6.99. Adding to The Gin Mill FUN will be “Connor The Crash Dummy”, besides being on bar duty, Connor will be playing classic country tunes through the sound system until The Eagles take on The Saints.
Monday rounds out at 10:00 PM Sharp with Madigans Church on Monday. Reverend Jack accompanied by Deacon Dan will have the house BOPPIN & ROCKIN to the beat of their original Honky Tonk to Rock-A-Billy tunes. Another neat addition just might be Freddie on Percussion. Thereby extending Madigans Weekend FUN.
Wednesday, the FUN and music begins at 8:00 PM, when The Gin Mill will have Joe Wagner, John Winston doing their traditional Folk to Southern Rock Acoustic Night of Music. Just maybe Freddie and Retro Lil Joey will join in helping them create an even better Gin Mill Wednesday Night of Music. This show is among the best.
Thursday we will have two music events. First at 8:00 PM The Gin Mill will have “Freddie & Friends” doing their weekly version of what used to be “The Weekly Notice Band”. The music will be Classic to Country Rock. Just who will be performing won’t be known until they start the gig. What we know for sure, Thursday The Gin Mill will be ROCKIN this Thursday night.
Then at 9:00 PM Thursday The PUB in Great Valley will have “DJ Felony” along with his Karaoke Show back for their second gig of the week. This neat show gives The PUB Patrons two options. You may be part of the show or just kick back and enjoy The Local & FUN PUB Good Times.