Once again, Thursday nights will be filled with music from the gazebo in Ellicottville.
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce presents the newest edition of the Gazebo Series, sponsored by CCSE Federal Credit Union. The concerts take place in the gazebo on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and are rain or shine.
The series kicks off as a prelude to the 2017 Summer Music Festival on June 29, with the Rock, Pop, and Oldies Dance sounds of The Buffalo Five featuring Carolyn Lamson. The five-piece has the set list range from Gloria Gaynor, Etta James, and CCR to Bruno Mars, Steve Miller Band, and Tom Petty, even little White Stripes!
On July 6, Miller and the Other Sinners take the Gazebo. Miller and the Other Sinners is a nationally touring Southern Rock band from Buffalo. Their sound blends delta grit and Memphis soul with some great sounds of the south.
A week later, July 13, the Black and Blues Band will be in the gazebo. The Buffalo- based band bills itself as one of the hardest working Blues/Funk/Classic Rock cover bands.
They perform songs originally done by B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaugh and so many more.
Returning to the gazebo from their stellar performance in 2016, Old Hippies will take the stage on July 20 with their acoustic music from many, many generations. These musicians are here to have fun, and to make sure you do as well!
On July 27, Black Rock Zydeco takes to the stage with a traditional sounds of the Louisiana swamps, back with the Cajon and Creole, Black Rock Zydeco brings the party that’s been associated with the music through it’s Mardi Gras roots to the great dance rhythms. The energetic sounds will have you up and dancing in the square.
Lady Rush & the Vinyls will be in town on Aug. 3 with their funk and Soul band performs soul oldies with a good mix of impromptu mixes of pop covers. The band is on a tour ranging from New York City back to the Buffalo area this spring, and hitting Ellicottville in the summer. They have their own album of originals out that is well worth the listen. You have to see them live to appreciate the sound, though.
Closing the series this year is a special Friday night show on Aug. 11 at 8 p.m., when Shake on the Lake performs arguably the most famous story of star-crossed lovers.
Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is bringing it to town this summer. Co-sponsored by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will be featured in the gazebo lawn. The play will be performed by Shake on the Lake, a Silver Lake, NY, based Shakespearian troupe that has been bringing the Bard’s pieces to Western and Central New York since 2012.
• June 29: The Buffalo Five featuring Carolyn Lamson
• July 6: Miller and the Other Sinners
• July 13: Black & Blues Band
• July 20: Old Hippies
• July 27: Black Rock Zydeco
• Aug. 3: Lady Rush & the Vinyls
• Aug. 11: Shake on the Lake, Presented by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.
Performances start at 8 p.m.