Corn Hill Arts Festival Announces 7th Annual Emerging Artists Expo

Presented by MVP Health Care

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association is excited to announce that the 7th Annual Emerging Artists Expo, presented by MVP Health Care®, will be held on July 11th and 12th, 2015 at the 47th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival. “MVP Health Care is proud to once again support the Emerging Artists Expo,” said Ellen Sax, Director of Community Engagement for MVP Health Care. This expo is an amazing opportunity to recognize the talent, diversity and accomplishments of our Rochester youth and complements our vision of creating the healthiest communities.”

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2015 Music Line Up Announced

Rochester, NY, June 3, 2015 – The 47th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival, presented by ESL Federal Credit Union, will be held on July 11-12, 2015.  The Festival is a Rochester tradition that celebrates art in a variety of mediums. This year’s Festival will have a renewed emphasis on music, featuring 28 performances on four stages throughout the two-day event.

The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage features two solo performances by emerging artist Lindsey Saunders. Lindsey is known for crafting acoustic, original music. Her performances across the country have received critical acclaim, most notably at SXSW and The Sundance Music Festival.

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Cut Off A Cappella

Sunday 2:20 – 4:00 | 27 Atkinson St.
Cut Off A CappellaCut Off is Rochester, New York’s only semi-professional co-ed a cappella group. The group was founded in the summer of 2010 by a group of recent college graduates looking to continue performing in a contemporary a cappella setting. This co-ed group’s debut performance was in January of 2011 at Lovin’ Cup, in Rochester, NY. The group has also performed at SMACC, an a cappella conference in Syracuse, at York Central School, and other local Rochester area venues. They had the opportunity to share the stage with Slovenian male a cappella group, Oktet 9, in August of 2011 at their first self-produced concert. Most recently, the group put together an Ugly Sweater Holiday Concert, which they hope will become an annual tradition. Cut Off released their first single, a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” in April of 2011, which can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon. Over the last year, Cut Off has started the process of recording more singles to be released in 2012.

String of Pearls

Saturday 2:40 – 4:10 | 27 Atkinson St.
String of PearlsString of Pearls is an acoustic trio featuring the local talent of Nancy Drum, Jerry Curry, and Dave Santa Maria.

This group of accomplished musicians blossomed from the roots of the popular band PAYDIRT, one of Rochester’s best Top 40 contemporary country bands from 1990 – 2000. String of Pearls unique sound features a wide range of musical styles. From Bluegrass to Rock, Country to Folk, their delightful vocal harmonies, and rousing stage performance, give audiences of All ages a lively, toe-tapping, good time.

Nancy Drum: Nancy began playing the Rochester club scene and events at the age of 14. She is versatile on the delta blues bottleneck slide guitar, 5-string banjo, guitar and mandolin. Her vocal style has been called a cross between Bonnie Raitt and Patsy Cline.

Jerry Curry: Jerry transforms his powerful electric lead guitar work to acoustic guitar when performing with String of Pearls. Jerry also sings strong lead vocals and provides a wide range of harmonies. In addition to his amazing lead guitar work and vocal styles, Jerry adds Dobro and Harmonica parts to enhance the band’s unique sound.

Dave Santa Maria: Dave is a smooth and seasoned acoustic and bass guitarist who has been performing for years. He is a phenomenal lead vocalist and has a vast repertoire of tunes from different genres – rock, pop, country, folk, swing and blues.

Emmett Tross and Friends

Sunday 12:35 – 2:05 | Avery Mall
Emmett TrossEmmett is a senior Vocal Music major at the School of the Arts (SOTA) in Rochester, New York. He is the recipient for the Eastman Community Music School (ECMS) Honors diploma and Recital in the newly built Hatch Hall. In addition, Emmett has performed and won various voice competitions including: the Young Artist Competition sponsored by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra League where he won First place in the Male portion of the competition and also won an overall “Special Award” which will give him an opportunity to perform with the RPO; the Barbara Staropoli Voice Competition at Nazareth College – first place winner in Classical Music 2010; and second place winner in Musical Theater 2011. He will be attending Manhattan School of Music this coming Fall for Vocal Performance.