The 2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival 50th Celebration Entertainment Line-up!

Welcome to The 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival.

We are excited to announce that the SBH Main Stage/Food Court area will host a second Labatt Blue Light Beer and Wine/Spirits/Cider Garden!

You can grab your favorite food from our expanded food court with an assortment of specialty food trucks, get a cold beer, a glass of wine or taste a local distillery’s spirit or a cider from the region while enjoying music from the SBH Main Stage!

The SBH Main Stage will be presenting a special 1969 Revival concert at noon on Saturday, July 14th featuring some of the great songs from the Festival’s first year! Get in the mood with your tie-dye tees, bellbottom jeans and enjoy a fun afternoon.

Our headliner on the SBH Main Stage is the fabulous Reggae band, Majestics!

We are also excited to have Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People return to Corn Hill.

On Saturday, we will feature Inside Out at noon for our 1969 Revival concert.

Our full entertainment schedules are available: Saturday · Sunday

Majestics at the Corn Hill Arts Festival 2018 Majestics Daniella Ponder of The Tomorrow People Danielle Ponder

Saturday July 14, 2018

The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

10:20-11:20Elvio’s Camp Roc Star
11:55 – City Of Rochester Proclamation Ceremony
12:00-1:30Inside Out – A Tribute to the Music of 1969
2:10-3:40Carlton Wilcox Live – Smooth Jazz, R & B
4:20-6:00Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People – Soul

The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

11:30-1:10The Gabe Condon Solidarity Band – Jazz Fusion
1:50-3:40The Stone Jack Ballers – Rock n Roll Jam Band
4:30-6:00C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band – Cajun Dance Hall Band

The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

11:00-12:40Todd East’s Smokin’ Hot Quartet – Classic Jazz, Funk, and Pop
1:25-3:05The Nightstalkers – Rock-A-Billy, Blues, Funk
3:40-5:20The North Star String Band – Bluegrass

Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage

11:15-12:50John Bolger Trio – R&B, Soul, Rock-n-Roll
1:20-2:55Big Blues House – Folk Rock and Blues
3:30-5:00P.V. Nunes and Some Guys You Know – Gulf Coast Americana


Sunday July 15, 2018

The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

11:00-12:30Jimmie Highsmith Jr. – R&B, Smooth Jazz
1:05 – Wegmans Passport to Wellness Drawing
1:10-2:40Chris Eves and The New Normal – Original Rock and Roll Jam Band
3:20-5:00Majestics – Reggae

The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

11:10-12:40Jeff Riales and The Silvertone Express – Original Americana Country
1:20-3:00The Beale Street Blues Band – Americana Blues and Swing
3:30-5:00Moving Mountains – Original World Beat Jam Band

The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

10:45-12:20Meg Gehman and The Influence – Classic R&B, Soul, Acoustic Rock
12:55-2:35Bobby Henrie and The Goners – Rock-A-Billy & Swing
3:10-4:45Grace Lougen and Grace Stumberg – Acoustic Americana

Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street Stage

10:30-12:10Head To The Roots – Folk Rock
12:40-2:20Jim Richmond and Todd East – Creative Pop, Funk, and Jazz
2:50-4:20Kirsten Maxwell – Original Alternative Folk


Majestics

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Reggae

July 15 | 3:20pm–5:00pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

Rochester royalty, The Majestics, have been a mainstay of the reggae scene since 1980. Over the course of the 1980s, the renowned group recorded and performed with the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’ …see full write-up.

Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Soul

When: July 14 | 4:20pm–6:00pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

When Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People hit the stage things get torqued up quickly like a tent revival during tornado season. Named Top Ten Bands to watch by CityPaper, and …see full write-up.

Chris Eves and The New Normal

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Pop Rock, Rock and Roll

July 15 | 1:10pm–2:40pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

Chris Eves and the New Normal blur the lines between rock, funk, country, and blues with a healthy dose of jam band influences. Thoughtful lyrics blend seamlessly with solid roots …see full write-up.

Moving Mountains

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Pop

July 15 | 3:30pm–5:00pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

Moving Mountains (formerly known as The Goods) from Rochester, NY, is an eclectic band that plays original music.  Writing, recording, and performing worldly progressive pop music, Moving Mountains also displays …see full write-up.

Grace Lougen and Grace Stumberg

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Indie Pop, Original Americana, Original Indie Rock

July 15 | 3:10pm–4:45pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Grace Stumberg and Grace Lougen are an indie folk/rock duo from Buffalo, NY. They perform Grace Stumberg’s original music, which is easily accessible and inspiring to people of all ages. Both …see full write-up.

The Gabe Condon Solidarity Band

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Original Jazz, Smooth Jazz

When: July 14 | 11:30am–1:10pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

  Gabe Condon is a 2015 Graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has assembled a band of world-class musicians from New York City.  Combining both his rock and …see full write-up.

C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Cajun

When: July 14 | 4:30pm–6:00pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

What do you get when the women of NY's top Cajun bands combine their musical talents? C’est Bon Cajun Dance Band: hard-rockin, foot-stompin, high-powered Cajun dancehall music! C’est Bon is: …see full write-up.

Jimmie Highsmith Jr.

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): R&B, Smooth Jazz

July 15 | 11:00am–12:30pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

Jimmie, or as friends call him Tjari, was born September 18, 1967 in “Flower City” Rochester NY. Critically acclaimed, Grammy Nominated and award winning Saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith Jr., has shared …see full write-up.

Todd East’s Smokin Hot Quartet

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Funk, Jazz, Pop

When: July 14 | 11:00am–12:40pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Todd East is one of most talented and versatile musicians to ever perform in the 50 years of The Corn Hill Arts Festival. This band will feature Todd and three …see full write-up.

Jeff Riales and The Silvertone Express

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Country

July 15 | 11:10am–12:40pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

Born in Memphis, TN, Jeff Riales has been writing and performing music for most of his life, and his style on the guitar and piano are as unique as the …see full write-up.

Meg Gehman and The Influence

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Folk, R&B, Soul

July 15 | 10:45am–12:20pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Meg Gehman was born and raised in NYC and now resides in Rochester, NY. Singer, songwriter, guitarist Meg Gehman brings decades of experience as a writer and front woman for …see full write-up.

Bobby Henrie and The Goners

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Rock and Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Swing

July 15 | 12:55pm–2:35pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Bobby Henrie & the Goners formed in 1985 when Bobby Henrie, along with Brian Williams and James Symonds decided to start a Rockabilly band and capitalizing on their respective years …see full write-up.

Inside Out

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Pop, Classic Rock, Rock and Roll

When: July 14 | 12:00pm–1:30pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

The music for The Corn Hill Arts Festival 50th anniversary celebration will begin on Saturday July 14th at 12:00 noon with a tribute to the music of 1969 by Rochester …see full write-up.

The Beale Street Blues Band

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Blues, Original Americana, Rock and Roll, Rockin Blues, Roots Americana, Swing

July 15 | 1:20pm–3:00pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

The Beale Street Blues Band was formed in March 1998, playing every Thursday night at the Beale Street Café, in Rochester, for the next seven years. The band members are …see full write-up.

Carlton Wilcox Live

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): R&B, Smooth Jazz

When: July 14 | 2:10pm–3:40pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

Carlton Wilcox Live (CWL) is the perfect blend of Smooth Jazz and R&B for the sophisticated music lover. As Rochester’s own musical treasure, CWL is creating a standard of excellence …see full write-up.

Jim Richmond and Todd East

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Classic Pop, Classic Rock, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Soul

July 15 | 12:40pm–2:20pm

Where: Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

Todd East and Jim Richmond are returning to the porch at 27 Atkinson Street by overwhelming popular demand.    Todd East works a steady schedule out of Miami, Oklahoma performing in …see full write-up.

Kirsten Maxwell

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Pop/Folk, Original Progressive Folk

July 15 | 2:50pm–4:20pm

Where: Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

Think of your favorite female singer/songwriters and get ready to add Kirsten Maxwell to the list. Based out of Huntington, Long Island, she has developed a dedicated hometown following and …see full write-up.

The Stone Jack Ballers

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Rock, Funk, Rock and Roll, Rock

When: July 14 | 1:50pm–3:40pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

The Stone Jack Ballers are an energized Quintet of seasoned musicians playing improvisational rock, funk, electronic, and jam music. The Stone Jack Ballers cover songs by the Grateful Dead, Phish, …see full write-up.

The Nightstalkers

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Classic Blues, R&B, Rock and Roll, Rockin Blues, Rhythmic Blues, Soul

When: July 14 | 1:25pm–3:05pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

 The Nightstalkers are a self-contained dance band, combining "industrial strength" arrangements of Rhythm and Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul, and Rockabilly with a high energy performance.  Featuring Dave Riccioni on …see full write-up.

The North Star String Band

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Bluegrass, Jug Band

When: July 14 | 3:40pm–5:20pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Based in Rochester, NY, the North Star String Band are a collection of seasoned musicians that deliver original barn burning bluegrass. Their music ranges from traditional bluegrass to upbeat Jug …see full write-up.

The John Bolger Trio

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): R&B, Rock and Roll, Soul

When: July 14 | 11:15am–12:50pm

Where: Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

John Bolger began playing guitar back in 1981 at age 13. After learning a few chords and playing folk songs by artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, he …see full write-up.

Big Blue House

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Folk, Rock

When: July 14 | 1:20pm–2:55pm

Where: Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

Big Blue House is a raucous trio of seasoned musicians with experience in a variety of genres, which now merge styles and voices into a unique gumbo of folk, rock, …see full write-up.

P.V. Nunes and Some Guys You Know

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Blues Piano Master, Cajun, Louisiana Jazz

When: July 14 | 3:30pm–5:00pm

Where: Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

P. V. Nunes (acoustic guitar, piano and vocals) Paul Vincent Nunes’ original songs are steeped in American musical traditions, flavoring Gulf Coast blues with New England salt. Soulful and thoughtful, …see full write-up.

Head To The Roots

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Blues, Folk, Rock-A-Billy

July 15 | 10:30am–12:10pm

Where: Rochester Woman Online Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

From high energy stomp, to mellow campfire acoustic, Head to the Roots is currently a multi-instrumental solo act, led by American singer-songwriter Anthony Siciliano.  Anthony pulls at the roots of …see full write-up.

Camp Roc Star

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Rock, Classic Rock Party Band, Rock and Roll

When: July 14 | 10:20am–11:20am

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

The Corn Hill Arts Festival is excited to be presenting the future music stars of tomorrow from Elvio Fernandes's  Camp Roc Star. Started in 2009 as just a summer camp, …see full write-up.