Entertainment

From Michael “Woody” Woodward – 2013 Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment Producer

Michael “Woody” Woodward - Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment ProducerWelcome and thank you for visiting the entertainment web page for The 45th annual Corn Hill Arts Festival.

It is an honor and a sincere pleasure to be back for my ninth year as the entertainment producer for this historic, fine arts festival. Every year, we continue to make it our goal to showcase some of the most creative musicians and bands that perform and live in this community and region. Read More …


Herb Gross and The Invicta’s

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Rock Party Band

When: July 13 | 4:25pm-6:00pm

Where: Gazebo Stage

This band puts on a one of a kind classic rock event that you’ll remember for years to come. Wear your sunglasses and dancing shoes because you can be part …see full write-up.

Mambo Kings

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Contemporary Jazz, Cuban Rhythms

July 14 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Where: The Delta Airlines Main Stage

Rochester's own Mambo Kings, together since 1995, are enjoying great success as Upstate New York's foremost Latin jazz ensemble, and have rapidly earned a national reputation for their explosive blend …see full write-up.

Todd East

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Funk, Pop, Rock

Where: Avery Mall, Gazebo Stage, The Delta Airlines Main Stage

The ever popular Todd East will return to Corn Hill for the third year in a row for multiple performances on three different stages over both days of the festival. …see full write-up.

Art Beaty and Best Of Company with Todd East

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Funk, Rhythmic Blues, Smooth Jazz

When: July 13 | 3:45pm-5:25pm

Where: The Delta Airlines Main Stage

Art Beaty is a resident in the Corn Hill neighborhood. He has been playing the guitar and performing for over 30 years. His musical background dates back to his childhood …see full write-up.

Todd East and Hot Sweets

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Pop, R&B

July 14 | 3:30pm-5:00pm

Where: Gazebo Stage

HOT SWEETS is comprised of 5 members of Prime Time Funk: James Richmond, sax and vocals; Todd East, keys and vocals; Ron France, bass and vocals; David Cohen, drums and …see full write-up.

Todd East and Friends featuring members of Me and The Boyz

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Pop, Smooth Jazz

When: July 13 | 1:05pm-2:40pm

Where: Avery Mall

Todd East opens the first of his three Corn Hill performances with some of the talented members of Me and The Boyz that include, saxophonist Chris Guarnere,  percussionist Emmett Ientilucci, …see full write-up.

Dick Solberg “The Sun Mountain Fiddler”

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Bluegrass, New England Country, World Music

When: July 13 | 1:45pm-3:15pm

Where: The Delta Airlines Main Stage

Dick Solberg, aka the Sun Mountain Fiddler, has been playing music and entertaining audiences for almost 40 years. He has traveled the world and played every venue imaginable, from college …see full write-up.

Rockwood Ferry Trio

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Progressive Folk

July 14 | 11:25am-12:55pm

Where: Gazebo Stage

Music from the ground, for the heart – Rockwood Ferry features the original songs of artist Tenzin Chopak (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano) expressed through an ensemble of some of the …see full write-up.

The Bill Tiberio Band

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Contemporary Jazz, Original Jazz

When: July 13 | 11:20am-1:00pm

Where: The Delta Airlines Main Stage

In addition to being an accomplished and versatile saxophonist and woodwind player, Bill Tiberio is a music educator. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of public …see full write-up.

The Grace Stumberg Band

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Indie Rock

When: July 13 | 2:15pm-3:30pm

Where: Gazebo Stage

Grace Stumberg is a creator of friendly original music that grabs the ears of any listener. Singing Buffalo’s “Good Feet” jingle and opening for bands such as Rusted Root, Hawksley …see full write-up.

Genesee Johnny and The River Rats

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Blues

When: July 13 | 11:00am-12:40pm

Where: Avery Mall

Johnny is John Robert Sacheli (The Spirit of Ontario, Landmark, Good E'Nuff, Devall Music, and Crystalson). In January of 2013 Genesee Johnny began performing as an acoustic blues duo with …see full write-up.

MoChester

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Pop Rock

When: July 13 | 12:15pm-1:45pm

Where: Gazebo Stage

MoChester is a 4-piece pop-rock driven band from Rochester, NY. The band's name is actually a fusion of the city it started in and Motown, one of its original influences. …see full write-up.

Bendix

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Alternative Indie Rock

July 14 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Where: The Delta Airlines Main Stage

Bendix is a 5 piece indie/alternative band from Newark, New York, consisting of vocalist Michael Gonzalez-Kelly, guitarist and background vocalist Michael Fedczuk, bass player Matthew Fedczuk, keyboardist Jimmy Hartmann, and …see full write-up.

Mikaela Davis

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Indie Harpist

When: July 13 | 3:00pm-4:40pm

Where: Avery Mall

Mikaela Davis is an indie harpist/singer-songwriter from Rochester, New York joined by Alex Coté on drums and percussion, and Cian McCarthy on guitar and sitar. Mikaela's music has been described …see full write-up.

The Lake Effect

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Do Wop Group, Harmonious A Cappella

When: July 13 | 10:30am-12:10pm

Where: 27 Atkinson St

The Lake Effect is Buffalo's own a capella rock and roll band! They perform classic doo-wop, classic rock, blues, jazz, pop, contemporary and original music, all with NO instruments! TLE …see full write-up.

Stevie Fleck

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Pop, Rock

When: July 13 | 12:30pm-2:10pm

Where: 27 Atkinson St

Stevie is an 18 year old acoustic and electric guitarist, singer songwriter, harmonica player, and trombonist. His band, The Brass Monkeez, is the only band to win the Music Is …see full write-up.

Teagan Ward

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Folk, Original Pop

When: July 13 | 2:40pm-4:00pm

Where: 27 Atkinson St

Those familiar to Rochester’s Music may very well have heard the name Teagan Ward. In the August of 2006 issue of City Newspaper she was identified as one of six …see full write-up.

The LP’s

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Classic Rock

July 14 | 1:25pm-2:55pm

Where: Gazebo Stage

The LP’s are a relatively new band to the Rochester area, despite being comprised of five of the most seasoned and respected musicians in upstate NY. They draw from a …see full write-up.

The Buskers

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Folk, Original Roots

July 14 | 10:45am-12:15pm

Where: Avery Mall

THE BUSKERS. This acoustic original roots, americana and folk trio features a jazz-tinged sound that digs deep into the roots of American popular music. The band includes Kathy Sommer (Zimpfer) on …see full write-up.

The Crawdiddies

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Roots Americana

July 14 | 12:40pm-2:20pm

Where: Avery Mall

Drawing from the same Mississippi roots that have become the source of many American classics, The Crawdiddies offer up a unique gumbo served up on a washboard! They draw from …see full write-up.

Peg Dolan and Wingin It

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Irish

July 14 | 2:35pm-4:15pm

Where: Avery Mall

The trio, “Wingin’ It” is a spinoff group of the formerly popular Rochester Irish band, “The Wild Geese.” Two former members, Peg Dolan and Kevin Reynolds, joined forces with fiddler, …see full write-up.

Charles Jaffe and Connie Deming

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues Piano Master, Louisiana Jazz

July 14 | 10:30am-12:10pm

Where: 27 Atkinson St

Charles Jaffe has performed and recorded piano with fine musical groups from Boston to San Francisco and Rochester New York. This would include eight years with the legendary Colorblind James …see full write-up.

Brian Ayers, Alysia Groth, and Greg Gefell

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Country, Original Pop

July 14 | 12:25pm-2:05pm

Where: 27 Atkinson St

Alysia Groth most recently celebrated the release of her acoustic-pop debut album, "Lined With Silver".  She performs regularly with the Alysia Groth Band and appears with various acoustic-based acts.  Brian …see full write-up.

J.B. and Company

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Country, Original Country

July 14 | 1:00pm-2:30pm

Where: The Delta Airlines Main Stage

There have been many members of “the company” over the years, and more music stashed away on old set lists than you’ll find on most country jukeboxes. John Braun, “JB,” …see full write-up.

Matthew Parris

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Original Jazz, R&B

When: July 13 | 10:45am-11:45am

Where: Gazebo Stage

Matthew Parris is a freshman majoring in music education and performance at Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, New York. He has played the drums since age 3 and the …see full write-up.

Dave Pronko

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Country, Original Country

July 14 | 2:20pm-4:00pm

Where: 27 Atkinson St

Growing up on a farm in central New York, Dave Pronko has lived the life of a country singer from the time he was a boy. You could say traditional …see full write-up.