The 2016 Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment Schedule

Welcome to The 48th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment page.

This years Festival will feature 15 hours of live music presented on four stages. We’ll be offering a wide variety of local, regional, national, and international music acts. There will be 28 live performances so there will be something for all to enjoy.

Make plans to enjoy great music, food, wine and beer. See you at Corn Hill!

View entertainment schedules for Saturday | Sunday


Saturday July 9, 2016

 

The Valley Cadillac Main Stage at The Food Court

10:00-10:20 – RAC for Women Zumba Demonstration

11:30-1:10Grand Canyon Rescue Episode (Acoustic Electric Americana)

1:50-3:30Top Knotch (Jazz)

4:10-5:50Todd East – Tribute to Stevie Wonder (Classic Pop)

The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

11:45-1:20The Cool Club Featuring The Lipker Sisters (Classic Swing)

2:00-3:40Violet Mary (Original Rock)

4:20-6:00The Chinchillas (Original Americana Rock)

The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

10:45-11:30Rochester Rhapsody Chorus (Women’s a cappella chorus)

12:15-1:55Cincopation (Jazz)

2:40-3:55The Flipside – Emerging Artist (Original Rock Band from Brockport High School)

4:30-6:00RED, FRED, and WEEMS (Acoustic Blues)

Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

11:00-12:30Frank Herkimer (Pop Standards)

1:00-2:40Hanna PK – Emerging Artist (Blues)

3:15-4:55Gil Rene (Original Folk/Americana/Pop)


Sunday July 10, 2016

The Valley Cadillac Main Stage at The Food Court

10:00-10:20- – RAC for Women Zumba Demonstration

11:00-12:40Miller and Other Sinners (Blues)

1:15-2:45Joe Beard (Blues)

3:20-5:00C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band (Zydeco Blues)

The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

11:20-1:00Stavo – Emerging Artist (Classic Pop and Rock)

1:30-3:00Junkyard Field Trip (Rock ‘n’ Roll)

3:30-5:00King Chro and The Talismen – Emerging Artist (Blues Rock)

The 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

10:45-12:20Kay and Ray – Emerging Artist (Original Folk/Americana)

1:00-2:30East, Richmond, and Cohen (Pop and Classic Rock)

3:10-4:50Hanna and The Blue Hearts (Blues)

Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

10:30-12:00Fred Vine (Blues/Jazz)

12:30-2:00Gil Rene (Rock/Americana)

2:30-4:10Kennedy Jason – Emerging Artist (Folk)



Miller and The Other Sinners

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Funk, Gospel, Original Americana, R&B, Soul

July 9 | 3:20pm–5:00pm

Where:

Miller and The Other Sinners is a nationally touring Southern Soul band from Buffalo, NY, bringing a blend of gut bucket delta grit, memphis soul, gospel spirit and funky rhythm …see full write-up.

Prime Time Funk with special guest Todd East

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Funk, Jazz, R&B, Soul

When: July 8 | 4:20pm–6:00pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

Prime Time Funk is a 10-piece powerhouse of passionate musicians from Western NY who write, arrange and perform a world-class combination of funk, jazz and R&B that’s hard to categorize …see full write-up.

Starling

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Alternative Indie Rock, Folk, Original Progressive Folk, World Music

July 9 | 3:40pm–4:40pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Fear is meant to be conquered. In her lyrics "My soul's wide open, you can walk right in" Starling invites you on an internal journey, exposing her emotional landscape, alluring …see full write-up.

Todd East’s Billy Joel Tribute Show

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Pop

July 9 | 1:20pm–2:50pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

Todd East has been performing the music of Billy Joel for well over 30 years.   You can literally hear a lot of the undertones of Joel's piano styles at a …see full write-up.

Los Blancos

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Country, Funk, Original Americana, Original Country, Rockin Blues, Soul, Zydeco

When: July 8 | 4:30pm–6:00pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

Los Blancos rips through Blues, Soul, Rockin' Zydeco, Latin, Outlaw Country, Heavy-One Funk, Folk, and a bottomless bag of tricks that's always sure to get the party started. Over more …see full write-up.

Sam Nitsch

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Alternative Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Original Progressive Folk

July 9 | 1:30pm–3:00pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Sam Nitsch is one of the most unique performers and songwriters in the Rochester area. His intense shows include ukulele, guitar, piano, synthesizer, and vocals woven together into a distinct …see full write-up.

The CHAF Jazz Trio Surprise

Genre(s): Jazz, Original Jazz

When: July 8 | 4:25pm–5:50pm

July 9 | 11:10am–12:40pm

Where: Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street, The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

The Corn Hill Jazz Trio Surprise is going to be a welcomed addition to our interesting musical line up this year.  This band is made up of three world class …see full write-up.

Robert “Freight Train” Parker

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Classic Blues, Rockin Blues, Roots Americana

July 9 | 1:05pm–2:35pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

Freightrain is led by bassist Robert "Freightrain" Parker, who has made a name for himself over the years touring internationally with many big names in the blues world including Rock …see full write-up.

The Occasional Saints

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Louisiana Jazz, Roots Americana, World Music

July 9 | 11:00am–12:30pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

“It's a sound of big ease, of Louisiana bump and sparkle with dashes of jazz and pop mirth. It's beautiful; it's sanctified. But [P. V. Nunes, lead vocalist, songwriter and a saint, he ain’t…Bad things that sound pretty darn good. “- so says Frank De Blase of City Newspaper.

Joining Nunes are music veterans Carmen Verzillo on lead guitar, Michael Verzillo on drums, Ernest Santoro on electric bass guitar, Rick McRae on trombone, and Jerry Laufer on blues harp.

Nunes’ hands dance effortlessly up and down the 88’s in a powerful polydactyl boogie…. [But the Saints] don’t show off.…[Nunes] nurses a narrative full of New Orleans nectar from the piano like a less sardonic Randy Newman or Tom Waits on a chocolate milk bender. He sings matter-of-factly and prefers to showcase the band than to be considered the front man. He lets the songs speak for themselves. And though they possess their own individual tales, there is a common thread throughout.

“I want folks to have a good time,” Nunes says. “I want to bring something positive to the party. I try not to write dark songs. There are many gifted songwriters and performers who can go to the dark edges. I choose not to. Other folks can cover that territory; it’s just not me.”“] …see full write-up.

The Walter Chatman Experience

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Funk, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Soul

When: July 9 | 1:50pm–3:00pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

The Walter Chatman Experience is a band that delivers a passionate and eclectic style of music. The Walter Chatman Experience was formed in 2011 by master guitar player Walter Chatman. …see full write-up.

Kinloch Nelson

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Classical, Folk, Roots Americana

July 9 | 12:30pm–2:00pm

Where: Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

Kinloch Nelson's 45-year career has run the gamut from solo classical recitals and folk concerts to club and festival dates playing Country, Jazz, Rock, Rockabilly, and R & B.  His …see full write-up.

Castle Creek

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Folk, Rockin Blues, Soul

When: July 8 | 2:00pm–3:40pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

Castle Creek is comprised of front woman Kim Monroe and a changing cast of musicians as small as an acoustic duo or as large as a six piece band. With …see full write-up.

Soul Passenger

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Pop, Classic Rock, Original Pop Rock

When: July 8 | 11:45am–1:20pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

Moving seamlessly between its own material and that of the masters that came before, the veteran musicians in Soul Passenger own whatever song they play. When they do cover other's …see full write-up.

The Davines

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Blues, Jazz

July 9 | 10:30am–12:00pm

Where: Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

There is nothing like the musical synergy of a father and son duet. Fred and Alex Vine have been developing their unique sound since Alex was a young child. Americana …see full write-up.

The Mighty High and Dry

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

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

July 9 | 3:30pm–5:00pm

Where: The Labatt’s Blue Light Gazebo Stage

The Mighty High & Dry pumps out big-hearted American Rock ‘n ‘ Soul, employing a healer’s touch, a bartender’s wit and a lover’s kiss to the beat of the times. …see full write-up.

Lyin Eyes

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Pop, Classic Rock

When: July 8 | 11:30am–1:10pm

Where: The SBH Main Stage at The Food Court

Lyin Eyes is a seriously fun Eagles tribute band that features some of the best musicians in this area.    They are throwing their flannel away and featuring numerous memorable …see full write-up.

Our Own Worst Enemy

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Country, Original Americana, Original Progressive Folk, Roots Americana

When: July 8 | 3:45pm–5:25pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Our Own Worst Enemy, once called Rochester’s newest, oldest band, is made up of veterans from the Rochester Music Scene. Steve Lyons (Guitar, Vocals) ,Don Christiano (Guitar, vocals), Mike Tutino …see full write-up.

The Jane Mutiny

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Americana, Blues, Classic Pop, Classic Blues, Classic Rock

July 9 | 11:20am–12:55pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

The Jane Mutiny, like all mutineers, does not respect authority. The band is known for daring arrangements of great songs from all genres. TJM has been known to commandeer songs …see full write-up.

Ray Paul

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

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

When: July 8 | 12:15pm–1:35pm

Where: Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

From his roots growing up in Rochester, NY, Ray Paul learned how to harmonize at a very early age. He listening to the Everly Brothers and was heavily influenced by the …see full write-up.

Into The Mind

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Jazz, Rock and Roll, Rock

When: July 8 | 12:00pm–1:00pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

Into the Mind is a multi-genre trio ranging from hard rock, to progressive rock with hints of jazz. The Rochester-based group is made up of guitarist/singer/keyboardist Rob Varon, who attends …see full write-up.

Fatima Razic

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

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

When: July 8 | 10:15am–11:45am

Where: Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

Fatima is an infectious singer, songwriter, looping artist, beatboxer and piano player. Her ability to draw you in and move your soul with stories is rivaled only by emotional delivery …see full write-up.

Todd East and Jimmy Richmond

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Classic Pop, Classic Rock, Funk, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock and Roll

When: July 8 | 2:10pm–3:30pm

Where: Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

Jimmy Richmond and Todd East are two of the most popular musicians to come out of this area.  Richmond is a outstanding saxophonist and plays several other instruments fluently.   …see full write-up.

Mike and Mel Muscarella

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

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

When: July 8 | 10:25am–11:25am

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

For Mike and Mel Muscarella, music is at the core. The Muscarellas met and began their musical friendship fifteen years ago when they joined a local Christian band called Theophilus. …see full write-up.

Dick Tosti

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

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

July 9 | 2:30pm–4:00pm

Where: Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street

Dick Tosti, veteran guitarist and singer, has been performing at concerts, restaurants, weddings, private parties, and senior homes for well over the last forty years.  Among his many accomplishments, he …see full write-up.

David Miller unplugged

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Genre(s): Blues, Funk, Gospel, Original Americana, Original Roots, Rockin Blues

When: July 8 | 1:30pm–3:00pm

Where: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage

"This makes it two in a row for David Michael Miller. His Poisons Sipped was one of last year’s surprise albums, introducing us to a songwriter, guitarist, and singer who …see full write-up.