A Weekend Full of Entertainment!

We look forward to the talented musicians performing on July 8 and 9, 2023! Join us and enjoy FREE live entertainment from our four stages.

Jenn Cristy Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Saturday, July 8

IDE Family of DealershipsThe Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

10:30am – 11:45am | Some Ska Band

12:15pm – 1:45 | Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters
Original and Classic Jump Jazz, Boogie Woogie Blues

2:15pm – 3:55pm | B.B. Dang
High Energy Top 100 Hits

4:25pm – 6:00pm – The Sideways
Original Pop, Soul and Funk

Labatt Blue LightThe Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

11:00am – 12:30pm | Jeff Riales and The Silvertone Express
Original Americana

1:00pm – 2:30pm | Blu
Original and Classic Pop, Rock

2:50pm – 3:50pm | Todd East and Noe Socha Duo
Pop, Jazz, Blues and Americana

4:20pm – 6:00pm | River Lynch and The Spiritmakers
Original Rock

Sunday, July 9

IDE Family of Dealerships

The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

11:00am – 12:40pm | Teagan and The Tweeds
Original Blues, Country and Folk

1:10pm – 2:50pm | Jenn Cristy Band
Original and Classic Pop, Rock

3:20pm – 5:00pm | Tribute to Dave Riccioni
Classic Blues and Rock-A-Billy

Labatt Blue Light

The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

10:50am – 12:30pm | Todd East and Noe Socha Band
Pop, Jazz and Blues

1:00pm – 2:40pm | The Mighty High and Dry
Original Americana Rock and Soul

3:10pm – 4:55pm | Bellwether Breaks
Retro and Original Rock and Soul

List of Entertainers

Jenn Cristy Band

Jenn ChristyThe 2023 Corn Hill Arts Festival is honored to present Jenn Cristy Band as our featured entertainment artist this year.

Now with six solo albums, Jenn began her career with John Mellencamp, meeting the Hoosier rocker in Bloomington, Indiana, where she was in the midst of an all-American swimming career at Indiana University. During her stint with Mellencamp’s band she proved her versatility, playing flute, piano, percussion, organ, and violin in addition to singing. When she embarked on her solo career in 2003, she wanted to create a sound that both honored all of her varied influences – from Ben Folds to Pink and Bruce Hornsby to Queen – while creating something decidedly original.

It is clear that her music has found a hungry audience. Cristy has played around the country, sharing the stage with a veritable who’s-who of artists – Kelly Clarkson, Bob Seger, Pentatonix, Paramore, Shawn Mullins, John Eddie, Bree Sharp, Jeffery Gaines, and Michael Gabliki (Rusted Root) –or dominating it herself. Her songs have earned praise everywhere from blogs and small-town newspapers to The New York Times. The piano-driven rock is a platform for lyrics that encompass everything from matters of the heart to politics to straight-ahead fun…or murder. In Cristy’s world, every story has a melody.


  • Sunday, July 9 • 1:10pm – 2:50pm • The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

GENRE: Original and Classic Pop, Rock

WEBSITE: http://www.jenncristy.com/

Todd East and Noe Socha

Todd East and Noe Socha are both revered as world class, journeyman musicians reuniting for two performances at this years 2023 Corn Hill Arts Festival since their first appearance in 2018.

Noe SochaNoé Socha is a Brooklyn-based guitar and harmonica player originally from the small town of Carpi, Italy. He is influenced by folk artists such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Delta blues musicians such as Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin’ Hopkins plus a hint of Hendrix-esque flavor. Noé has created his own signature sound, pairing fiery guitar technique with virtuosic harmonica playing.​ After winning several awards at Berklee College of Music including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to the college’s top student, Noé has had the great honor of touring, performing, and recording with artists such as Nona Hendrix (Labelle), Vernon Reid (Living Color), and GRAMMY Award-Winners, Javier Limón and Paula Cole. Noe Socha continues to be one of the hardest working musicians on the New York City nightclub scene and can be seen performing five or even sometimes six nights a week in different venues across The Big Apple.

Todd EastTodd East has created a stellar career and is highly recognized in the music industry. Blind since birth, he began playing piano and singing at the age of three and initiated his professional career at the age of 15. After high school, this native of Marion, NY, continued his education, graduating from Nazareth College with degrees in Music Education and Music Theory. As a master of the piano, with vocal skills reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Todd is a highly sought after artist. Over the last 40 years, Todd has built a massive fan base in Rochester, NY. He returns from his home in North Miami, Oklahoma several times a year to perform and record as part of the Rochester music community. Some highlight performances include appearing with world renown conductor, Jeff Tyzik, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Todd has made special appearances at Foxwood’s Casino in Connecticut and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club in Paris, France, with Prime Time Funk. Todd has shared the stage with The Brothers Johnson, Chubby Checker, Dave Koz, Joe Sample, Larry Carlton, and Blues artist, Sherman Robertson. Todd East is scheduled to release his first solo recording in the spring of 2024.


  • Saturday, July 8 • 2:50pm – 3:50pm • The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage
  • Sunday, July 9 • 10:50am – 12:30pm • The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

GENRE: Pop, Jazz and Blues

WEBSITE: https://www.noemusic.net/, https://www.toddeastmusic.com/

River Lynch and The Spiritmakers

River Lynch and The SpiritmakersThere is an underlying theme in the songs of singer/songwriter River Lynch…stay true to yourself and be whoever you wish to be.  Since 2016, River Lynch and The Spiritmakers have been performing their own genuine style of bluesy, hook-filled, vintage influenced rock ‘n’ roll all across New York, the East Coast and Canada.  With comparisons to artists such as Tom Petty, Ryan Adams and CCR, they have been described by Buffablog.com as “a call to arms to rock revivalists ready to reassert the primacy of rock music”.  The band is River Lynch on vocals & guitar, Schuyler Skuse on bass, Alex Coté on lead guitar, Zach Koch on drums and Alan Murphy on keys.  They have opened for Three Dog Night, Dave Mason, The Blue Stones, Rusted Root, the Legendary Shack Shakers and Jesse Dayton.


  • Saturday, July 8 • 4:20pm – 6:00pm • The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

GENRE: Original Rock

WEBSITE: https://www.riverlynch.com

B B Dang

B-B-DangBB Dang is a high energy cover band, entertaining audiences at festivals, casinos, private events and bars in Upstate NY. With a diverse set of musical interests, the band’s repertoire consists of hits by Journey, Metallica, Paramore, Dua Lipa, My Chemical Romance, Chris Stapleton and more. Characterized by their solid groove, precise guitar solos, and hard charging vocals, BB Dang is sure to get any audience dancing on their feet. BB Dang is comprised of Isabella Barbagallo (vocals) Reid Burton (vocals, guitar), Matt Edwards (bass), Alex Sherwood (guitar), Mike Valle (drums) and Abby Johnson (keys, vocals).


  • Saturday, July 8 • 2:15pm – 3:55pm • The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

GENRE: High Energy Top 100 Hits

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/bbdangband

Teagan and The Tweeds

teaganIf you’ve yet to experience the soul-grooving, body-moving, spirit-soothing sound of Teagan and the Tweeds, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Don’t let their collegiate-clad name fool you; this band is anything but stodgy and conservative. A six-piece ensemble that includes a Hammond organ and pedal-steel guitar, the Tweeds rock a blues-country-folk vibe that fills a venue like nobody’s business. With their consistently high-energy performances and wide-ranging musical appeal, Teagan and the Tweeds have amassed an impressive following in and around Rochester, attracting new admirers at every show.

They offer a remarkable array of originals and pay due homage to greats like Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder in a well-handled selection of crowd-pleasing covers. With almost 90 years of collective musical experience among them, including two classically trained members, this band is the real deal.


  • Sunday, July 9 • 11:00am – 12:40pm • The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

GENRE: Original Blues, Country and Folk

WEBSITE: http://www.teaganandthetweeds.com/

Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters


Down Home Chic – big city style with small town charm.

The Cool Club and The Lipker Sisters are an intoxicating blend of intricate harmonies with the sophistication of jazz, the soul of r&b mixed with Latin and good old rock and roll. They bring their unique style to everything they do, be it the Great American Songbook, an r&b classic or one of their infectious originals, never forgetting ….”It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”.


  • Saturday, July 8 • 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm • The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

GENRE: Original and Classic Jump Jazz, Boogie Woogie Blues

WEBSITE: https://www.coolclubandlipkersisters.com

Jeff Riales and The Silvertone Express

Jeff Riales and The Express

Jeff Riales, a Memphis born and raised singer/songwriter, lives in New York and currently has released four albums. His latest album, “Mama Waved at Elvis”, was released in 2022 and is being played worldwide to positive reviews. His 2008 release, “The Ticket”, was named Rochester’s Local Album of the Year. Jeff has opened as a solo act for national acts including John Hiatt, Delbert McClinton, Chris Smither and folk icon Eric Andersen. Jeff is the songwriter and lead singer for his band, The Silvertone Express, and plays acoustic guitar. Local music critic Jeff Spevak considers Jeff the best songwriter in Rochester…”suggesting that someone is the best songwriter in town depends on what you’re looking for in a song. In listening to ‘Mama Waved at Elvis,’ I think he’s the best we have.”

The Silvertone Express band consists of four other fantastic local musicians. Joe Grillo (drums) was the house drummer for the Flipside Open Mic (originally started by Jeff and his singer/songwriter friend, Jed Curran) and has performed with other bands in the area. Bruce Diamond (fiddle, mandolin, bass, backup vocals) performs with a variety of touring bands and is considered a master at his craft. Dana Fine (bass, backup vocals) has been writing, recording and performing original and traditional bluegrass and folk music locally and in other venues (including Ohio), frequently accompanied by his wife, Ruth. Dana has a powerful voice and is equally skilled at lead and backup vocals for the band. Mike Wittek (lead electric guitar, mandolin) has performed over the years with several bands, including HuNu. Mike’s Americana playing style and solid backup vocals are the perfect complement to Jeff’s original songs.

The Silvertone Express has performed at a variety of venues across the region.


  • Saturday, July 8 • 11:00am – 12:30pm • The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

GENRE: Original Americana

WEBSITE: https://jeffriales.com/

Bellwether Breaks


Bellwether Breaks has a groove so irresistible it won’t let you walk out the door. This new band draws its life blood from slinky 60s Soul and early Rock n Roll, with a smattering of angular 90s grit. Their songs are fun and familiar yet unpredictable, like a confident lover with an acceptable number of red flags.

“You can see it and feel it…they just lean in and let the groove do its thing.” says Frank DeBlase, music writer for Rochester, NY’s City newspaper.

Elyse, Pete, Eugene, Chris, and Dave happily call Rochester their home, where they were forged in the fires of the vibrant local scene, the Eastman School of Music, and just plain honest living. With hints of Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Angel Olsen, and even Weezer, Bellwether Breaks puts a modern spin on retro nostalgia with their seriously catchy sound.


  • Sunday, July 9 • 3:10pm – 4:55pm • The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

GENRE: Retro and Original Rock and Soul

WEBSITE: https://www.bellwetherbreaks.com

The Sideways

Sideways photo

“The Sideways is the brainchild of Keyboardist and Vocalist Joey Stehle. Deep disco grooves, soaring horns, dynamic vocals and heartfelt lyrics all combine with dashes of pop, funk and soul into an irresistible sound that gets your feet moving and demands your attention.”


  • Saturday, July 8 • 4:25 pm – 6:00 pm • The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

GENRE: Original Pop, Soul and Funk

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/thesidewaysband/

The Mighty High and Dry

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MHD paints life’s adventure as an ever-unfolding mirror
Which hangs over altar with full bar

The Mighty High & Dry pumps out big-hearted American Rock ‘n Soul, employing a healer’s touch and a lover’s kiss to the other cheek. Since 2011, singer Alan Murphy has been channeling his writing efforts into MHD along with bassist Kyle Vock.  In 2019, they recorded live performances in their hometown of Rochester, NY, and are releasing a double vinyl album of those performances in May, 2023.  This is their fourth album, entitled, LIVE. WILD. LOVE.

MHD currently performs with a 6-piece lineup.  Since 2022, Alex Cote (who drummed with MHD since 2016) and Sean Brabant have been the guitar section of the band, freeing Murphy to switch back and forth between guitar and keyboards.  Matt Bevan-Perkins has assumed the drum throne, and has a partner in rhythm with vocalist Vanessa Mangione contributing tambourine.  All members of The Mighty High & Dry contribute their original songs to the band, and MHD shows are marked by an ongoing rotation of lead and background vocals.


  • Sunday, July 8 • 1:00 pm – 2:40 pm • The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage

GENRE:Original Americana Rock and Soul

WEBSITE: https://www.themightyhighanddry.com


blu photoBlü is comprised of Mike Pallini / Vocal, Mark Balestra / Guitar, Mark Terranova / Bass, Dave Cohen / Drums, and Casey Filiaci on keys. The name – “Blü”

These veterans of hundreds of recording sessions, bands, musical theatre pits, and of every kind of music imaginable have come together to play for you. The band plays very cool music from the 70’s to the present – Imagine, if you will, taking music from artists such as like Steely Dan, Toto, Michael McDonald, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison, Gino Vannelli, Paul Simon, Steve Miller, Blood Sweat & Tears, etc., and injecting them with a steroid concoction of jazz, rock, blues and funk and having it being played by five of this area’s most talented players ….. you are just beginning to get the idea of what Blü is all about. The music is performed with uncompromising tightness, and musicianship, but mostly evocative and passionate. Each player is often individually featured, and combined with Mike Pallini’s smooth and tasteful vocals, an exciting new sound is readily apparent. Blü may be a color and it may be a feeling but most of all Blü is a musical experience that should NOT be missed!!!


  • Saturday, July 8 • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm • The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

GENRE: Original and Classic Pop, Rock

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/blugroup/

Musical Tribute to Dave Riccioni

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David Riccioni was beloved by the Rochester music community, fans and musicians a like. Riccioni passed away after a long and valiant fight with brain cancer in March 2022. The only thing that shined more than his guitar skills and soulful baritone vocals was his warm and friendly personality that blossomed into countless friendships with so many of us. Riccioni’s band credits include The Stoval Brown Band, The Enerjets, The Untouchables, Friday night happy hour shows with Billy Joe, over 10 years with Rochester blues legends Marshal James and The Nightstalkers, and his own dynamic trio, Dave Riccioni and The Blue Cats

This performance will be all about the music that Dave Riccioni loved to perform and will reunite a rich and talented line up of well know and successful musicians from Rochester and beyond that performed with Dave over his long and stellar career.

Special thanks to master Hammond B-3 organ guru, Steve McNally and Bearland Recording of Cohocton,New York for helping to produce this one time event.


  • Sunday, July 9 • 3:20 pm – 5:00 pm • The Ide Family of Dealerships Main Stage

GENRE: Classic Blues and Rock-A-Billy

Some Ska Band

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Some time in October, 2011, five scrappy musicians formed a band with one simple dream. To pull off the biggest diamond heist the world had ever seen. In the process they discovered a shared love of Ska music. The band started covering early 60’s classics as well as 2Tone and Third Wave tunes before writing their own original songs in a contemporary Ska style. Soon the band was playing gigs across the region and opening for bands like The Pietasters, Pilfers and Bim Skala Bim. In 2018 the band released a self-titled, 9-track CD and in 2021 they performed at the Supernova International Ska Festival.

Over the years, new musicians joined and others moved on, but the band has remained true to its upbeat Ska roots.. In 2020, Tricia Lynn-Gonzalez, safe-cracker and lead singer with the legendary 90s band The Miggedys, joined the crew. .Today Some Ska Band is a tight, 9-piece outfit, and while they have yet to pull off that heist, they’re keeping busy with packing dance floors and recording your new favorite songs.


  • Saturday, July 8 • 10:30 am – 11:45 am • The Labatt Blue Light Gazebo Stage


WEBSITE: https://www.someskaband.com/