Hot tickets, new shows

05:00 AM, May 03, 2013

John Brown's Body, the Ithaca roots-reggae band, is scheduled for Party in the Park./


Written By Jeff Spevak | Staff music critic

Emphasizing local products — a stage for local bands, local beer, art exhibits and a revolving lineup of gourmet food trucks — the headliners were announced this week for the Windstream Party in the Park at the Rochester Riverside Festival Site, the parking lot at Court Street and Exchange Boulevard.

The event’s headliners, whose shows start at 5 p.m., include blues rockers Blues Traveler, June 6; rock, soul and R&B-infused party band Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, June 13; jam band moe., June 20; alt-metal group Puddle of Mudd, June 27; roots rock act Dawes plays a Fourth of July fireworks and beer garden party; a reggae fest with John Brown’s Body and The Skatalites, July 11; The Celtic rockers Great Big Sea, July 18; blues-rock icon Leon Russell, July 25; Pacific Northwest indie folk-pop band The Head and the Heart, Aug. 1; and singer-songwriter John Hiatt & the Combo, Aug. 8.

Admission remains $2; free for ages 12 and younger. A 10-Week Party Pass is available for $15 and allows admittance to an express entry line.

Tickets, with service charges, go on sale May 10 at ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000. They’ll also be available at the gate. For more, check cityofrochester.gov/pip or call (585) 428-6690.

That big AmericanA Festival of Music show announced last week, making a 5:30 p.m. July 18 stop at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, goes on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham are on the bill. Tickets are $30 for the lawn; $49.50, $59.50 and $79.50 for the pavilion at ticketmaster.com and (800) 745-3000.

Igor & the Red Elvises, a rockabilly, folk and surf band featuring the Russian immigrant Igor Yuzov, plays a 7 p.m. Monday concert at the Palmyra VFW, east of the village of Palmyra on Route 31.

The show is a fundraiser for the Palmyra Pirate Weekend in August, and opens with the jazz big band The Kids in the Band Hall. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door at (585) 368-8081, or check eriecanalpirates.com.

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey plays the wandering Smith Club Series at 8 p.m. Saturday. This one’s at the new Lacey Magruder Vineyard and Winery, 462 Armstrong Road, Geneva. Tickets ($15) are available at thesmith.org and (315) 781-5483.

The Dady Brothers play a 3 p.m Sunday show at Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Ave. Tickets to the show, a benefit the hospice Aurora House, are $15 and available at (585) 743-1168 and at the door. Check aurorahousewmc.com.

Zen cowboy Chuck Pyle plays at 8 p.m. Saturday at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Road, Greece. Admission is $20 in advance; $23 at the door. Call (585) 328-3103 or check heartlandconcerts.org.

It you were intrigued by a story last month in the Democrat and Chronicle about the Craighead-Saunders pipe organ in Christ Church, 141 East Ave., here’s a good chance to see it in action. Michel Bouvard, organist at the Chapel of Versailles and the Basilica of St. Sernin in Toulouse, and a professor at the Paris Conservatoire, plays the monstrous thing at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.