Spencerport Canal Days - July 25 & 26, 2020
10 am - 5 pm each day

Spencerport Canal Days Entertainment Schedule 2019

Be kind to your pets, leave them behind - Sorry! No pets allowed.

Saturday, July 27th
 
Union Street
10:00 - 11:00 Dori's Music Studio - This summer Dori’s Music studio has 42 members in the summer band. The students are learning movie and pop music to play at Canal Days.
11:30 - 1:00 Daniel Bennett Group - New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The band is celebrating the release of their newest album, 'We Are the Orchestra' (Manhattan Daylight Media). Daniel Bennett will be joined by renowned guitarist Nat Janoff and master percussionist Koko Bermejo on drums. The music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and American folk music. The band recently played their album release concerts at the Blue Note (NYC) and Herb Alpert's Vibrato Jazz Club (LA). The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." The trio was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in New York City Hot House Magazine. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of 'Frankenstein' and 'Brave Smiles' at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett currently plays woodwinds in 'Blank! The Musical,' the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a national stage.
1:30 - 3:00 Justin Williams  
3:30 - 5:00 Benjamin Sheridan and The Finer Things - The band is an off-shoot from multiple bands that have been in the Rochester music scene and beyond for some time. Benjamin Sheridan has been a prominent solo artist in the area while Dan Merkey, Jimmy Grillo and Jon Sheffer are all members of the group Big Eyed Phish which has been regionally touring for the past decade. Bringing it all together is Timm Cash, formerly of Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, on lead guitar. The band brings a large variety of influences together to deliver a diverse sound enjoyed by many.
   
Fireman's Field
10:00 - 11:00 Robert Dean Chorale (Formally Spencerport Community Chorus) - is a volunteer chorus of more than forty active members. Rehearsals are held weekly, September through March. There are two concert weekends per year, one in December and one in March. On each concert weekend, we perform on Saturday evening and again on Sunday afternoon. We often welcome guest artists. All singers age sixteen and older are welcome to join.
11:30 - 1:00 Lyin' Eyes  
1:30 - 3:00 Travis Prinzi Band - a unique blend of 70's era rock, folk-rock, and a handful of Irish fiddle tunes that always "wow" an audience
3:30 - 5:00 Allegro - a Rochester, NY based 8-piece party band featuring both male and female lead vocals, a trumpet and saxophone horn section and a rhythm section that will keep you moving all night long. Allegro’s members are experienced, very versatile and have performed for thousands of satisfied customers over the past 20 years. They have a song list that spans many genres of music including current pop, 80’s, funk, classic rock, latin and jazz and their high quality musicianship has earned them a reputation as being one of the top party bands around.
   
 
Sunday, July 28th
 
Union Street
11:30 - 12:30 The Spencerport High School Jazz Ensemble - an award winning band under the direction of Mr. John Viavattine. The band travels annually to various cities around the country to compete in many festivals such as the Heritage Festivals and the Berklee School of Music High School Jazz Festival. The Spencerport High School Jazz Band has performed with such notable artists as Bill Evans, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron, Tom “Bones” Malone, Denis DiBlasio and Randy Brecker to name a few. Throughout the years, the band continues to play at a high level garnering top rated awards. This year the band released a CD.
1:00 - 2:30 Exit 24 - a band that crosses through many decades and styles of fun, funky, classic, hard driving music that, keeps you movin' & groovin’. Influences: Chicago, EW&F, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Chaka Khan, Ides of March, Spiral Staircase, Skynyrd...
3:00 - 4:40 Uptown Groove - A 2-7 piece group that plays a variety of jazz, swing, Motown, R&B, Funk, Rock and Soul, and hails from Rochester. The band performs at venues ranging from restaurants to festivals and from weddings to corporate functions. Each member's musical background is unique, diverse and extensive, enabling the band to seamlessly span musical genres. With broad performance experience both individually and collectively, The Uptown Groove is a polished and professional act.
   
Fireman's Field
10:00 - NOON Greece Jazz Band  
12:30 - 2:30 Johnny Bauer / Band of One - a one-person band that sounds like a five person group. Lead and bass guitar, kick/snare drums, cymbals, harmonica and vocals all performed LIVE (NO looping) by Johnny. Memorable guitar riffs with pounding drums can be heard in original music geared specially for this set-up. Select covers are redone in Band of One style. This show is extremely entertaining and interactive, with plenty of crowd participation. The musical style could be described as the Black Keys meets John Mayer and Keith Urban. Best described as blues/country rock. Both acoustic and electric guitars are used, making this set-up extremely flexible for all size venues and all kinds of events.
3:00 - 5:00 Sirsy - a rock, pop, and soul duo from Upstate NY. They write songs that are chock full of sing along melodies; honest songs with lots of heart and just the right amount of sass. It’s “edgy-feel-good”music. - The Houston Music Blog. The Boston Globe call SIRSY “the little band with the big sound.” And the SXSW Music Blog says “SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, they are a head scratching, WOW!” SIRSY is fronted by charismatic vocalist and drummer Melanie Krahmer who has “one of the most powerful and flexible voices you’ll ever hear" – Times Union. At live shows, Melanie also plays bass on a keyboard with her drumstick & throws in a few mean flute solos too. Guitarist, Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well loved Rickenbacker guitar through a pedal board full of vintage effects. Live, Rich also plays bass on a keyboard with his feet. So, these multi-instrumentalists manage to sound like a full band, despite there being just two of them. Their energetic show often includes stories from the road, laughter, dance parties, and even Rich’s nerdy Star Wars jokes.
 

If interested in applying for our 2020 festival, contact spencerportcanaldays35@gmail.com

Be kind to your pets, leave them behind - Sorry! No pets allowed.

 

For more information contact Ginny Swarthout at Spencerportcanaldays35@gmail.com or 585-352-1350




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