Lakecia Benjamin and Pursuance

Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY

Voted by 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, charismatic and dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of Jazz, HipHop, and Soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax work has shared stages with several legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, and Macy Gray. As the bandleader of Lakecia Benjamin and Soul Squad, she melds the vintage sounds of James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Meters with soaring, dance-floor worthy rhythms. Benjamin’s grooves take the classic vibe to…

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Porchfest

Front Porches along Main Street Stamford, New York

This year’s Porchfest is our second free celebration of music and community by and for residents and local performers and bands.  Porchfests have been popping up independently in communities across the country since its inception in Ithaca in 2007.  Our 2022 Porchfest takes place on this Saturday afternoon along Main Street Stamford.  Some dozen bands and performers are staged on residential and business front porches, filling the air with music and drawing townspeople and visitors to stroll from front yard to front yard, sampling and choosing from diverse musical renderings to enjoy.  Porchfest is a great festival of town spirit…

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Akropolis Reed Quintet performs Jazz Influenced Classical Chamber Music

Old School Baptist Church Intersection of Route 36 & Cartwright Road, Denver, NY

Celebrating their 13th year making music with a “collective voice driven by real excitement and a sense of adventure” (The Wire), Akropolis has “taken the chamber music world by storm” (Fanfare).  As the first reed quintet to grace the Billboard Charts (May 2021), the untamed band of five reed players and entrepreneurs is united by a shared passion: to make music that sparks joy and wonder.  Winner of seven national chamber music prizes including the 2014 Fischoff Gold Medal, Akropolis delivers 120 concerts and educational events each year and has premiered over 130 works.  It is the first ensemble of its kind…

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Rose & The Bros

Veteran's Memorial Park Main Street, Stamford, New York

Rose & The Bros is a powerhouse band specializing in irresistible Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves resonating with sweet vocal harmonies and crooning country roots. With a shared dream to simply have a blast while making people dance without stopping, Rosie Newton, Paul Martin, and Steve Selin set out to collect tunes and the rare ingredients of a no holds barred Zydeco and Cajun dance party.  Once the trio had found their undeniable rhythm section in drummer Greg Evans, bassist Angelo Peters, and rub board/triangle player Sally Freund, Rose & The Bros became a six-piece instant party and the band…

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uncleshake

Veteran's Memorial Park Main Street, Stamford, New York

uncleshake is an acoustic eclectic trio that make themselves happy by playing a style of music they like to call Vaudeville Grunge. Although they refer to their music as non-traditional, their sound is rooted in early century ragtime and the jazz and blues coming out of the era.  Some of their favorite influences include the marvelous Mr. Tom Waits, the uncanny Devil Makes Three and the almighty Squirrel Nut Zippers.  They have released two collections so far and are busy working on a third. In the six years they have been playing, uncleshake has had a varied line up.  Several…

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Kinobe

Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY

Kinobe is a Ugandan musician, educator and creative arts producer whose work has been described as “some of the most exquisite music coming out of Africa today.” Since his youth, he has captivated audiences with world-roots rhythms and melodies that emanate from the diversity of the many traditional instruments he customized to develop his unique sound.  The diverse textures of Kinobe’s music make it soothing, pulsing, meditative, invigorating, and intimate —much of it a mix of original and traditional with global influences—but the sounds are uniquely his. Kinobe’s pan African quartet brings together Cameronian producer and bassist Jonas Yologaza, Nigerian…

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Duo Kayo

Old School Baptist Church Intersection of Route 36 & Cartwright Road, Denver, NY

Duo Kayo packs a punch with cellist Titilayo Ayangade and violist Edwin Kaplan.  With over 15 years of combined professional experience as members of the Thalea and Tesla String Quartets, this new and unusual ensemble is here to make a statement. Passionate about commissioning new works as well as championing the unsung heroes of the classical repertoire, the duo regularly hosts private live streams and performs live across the Northeast corridor.  Praised for their vibrancy and joyful musical expression, duo kayo is a modern ensemble here to be a vehicle for new music and new ways of thinking about music. …

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Fiddlers! 29

Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY

Join the fun for the 29th anniversary of FIDDLERS! When fall is in the air and summer green is changing to red and gold, enjoy the rhythms, rhymes and traditional downhome strains of three award-winning fiddlin’ bands.  This year’s lineup of performers exemplify young professional musicians who champion the subtle historic traditions of Celtic, bluegrass and country and sometimes add a contemporary twist to their styles.  The evening comes to a close with a rousing jam session including all the day’s performers and any audience members who want to join in. 

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Adeem the Artist

Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY

A seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar artist, Adeem Maria began toiling at their instrument in 2002 and used songwriting as a vehicle to process culture shock, their faith, and later their journey through apostasy.  Blending a homegrown affection for Country Music with the emotional ballyhoo of alternative folk in the early aughts, they have created a unique brand of Americana that pays homage to John Prine and John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) in equal parts.  On Cast-Iron Pansexual, they weave a rich tapestry of words with humor and wit; exploring identity across coalescing subcultures. Traveling to Carolina…

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Treehouse Shakers present “Hatched”

Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY

Treehouse Shakers return to Roxbury with Hatched, a performance created for the child in us all.  Treehouse Shakers was named for the wonders of nature, the power of imagination and the excitement of performance art.  The treehouse, like the theater, is a sacred space where imagination is the most potent currency and stories are the roots of the world.  Written and directed by Mara McEwin, Hatched depicts the original performance of a newborn chick emerging from her shell at sunrise to a strange and busy world.  Created for the youngest of audience members --0-6 -- as an introduction into the…