Stamford Porchfest

Front Porches along Main Street, Stamford, NY

Excitement is high about Stamford’s second Porchfest.  Last year’s event was such a success, with generous residents and businesses hosting local musicians on their front porches and stoops, that nearly twice the number of musicians have applied to perform this year.  The town of Stamford, NY will be filled with music end to end along Main Street (Rte. 23).    Since 2007, Porchfests have been hosted by communities all over North America. The event brings local musicians and neighbors together for a day of musical celebration and community. Porchfest is a great festival of town spirit and camaraderie, as friends,…

Free

Akropolis Reed Quintet performs Jazz Influenced Classical Chamber Music

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

Celebrating its 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…

$25.00

Double Bill: Brasskill and Rose & the Bros

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

As part of the Mom McGrail Memorial Run and and the Stamford Block Party, the Roxbury Arts Group is presenting two bands that are ready to get you up and dancing! Brasskill, a lively 14-piece party brass band known for getting people out on the dance floor, will bring funky decibels to Veteran's Memorial Park. Brasskill’s high-energy live performances feature a driving percussion section, shiny, melodic horns, innovative band choreography, and the finest thrift store sparkly attire that one can find.  The band’s wide-ranging repertoire includes music from the New Orleans second line tradition, punk and pop covers, international grooves, as…

Free

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…

Free

Roxbury Community Picnic

Kirkside Park Roxbury, NY

With the end of summer in sight, celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Kirkside Park at the annual Roxbury Community Potluck celebration! Beginning at 6:00 pm, attendees are invited to bring a dish to share. Please provide a label with ingredients. Guests should also bring their own place setting including a plate, utensils, and drinks. At 6:30 music will kick off with the Mopar Cams and their brand of rockabilly. The Mopar Cams are a three-man wrecking machine that is hellbent on delivering only the finest in rockabilly, these rabble-rousers will have you on your feet and clapping your hands! Evan…

Free

Chinobay in Free Pop-Up, Pre-Concert Appearance

Tops Friendly Market 127 Main Street, Stamford, New York

In a special pre-concert appearance in Stamford, the Roxbury Arts Group partners with Tops Market to present Chinobay for a free pop-up concert in the bread aisle this Friday, September 9 at 5:30 pm! Chinobay 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.” The next evening, Saturday, September 10, Chinobay will perform an exquisite evening of pan-African music with his Afro-Acoustic Trio at the Roxbury Arts Center, 7:30pm. Tickets are available through the Chinobay & The Afro-Acoustic Trio event tab on this…

Free

Chinobay & The Afro-Acoustic Trio

Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY

Chinobay 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 Chinobay’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. Now as a songwriter, Chinobay’s original work brings people’s stories to life to show…

Free – $25.00

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. …

$25.00

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 down home 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: Corner House Band, originating in Boston, Nashville-based George Jackson accompanied by Rachel Baiman, and Julian Pinelli, rooted in southern Appalachian music, performing with Ethan Setiawan and Dan Klingsberg.  The evening comes to a…

$30.00

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…

Free – $22.00

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…

$10.00

Mopar Cams

Roxbury Arts Center 5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury, NY

Dance it out with the Mopar Cams for this special event at the Roxbury Arts Center this Thanksgiving Weekend! This three-man wrecking machine is hellbent on delivering only the finest in authentic rockabilly swing. The Mopar Cams are Park Pawkett, Ned Brower and Ryan Mason with special guest, and Roxbury Arts Group Sound Magician, Joel DeGarmo. This event is open to all. Guests are encouraged to leave a donation at the door to support the Roxbury Arts Group and future events. Light refreshments will be available.