Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday, June 8: Balloonfest starts today

Balloons at Jamesville in 2009 (Photo: Mike Greenlar / The Post Standard)
Another staple of pre-summer, the Jamesville Balloonfest kicks off today at 4 p.m. at Jamesville Beach State Park (4110 W Shore Manor Rd.,Jamesville). The event, which runs through Sunday, features balloons from all over the country, crafts, food, and of course, great live music. Today's lineup includes Victus (6 p.m.). Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute - 7:15 p.m., and Electric Chick Magnets (9 p.m.). Admission is $10 at the gate. 

Polish Festival
The 58th Polish Festival also starts today. The festival, which kicks off at 4 p.m. in Clinton Square, runs through Sunday. Click here for the daily entertainment schedule. Admission is free.

Also tonight
  • Badfinger at Vernon Downs (4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon), 8 p.m. - $15.
  •  Lindsey Buckingham at the State Theatre (107 W. State St., Ithaca), 8:30 p.m. - $29.50, $36.50.
  • Clocktower and Silversyde with Enemy Down at the Capitol Theatre (220 W. Dominick St., Rome), 7 p.m. - $15 at the door.
  • Dave Matthews Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs), 7 p.m. - $40.50 lawn, $75 reserved.
  • The Genesee Three as part of benefit for People for Animal Rights at Sparky Town (324 Burnet Ave.), 7 p.m. - Donations please.
  • Dusty Pascal at Eve Galleria (6356 Collamer Road, East Syracuse), 7:30 p.m. - $10.
  • Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys at the Kirkland Art Center Coffeehouse (620 Market St., Kirkland), 8 p.m. - $15. (425)
  • Dillon Francis with Anon and Pyro, Synchronice, and Chemicals of Creation at the Westcott Theater, (524 Westcott St.), 8 p.m. - $25 at the door.
At the clubs
  • 3’s a Crowd at Auburn Ale House (288 W. Genesee St., Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • Dave Ball at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 6 p.m.
  • Tommy Barr at Bluewater Grill (11 Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • Better Than Bowling at Asil’s Pub (220 Chapel Drive, Fairmount), 9 p.m.
  • Brian Hurry and Friends at Fusion Backstage Lounge (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Denn Bunger at Panini’s Green Lakes Golf Course (Route 5, Fayetteville), 5:30 p.m.
  • Chris Terra Band at Woody’s Jerkwater Pub and Grub (2803 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 6 p.m.
  • Michael Crissan at Aquino’s (910 Floyd Ave., Rome), 6 p.m.
  • Dropouts at LWB’s Camillus Grill (72 Main St., Camillus), 8:30 p.m.
  • Easy Ramblers at Creekside Books and Coffee (35 Fennell St., Skaneateles), 7:30 p.m.
  • Fate at Buffalo’s (2119 Downer Street Road, Baldwinsville), 8 p.m.
  • Frenay and Lenin at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (2721 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 8:30 p.m.
  • Grind Unplugged with Elove at Bombadil’s (575 Main St., Phoenix), 6 p.m.
  • Dave Hawthorn at Betty Blue (1 W. Cayuga St., Moravia), 9 p.m.
  • Hendry at Old City Hall (159 Water St., Oswego), 10 p.m.
  • Isreal Hagan and Stroke at Francesca’s Cucina (541 N. Salina St.)
  • JD and Rollin’ South at Redwood Bar and Grill (249 Genesee St., Chittenango), 9 p.m.
  • Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Ramsay at Café at 407 (407 Tulip St., Liverpool), 7 p.m.
  • Just a Memory at Big Papa’s Riverside Tavern (501 County Route 12, Pennellville), 9 p.m.
  • Just Joe at Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park St., Sylvan Beach), 7 p.m.
  • Letizia and the Z Band at MJ’s Chill ‘N Grill (8201 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9 p.m.
  • Lisa Lee Trio at Village Tavern (6 E. Main St., Marcellus), 7:30 p.m.
  • Magical Mystery Tour at Gary’s Sports Bar (111 E. Bridge St.), 10 p.m.
  • Mike McKay Band at Sharkey’s Eclectic Sports Lounge (7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 6 p.m.
  • Kevin Minnoe at Gino and Joe’s Italian Eatery (217 Grant Ave., Auburn), 6 p.m.
  • Kim Monroe and Chris Eves at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 5:30 p.m.
  • Morris and the Hepcats at JP’s Tavern (109 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville), 7 p.m.
  • One Step From Falling at Fusion, 3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Paul Fey and Friends at Brae Loch Inn, 5 Albany St., Cazenovia), 7 p.m.
  • Raised On Radio at Wolffy’s Grill and Marina, 2943 Lower Lake Road, Seneca Falls), 5 p.m.
  • Reckless Drivin’ at Lake Effect, 7 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville), 6 p.m.
  • Rolling Thunder at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 10 p.m.
  • Rhythm Method at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.
  • Rumor Has It at Fusion (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 6 p.m.
  • Max Scialdone at Pfohl’s Beachouse (301 Park Ave., Sylvan Beach), 7 p.m.
  • Scott Bravo, Catastrophe Me, Acarya, One Step From Falling at Fusion (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 10 p.m.
  • Silent Fury at Bull and Bear Pub (125 E. Water St.), 10 p.m.
  • Smokin’ at Paddock Club (9 Arsenal St., Watertown), 9 p.m.
  • Synergy at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 10 p.m.
  • TJ Sacco and the Urban Cowboys at Anchor Bar and Grill (720 County Route 37, Central Square), 8 p.m.
  • Ten Foot Head Band at Moondance Tavern (2512 Route 20, Marcellus), 9 p.m.
  • The Action at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • The Band Last Left at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 5 p.m.
  • Triple Shot at Pelican Pete’s Pub (3251 Milton Ave., Fairmount), 8 p.m.


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