Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday, July 7: Dio Day in Cortland and more

The second Dio Day Cortland 2012 Tribute Concert takes place today at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex (4292 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortland). Proceeds from $15 ticket sales will will go to the Ronnie James Dio Fund for cancer research and music scholarships for students at Cortland High School and other area schools

Bands scheduled to perform include Steve Southworth and Rockabilly Rays (1 p.m.), The Wreckly (2 p.m.), Charlie Bertini Band (3 p.m.), The Hurtin' Units (4 p.m.),  The Cafferty Band (5 p.m.), Mark Doyle and the Maniacs (6 p.m.), The Rods (7 p.m.), Blind Spots (8 p.m.), and Hangman's Heart (9 p.m.).

Gates open at noon.

CNY Festival

The CNY Central Syracuse Festival celebrates the Fourth of July today at Syracuse's Inner Harbor with vendors, games, amusement rides, local eateries, and great live music. Admission today is free (compliments of the City of Syracuse).

Here's today's schedule:
  • 1 p.m. - Kicking Daisies (Winner of Radio Disney 2010 Next Big Thing contest)
  • 2 p.m. - Dead End
  • 2:45 p.m. - Syracuse Silver Knights (interactive soccer demos, mascot, autographs)
  • 5 p.m. - Magician Jim
  • 6 p.m. - Stan Colella All Star Band
  • 7:30 p.m. - Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni Band
  • 8 p.m. - Stan Colella Orchestra
  • 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks over the Water Extravaganza with the music of the Stan Colella Orchestra
Also today
  • Emerald City and fireworks at Paper Mill Island (136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville), 6 p.m. - $5 adults, free 12 and under.
  • Symphony Syracuse Brass Quintet kick of the 28th annual Candlelight Series  at downtown’s Armory Square (West Jefferson and Franklin streets), 7 p.m. - Free.
  • Barenaked Ladies, Cracker, Blues Traveler and Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua), 7 p.m. - $25, $39.50, $53, $63.
  • Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs), 7:30 p.m. - $135-$180.
At the clubs
  • 3’s A Crowd Band at Dilaj’s Motor Inn (Route 34, Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • 50/50 at Monirae’s (688 County Route 10, Pennellville), 10 p.m.
  • Colin Aberdeen at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon (Route 11, Mattydale), 8 p.m.
  • Backflash at Sunset Park Campsite (455 Sprague Road, Memphis), 7 p.m.
  • Tommy Barr at Bluewater Grill (11 Genesee St., Skaneateles), 9 p.m.
  • Case and Davidson at Harpoon Eddie’s (611 Park St., Sylvan Beach), 7 p.m.
  • Chris Terra Band at Shifty’s (1401 Burnet Ave.), 9 p.m.
  • Decree at Fusion (3705 Brewerton Road, North Syracuse), 10 p.m.
  • Donna Colton and Sam Troublemaker at Auburn Ale House (288 W. Genesee St., Auburn), 8 p.m.
  • Elephant Shoes at Anyela’s Vineyards (2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles), 4 p.m.
  • Emerald City at Papermill Island (136 Spensieri Ave.), 5 p.m.
  • Extremists at Tommy’s (145 Railroad St., Newark), 9:30 p.m.
  • Fate at Beginnings II (6897 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse), 9 p.m.
  • Flipside at Lake Como Inn (1297 East Lake Road, Cortland), 2 p.m.
  • Kim Fetters and Andy Rudy at Pascale Wine Bar and Restaurant (104 Limestone Plaza, Fayetteville), 8:30 p.m.
  • Letizia and the Z Band at MJ’s Chill ‘N Grill (8201 Oswego Road, Liverpool), 9:30 p.m.
  • Miss E and Paul at Pizza Man Pub (50 Oswego St., Baldwinsville), 9:30 p.m.
  • Krystina Nilsson at Redhouse Café (219 S. West St.), 11 a.m. Jazz.
  • Papa Joe Band at Waterfront Tavern (204 River Island Drive, Brewerton), 8 p.m.
  • Paulie Palooza at Mac’s Bad Art Bar (1799 Brewerton Road, Mattydale), 2 p.m.
  • Raised On Radio at Bridge Street Tavern (109 Bridge St., Solvay), 8 p.m.
  • Rebound at Turning Stone Resort and Casino (5218 Patrick Road, Verona), 10 p.m.
  • Rewind at Carnegie Café at the Maplewood Inn (400 Seventh North St., Liverpool), 8 p.m.


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