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BLIND BABY'S HOLIDAY XIX!!! August 24-26 :: Barker, NY
Posted August 15, 2012
BLIND BABY'S HOLIDAY XIX!!!  August 24-26 :: Barker, NY


A long-time regional favorite, Blind Baby's Holiday Music and Arts Festival, will be taking place for the 19th time next weekend, August 24, 25, and 26th at a new outdoor venue called "The Reunion", at 2431 Quaker Road in Barker, NY. This is located in Northeastern Niagra County (45-50 miles north of Buffalo), and it will feature tons of great original bands and artists from the Buffalo-Rochester region and beyond.

Band lineup includes:



Roots Collider

Headie LeMar

Whiskey Reverb

Handsome Jack


Universe Shark

+a bunch more


Visual artist lineup includes AAAlliance members:

Bill Thomas

Angela Caley

and tons more people from all around our area!

This is a great smaller festival with a good family vibe and an incredibly high level af musicianship and artisrty. It was also one of the frist places we ever set up the AAAlliance Mobile Gallery Tent, way back in the summer of 2005!

Come check it out for yourself! you will not be dissapointed.



Artists Alliance PARTY @ The Spire Theater :: JTNY
Posted August 09, 2012
Artists Alliance PARTY @ The Spire Theater :: JTNY

This Saturday, August 11th, we are throwing a FREE ALL AGES party from about 5-9 pm with some old friends in an incredible new local venue, which is actually the oldest church building in Jamestown. Located at 317 East Third Street, and built in 1868 as the First Congregational Church, the building's new owners have begun to transform this house of worhsip into The Spire Theater, with seating for 350+ and facilities for concerts, art shows, plays, banquets, weddings, and all kinds of other stuff.

Saturday's party will mark the first Active Artists Alliance event to be presented in this newly-available space, and will offer an opportunity for the community to come inside and check out this new space, while enjoying a free concert and an art show in the buildings basement space, known as Studio Metro, featuring visual work from 7 local Artists Alliance Members. 

Participating Visual Artists include:

Angela Caley

Bill Thomas

David Grice

Kaylea Stoeltzing

Jamie Pirrello

Brittnee Ruppert


James Christian III


and Featuring Live Music by:

Skip Lunch (from China via JTNY)

Joe Grice (JTNY)

Black Mountain Symphony (Albany, NY)


Ancestor (JTNY)


Afterparty from 10-2 at Mojo's with B.M.S. and Skip Lunch


New Works by David Grice and Nathan Long :: 3rd on 3rd Gallery :: JTNY
Posted July 20, 2012
New Works by David Grice and Nathan Long :: 3rd on 3rd Gallery :: JTNY

Two old friends and founding members of the Active Artists Alliance are having a two-man show of new works, which is opening from 7-9 pm both TONIGHT and TOMORROW NIGHT at 3rd on 3rd Gallery. Both artists are Jamestown natives who have been participating in and organizing local shows for the last 10+ years. This is the public's first opportunity to see all-new 2012 collections from both painters.

3rd on 3rd Gallery is located on the third floor of Arts Council for Chautuauqua County building, at 116 East Third Street, in Downtown Jamestown.



THIRD THURSDAY :: free concert & art walk :: JTNY
Posted July 19, 2012
THIRD THURSDAY :: free concert & art walk :: JTNY

This month's Third Thursday party is TONIGHT from 6-9 pm!!!

with live music by SMACKDAB

and a drum circle with PULSE Community Drumming.

hope to see you there!


Cale Hawkins' Summer Get-Down :: Infinity Cafe :: JTNY
Posted July 05, 2012
Cale Hawkins' Summer Get-Down :: Infinity Cafe :: JTNY

Our good buddy, Keyboardist Cale Hawkins, just finished college at Berklee and he's back in town for only a few days, to play at The Great Blue Heron Music Festival this weekend in Sherman, NY. He has also set up an informal concert in Downtown Jamestown with some local former bandmates, the Summer Get Down is being billed as "an evening of Funk, Soul, Jazz and R&B", taking place on MONDAY July 9th, from 7-9pm, at the Infinity Cafe on Third Street in Downtown Jamestown.

This will be a rare opportunity to see these musicians play together again, and you will be bummed if you miss it. What the hell else do you have to do on a Monday Night, anyways?


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