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THIRD THURSDAY :: free concert & art walk :: JTNY
Posted August 15, 2012
THIRD THURSDAY :: free concert & art walk :: JTNY

Tomorrow's Third Thursday Concert (Thurs August 16) features a 9 piece funk machine from Rochester, NY known as The Buddhahood, from about 7:30-9pm. As always, it will be a FREE, ALL AGES, Family-friendly event.

When that ends, everyone should head over to Mojo's for, to keep the party rockin with MORE BUDDHAHOOD from about 11pm-2am. This afterparty will be 21+ with a $4 cover at the door.

free your mind and your ass will follow.


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