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The Uptown Groove

September 21st at 5:00pm

A six-piece group that plays a variety of Jazz, Motown, R&B Soul, Funk, Rock, and Current Top-40 Pop, The Uptown Groove performs at venues ranging from restaurants to festivals, and from weddings to corporate functions (with the addition of an optional three-piece horn section). Each member of this Rochester band's musical background is unique, diverse, and extensive, whereby enabling The Uptown Groove to seamlessly span various musical genres.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

A Cappella All-Stars: The Yellowjackets, Vocal Point & POP

September 21st at 6:00pm

Proof of Purchase, known more casually by its alias “POP,” is Rochester Institute of Technology’s original co-ed a cappella group. Vocal Point and The YellowJackets are the University of Rochester’s all-female and all-male a cappella groups respectively. Each group will perform a short set for an evening of A CAPPELLA ALL-STARS.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

A Girl Named Genny

September 21st at 7:00pm

Based in Rochester, A Girl Named Genny incorporates traditional folk instruments to produce a new sound that encompasses several genres and styles. Dynamic instrumentation and upbeat melodies drive this high-energy Americana band, however, breaking down sets to create intimate, tender moments is always a promise. Their self-titled EP was released in April of 2017, and the group plans to release its first full-length album in May, 2018.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Gold Koa

September 21st at 8:10pm

Combining raw and organic elements with heavily processed and synthetic textures, Gold Koa emerges with a sound that is uniquely its own. “On its [debut] single ‘Little Lost,’ the freshly formed band delivers a radio-ready gem that highlights its members' known strengths in a glossy, electro-pop context.” –Daniel J. Kushner, CITY. At this year’s Fringe, Gold Koa unites musicians from Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Rochester to present a rare, full-band, live performance.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Roses & Revolutions

September 21st at 9:30pm

An indie pop duo based out of Rochester, Roses & Revolutions is made up of singer Alyssa Coco and guitarist Matt Merritt. As members of a larger, multi-instrumental band, Coco and Merritt recognized in each other a kindred spirit and formed Roses & Revolutions. In the fall of 2016, Coco and Merritt released “The Pines,” a rallying point for fans at shows as well as online, with features at Paste, Indie Shuffle, All Things Go, Yahoo! Music, and others.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Embers

September 22nd at 5:00pm

Embers is Chris Xu, Eugene Bisdikian, Mike Sananikone, and Andrew Tachine. Formed in 2014 at the Eastman School of Music, the band spent its formative years playing college festivals and venues in Rochester. Their guitar-dominated sound draws from a plethora of genres including alternative rock, prog, post-rock, and heavy metal: a molten blend that is sometimes delicate, other times visceral, and always tight, well-constructed, and powerful. Embers released its self-titled EP in July, 2018.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Seth Faergolzia's Multibird

September 22nd at 6:00pm

Seth Faergolzia's Multibird: the wild-folk project known for subtly harmonic and experimental lyricism, dynamic song structures, and whip-crack-acrobatic vocals. Celebrated as a vibrant example of what happens when a musician turns the folk genre upside down and inside out, Faergolzia has come to represent something of a genre unto himself – oft times nowhere near the folk aesthetic. His peerless oddball music has delighted and baffled audiences and critics around the world for more than two decades.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

Rebecca and the Soul Shakers

September 22nd at 7:00pm

Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Rebecca Smith, Rebecca and the Soul Shakers serve up a tasty mix of rootsy, soul-drenched tunes.The band's original material combines its love of all music, particularly rock-inflected roots and Southern soul music. Rebecca is joined by guitarist/husband Jim Smith, bassist RC Nobles, and the legendary Dave Salce on drums. As a live act, the Soul Shakers love to stretch out, exploring new ideas and improvising, taking their material to new heights.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

The Saplings

September 22nd at 8:10pm

The Saplings: love songs, hate songs, and unavoidable fate songs. Grooves of the old, sounds of the new; of course, there are sounds of the old too. Horns – there are four, all some sort of brass. Push us from soft to full-sound in a flash. Keyboards and Rhodes, guitar, bass, and drums. Four-part R.A.D. vocals for your listening fun. Come hear our pop, like never before. Traces of rock, ska, jazz, maybe more?

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

1916

September 22nd at 9:30pm

Hailing from upstate NY, Celtic rockers 1916 are an explosive concoction of the modern Irish Punk movement with an original mix of Psychobilly, setting 1916's sound apart from other bands of their genre. 1916 has released four, full-length albums in the last eight years, each one building with hype and intensity: A DROP OF THE PURE (2012), STAND UP & FIGHT (2013), LAST CALL FOR HEROES (2015), and FAR BEYOND THE PALE (2018).

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Gibbs Street Main Stage
  • Genre: Music

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