Rochester Canalside Summer Concert Series Returns With Eagles Tribute Band And Local Artists

The Dawn Lipson Canalside outdoor Concert Series at the Rochester Jewish Community Center recently released its summer lineup. Acts include everything from legendary tribute shows to original music by local acts.

Originally born out of the Covid pandemic, the concert series is in its third season of music and events. The covered tent venue holds hundreds of visitors with the option to expand for larger performances. 

Something new coming to the venue is the “Music Mondays” series which features two local Rochester musicians at every event. The series also begins with an open mic segment to start each evening.  

More events are expected to be announced soon. The full concert series can be found here.

Summer Schedule

June 3- Chris Wilson & Bryan Ayers: A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel 

Upstate New York singers Chris Wilson and Brian Ayers celebrate the music of legendary duo Simon and Garfunkel

June 10- Bad Sneakers: The Music of Steely Dan and Donald Fagen 

Bad Sneakers is a Rochester based band that includes current and past members of Hard Logic, Prime Time Funk, Goodness, The Klick, The Bill Tiberio Band, and The Earthtones. The infectious groove they lay down, along with their precise and dedicated approach to the music will have diehard, as well as new, Steely Dan fans smiling from the first note.

June 15- Thank You For The Music: ABBA’s Greatest Hits 

Packed with your favorite tunes and featuring a crew of amazing singers and musicians, this tribute to the internationally beloved Swedish supergroup was created exclusively for the JCC Concert Series by Jessica Ann Best. 

June 17- Philadelphia Freedom: The Ultimate Elton John Tribute

Philadelphia Freedom prides itself on being the most realistic Elton John tribute currently touring. Doug Delescavage is Elton John as he was in his 20s, full of joy and unlimited energy,  his top notch band through all the hits of Elton’s career. 

July 9- The Eaglez: Western New York’s Eagles’ Tribute Band 

The Eaglez are Western New York’s own Eagles’ tribute band. The group pays particular attention to the rich harmony vocals that the legendary Eagles are famous for. An Eaglez concert features not only the Eagles’ biggest hits, but also solo songs written and recorded by Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, and Don Henley.

July 22- Public Water Supply

Public Water Supply is an Alt. Country/Indie Rock act out of Rochester. PWS consists of five university-trained musicians, blending distinctive songwriting, spectacular vocals, and incredible instrumentalists. The members include: Iggy Marino, frontman; Adrianna Noone, lead singer; Karis Gregory, Jr., lead guitar; Alex Brophy, team captain and bass; and Spencer Kornrich, bus driver and drums. PWS dropped their debut self-titled album earlier this year. 

July 23- Ronstadt Revue

Linda Ronstadt, an 11-time Grammy winner who has sold over 100 million albums in country, rock, Latin, Motown, and even Broadway music, is no longer performing publicly. Fortunately, her musical legacy now lives on through Gesenia and her Ronstadt Revue. Every Ronstadt Revue show features performances in both English and Spanish, and covers every musical genre of Ms. Ronstadt’s 40+ year career. Two of Ronstadt’s own band members are currently co-producing and featured on the upcoming Ronstadt Revue album. 

July 30- The Joint is Jumpin’: Songs of the Harlem Renaissance 

Music historian Michael Lasser, singers Connie Fredericks Malone, and Reuben J. Tapp, and accompanist Scott Bradley celebrate the centennial of The Harlem Renaissance. Rediscover this historic time period by listening to the songs of Duke Ellington and Thomas “Fats” Waller.

August 17- Both Sides Now: The Music of Joni Mitchell

Singer and songwriter Kelly Shapiro is joined by musicians Mike Shapiro and Siena Facciolo for a deep dive into the songbook of the legendary Joni Mitchell.

Music Mondays

June 5- Marshay Dominique and Miriam Morelli 

June 12- Sarah DeValliere and Emily Champion

July 10- Kelly Izzo Shapiro and Levi Gangi 

July 24- Cami Enaharo and Chris Wilson 

August 7- Kara Fink and Bret Levick

August 21- Brian McCormick, Jerry Falzone, and Lou Sweigman 

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