Rochester’s Concerts By The Shore Continues into Week Four

The Concerts By The Shore summer concert season has entered its fourth week. This Summer concert series takes place at Rochester’s Ontario Beach each Wednesday.

The upcoming weeks offer concert-goers chances to enjoy reggae, rock, classical and more, continuing each week until Wednesday, August 28.

A Concerts By The Shore performance

2024 marks the 38th season of Concerts By The Shore, making the summer concerts a long-time tradition for Rochester. With concerts right on the shore of Lake Ontario, the Concerts By The Shore program is a favorite Summer activity among many Rochester residents.

The 2024 season kicked off on June 5th with a show by party band Nik and the Nice Guys. It featured upbeat dance songs and colorful costuming. This was followed by a show by Finger Lakes R&B favorites The Cool Club and Lipker Sisters. Wednesday, June 18th featured a concert by Rochester-based country group Branded.

Concerts By The Shore will return June 26th with a concert by the Skycoasters. The Skycoasters have been mainstays of Finger Lakes and WNY parties for over four decades. The 9-piece band, which features horns, vocals, and more have brought energy and fun to parties across the country. Their June 26th concert will begin at 7:00pm.

The Skycoasters will perform at Concerts By The shore June 26th

The Invictas will kick off July with their brand of 1960s rock. The famed garage rock band were mainstays of Rochester’s club scene in the 1960s. Since their start, the band has played on programs like NBC’s Today Show, and toured with the legendary Beach Boys. Their classic dance songs, like “The Hump,” are sure to get audiences grooving. The Invictas will play on Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:00pm.

Atlas will follow this show with a July 10th concert. Atlas began in Syracuse in 1981, featuring some of Upstate New York’s finest musicians. A funky horn section backs up lead singers Lisa Denise and Tyler Owens to forge high energy dance music. With their infectious strain of funk and dance, Atlas has become a mainstay of festivals, night clubs, and events around Syracuse. Their concert will begin Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00pm.

July 17th will feature a special concert by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra began over 100 years ago, with its dedication to community involvement dating back to its inception. As a result, the orchestra performs hundreds of free concerts each year, including the Concerts By The Beach. The Orchestra’s award-winning conductors will lead the acclaimed ensemble in a number of classical and pop pieces. This special concert will begin at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 17th.

Bachata Rebelde will perform their brand of latin dance on Wednesday, July 24th. The Rochester-based band combines Latin, African, and Caribbean influences to create groovy dance music. They have previously played at Rochester’s Afro Latin Dance Festival and Puerto Rican Festival. They will perform at Concerts By The Shore on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00pm.

iGNiTE! will close out July with an evening concert on July 31st. Frontman Ronald “Skill” Gordon founded iGNiTE! over 30 years ago to deliver authentic reggae to Rochester. The band uses groovy rhythms, vocal harmonies, and guitar to bring their mix of reggae, ska, and dancehall to life. This infectious mix, combined with their crowd work has made them mainstays of galas, beaches, and festivals across Western New York. Since their start, iGNiTE! has played with reggae legends, including the Wailers. They will perform at Concerts By The Shore on Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00pm.

Junkyard Field Trip will begin August with a showcase of their eclectic rock music. Songwriters Mike Gladstone and Rob Smith founded the Rochester-based group in 2014. While starting as an acoustic rock band, the group began incorporating electric elements to create their current sound. Its members have toured with legends like ZZ Top, Lou Gramm, and the Gin Blossoms. The band has become mainstays of Rochester’s concert scene, even being nominated for the City Newspaper’s Best of Rochester award for best band. Junkyard Field Trip will perform on Wednesday, August 7th at 7:00pm.

August 14th will feature a performance from the classic Rochester soul band The Dukes. The eight-piece band dates back to 1957. The original band climbed the charts with their hit “Give Me One More Chance,” which allowed them to perform with legends like Dionne Warwick and Johnny Cash. Although the band broke up in 1974, it gradually reformed with new musicians who wanted to keep its legacy alive. The band continues to play a groovy, soulful brand of 60s and 70s R&B to audiences today. Their concert will take place Wednesday, August 14th at 7:00pm.

Party band Allegro will perform on August 21st. The eight-piece band, featuring dual male and female vocalists, and a funky rhythm and horn section have toured for over 20 years. The Rochester band incorporates influences ranging from jazz to modern pop hits, making for an infectious, danceable blend of songs that audiences are sure to enjoy. Allegro has kept thousands of concert-goers dancing the night away throughout their years performing. Their Concert By The Shore will take place Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00pm.

Ruby Shooz will close out the season with 50s and 60s rock and roll. The band has been mainstays of Upstate New York’s live music scene for over 20 years, regularly performing at the NY State Fair. Their infectious blend of classic rock and roll has seen them perform across the Northeastern US. Ruby Shooz puts the audience at the center of their performances, blending 50s and 60s trivia into their performances. Their shows will surely be nostalgic for older members of the audiences, educational for younger concert-goers, and a fun time for all. Ruby Shooz will perform Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00pm.

Concerts By The Shore Schedule

6/26 – The Skycoasters

7/3 – The Invictas

7/10 – ATLAS

7/17 – Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

7/24 – Bachata Rebelde

7/31 – iGNiTE!

8/7 – Junkyard Field Trip

8/14 – The Dukes

8/21 – Allegro

8/28 – Ruby Shooz

All Concerts By The Shore in Rochester are free all-ages events. For more information on the program and artists, visit the Ontario Beach website here.

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