What to Expect at This Year’s 2011 Canandaigua Art and Music Festival

Canandaigua Art & Music Festival in Historic Downtown will be held Friday July 15th, from 12pm-8pm, and Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th from 10am-6pm.

Over 100 Artists, Crafters & Exhibitors

Along with great musical performances, this year’s Canandaigua Art and Music Festival will feature a wide variety of art. Vendors will be set up along Main Street displaying their wares that will include artwork such as ceramics, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, painting, photography, gourmet foods, graphics, and print.

Music

Musical acts will play at the main Commons Park Stage all three days of the festival. In its second year, the Country Bluegrass Stage will feature performers on Saturday and Sunday. Commons Park Stage is located on the corner of Coach and Main Streets and the Country Bluegrass Stage can be found next to Byrne Dairy.

The musical acts, booked by Rainbow Talent Agency, continue to grow each year. There are more than 20 bands performing throughout both stages, with incredible talent from around the Upstate NY region. Full schedule is below.

Kids Korridor

The Canandaigua Art & Music Festival features affordable family fun for all ages. Kids Korridor, located in the parking lot next to the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, offers hands-on activities for kids. Highlights include Wildlife Defenders, Hochstein School, Gadgets the Clown, Sand Art, Wax Hands and a Duck Pond with prizes. A complete schedule is listed below.

Event Sponsors:

The Canandaigua Art & Music Festival would not be possible without support from its sponsors. Sponsor revenue helps pay for free entertainment, kids korridor attractions and other festival related expenses. 2011 sponsors include: Bath Fitter, Canandaigua Magazine, Comfort Windows & Doors, Daily Messenger, Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack, Premier Sunrooms, Soft Tub Express, WCGR 104.5FM and Wegmans.

Parking Information:

There are several free municipal parking lots located throughout the City ofCanandaigua. Lots can be found onWest Avenue,OntarioStreet,Mill Street, andBristol Street.

Art & Music Festival Blog

The Canandaigua Art & Music Festival blog highlights acts and artists in the weeks leading up to the festival. The blog, found at www.canandaiguaartandmusicfestival.wordpress.com lets the artists and musicians answer questions in their own words. Each post is like a quick conversation with the artist; an easy way to hear a band’s playfulness, an artist’s dedication, a photographer’s perspective and get a sneak peek at festival vendors.

2011 Festival to benefit Downtown Canandaigua BID

Downtown Canandaigua Business Management Association, also known as “the Canandaigua BID,” is a non-profit organization created to promote, beautify and improve downtown for residents, property owners and merchants. Key projects include: Main Street Grant, Canandaigua Art & Music Festival, Downtown Hanging Baskets and the Summer Concert Series. The DCBMA is celebrating 20 years of serving the community and encompasses more than 100 properties and businesses.

For more information

Festival Website: www.canandaiguaartfestival.com

Festival Blog: www.canandaiguaartandmusicfestival.wordpress.com
Festival Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CanandaiguaArtFestival

Festival Phone: 585-394-0787

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Kids Korridor

Friday, July 15

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Duck Pond – prize every time

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Face Painting by Elizabeth Abbott

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kid’s Plen Air Studio

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wax Hands & Sand Art

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wildlife Defenders Exhibit

Saturday, July 16

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Duck Pond – prize every time

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Face Painting by Elizabeth Abbott

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kid’s Plen Air Studio

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wax Hands & Sand Art

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wildlife Defenders Exhibit

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hochstein Instrument Petting Zoo

4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Gadgets the Clown

Sunday, July 17

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Duck Pond – prize every time

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Face Painting by Elizabeth Abbott

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kid’s Plen Air Studio

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wax Hands & Sand Art

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wildlife Defenders Exhibit

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Gadgets the Clown

Commons Park Stage

FRIDAY 7/16 Festival Hours NOON – 8pm Genre
12 Noon – 1:15 p.m. Troyka Rock Power Trio
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Clearly From Negligence Rock
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. iS Jam Trio
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mark Cassara Band Jazz
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Blue Jimmy Roots Rock Country
     
SATURDAY 7/17 Festival Hours 10am – 6pm  
11:30 a.m. – 12:45p.m. The Goods Jam-Band/Groove Rock
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Wayward Son Acoustic/Pop/Rock
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Beaumonts Alternative Indie Pop
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. John Cole Blues Band Blues
     
SUNDAY 7/18 Festival Hours 10am – 6pm  
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Doghouse Rock/Funk/Blues
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Marcangelo Perricelli Progressive Rock
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Electro Kings Blues
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tom Passamonte Blues/Rock

What to Expect at This Year’s 2010 Canandaigua Art and Music FestivalCountry Bluegrass Stage

SATURDAY 7/17 Festival Hours 10am – 6pm  Genre
12 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Brian Tomaszewski Folk/Bluegrass Banjo
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Goodness Country
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Clinton’s Ditch Americana
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Little Mountain Band Original Rock/Folk/Funk/Jam
     
SUNDAY 7/18 Festival Hours 10am – 6pm  
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Alysia Groth Classic Rock/Country
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Boots n Shorts Bluegrass/Jam/Americana
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Flint Creek Country
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Vassar Brothers Polyethnic Funkgrass

 

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