Cassidy Lynn w/s/g Mike Powell
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Cassidy Lynn w/s/g Mike Powell

This is a FREE live music event!

Cassidy Lynn grew up touring the Upstate NY area and we're proud to have her back at RBQ again this summer! When she made the move to Nashville in 2008, she did so with a loyal following in tact unlike any other. Each summer she comes back for a short while to share new songs, original and otherwise, updates from Nashville, and to create new memories with a dedicated crowd.

Fresh off of her first house concert tour that took her all over the country this spring, her debut music video "Loser" spinning on CMT and backed by local musicians, her Tuneshine Boys, we can't wait to see what she has in store! Cassidy mixes the simplicity of classic country music and the honest lyrics of her own life stories into one sweet contemporary sound.

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Mike Powell left the Town of Champion in 2001 and went on to Syracuse University where, in four years, he became the most decorated college lacrosse player in the history of the sport.

After college, despite being the number one draft pick in both professional lacrosse leagues, Mike declined the offers to play professionally and instead packed up his guitar and hit the road to play music in coffee shops and folk houses all over the American west. He is an open-chested free spirit and an absolute prolific writer with over 200 songs already in his arsenal.

His words are honest and his performances are captivating, intimate, and interactive. His powerful silky voice is oozing with blue eyed soul. He somehow blends folk with soul and country to create a sound that is as unique as his personality. 

The Main Squeeze w/s/g The Chris Eves Trio
Jul
7
9:00 pm21:00

The Main Squeeze w/s/g The Chris Eves Trio

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The Main Squeeze

The Main Squeeze, with deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, have scored their lives at each twist and curve. While starting out as a party band at Indiana University, their forthcoming April 28th release “Without a Sound” illustrates their increasing musical maturity and creativity inspired by their new home in Los Angeles.

If maturity comes with experience, “Without a Sound” reflects this. The Main Squeeze has spent several years building their foundation since being championed by producer Randy Jackson: they have played Red Rocks; shared the stage with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jane’s Addiction, Umphrey’s McGee, and Trombone Shorty; and performed at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

The Main Squeeze is a blend of soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. They know their sound is “soulful, powerful, and unique” (Newman). Rolling Stone agrees in their recent critique of a live show: “Lead singer Corey Frye’s powerfully soulful vocals forms the foundation of an energetic set.”

These underpinnings are important yet The Main Squeeze’s true focus will always be to “strive to reach people” through their beat loving heart in their music. “We are devoted to making great music for people to get lost in and to feel real emotion and love, and also to dance and enjoy life. And it’s only just the beginning” (Newman). Billboard believes they have touched on this goal: “Funk runs deep in their DNA. Dare you not to two-step.”

The beats on “Without A Sound” are plentiful and it is balanced with emotion, a mix of vocals, and instrumentation of the band. Their vibe is simultaneously timeless and futuristic as they are inspired by the greats, yet have found a way to infuse their own genius into the mix.

The Main Squeeze appeals to your head, heart and body.

Root Shock w/s/g West End Blend
Jul
14
8:00 pm20:00

Root Shock w/s/g West End Blend

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Root Shock

Central New York's finest Roots Rock Soul Reggae Party! Root SHOCK was formed in winter of 2012 with veteran musicians whose love of Reggae music flows deep. Bringing Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Heavy Drum and Bass and Soulful Vocals into positive dance music that makes you want to move.

West End Blend

Since their conception, Funk/Soul band West End Blend has been playing their version of Funk and Soul in venues all over the Northeast. Fronted by vocalist Erica Bryan, the band pays homage to classic throwback sounds while adding their own distinct vibe and flair. Behind her, the Blend packs a four-piece horn section, two guitars, bass, keyboards and drums onto stages every night. From humble beginnings in an epic sweaty funky basement dance party, the Blend’s goal has always been to bring that same atmosphere to every show ever since.

The Blend released their debut full length record, “Rewind”, in the Fall of 2015. The album was recorded at Telefunken Studios with Grammy Award winning engineer, Brendan Morawski. Alongside their album release, West End Blend shared the stage with Turkuaz, Break Science, Kung Fu, Twiddle, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Nth Power, The Motet and countless others Jam/Funk staples throughout 2015-2016. On September 28th, 2016 the Blend released their latest EP “Say Hey!” as they embarked on their Fall Tour across the Northeast. Throughout their Fall tour they shared the stage with Dopapod, The Nth Power, Turkuaz, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Deep Banana Blackout and more.

The Spring Street Family
Jul
21
8:00 pm20:00

The Spring Street Family

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The Spring Street Family Band

We are a family, none of us by blood but our brotherhood is strong. We all have had different upbringings and different musical backgrounds, but have found a common ground through the music we like to create, willingness to have a good time and openness to the beauty/tragedy around us. We are an original band who knows how to work in covers to embrace our surroundings. Come be a part of the magic that we call The Spring Street Family

Sophistafunk w/s/g Mike D and the Laughing Buddha Episode
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Sophistafunk w/s/g Mike D and the Laughing Buddha Episode

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Sophistafunk

Funk hip-hop quartet from the East Coast.

Mike Davis and the Laughing Buddha Episode

"The Laughing Buddha Episodes are the garden of my soul in music form." With Mike at the helm, his flowing cast of LBE Family includes: mainstay and African tribe Bobby Tousignant (ask him about the 60's), funk commander and jazz devil Tom Westcott, the keytar stylings of the Reverend Mike Melnyk, John "Is That a bass in yo pocket?" Jones, David Burch (pianist from Marky Mark and the funky bunch), Mark "Don't call me Funky Bitch" Sherwood, and an infinite smorgasbord of the yet-manifested.

Gang of Thieves w/s/g ¡Viva Mayhem!
Aug
4
8:00 pm20:00

Gang of Thieves w/s/g ¡Viva Mayhem!

Another killer free show at The Yard!

Gang of Thieves is:

Michael Reit - Lead vocals / Electric Violin

Nick Wood - Guitar / Vocals

Nate Reit - Trombone / Vocals

Tobin Salas - Bass

Taylor Whipple - Drums

Gang of Thieves will make you believe in Rock n' Roll again. High energy and an unforgettable live performance is the hallmark of these Vermont funk rockers, who fuse a new breed of rock and roll with a vibrant instrumentation to create a powerful sound palatable to audiences of all ages. The key to the Gang's universal appeal is their infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a message that inspires and encourages positivity. Featuring an electric violin and one man horn section, the Gang blends a variety of genres into catchy tunes anyone can sing or dance along to.

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¡Viva Mayhem! is an 8-piece high-energy avant-garde ska/punk band out of Ithaca, New York.

Roots of Creation w/s/g Space Carnival
Aug
18
8:00 pm20:00

Roots of Creation w/s/g Space Carnival

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Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam favorites like Gathering of The Vibes, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, Fishbone, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offer up a high-energy, infectious experience. Recognized as a Top 20 artist on the Relix/Jamband radio chart, a festival staple, and an internationally touring powerhouse, RoC have been awarded “Favorite Jam Band” by Cider Magazine and “Best Band In New Hampshire” by the New England Music Awards. RoC mix their jam-reggae hybrid sound with homegrown roots, guitar-heavy rock, and lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and conscious laden lyrics.

Named after a Sublime song on the B-Side of the Badfish CD single, Roots of Creation is made up of founding members, guitarist/lead singer Brett Wilson, keyboardist Tal Pearson, and drummer Mike Chadinha. The trio came together at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire where they embraced the state motto, "Live Free or Die," in their music and message. Today the original trio is joined by newest members Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish) on trombone, rhythm guitar, keys and harmony vocals, Andrew Riordan on saxophone, synth and harmony vocals, and Nick Minicucci on bass guitar.

3rd Annual Hop Harvest Smoke Out Featuring Turkuaz
Sep
3
2:00 pm14:00

3rd Annual Hop Harvest Smoke Out Featuring Turkuaz

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Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads. 

With the release of their album Digitonium, Turkuaz’s sound is more accessible than ever and poised to break out to a more mainstream audience. With a playful feel that evokes the best of 80s dance music, Turkuaz’s tightly arranged songs are built on thick grooves, driven by powerhouse rhythm and horn sections, as well as four distinct vocalists. 

The group’s constant coast-to-coast touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more. 

Turkuaz’s crossover appeal has never been more evident-- from a recent video performance going viral and receiving over 2 million Facebook views, to their music providing the soundtrack to New York Knicks games at Madison Square Garden, to constant rotation on Sirius XM Radio, Turkuaz is, as Relix Magazine says, “on the verge.”

The Ramblin' Brooks
Sep
8
8:00 pm20:00

The Ramblin' Brooks

This is a FREE live music event!

Our boys of The Ramblin' Brooks are taking the stage once again!

This jam-friendly hard-hitting Rock’n’Roll quintet is fresh on the Central NY music scene but their sound is far more seasoned, familiar and well traveled. And for good reason. The RAMBLIN’ BROOKS was formed just over a year ago by recent transplant and troubadour Adam Brooks Dudding (5 independent albums and multiple national tours to his credit already–see below) along with award-winning local musicians Brendan O’Connor Drums, Alex Lavon Bass, Colin Nevison Keys, Zach Collins Guitar. This group of talented performers and long-time members of regional darlings Rabbit In The Rye (Brendan, Alex) and Son Bully/Same Blood Folk (Zach, Colin, Brendan) are joining forces, stretching out and having a blast rehearsing, performing and writing together. It shows. The RAMBLIN’ BROOKS are already drawing crowds and conjuring comparisons to classic groups like The Band, Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and Wilco while on stage.

Recently the band recorded new material at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, NY and they plan on sharing singles off their upcoming debut EP as early as Spring 2017. Currently The RAMBLIN’ BROOKS are booking performances for the Summer and Fall to help promote their studio debut and entertain live music fans longing to move, groove and be moved.

Root Shock w/s/g Skunk City
Sep
15
8:00 pm20:00

Root Shock w/s/g Skunk City

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Central New York's finest Roots Rock Soul Reggae Party! Root SHOCK was formed in winter of 2012 with veteran musicians whose love of Reggae music flows deep. Bringing Roots Reggae, Dancehall, Heavy Drum and Bass and Soulful Vocals into positive dance music that makes you want to move, combined with the funk and rock beats of opener Skunk City.

 


Annie in the Water w/s/g The Tyler Pearce Project
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Annie in the Water w/s/g The Tyler Pearce Project

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Annie in The Water

Annie in the Water is a high-energy jam group that blends blues, hip-hop, funk, rock, reggae and bluegrass to deliver a unique sound and an unforgettable performance. Their style started five years ago, and it continues to evolve with every show. With a multitude of genres, elusive electronic tones and elaborate looping Annie in the Water has bridged a fan base between younger and older generations-they capture their audience, and bring a great time to any environment that they are a part of. 

Powerful, dynamic originals and their ability to render Top 20 Hits into their own sharp acoustic style are only two of the elements that create a show that you will not see anywhere else… Founding members Brad Hester and Michael Lashomb continue to write, record, film and produce original music daily. Lucas Singleton helps develop the sound, and take Annie in the Water grooves to new places… Vibrant lyrics, energetic vocal harmonies, incredible lead guitar, driving percussion, a capella and exciting vocal and instrumental improvisation all help define the sound and the entertainment that they offer.

Annie in the Water is a widely popular name in the Northeast. Continuous touring has built up fans and created requests for shows at a network of venues stretching from New York City to Albany, throughout the Adirondack Park tourism and ski communities, across Central New York and into the 1,000 Islands. They continue to headline local festivals, and The Lake Placid Olympic Regional Development Authority continues to book Annie in the Water as the main attraction for a variety of events.

With tours through the states of New York, Maine, Vermont, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colordo and Wyoming their social media network provides quantitative proof that Annie in the Water's sound resonates across the country and that their fan base spans worldwide.

The Tyler Pearce Project

The Tyler Pearce Project is an energetic soulful pop/rock band from Rochester, N.Y. The project grew from solo singer-songwriter, Tyler Pearce, who brings soul and power in her honest voice and relatable lyrics, which is often compared to Alanis Morisette and Hozier. 

Tyler released a solo EP More Than Life (2013) and performed in solo, duo and trio capacities, before deciding the full band sound, energy and shared experience was the real calling. As a yoga instructor, she felt passionate about getting people dancing and moving in their bodies; as well as the power of music to bring listeners into the present moment and connected to their senses. 

Since creating a band in 2014, she and the project have played 200+ shows and festivals around the Northeast, including stops in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. The band is full of energy, sinking you into beat-driven grooves and hip moves, inspired by the likes of Grace Potter and Michael Franti. 

In 2016, the TPP released full band singles "This Is Me," "Don't Say" and "Patience", currently getting radio airplay in upstate NY. With an album slated for 2017, the Project emphasizes big drums, creative guitar riffs and heavy bass behind Tyler's soulful vocals. You can expect a high energy live performance and captivating visual as well from the Tyler Pearce Project.

Adam Ezra Group w/s/g The Old Main
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Adam Ezra Group w/s/g The Old Main

  • Ray Brothers BBQ

Adam Ezra Group, The Old Main at The Yard @ Ray Brothers Barbeque

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It’s difficult to impart the roots-steeped, road-trippin' essence of the Adam Ezra Group into a single word, but frontman Adam Ezra nonetheless keeps one in mind as something of a mantra: community. 

To the musicians at the heart of AEG, community is epitomized by a belief they all share, one that has long doubled as a mission statement for the group: namely, that making music together is itself a form of grassroots organizing, capable of nothing less than changing the world. 

That Ezra and his bandmates hold sacred such an inclusive approach to their craft helps explain the gathering storm of an album that is “Hurricane Wind,” one of AEG’s most ambitious undertakings to date. Not only fan-funded, but also fan-produced, the project finds the broader AEG fan community playing a role in every step of the process from inception to its impending release on May 21st. 

Such a groundbreaking form of collaboration makes all the sense in the world for a musical collective like AEG. After all, as Ezra sees it, the fans are really part of the band, active members of their movement who’ve always exercised a critical role in AEG’s ability to carry out its mission. This inclusive approach to musicianship, centered about respecting and celebrating their listeners above all else, Ezra insists, is what has allowed the group to explode out of their Boston-area origins to emerge as one of the most uniquely powerful, relentlessly entertaining live-music experiences in the country. 

AEG’s grassroots efforts recently caught the eye of John Oates, of Hall & Oates fame. For the past year and a half, Ezra and Oates have been regular writing partners, meeting up in Nashville between tours. Three of their co-writes are featured on the upcoming Adam Ezra Group album, and Oates himself joined Ezra in the studio to sing and play on the album. They performed their first co-written song, "All I Am", live in-studio as an acoustic duet, a process also shared with fans, who were invited along for a virtual tour of the studio as well as granted access to unreleased studio performances. 

Last December, AEG galvanized their community partnership by releasing 23 studio demos to fans, including multiple collaborations with Oates. Ezra established an innovative framework through which fans could follow the process of song arrangement and studio tracking, help whittle the album down to just 11 polished final cuts, steer artwork creation, and assist in naming the project itself. 

The now-cemented title, “Hurricane Wind,” speaks to an elemental, overpowering force of nature, a quality AEG believes exists in every human being and can be magnified through the unifying power of music. 

When the record arrives on May 21, the AEG fanbase will turn the full power of its collective hurricane wind outward, sharing the music for free with as many people as possible over the course of two energized weeks. Such a groundswell of activity wouldn’t have been possible even a few years ago; “Hurricane Wind,” to AEG, represents both a celebration and reaffirmation of how remarkably that community has grown. 

Even amid ballooning success, Ezra says it’s been not just easy, but natural for AEG to stay dedicated to its mission and true to its humble roots. Perhaps no song sums this up more than a fan favorite, selected to anchor the new album. Called “I Believe,” it’s a gorgeously layered, nakedly emotional ode to the long path they’ve already traveled as a community - and to the wide-open road ahead. 

You’ve got a style, that comes on like a hurricane wind,” sings Ezra on the track, backed by a group of musicians all equally engrossed in the material and attuned to its significance. 

“You’ve got a spark, that lights the fire that never ends." With his next lines, Ezra speaks not only to the internal maxim that keeps him moving, but also to the enduring force for hope and change that his band has come to symbolize to its ever-swelling fanbase: “And in the times when hope is gone, you give me the strength to carry on - I know the path is long, but I believe.”

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The Old Main

Hailing from the foothills of the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York, The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers ,The Band, and Dawes while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. They've been called Folk/Rock, Adirondack Folk, foot stomping Folk, alt-Americana, and all sorts of other things. But regardless of the adjective and/or categorization used, they've developed a voice all their own through their high energy live performances and the raw acoustic sound created through their use of acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies.

Seth Becker (guitar/vox) and Nash Robb (stand up bass/vox), formerly of upstate NY favorites The Birdseed Bandits, make up the core of The Old Main while the addition of Mitch Eckler (drums/vox) really fills out their sound.

Dinner and a Movie: A Phish Tribute
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

Dinner and a Movie: A Phish Tribute

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New York's brand new Phish tribute! An all-star cast of local musicians, Dinner And A Movie brings Phish tunes from all eras and a serious ability to jam. Featuring Chris Eves on guitar, Elliot Jarvis on bass, Jack Jarvis on drums, and Brian Lauri on keys. Check out our events page- we're coming to your town, we'll help you party down!

2nd annual Back yard BBQ Featuring Zach Deputy
May
29
2:00 pm14:00

2nd annual Back yard BBQ Featuring Zach Deputy

We've got a killer summer music line-up headed your way, and we're kicking it all off with Zach Deputy on Monday, May 29th at our Second Annual Back Yard BBQ.

The restaurant will be CLOSED this day but vendor food will be available for purchase outside.

Our outdoor bar will be up and running with beer, wine and cider and the bar inside will be fully stocked.

You must have a ticket to enter the Back Yard. Tickets will be available at the door, but you can also pre-purchase them online through Ticketfly using the link below. Pre-purchasing will guarantee you a spot to enjoy Memorial Day at the first of many great shows this season!

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Zach Deputy was raised in the South Carolina heat, all cooked up in his Puerto Rican, Cruzan and Irish heritage. The Calypso rhythms and folk songs of St. Croix competed with the R&B / soul of pioneers like James Brown and Ray Charles for space on the family stereo. As Deputy honed his craft, a unique hybrid of these influences emerged, ultimately creating the signature Zach Deputy sound.

To bring this sound to the stage, the big, impossibly upbeat South Carolinian with the infectious smile puts on a solo show– enhanced by looping technology– that is essentially a one man dance party offering up what he calls "Island-infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul" to the enthusiastic crowds of dancers who flock to clubs from coast-to-coast. Over 1000 shows in the past 4 years have made Zach Deputy one of the most in-demand performers on the grassroots festival circuit and a big hit on the national club circuit.

RUHA

The songwriting, acoustic guitar playing and vocals of Charley Orlando mixed with the soulful keys and vocals of Brian Lauri. The sound of Ruha is new and fresh and a total departure from all of the band members other projects. Concentrating on the music and lyrics and not the jam has brought this band to new place in rock music. The songs are driving and catchy with lyrics that speak to the world. Everybody is welcome at a Ruha show. The goal is to Unite people through music.

Nina's Brew

Nina's Brew is a duo out of Burlington, VT featuring Giovanina Bucci and Mike Brewster, both on guitars and vocals. A blend of original blues and soul music, Nina's Brew brings you a live performance that is dynamic, rich in melodic harmonies, will get your feet moving and leave your heart beating--a listening experience for all.

Chris Merkley
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Chris Merkley

Chris Merkley has performed over a thousand shows from the streets of Paris to venues through out Europe and across the United States.   He has released nine albums with a variety of groups which include song writing duo Merkley & Morgan, acoustic American roots rock band The Crooners, and the swampy blues rock trio of Digger Jones.

In addition to an extensive career of recording and touring, Merkley has composed and produced an extensive catalog of original music for TV and has songs featured in several independent films.  In 2008, he created a number of original compositions for HBO's critically acclaimed series, 'Generation Kill' and has since collaborated with Free Man Music and fellow Old Boy artists to compose custom original music for Cinemax, HBO Latino, and Max Latino.

Merkley is currently performing solo, as well as with Merkley & Morgan, The Crooners, and Digger Jones in the New York area.   He is also in the process of converting a school bus into an eco-minded tour bus for touring and recording.

An evening with Giovanina Bucci
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

An evening with Giovanina Bucci

A child of the eighties, influenced by the nineties, and a self-declared old soul, Giovanina has been barreling through the music scene gathering influences every step of the way. It was blues for breakfast, lunch and dinner growing up as the youngest of four in her hometown of Plattsburgh, NY. Then she found jazz, hip-hop, folk, soul, funk and the likes in between. She's never stopped listening. And so the inspiration continues to fold in from all directions.

Giovanina has been playing guitar since June of 2001 when she received a 1956 Martin as her high school graduation gift. Singing has been taking shape since she could talk--and thankfully has evolved over time. As a solo performer, her taste is eclectic and her live show varies from gig to gig. Lyrics seem to come more bountifully with age. She is an intimate writer. One who shares personal stories and experiences because writing about the big things just seems, well, too big.

Tommy Hoe
Apr
21
9:00 pm21:00

Tommy Hoe

If you think you don't know Tommy Hoe chances are you probably do. Local musician and friend to all that sit near him at the bar. Tommy has been filling Central NY with music and stories for who ever wants to listen. A good friend to Ray Brothers Barbeque we are proud to have him preform. So come on in and get some grub and stay to support one of Central NY longest preforming artists. Hope to see you all here.

Ryan Melquist
Apr
14
9:00 pm21:00

Ryan Melquist

If you weren't here the first time You don't want to miss Ryan Melquist. This High energy Trio will make you move and warm up even the coldest of Central NY nights. Come show your love, warm up and dance under Ryan's beach umbrella. See you all there.

The Chris Eves Trio
Apr
7
9:00 pm21:00

The Chris Eves Trio

Local musician Chris Eves had made quite the name for him self. Former lead guitar and front man for Castle Creek. Chris has been hard at work with all of his new projects. Helping form the band Skunk City out of Syracuse while creating his own Chris Eves band as well as playing with the Syracuse Phish orchestra. Chris is one of the most accomplished and amazing guitar players to come out of central NY. If you get a chance, you don't want to miss him or any of his projects.  

An eveing with Alyssa Rose (Featuring Stowe cider on draft for the first time in NY)
Mar
31
8:30 pm20:30

An eveing with Alyssa Rose (Featuring Stowe cider on draft for the first time in NY)

Since kicking off her performing career just down the road in Hamilton, NY in the summer of 2015, Alyssa Rose has performed on many stages along the east coast. From bars to house shows to weddings and more recently The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY, opening for Jackie Greene, she has shared the bits and pieces of her life that she decided to put down on paper and in song.

For some time, Rose was heavily influenced by old country and folk music however after a short-lived chapter in Nashville, she decided to change gears and get back to her roots. She is recreating her sound inspired by influences such as Nicki Bluhm, Bonnie Raitt, Tristan Prettyman and Susan Tedeschi. Her smooth yet smoky alto voice and laid back personality are sure to warm any room. 

While Rose has performed many blues nights at Ray Brothers BBQ, this will be her first official show. Come on down for a sneak preview of her soon-to-be released EP, “Tumbleweed” and for a good time!

The Monday Blues Night (Featuring a set by Zach Flights)
Mar
27
8:30 pm20:30

The Monday Blues Night (Featuring a set by Zach Flights)

Lets kick those Monday Blues. Come out for wing night and some music. This week we are having a featured Blues night, with a set by Zach Flights. You don't want to miss it!! We also want to welcome back the original MC of The Monday Blues Night, Zach Collins. So come for the wings and stay for the music.

Annie In the Water Duo
Mar
23
9:00 am09:00

Annie In the Water Duo

Front men Brad Hester and Michael Lashomb of Annie in the Water will be in town for an impromptu show. Come out and catch a rare duo set from these two amazing musicians and wish Brad a happy birthday.

Annie in the Water’s music is a groovy combination of Reggae, Funk, Rock, Blues and Jamstyle written with a conscious dose of positive vibes, unique melodies and intelligent lyrics. With the ability to fill an entire night with original music and also render well-known covers into a signature style, fans share extraordinary experiences that can’t be seen anywhere else.

Ruha
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

Ruha

Ruha is the brain child of long time touring musician Charley Orlando. This time around Ruha is Brian Lauri on Keys and Vocals filling in the space between Charley's acoustic guitar and vocals. The duo is massive sounding for 2 people.

Mar
15
12:30 pm12:30

CLOSED

Due to the winter storm and to keep our staff and patrons safe we will be closed today. 

The Monday Blues Night with Host Adam Dudding
Mar
13
8:30 pm20:30

The Monday Blues Night with Host Adam Dudding

Got a case of the Monday Blues? Come out and share them with us at our open mic night. Our host this week, Adam Dudding will be Jamming all night. It's wing night too! 5 wings for 3$ with a different specialwing sauce every Monday. So come for some wings and stay for the some Tunes.

The Old Main
Feb
17
9:00 pm21:00

The Old Main

 

The Old Main

Hailing from the foothills of the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York, The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers ,The Band, and Dawes while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. They've been called Folk/Rock, Adirondack Folk, foot stomping Folk, alt-Americana, and all sorts of other things. But regardless of the adjective and/or categorization used, they've developed a voice all their own through their high energy live performances and the raw acoustic sound created through their use of acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies.

 

Seth Becker- Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals

Nash Robb- Upright Bass, Tin Whistle, Vocals

"Creepy Uncle" Mitch Eckler- Drums, Vocals

Joe Driscoll
Feb
10
8:30 pm20:30

Joe Driscoll

Joe Driscoll is a musician/rapper/beatboxer who uses different styles and instruments while performing.

The PA Line Trio
Feb
3
9:00 pm21:00

The PA Line Trio

The sound of PA Line proves that in the current musical world of repetition and catchy leads, music can still hit you in the heart. By combining dedication and raw talent, on Lead vocal/guitar/percussion Trever Stribing, and vocal/Bass Lucas Honig have made a unique brand of alternative folk music influenced by artists ranging from Mumford and sons to Sly & the Family Stone.
  Their high energy creations have recieved recognition around the country in New York, Ohio, california, and florida, just to name a few. As well as a tour in the UK. 
  They currently have 2 albums out, "Liar" and "Breathe" ,and are in the works to start recording for a third. Having been playing music together for almost a decade, Their parallel drive and catchy rhythms are something you'll never forget.

The Blue Prints
Jan
20
9:00 pm21:00

The Blue Prints

One of CNY's great bands, Blueprints features the red-hot guitar and slide-guitar playing of George Deveny, stellar piano work of Dave Liddy, and rock-steady drumming of Oscar Crandall. They play American styles, including blues, rock, swing, boogie, r’n’b and folk. The band features strong original material, along with classic songs by great American masters like Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, J.J. Cale and many others.

The band has opened for many legendary artists, including Sonny Landreth, the Subdudes, Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, the Nighthawks, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Asleep at the Wheel and many others. Blueprints has appeared in concert at the New York State Blues Festival, Chenango County Blues Fest, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Kirkland Art Center, Little Falls Canal Days, Fireworks Over Central New York, and more.

An evening with Adam Gates
Jan
13
8:00 pm20:00

An evening with Adam Gates

Home grown Central New York music with influences from the west coast to the south lands. Mix of Folk, some indie, dash of new grass, with a side-o-Rock! 

Closed
Jan
1
Jan 11

Closed

We will be closed for the first week and a half of the New Year to do some minor repairs and renovations. Thank you all for a wonderful 2016! We can't wait to see everyone as we kick off another great year here at RBQ. We will reopen our doors on Thursday 1/12/17 at 4pm. 

Special Hours
Dec
31
12:00 pm12:00

Special Hours

We will be open for lunch on New Years Eve from 12pm to 5pm only. Have a safe and happy New Years!

Annie In The Water Duo
Dec
30
9:00 pm21:00

Annie In The Water Duo

Come Join Ray Brothers Barbeque for our last show of 2016. Brad Hester and Michael Lashomb from Annie In The Water form a power house duo to bring in the new year. Thanks to all of our show goers and staff that helped make our 2016 concert series one to remember.

Closed
Dec
25
Dec 26

Closed

We will be closed for the Holiday Sunday and Monday. We will reopen for regular business hours on Wednesday at 4pm. Merry Christmas from all of us here at RBQ!