On the first three Sundays in August, the CHNA Social Committee will be presenting the following free concerts at the Lunsford Park Gazebo:
Sunday, August 4 – “The Timekeepers”
The TimeKeeper Band is a group of seasoned musicians whose roots run deep with the classics of rock & roll. They are dedicated to keeping the songs from the past alive while still looking towards the future. Within their set lists you will find classic hits from the 50’s thru songs of today. Timekeepers members have been entertaining and playing around the western NY area for 40 plus years and have played at Spencerport Canal days, Avon Corn Festival, Jeffery’s in Henrietta, Lovin’cup in Henrietta, Willow Bend Inn in Batavia, Rochester Curling Club, and Hatters in Webster.
Sunday, August 11 –“Moja”
Moja is a Swahili word meaning “one.” The band is a roots / americana folk rock band that writes and performs original music that strives to incorporate influences from around the world. Moja also performs covers of some of the great (if more obscure) singer songwriters including Richard Thompson, Thomas Mapfumo, Steve Earl and Leadbelly, to name a few.
Sunday, August 18–“Meghan Koch and the Gentleman Callers”
(Standards and Contemporary)
It’s not so much that this band is fickle, they’re more like omnivorous. It all starts with the remarkable Meghan Koch, voice and general music teacher at Rochester’s School of the Arts. As a pianist, she can play concertos, swing like Monk, or give you the pop styles of Elton John and Sara Bareilles. But it’s the voice that moves you: smooth, pure, supple and taking you to the heart of every lyric. It’s Koch’s talent that attracted the Gentlemen. Jeff Love provides a timeless mood with his blues/folk/classical nylon string guitar. Trombonist Pete Hasler is the secret weapon, dropping his horn to play every instrument known to mankind: flute, sax, trumpet, penny whistle, guitar, bass, triangle, you name it. Add four-part harmonies and a recovering rock rhythm section (Marty York and Adam Wilcox of The Dan Eaton Band), and you get something totally unique: swinging, lilting, tilting, fun and moving. From Tin Pan Alley to Nashville by way of psychedelic San Fran, that’s Meghan Koch and the Gentleman Callers.
Tell all your friends, bring a lawn chair and a picnic supper, then settle in at our Corn Hill gazebo for these concerts that begin at 4 p.m. and last until 7 p.m.
In case of rain, an alternate site will be posted at the gazebo.