Music Soothes the Soul

It’s summer 2022. It’s only fair to fill your soul with fairs, festivals, and fun. Find your rhythm and dance to the music.


Live music outside makes me come alive. The beat of my heart is in sync with the beat of the drums. Every musician plays a key role in creating harmony with each other and their audience.


You don’t have to travel far to enjoy food, festivals, and fun locally. From Genesee to Monroe County and beyond, here are some local music ideas for you.



· It’s Friday night and the mood is right at Jackson Square in Downtown Batavia. Their free Friday night outdoor concert series includes bands like It’s My Party singing some 60s tunes and Mitty & The Followers. It stirs up a special feeling when they sing Stand By Me.


· Full Band Fridays Patio Series is happening live at the Red Osier Landmark Restaurant in Stafford NY.


· Put some lovin’ in your cup at Lovin’ Cup. Drink in some live music on the patio while you enjoy your meal.


· Do the stroll down Main Street in Brockport NY at the Brockport Arts Festival. It will be hopping with great food, music, art, and activities.


· Concerts are held at Darien Lakes State Park at Shelter #2. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music and fun with friends and family or simply solo. Day area admission to the park is free after 5 pm.


· Relive the good ole days today. Anyone from 1 to 100 will get their groove on with the oldies performed by Ruby Shooz. Wegman’s


· Concerts By the Shore always save the best for last closing their band series out with Ruby Shooz at Ontario Beach Park.


· I love some good old Rock ‘n Roll. I went to see Ruby Shooz at the Charcoal Corral at the Silver Lake Drive-In. Afterward, I stayed to see a movie on the big screen outside under the stars. Top Gun: Maverick was playing. Oh, what a night. Music and a movie were a great mix.


Never lose your sense of wonder. Be brave. Get up and dance if you are able or chair dance. Move and groove your way. Dance like no one is watching.


May you never take one single breath for granted. No matter the weather or the season, as Lee Ann Womack says, “I Hope You Dance.”