Jun 28, 2016
Starting thisÂ Friday, July 1st, the Jackson Square Concert Series is set to begin with St. Joeâs of Batavia Brass Ensemble as a celebration of their 85thÂ Reunion. Concerts are in Jackson Square everyÂ Friday through August fromÂ 7-9 p.m. If youâd like to attend, be sure to bring a chair to relax or bring your dancing feet for some great fun Downtown.
Bands are booked by the BID Executive DirectorÂ Laurie Oltramari. Many people ask how bands are chosen. Price and sponsorship are always factors. However, last year, the new director had a table at every concert to ask people what bands they like and if they wanted any new. She asked on the radio, walked around to several businesses, asked her board members, and asked on Facebook. And of course, bands contact her at the beginning of the year to see who will be chosen. Bands were booked based on price, availability, genre, and returning bands vs. new bands.
âI tried to mix it up, and of course, you cannot please everyone," she said. "We are especially grateful for M&T Bank as always being the title sponsor to bring such a wonderful event Downtown.â
The lineup for this year:
Friday, July 1stÂ -- St. Joe's of Batavia Brass Ensemble (85th Reunion)
Friday, July 8thÂ -- Fat City (Soft Rock)
Friday, July 15thÂ -- Ghost RidersÂ (Country)
Friday, July 22ndÂ -- Universal Mind (Rock)
Friday, July 29thÂ -- The Fibs (Rock/Reggae/Funk)
Friday, Aug. 5thÂ -- Stone Row (Celtic Rock)
Friday, Aug.12thÂ -- MidnightÂ Cruisers (Rock)
Friday, Aug. 19thÂ -- It's My Party ('50s and '60s)
Friday, Aug. 26thÂ -- Josie Waverly Band (Country)
For any questions or concerns, please contact Laurie Oltramari atÂ (585) 344-0900Â or emailÂ LOltramari@DowntownBataviaNY.com.