Summer Music Festival Set to Rock the Slopes of Ellicottville, July 1-3

The entertainment-filled weekend also includes about a dozen live performances at different venues throughout the village.

Online PR News – 28-June-2011 – – Ellicottville, NY (June 27, 2011) – Love to boogie? Can’t get enough of that 1990s rock? Prefer the harmonies of a full orchestra? No matter what your pleasure, you’ll find it in Ellicottville this Fourth of July and Canada Day Weekend at Summer Music Festival 2011, July 1-3.

With a spectacular line-up that includes KC & the Sunshine Band, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) and Rusted Root, ticket sales are up from last year, says Brian McFadden, Executive Director at the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the festival. And with the Chamber’s free Gazebo Series sponsored by Five Star Bank kicking things off to the disco beat of Sudden Urge on Thursday, June 30, you can even “get the party started” one day early.

“Summer Music Festival is a signature event in Ellicottville,” says McFadden, noting that sellout crowds are expected for the three-day series. “This year, we literally have something for everyone, including families, the over-40 crowd and even younger, edgier audiences.”

With the slopes of Holiday Valley as the main outdoor stage, the acoustics are astounding, he adds. “You simply bring your chairs and blankets, and when the orchestra strikes its Stars and Stripes Forever finale choreographed to a brilliant Firework display on Saturday, it’s spine-tingling.”

The entertainment-filled weekend also includes about a dozen live performances at different venues throughout the village. Rounding out the festival is an Arts and Crafts show from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Jefferson Street, the annual pet parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday on Washington Street, and the ever popular Strawberry Festival on Sunday.

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Rusted Root takes to the main stage on Friday, July 1, at 8 p.m., the Buffalo Philharmonic performs the sounds of Disney on Saturday, July 2, starting at 8 p.m. and KC & the Sunshine Band closes the festival on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $25 at the gate for Rusted Root; and, $35 at the gate for the BPO and KC respectively. Advance tickets are available until June 25 at a $5 discount. Children under 12 are free.

To pre-order tickets on-line, visit and click on Summer Music Festival under Events, or contact the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce directly at 1-800-349-9099.


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