Musical Events in the County

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Looking for some musical entertainment in the area?  There's no need to look any further.  Plenty of fun and enjoyable concerts are going on right in your backyard. 

Each week, towns and cities around the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County offer a series of concerts and musical festivities on separate and consistent nights.  Read ahead to find the concert nearest you, and pick a night to bring the entire family.

Feeling adventurous?  Attend the entire weekly series of music, fun, and entertainment.  Most events are offered on different nights.  So, you can plan for each one and attend them all.  No need to worry if you miss a night, or even an entire week.  The concerts last all summer long.

What to Bring

To maximize your experience and your comfort level, here's a short checklist of some things you shouldn't forget to bring when leaving home.  Depending on the location of the concert, time, and weather, your needs may change. 

The essentials:

  • Lawnchair (get the best seat in the house!)
  • Blanket (in case of cold weather or some additional comfort)
  • Camera (get the perfect picture or save some lifelong memories)
  • Bug spray
  • An additional jacket or sweatshirt - just in case!

Most events offer numerous accomodations such as covered seating areas and consessions that provide food and drinks for purchase. 

Portville's Music in the Park Series

Every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 7:30, venture down to the Gazebo at Pioneer Park for Portville's Music in the Park Series. The actual series will last from June 16th all the way to September 1st.

What if it's raining, you ask? The Portville Fire Hall on South Main Street will house any event that gets rained out.

Each week will feature a different performer from Folk Music to Gospel, and many more genres.

This week, Sunday Morning Harmony will be performing Blue Grass, Gospel, and Old Time music. 

Gowanda's Music in the Park Series

Located at Chang Hu Park on 131 West Main Street in Gowanda, the Music in the Park Series will run every Thursday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. 

Come and enjoy the fun and musical festivities with varying performers in the Folk music genre. 

This week, the series will feature Nan Hoffman.  She is a singer, musician, and performer, among other talents, and has toured for years throughout the U.S and Canada. 

For full information, check out Gowanda's Chamber of Commerce site. 

Ellicottville's Gazebo Series

Every Thursday night from 7:00 to 9:00, grab your lawn chairs, blankets and any extra items you may want to bring and head to the Gazebo on Washington Street in Ellicottville. 

The Gazebo series is presented each Thursday night of the summer and features some great folk and classical entertainment.

Looking for more information? Look at Ellicottville's main site. 

Salamanca Summer Concert Series

Every Sunday of June, July and August you can enjoy music and a fun social environment at the Jefferson Street Park in Salamanca.  From 6:00PM to 8:00PM, a free concert series will feature a new band or performer each week. 

This week, the Dustmen will be performing.  Come and enjoy the festivities!

For complete information on the event, visit Salamanca's Chamber of Commerce site.

Still Curious?

Each week, the performer for each concert series is listed in our Events section of the Enchanted Mountains website. 

Don't worry about missing a week.  There's plenty of opportunities to see some great performances and join in on the family fun right here in Cattaraugus County. 




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