John Simon is a former teacher and program director who has performed for thousands of audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Participants have ranged from small groups of preschoolers and mobs of high-schoolers to groups of school administrators and policy-makers - on college campuses, at professional conferences and gatherings, and on local and national television. John's also involved with several local bands and community organizations. Come check out his educational, kid-friendly show to kick off the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest.
Vee Da Bee is a pseudonym for Victoria DeBerry, who moved up to Ithaca, NY from Houston, TX to pursue a degree in Communications. She got swept up in the beauty of the Finger Lakes and planted her roots. She started as a solo act in 2016, and eventually met Paul (bass) and Chris (drums/percussion) who make up the band. Their music is collaborative. It blends melodic guitar work with eclectic percussive elements in order to create a unique sound. While Vee writes most of the music and lyrics, each song is a collective. You might hear something that sounds like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kings Of Leon, Beyonce, and Fleetwood Mac all within the same set!
Tink Bennett & Tailor Made have been performing and opening for national acts in the Central New York area and beyond for over 30 years! Each musician brings a career of professional performing, recording and entertaining experience to every show! They have opened for Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Josh Thompson, Sammy Kershaw and Molly Hatchett, to name only a few.
The Tribal Revival Band performs the music from The Grateful Dead, The Allman Bros. Band, Los Lobos, Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison and a host of other artists. Tribal Revival prides itself on performing works of music that possess a strong character of improvisation. Music that the listener has either not heard in a while, or ever heard a group perform live. With a respectful homage to the original artists, Tribal Revival places its own spin on the choice of music for the evening and so creates a unique and pleasing vibe for everyone attending the show...
Von Barnes Band is a pop, rock, and oldies band made up of family and friends. Gino, Annie, and dad Brett, are joined by friend Adrianne to form a fun band. The name Von Barnes is a play on the Von Trapp family singers from the Sound of Music. Rock, country, and blues are all flowing during a Von Barnes Band show!
The Accidentals is a band of expert musicians made up of members from Thru Spectrums, Noon Fifteen, Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis, and the Fall Creek Brass Band. Led by powerhouse vocalists Mandy Goldman and Amanda Massa, The Accidentals will rock the house with songs by artists such as The Band, The Rolling Stones, Fiona Apple, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, and many more. Come to an Accidentals show and just TRY not to dance, we dare you!