Upcoming Dates

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Cooperstown Beverage Exchange
Red Hot Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
73 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607) 282-4374 [map]

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Blues at the Grill - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Red-Hot Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
754 Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, New York 12166
518-922-9977 [map]

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Cooperstown Beverage Exchange
Red Hot Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
73 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607) 282-4374 [map]

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Red-Hot Blues & Ice Cold Brews... - 7 pm - 10 pm
315 Main Street
Middleburgh, New York 12122
518-827-6444 [map]

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Catskill Mt. Acoustic Blues & Mighty Fine Food!! - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

https://www.facebook.com/summitcountrygrill/

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Oneonta Farmers Market
10 am - 1 pm
Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820 [map]

The Oneonta Farmers' Market has been proudly vendor-run since 2009. Visit the Oneonta Farmers' Market to meet the people behind the food. Every Saturday is a meet-your-grower day at the market, where you can find the best in local meats, poultry, fruits, vegetables, and other delicious farm-fresh foods, and ask your farmers about their crops, their growing methods and find our what's in season now. The market is a gathering place for friends and neighbors, a community platform for local non-profit organizations, and a place to hear a free open-air concert every week. Free tastings and activities for kids are regular features of our market, plus a full schedule of special events generously sponsored by local businesses. 

The Oneonta Farmers' Market functions under the auspices of Destination Oneonta, a 501(c)(6) organization. 

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Middleburgh Festival - Live Music & More - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Street
Middleburgh, NY 12122 [map]
Price: FREE!
The Middleburgh Area Business Association is pleased to announce a new tradition in the Village of Middleburgh.  Starting Friday, May 23 come out and celebrate “Fourth Fridays”.  
 
Every fourth Friday from May through August, the businesses along Middleburgh’s historic Main Street, Railroad Avenue & Chestnut Lane are offering a festival like atmosphere with activities and specials for folks of all ages.  
 
Activities include live music, wine & beer tasting, fun photos, a live auction, art displays and demonstrations, children’s activities, Friday night bowling, great specials at our many restaurants and shops, and much more.  Each business will host a little something different as well as extended hours from 6PM- 8PM or later.  

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 6 pm - 9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Feather and Stone combines casual, family dining with crisp local artwork and an easygoing atmosphere. Being truly family oriented, inspiration for Feather and Stone comes from Fetherston, maiden name of owner Tara Jamieson’s mother. Driven by seven years of restaurant industry experience at the oldest bar in Seattle, Hattie’s Hat, and a nutrition degree from Johnson and Wale’s University, it’s Tara’s goal to bring traditional American dishes from all over the U.S. to Walton, New York. Besides homemade comfort food, rotating specials and a full bar, live local music and events bring the Walton community together.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Roots & Blues, Catskill Mt. Style - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Prime Ribbbbbbbb........ Yea, Baby!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

12 pm - 4 pm
Margaretville, NY 12455 [map]
Price: FREE FESTIVAL!

Fun for the entire family including:

  • Cauliflower For Sale
  • Scores of Artists and Craftspeople
  • History Tent-Sponsored by The Town of Middletown Historical Society
  • Traditional Music throughout the day
  • Rides and petting zoo
  • Children’s hands-on crafts and entertainment
  • much, much more!
  • Hay Bale Demonstration at Davis Farm

Where is the Festival :

Village of Margaretville Pavilion
Bridge Street (Behind the supermarket)
Margaretville, NY 12455

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Opening for the Nate Gross Band! - Doors open at 7, Mike Herman So-Lo 8 - 8:45
24 Market Street
Oneonta, NEW YORK 13820
(607) 431-2080 [map]
Price: tba

https://www.facebook.com/MusicLessonsByNateGross/

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Red-Hot Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
754 Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, New York 12166
518-922-9977 [map]

Great Food! Red-Hot toe-tappin' hip-shakin' blues. Fine & Fun times!

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Red-Hot Blues & Ice Cold Brews... - 7 pm - 10 pm
315 Main Street
Middleburgh, New York 12122
518-827-6444 [map]

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Blues Brunch - 12 pm - 3 pm
302 Main
Pine Hill, NY 12465
(845) 254-8024 [map]

Family owned and operated by Michael and Amelia Hegeman

Founded in August 2014, The Zephyr Restaurant focuses on serving the freshest local sustainable farm to table foods that have been grown naturally in the Catskills.

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Radio Show - - tba
Saratoga, NY [map]

https://www.facebook.com/Stormy-Monday-Blues-WRPI-915-FM-or-wwwwrpiorg-426450930649/

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Acoustic Roots & Blues - tba
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-583-0022 [map]

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Roots & Blues, Catskill Mt. Style - 6 pm - 9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Red-Hot Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
754 Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, New York 12166
518-922-9977 [map]

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 6 pm - 9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Red-Hot Blues & Ice Cold Brews...
315 Main Street
Middleburgh, New York 12122
518-827-6444 [map]

Past Dates

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Gilboa Museum
old-time blues made new! - 10 am - 12 pm & 2 pm -4 pm
122 Stryker Rd & Route 90V
Gilboa, New York 12076
USA
607-588-6894 [map]

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Dinner Blues - 6 pm -9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Cooperstown Beverage Exchange
Red Hot Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
73 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607) 282-4374 [map]

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 7 pm - 9 pm
558 Beaver Meadow Road
Cooperstown, New York 13326
(607) 437-2862 [map]

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 6 pm - 8 pm
Jefferson Green
Jefferson, New York 12093
Jeffersonheritageday@aol.com. [map]
Price: FREE

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 10 am - 1 pm
Main Street
Little Falls, New York 13365 [map]
Price: FREE!

Why cheese, and why Little Falls, New York?

Little Falls was once the cheese capital of the United States. A small branch of the Erie Canal led over an aqueduct to the Little Falls Cheese market, where so much cheese was traded that the price here influenced the price of cheese as far away as Europe.

Cheese production collapsed with World War I, when the milk was diverted to make evaporated milk for the army. At around the same time, refrigerated transport made it possible to send fresh milk to urban markets such as New York City. In recent years, local cheesemaking has seen a revival.

To learn more about this exciting and colorful history, please check out this tab.

What are the hours of the festival?

It begins at 10 am and ends at 5 pm, in time for dinner at one of our local restaurants.

Is there an admission fee?

No—it’s free.

We’ve been to festivals in Little Falls at Canal Place and in the big in-town parks…is this festival in one of those locations?

The Little Falls Cheese Festival is not in a park; it is being held along our Main Street. It’s easy to find and there will be signs to guide you as you approach.

What kinds of cheese will be offered?

A wide range of regional artisan and farmstead cheeses—cow, goat, sheep—fresh and aged—tasty combinations and flavorings—more! Please check out the 2017 VENDORS tab for full details! (Tip: bring a cooler or cooler bag for your purchases, or, buy one at the festival.)

Will there be products other than cheese available for sale at the festival?

You bet! There will be plenty of related products, including farm butter, gourmet chocolates, artisanal breads, pastries, crackers, jams, spreads, mustards, honey and much more.

Our local restaurants will get into the swing of things, too: pizza, our hometown specialty, will be offered in several different locations and will give visitors a chance to choose their favorite. Look for luscious, creamy cheesecake, creative cheeseburgers, and other specials.

Is this festival an annual event?

Yes! Oui! This is its third year; it just keeps getting better.

How do I get there?

Click here for DIRECTIONS, but the simplest way to reach Little Falls is via the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), Exit 29A.

Where do I park? Is there a fee or time restriction for parking?

Parking in the City of Little Falls is plentiful and free (no meters, no lots).

What if it rains/is this a “rain or shine” event?

Yes. The festival booths will be sheltered and you can bring an umbrella in the unlikely event of precipitation!

Is there some place in Little Falls to just sit down and eat my cheese and other purchases?

Little Falls has two large public parks with shade trees, picnic tables and benches: Western Park and Eastern Park (both are a short distance from the festival area). Main Street has some “pocket parks” with benches. And Canal Place is a popular walking area, with benches.

Is Little Falls walkable?

Yes. It’s a small city with ample sidewalks and plenty to see and do.

Where can I find public restrooms while in Little Falls?

The festival area will have portajohns, including one with handicapped access.

Where are the nearest other cheese festivals?

The big Vermont Cheesemakers Festival up in Shelburne, Vermont is on Sunday, July 16. You might also be interested in the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail to the west of us, and the Finger Lakes Cheese Festival to be held at the Sunset View Creamery in Odessa, New York on Saturday, July 22.


KINDLY NOTE: ALTHOUGH THIS IS AN OUTDOOR FESTIVAL, IT IS A SMOKE-FREE EVENT.


A sampling of Little Falls restaurants and eateries. Many are running cheese-themed Festival-day specials! Take a break or stay after and check one out!

If you wish to stay overnight, there’s a range of choices.

To learn more about Little Falls, New York and view photos, go to the Little Falls tab in the main menu or click here.

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Harpersfield
Acoustic Roots & Blues - Community Event - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
10217 COUNTY HIGHWAY 33
Harpersfield, New York 13786
607-652-2600 [map]

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Roots & Blues & Hand-Crafted Brews - 2 pm - 5 pm
199 Bindery Lane
Charlottville, New York 12036
(607) 397-4017 [map]

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Summit Mt. Day Festival ~ Acoustic Blues - 11 am - 12 pm
Main Street
Summit, New York 12175
518-287-1185 [map]

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Cooperstown Beverage Exchange
Red Hot Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
73 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607) 282-4374 [map]

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Private Wedding
Private Wedding - 2 pm - 3 pm
New York [map]

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Roots & Blues & Hand-Crafted Brew - 7 pm - 10 pm
315 Main Street
Middleburgh, New York 12122
518-827-6444 [map]

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 4 pm - 6 pm
817 Butter Bowl Road
Cherry Valley, New York 13320
607-731-6454 [map]

Finding us isn't easy- the cell service sucks, google maps will send you the wrong way, so plot your expedition before you leave home, LOOK for the clues and you'll find this little slice of beer heaven. Just take notes because it could get you a free draft and you'll want to be able to find your way back. Fill up your tank then come fill up a growler.  

*Red Shed Brewery is not responsible for lost beer enthusiasts. 

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 6 pm - 9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
754 Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, New York 12166
518-922-9977 [map]

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
754 Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, New York 12166
518-922-9977 [map]

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 7 pm -
558 Beaver Meadow Road
Cooperstown, New York 13326
607-437-2862 [map]

Community Harvest Dinner  |  Every Wednesday at 7pm (reservations required)

HARVEST DINNER

Each Wednesday night of the spring, summer & fall, we host a special community dinner event to celebrate the harvest of the week. We craft a three course menu based on the most bountiful and ripe ingredients available, and invite local musicians to entertain throughout the experience.

Donation-Based Dining

We aim to encourage people to think about the value of universal access to food that is healthy for the body, environment & community. We suggest a donation amount for each dinner and let you decide on the value of the experience.

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 6 pm - 9 pm
73 Main Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326
(607) 282-4374 [map]

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Fine Blues for a Fun Festival - 4 pm - 5 pm
20 Chestnut Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326
607-322-4046 [map]

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 10 pm - 1 am
584 Main Street
Cobleskill, New York 12043
(518) 823-4208 [map]

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 6 pm - 9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Roots & Blues & Hand-Crafted Brew - 7 pm - 10 pm
315 Main Street
Middleburgh, New York 12122
518-827-6444 [map]

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Prime Rib Prime Rib Prime Rib, yeaaaaaa

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Afternoon Music for the Guests - 1 pm
179 Broad Street
Norwich, New York 13815
(607) 337-4111 [map]

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Sunday Blues Brunch - 12 pm - 2 pm
302 Main Street
Pine Hill, New York 12465
(845) 254-8024 [map]

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 8 pm - 11 pm
4402 Watson Blvd
Johnson City, New York 13790
607-729-8944 [map]

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Empty Bowls Fund Raiser - 12 - 1
1353 NY Route 7
Richmondville, New York 12149
518-296-8122 [map]

Join us on Sunday, March 12th 2017 from 11am - 3pm at the Cobleskill-Richmondville High School for the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Schoharie County Luncheon! 

 

Join us on Sunday, March 12th 2017 from 11am - 3pm at the Cobleskill-Richmondville High School for the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Schoharie County Luncheon! 

 

Buy a bowl ($8 and up), choose your soup and bread and enjoy lunch while raising money for an important local cause. There will also be an auction, live music, ice cream sundaes, soup-to-go, and children’s activities!


All proceeds are donated to Schoharie County food pantries!

Buy a bowl ($8 and up), choose your soup and bread and enjoy lunch while raising money for an important local cause. There will also be an auction, live music, ice cream sundaes, soup-to-go, and children’s activities!


All proceeds are donated to Schoharie County food pantries!

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 6 pm - 9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Roots & Blues & Hand-Crafted Brew - 6 pm - 9 pm
4311 State Highway 28
Arkville, New York 12166
845-586-6300 [map]

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Sunday Blues Brunch - 12 pm - 2 pm
302 Main Street
Pine Hill, New York 12465
(845) 254-8024 [map]

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
315 Main Street
Middleburgh, New York 12122
518-827-6444 [map]

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Blues - 6 pm - 9 pm
549 Main Street
Stamford, New York 12043
(518) 823-4445 [map]

A FANTASTIC Bistro ~ great food and more - Thanks to SUNY Cobleskill Culinary Students!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
195 Main Street
Oneonta, New York 13820
(607) 267-4703 [map]

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Red - 8 pm - 11 pm
4402 Watson Blvd
Johnson City, New York 13790
607-729-8944 [map]

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Red-Hot Acoustic Roots & Blues - 5:30 pm - 8 pm
2844 State Route 10
Summit, New York 12175
(518) 287-1111 [map]

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Conesville Fire House ~ Community Concert
Community Concert ~ Old Time Blues - 1 pm - 2 pm
1292 State Route 990V
Gilboa, New York 12076
607-588-6622 [map]

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Blues for Dinner - 6 pm - 9 pm
38 West Street
Walton, New York 13856
(607) 510-4027 [map]

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Roots & Blues & Hand-Crafted Brew - 6 pm - 9 pm
4311 State Highway 28
Arkville, New York 12166
845-586-6300 [map]

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Roots & Blues - 7 pm - 10 pm
754 Corbin Hill Road
Sprakers, New York 12166
USA
518-922-9977 [map]

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Live Music at The Forest Festival - 11 am - 3 pm
Margaretville Park
Margaretville, New York 12455
845-586-3054 [map]

Catskill Mountain Blues Music.

Annual Celebration of the Catskill Mountain Forest. Live demonstrations, forest-based vendors, crafts, education, activities, food & more. 

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