April 20 – Preston Reed



One of the most influential guitarists in the world, Preston Reed has been captivating audiences globally for almost three decades with the two-handed integrated percussive style he began developing in the 1980’s.

Preston’s music combines chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion, fulfilling the orchestral potential of the guitar body. The power and depth of Preston’s timeless, imagery-evoking compositions are as unique as his execution.  Blues, rock, metal, funk, jazz and classical styles are distilled into a breath-taking visual and sonic experience – a border-hopping musical language that tells stories without words.

As millions of YouTube viewers have discovered, Reed’s recordings and live performances continue to define the sound of the pioneering compositional guitar genre he invented over a quarter century ago.

“You can’t speak about the acoustic guitar scene today without including Preston Reed”. Premier Guitar Magazine

“Reed’s fiendishly intricate blend of blues, rock, country and metal styles ducks and weaves itself away from measurability”  The Irish Times

“Spectacular… the best one-man show this reviewer has seen since Bruce Springsteen… A terrific performer”  The Irish Independent

“… widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist” Total Guitar



Mar 16 – Ceili Dance


Our St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Dance at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 6:30PM.  This fundraiser for TCFA includes live music provided by local Celtic musicians, with dance instruction by Kathy Whitfield of Rince Na Saor Irish Dance Studio.  Everyone is welcome, and no previous experience is needed.  Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with dancing, music and refreshments all to benefit TCFA!  Admission is $5 at the door.

Feb 17 – Uke Group

Uke Group

Sunday, Feb 17 at 2pm we will be having our second ukulele group. Free to attend. Whether you’re just getting started or an experienced player, this is your chance to learn and share! Beginners welcome.

Feb 15 – The Blue Flames

blue flames web headerThe Blue Flames Valentines Dance
Friday, February 15 from 7-10
Tickets at the door – $7

The Blue Flames play dancer-friendly blues, R&B, swing and other styles encouraging west coast swing. The band is composed of seasoned musicians who have been playing in the Ithaca scene for decades:  Alex Specker (of the Pelotones) on lead guitar/vocals, Mike Wellen behind the drums, Chris Gibbons on bass/vocals, Ken Zeserson (of Radio London and The Yardvarks) on tenor sax/vocals and centerpiece Don Karr on Hammond B3 organ and “Ray Charles” vocals.  We can’t tell the difference anyway!  If you like to dance you will love being consumed by the Blue Flames!

Feb 19-22 – Winter Arts Week

winter break programTell Your Story In Art & Movement (Ages 7-12)
Click HERE to register
February 19-22, 9AM to 3PM (extended hours available)
$200 for all 4 days or $60 per day

A week of “screen-free” fun focusing on self-expression with morning art projects (including 2 days of bookmaking with Laura Rowley*) and afternoon workshops in acting, singing, improvisation and choreography with dance director Samantha Johnson.
*made possible through a grant from the Trumansburg Education Foundation

Mar 10 – TOiVO Spring Ahead Dance

TOiVO web headerTOiVO, a seven piece band playing traditional social dance music of the Finger Lakes and more, will present a Community Dance Party Fundraiser for the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) on Sunday, March 10, 2018, 3:00 – 5:30 pm. Suggested donation of $10. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Conservatory.

This fun event will take place in the TCFA auditorium, the biggest, best wooden dance floor in the Finger Lakes. All ages are welcome to enjoy music that is good for dancing and good for listening! Refreshments will be available. Bring a partner or come alone! Wallflowers are welcome, too!

TOiVO will play an eclectic mix of Scandinavian, Tex-Mex, Cajun, honky-tonk, European, South American and many original dance tunes. You’ll enjoy waltzes, tangos, two-steps, polkas, schottisches, foxtrots, cheek-to-cheek, hambos, and huapangos. The players are Richard Koski, button accordion; Jason Koski, mandolin; Stefan Senders, banjo and triangle; Jim Reidy, guitar; Paul Martin, guitar; Harley Campbell, upright bass; and Annie Campbell, snare drum.

Find out more about TOiVO at their web site: http://toivo.honkingduck.com

Feb 9 – Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio

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Saturday, February 9 from 8-10PM
Tickets $17 in advance HERE, $20 at the door

Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio featuring Vinny Raniolo and Gary Mazzaroppi are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today.  Hear a wide repertoire of unique fresh arrangements as this astounding trio covers works from Beethoven, Bach to Paul Simon and Frank Zappa as only they can! 

Frank Vignola’s stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the new York Times deemed him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar”. 

Vignola has performed at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, Liverpool Philharmonic, Quebec Music Festival and Italy’s Teatro Olimpico. 

“(Frank Vignola) is one of the Greatest Musicians I’ve ever heard”-Tommy Emmanuel

Official Web Site – http://www.frankvignola.com
Music & Video – http://www.dynamicartists.com/talents/frank-vignola/

Jan 26 – Gimme Shelter

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Two screenings, one at 5 and the second at 8. Only $5 at the door!

The music that thrilled the world, and the killing that stunned it!

Gimme Shelter is a documentary of the Rolling Stones’ 1969 US tour and the tragic events that concluded it. Including footage of their concerts and the making of the Sticky Fingers album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The main focus of the film is the Altamont Speedway incident and it’s aftermath. Other bands include Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Santana.

Featuring Stones covers by The Flunk School and Jane Doh between the screenings from 6:30 to 8, so plan to stay late or come early to enjoy the live show!

Jan 11 – Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert

Hiroya web header v3Friday, January 11 from 8-10
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

$15 online HERE  and $18 at the door

Join us on Friday, January 11 from 8-10 as Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the U.S. Hiroya has been performing internationally including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. In 2018, he won 2nd place on International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are indeed breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that. He has the unique capability of engaging an audience through a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Audience members will be mesmerized; Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar and a repertoire that will have you traveling the world, not to mention experiencing new sounds with his own compositions.

“…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended!”   -Jazz Review.com

“Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth.” -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th)

“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey” -Boston Herald

Website:  www.hiroyatsukamoto.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HiroyaMusic
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMSBwdOGp20

Video Links:

1. Soledad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaPLbxCHOFU
2. Gemini Bridge – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aEhApYFtWg

Dec 1 – Handmade Holiday Market

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Handmade Holiday Market: A Select Show and Sale by Area Artisans.

Free to attend, from 10am to 5pm. Live music from 1-5

Featuring a tasty cheese and cider pairing featuring Crosswinds Farm & Creamery and Black Diamond Farm. Our vendor lineup also includes:

F. Oliver’s oils and vinegars
David Nelson Photography
Laura Rowley @illuminatedpress books and prints
Iteku Shop home decor, puzzles, and cards
Annie Campbell paintings, prints and memoir
Standra Jewelry Jewelry
Diane Vandelden and brick house pottery
Denise Melito – Holistic Health and Nutrition soaps, sweaters
Cori Vogel local edible gifts
Carol Bloomgarden micrographic prints
Quail Hollow Woodworking, LLC
Know Your Roots creams & salves www.knowyouroots.com
Easy Living Hats
Jill Ackerman pottery
Sigrid Pauen up cycled skirts and sweaters