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  • Syracuse

    Monday March 25, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Jason Vaughn

    Jason Vaughn has been involved with the Syracuse music scene since the early 2000s. Vaughn fronted both The Last American Virgins and the Reissues and played the lead in the Syracuse production of Jesus Christ Superstar.  

  • Rochester

    Wednesday April 10, 2019 | 9:00 PM

    The Teressa Wilcox Trio is a stripped-down version of the Teressa Wilcox Band. Both are fronted by singer/songwriter Teressa Wilcox, who has an incredible voice. Here's more about Teressa. Here's a video of Teressa and her band at the Dinosaur.

  • Syracuse

    Monday April 1, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Big Ben & Friends

    Big Ben & Friends will be performing a unique blend of classic rock, reggae, 90's staples, and today's innovative music on his 12-string guitar.

  • Rochester

    Wednesday March 27, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Mr. Monkey's Pro-Jam

    Sign in to sit in with Mr. Monkey, our house band, or bring your band and take over the state! All levels of talent and experience welcome. Amps and drum kit provided.

  • Syracuse

    Friday April 5, 2019 | 10:00 PM

    "It's tough to sit still when the Ripcords' beat keeps telling you to move." -- Jess Novak, Syracuse New Times. Come on down to the Dinosaur and get ready to move. Here's a taste of that "Ripcords beat" and here is the band's website.

  • Buffalo

    Saturday March 30, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Blue Ribbon Bastards

    Come on out for a night of Revved-Up ROCKABILLY, SURF and Psycho-Swing(?) with The Blue Ribbon Bastards! Here's the band in action.

  • Troy

    Saturday April 6, 2019 | 9:30 PM
    Soul Sky

    Soul Sky is a bluesy, jammy, rock'n'roll band formed in 2012 out of two great Northeast bands Folding Sky and Right Coast Soul. Together they form a band that combines great original songs with unique versions of classic blues, rock and soul tunes. Here's where to find out more.

  • Rochester

    Saturday March 30, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Joe Beard

    When it comes to the blues, Joe Beard is the real deal! He has four albums, including one with Ronnie Earl's band that won Offbeat Magazine's Blues Album of the Year in 1996. Here's what the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says about Joe.

  • Troy

    Saturday March 30, 2019 | 9:30 PM
    The Lawn Sausages

    The Lawn Sausages is a great Troy rock band with a great sense of humor. Here's where to go for more info.

  • Rochester

    Wednesday April 3, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Jess Novak & Ben Wayne

    Jess Novak performs roots, blues, rock and soul. Ben Wayne plays a fusion of rock, reggae, country music styles. These two will make for quite the duo!

  • Syracuse

    Thursday April 11, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    Atkins Riot

    Rock Band from Syracuse, New York. Never stops adding flavor and spices into the music. Check them out here.

  • Tuesday March 26, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Bill Ali

    Bill Ali has a sound like no other. Vocals that scream passion and love for music and the ability to be a versatile performer. More info here. 

  • Wednesday March 27, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    Greg Townson

    Voice & Guitar With Beat! More info here!

  • Thursday March 28, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    Chris O'Leary Band

    Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and frontman for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. Tom Terry on bass, Chris DiFrancesco on baritone sax, Andy Stahl on tenor sax, and Andrei Koribanics on drums. More info here. 

  • Syracuse

    Thursday March 28, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    Ende Brothers

    The Ende Brothers are Kenny & Tommy Ende. They pride themselves on their vocal harmonies & expert guitar work. Check out their covers & band, Major Crush. Check them out here.

  • Friday March 29, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Grupo Pagan

    ¡Bienvenidos! Grupo Pagán is a Latin-American band based in Syracuse, NY. This band has diverse backgrounds when combined create a high energy intoxicating brew of sound, with influences including Santana, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Sade, Marc Anthony, War, and beyond. They also deliver some powerful and inspiring original music. 

  • Friday March 29, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    The Deadbeats

    Playing Grateful Dead/Phish inspired shows with a mix of improvisational, jamming rock & roll. The Deadbeats were voted Best Jam Band of 2017 in The Capital Region of NY, and they took second for Best Cover Band and Best Tribute Band! Check them out here. 

  • Friday March 29, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Dean's List

    A mix of Classic/Modern Rock/Top 40/Country Western. Tim Potter - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals. Scott Jennings - Lead Guitar/Vocals. Joe Carr - Bass/ Vocals. Jeff Sitter - Drums. Mark Hillis - Lead Vocals/ Harmonica. Check them out here.

  • Friday March 29, 2019 | 10:30 PM
    Ryan and Rodney

    When you combine the tuneful spirit of classic Soul and Rock&Roll, with the rhythm and swagger of modern Pop, you've just experienced the sound of THE DOYLE BROTHERS.

  • Friday March 29, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    The Outer Groove

    Psychedelic Rock Band From Buffalo, NY. More info here. 

  • Saturday March 30, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Tim Herron & The Great Blue

    A Syracuse native, Tim Herron has been a mainstay on the Upstate NY music scene for years. He's back tonight with his trio, The Great Blue. These guys blend folk, jazz, rock, and blues into an eclectic mix of American roots music. Learn more here. 

  • Saturday March 30, 2019 | 10:30 PM
    Kelley Andre Band

    A New York native, his infused R&B, Jazz, Funk, New Soul sound, and style delivers a distinct baritone flavor that permeates inner souls. More info here.

  • Tuesday April 2, 2019 | 8:00 PM

    Kennadee is a singer-songwriter/guitarist based out of Syracuse, NY. An Alabama native, she comes from a long line of musicians and at a very young age decidedly had similar goals and aspirations. Today you can catch her performing throughout Central NY in Rock & Blues band called The Measure as a singer-songwriter/guitarist. Learn more here.

  • Wednesday April 3, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    Dave McGrath

    Recording and performing artist covering hundreds of cover songs ranging from country to blues, rock, and oldies in addition to a catalog of originals. Learn more here. 

  • Thursday April 4, 2019 | 9:00 PM

    An original funk, punk, soul and roll and the only covers that matter! Band members include Brian Modafferi, Tamaralee Shutt, Nate Modafferi & Reverend Ken. More info here. 

  • Friday April 5, 2019 | 10:00 PM

    A collection of Tom Petty, The Cars, Collective Soul, Vertical Horizon, Journey, Prince and many more radio hit artists of the 80s and 90s! More info here. 

  • Friday April 5, 2019 | 10:00 PM

    Just Good Business brings the music of the Jerry Garcia Band to the Dinosaur BBQ. More info here. 

  • Friday April 5, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    WYLD Blu

    Alana Wyld & Wyld Blu serve up their blues with a generous side order of rhythm, heart and soul. The menu is rich, reflecting a variety of influences from classic and Texas blues, rock, boogie, R&B – even a splash of country flavor. More info here. 

  • Saturday April 6, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Slow Animals

    The Dino BBQ Buffalo is STOKED to announce the arrival of SLOW ANIMALS, a band made up of five dudes from different original bands covering The Strokes in Buffalo, NY. More info here.

  • Saturday April 6, 2019 | 10:00 PM

    Adrenaline is a female fronted 80's hard rock tribute band. 4 talented musicians make up Adrenaline's lineup each with years of stage experience. More info here. 

  • Saturday April 6, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Jimmy James Gang

    Get ready for the Jimmy James Gang at the Syracuse Dinosaur. Sure to be a good night of whiskey drinking and debauchery. Good people and good music. Check these guys out here! 

  • Syracuse

    Monday April 8, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Isreal Hagan

    Isreal Hagan has been the singer, bass player and leader of Syracuse R&B band Stroke for 29 years. In 2007, Hagan, 57, was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame. 

  • Syracuse

    Tuesday April 9, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Ende Brothers

    The Ende Brothers are Kenny & Tommy Ende. They pride themselves on their vocal harmonies & expert guitar work. Check out their covers & band, Major Crush. Check them out here.

  • Wednesday April 10, 2019 | 8:00 PM
    Mark Nanni and The Intention

    Mark Nanni is a Syracuse, NY-based folk-rock musician and keyboardist. The Intention plays unstuffy jazz with attitude.

  • Thursday April 11, 2019 | 9:00 PM
  • Friday April 12, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Unleash the Lion

    A Pearl Jam Tribute Band - Brendan Brady (guitar), Julian Burgio (vocals), Anthony Carames (guitar), Ian Corbitt (bass), Ryan Rindfleisch (drum. Learn more here.

  • Friday April 12, 2019 | 10:00 PM

    GeriRig is a unique rock foursome, playing a cool mix of covers and originals — from alternative, to rock, to pop, to classic, and even some old standards. Based in Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Friday April 12, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    Hanna & The Blue Hearts

    Hanna PK and her band Hanna and the Blue Hearts. Hanna's music is hard to be put in one box, but the biggest foundation of her music comes from traditional blues, swing, and jazz. You may see her band rocking in Chicago blues and boogie style, you may see her collaborating with veteran jazz musicians as a jazz vocalist. You'll be in for a treat if you are an open-minded fan of straight-up blues and swing. More info here.

  • Saturday April 13, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    The Fallen

    Hard rock hits from the 90s to today! Hits from Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Disturbed, Godsmack, Jet, Metallica, Pop Evil, Rage, Shinedown, and more. More info here. 

  • Saturday April 13, 2019 | 10:00 PM
    The Bad Mama's Blues Band

    Bringin it back to the roots, and getting down and dirty with the blues. Come shake them bones and drown them blues down with some hard liquor and a badass blues band.  Check them out here!

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    The Kurt Loders

    Performing the best of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and other grunge hits from back in the day. More info here.