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  • Rochester

    Wednesday November 28, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Todd Bradley

    Todd Bradley of the band The Hi-Risers brings his solo act to the Rochester Dinosaur. Expect some rock'n'roll, rhythm & blues, some country and maybe even a Bosa Nova. Here's where to go for more info.

  • Rochester

    Saturday November 17, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Way Cool
    These guys got their start at one of our Pro Jams. They formed the band, Way Cool. Stop down for a great rock & roll experience. 
  • Rochester

    Wednesday November 21, 2018 | 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.

  • Rochester

    Wednesday November 14, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    John Akers & Erik Welsh

    John Akers and Erik Welsh of the great Rochester rock band Hard Rain perform as an acoustic duo.

  • Syracuse

    Friday November 16, 2018 | 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.

  • Syracuse

    Thursday November 29, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    John McConnell

    John McConnell is a singer/songwriter from Oswego. His solo acoustic show has jazz, blues, folk, and funk. Here is where to find out more.

  • Buffalo

    Friday November 16, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Dead Alliance Buffalo

    Dead Alliance leans heavily on the songbooks of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Here's where to find out more.

  • Rochester

    Saturday November 24, 2018 | 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. He was a friend of Rochester's Son House and has sat in with John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. Here's what the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says about Joe.

  • Brooklyn

    Friday November 16, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Diego Voglino

    Diego Voglino is a drummer of some renown and he ALWAYS brings his funk and r&b band to the Dino! Here's where to go to hear Diego.

  • Brooklyn

    Saturday November 17, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    The WMDs

    The WMDs are the tri-state area's premier national touring rock/dance cover band. Here is where to go to find more info

  • Troy

    Wednesday November 21, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets - Thanksgiving Eve Party!

    Based in New Yorks Capital Region, Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets have been on the reggae scene for over 20 years. Check them out here!

  • Rochester

    Friday November 23, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Jess Novak Band

    The Jess Novak Band performs roots, blues, rock and soul. Jess Novak (violin, guitar, vocals, piano, looping) works with Mark Nanni (formerly of Los Blancos) on piano, organ, accordion and vocals; Byron Cage (Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker) on drums; Anthony Saturno (Atkins Riot) on guitar and Billy Harrison (Atkins Riot) on drums, guitar, vocals and beatboxing to create a powerhouse sound. Here's where to find out more.

  • Syracuse

    Wednesday November 28, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    McArdell & Westers

    McArdell and Westers is Brian McArdell on rhythm guitar, lead vocals, and harmonica and Mark Westers on lead/rhythm guitar and vocals. Classic acoustic rock! Check them out here.

  • Rochester

    Friday November 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Dirty Bourbon Blues Band

    The Dirty Bourbon Blues Band performs blues standards, original music, funk, R&B and rock. Vocals are handled by drummer "Uncle" Pete Griffing. Guitarist Seth City is the band's principal songwriter. Adam "Granny" Smith plays bass and Zac "White Shoes" Walker rounds out the band on saxophone. Check them out here!

  • Tuesday November 13, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Sam Swanson

    Dinosaur BBQ welcomes Sam Swanson from HANDSOME YOUNG LADIES for an evening of Acoustic Covers from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and Today.

  • Wednesday November 14, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Max and John

    Max Eyle & John Driscoll play a variety of Blues, Roots, and Jazz. More info here. 

  • Thursday November 15, 2018 | 9:00 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.

  • Rochester

    Thursday November 15, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Brian Lindsay Band

    Americana rock band. Brian Lindsay's ragged soul runs deep. Check him out here.

  • Troy

    Friday November 16, 2018 | 9:00 PM

    You want to hear some blues? Come on down and give a listen this weekend to Tas Crus. Here's a taste and a place to find out more

  • Rochester

    Friday November 16, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Significant Other

    Significant Other is a blues-based rock band from Rochester, NY. Musical style comparisons are made with acts such as Susan Tedeschi, B.B. King, Van Morrison and Grace Potter. Significant Other is currently performing distinctive originals as well as adapted covers at select venues and events. Learn more here.

  • Saturday November 17, 2018 | 10:00 PM

    Rochester’s 90’s Rock Tribute Band, playing the best of 90's, alternative, classic and modern rock. Check them out here! 

  • Saturday November 17, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Jillian Eliza

    Jillian Eliza is a Country/Rock/Pop Singer/Songwriter from Western New York! More info here. 

  • Saturday November 17, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers

    Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers play swamp rock, a mix of classic country, 60's R&B, rockabilly, bluegrass, and blues-based rock. More info here. 

  • Monday November 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Irv Lyons & Danielle

    Irv Lyons Jr. is a talented vocalist and guitar player with a distinctive sound rooted in Latin-influenced jazz and straight ahead country and blues. Check out more here.

  • Syracuse

    Tuesday November 20, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Ghost Town Ramblers

    “Ghost Town Ramblers” Lou Kaplan and Kay Miracle take you to the edge of “Twang Town” with their all original Americana duo. Check them out here

  • Wednesday November 21, 2018 | 10:00 PM

    High energy southern rock band! More info here. 

  • Thursday November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM
    CLOSED for Thanksgiving.
  • Friday November 23, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Scotty Mac & The Rockin' Bonnevilles

    Formed in 1996 by Scotty Mac and drummer Dave Clayton, SMRB have a long proud history of performing Blues, Swing, Jump, Swamp, and old time Rock n Roll! Check the band out here. 

  • Friday November 23, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Handsome Young Ladies

    Western NY's wildly classy cover outfit, covering songs from the 70's, 80's, 90's and Today. More info here! 

  • Saturday November 24, 2018 | 9:30 PM

    Rock + Soul Duo with Pop Sensibility, lots of heart, & just the right amount of sass, Fronted by charismatic lead singer, Melanie who is also the band's drummer and plays a full kit standing up.  More at

  • Harlem

    Saturday November 24, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Big Onion

    Pub Rock band from Freienwil in Aargau, Switzerland. Check them out on Facebook.

  • Saturday November 24, 2018 | 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 November 26, 2018 | 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.

  • Tuesday November 27, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Nate Michaels

    Nate Michaels is a musician raised in the Finger Lakes region in NY, with a wide range of music in my repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter in the country music genre. More info here! 

  • Troy

    Friday November 30, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Gordon St.

    Gordon St. is a rock and roll band from Schenectady, NY known for their acclaimed original music and an inventive approach to cover songs live  in concert. The band has been writing, recording, and performing together for nearly a decade. Learn more here.

  • Friday November 30, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Brooklyn Hits

    NYC'S hottest party band comprised of world-class musicians playing top local, national and international rock, soul, funk, and jazz hits. Check out their song list to get a taste.

  • Syracuse

    Friday November 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM

    Stroke, Central New York's premier R&B band, has received multiple Syracuse Area Music Awards over the years. For more information, please go here. To see the band in action, go here.

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