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  • Troy

    Wednesday July 25, 2018 | 8:30 PM
    The Otherside (Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Band)

    The Otherside is a band out of Troy that plays the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Here is where to find more and here is where to have a listen.

  • Rochester

    Saturday July 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Way Cool

    Way Cool is a brand new band. These guys met jamming with Mr. Monkey, liked the sound and became the band, Way Cool.

  • Syracuse

    Sunday July 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM
    Boots n' Shorts -- In the Boneyard

    If you love Bluegrass/Jam/Americana - then you'll LOVE Boots n' Shorts! Band members include Mike Mawhinney - Mandolin, Kevin Morel - Guitar, Jim Dunham - Percussion, Brendan Gosson - Fiddle, Blake Propst - Bass. 

  • Buffalo

    Saturday July 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Dead Flowers

    Dead Flowers is a New York City-based Rolling Stones cover band.  They are not your typical Stones tribute band — they don't wear wigs.  Instead they honor the music of The World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band by reconjuring the sound, groove and spirit of a 70’s Stones show. In essence, Dead Flowers is a revival band.  Check them out here

  • Syracuse

    Wednesday July 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    Mr. Monkey's Pro-Jam -- In the Boneyard!

    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

    Monday July 23, 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 on Facebook here.

  • Syracuse

    Tuesday July 24, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Miss E. Duo

    Miss E. is a rock and roll wizard! Her guitar style is comparable to Hendrix, Clapton, and Santana, and vocally is comparable to Joplin, Etheridge, and Bonnie Raitt among others. Check her out here

  • Syracuse

    Friday July 27, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    Mickie Brown Band -- In the Boneyard!

    The Mickie Brown Band rocks the Dino BBQ today. This is a great rock'n'roll band from the Syracuse area and a regular band in our summertime Boneyard concerts. Here's where to find out more. 6-9pm! 

  • Wednesday July 25, 2018 | 9:00 PM

    Dangerbyrd is: Alex Patrick - guitar and vocals, Alex Coté - guitar and vocals, Schuyler Skuse - bass, Trevor Lake - drums, Chris Coons - keyboard. Check them out here.

  • Wednesday July 25, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Emma Jude

    Emma Jude is a local singer/songwriter who is currently traveling the world as a guitar soloist for Carnival Cruise Lines. Emma performs a large variety of covers and she puts her own unique spin on each of them. Emma is excited to be playing back in her hometown of Syracuse, NY before her next big adventure! Like her page on Facebook here.

  • Thursday July 26, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Jason Dodson Band

    Blues, rock, funk band featuring 19-year-old guitar playing singer, Jason Dodson.

  • Thursday July 26, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    All Poets & Heroes

    Edgy but lyrical, the music of All Poets & Heroes balances the raw drive of bands like Incubus and Radiohead, while maintaining the folk roots and captivating storytelling of influences like Ben Howard and Death Cab For Cutie.

  • Thursday July 26, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    Matching Cabins

    Matching Cabins is an acoustic trio based out of Syracuse, NY. Covering wide varieties of rock, rhythm, and blues. We like to create a unique "handcrafted" sound with songs you already know and love. Check them out here!

    Chris Eves - Guitar/Vocals.
    Jacob Louge - Upright bass.
    Jeff Bianchi - drums/percussion.

  • Friday July 27, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Cassidy Gerken - CASSIDI

    At the age of 7 Cassidy started to sing and play piano. With the encouragement and coaching from her family (all musicians) Cassidy transformed into a force to be reckoned with. Now 18, she is writing more than ever before and has honed her vocal skills through hours of practice and local gigs to garner not only an enthusiastic local following but an inspiration to make music for years to come.   Check her out here.

  • Friday July 27, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Vinyl Orange Ottoman

    Do you like your Rock n Roll soaked in a bucket of Blues, Soul, and Grit? Look no further! Vinyl Orange Ottoman is exactly that. Sounds reminiscent of Joe Cocker and The Black Crowes. Marinated in undertones of Bobby Blue Bland, Bill Withers, and Muddy Waters. The band is fronted by scene vet, Vox/Key player Pete Griffith. He is flanked by Guitarist Brady Hoover and Noah Swartele. The rhythm section is made up of Bassist Sam Klotz and Drummer Nick Glover.

  • Friday July 27, 2018 | 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.

  • Syracuse

    Friday July 27, 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.

  • Friday July 27, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Rabbit Jaw

     Rabbit Jaw make their debut at the Dinosaur BBQ Buffalo NY! Check them out here. 

  • Saturday July 28, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Barb Wired

    WE DON’T MAKE CLASSIC ROCK- WE MAKE IT FUN !!!!!! We are THE BARB WIRED BAND, a high energy all occasion classic rock band with a great reputation, and sound- No stage too small or too big.... Listen here!

  • Brooklyn

    Saturday July 28, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Moses Patrou

    Moses Patrou brings some blues to the Brooklyn Dino. Here's a taste. And here's where to find out more.

  • Saturday July 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Tradewind Band

    Tradewind is a 5 piece acoustic/electric band in Rochester, New York that plays an entertaining blend of modern and classic rock and Americana music. More info here.

  • Syracuse

    Saturday July 28, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    Ghost Town Ramblers -- In the Boneyard!

    “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

  • Rochester

    Sunday July 29, 2018 | 4:00 PM
    Infrared Radiation Orchestra -- In the Boneyard!

    Infrared Radiation Orchestra is a psychedelic garage rock band that will knock your socks off. And, you have to love any band that includes a theremin in their instruments. Here's the band in action. And here's where to find out more.

  • Monday July 30, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Israel Hagen

    Bass & Lead Vocalist from the band "Stroke."

  • Tuesday July 31, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Steele Brothers

    More like a two piece band than a traditional duo, The Steele Brothers bring live performance energy to a wide variety of classic rock/pop material including The Moody Blues, Springsteen, CCR, Neil Diamond, and much more. In addition to studio work and touring with living legend Alice Cooper, Steve and Eddie Steele have performed in numerous popular local bands such as the Neverly Brothers, Sons of Sabbath, and everyone’s favorite open jam band Mr. Monkey. Check them out here

  • Thursday August 2, 2018 | 9:00 PM

    Peg Leg Ida is new to the Rochester music scene- formed in late 2017.  They play a blend of Americana Rock tinged with blues and country and cover a diverse range of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, The Avett Brothers, Grateful Dead, John Hiatt, John Mellencamp, Phish, Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Zac Brown Band, The Decemberists, Bruce Hornsby, Chris Stapleton, and many others.  More info here. 

  • Thursday August 2, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    Christopher Ames Band -- In the Boneyard

    The Christopher Ames Band is a culmination of several years of Raw Story - Battered Faith - Rock-n-Roll. More info here. 


  • Saturday August 4, 2018 | 10:00 PM

    Jumpship is an original Rock/Jam/Funk based out of Buffalo, NY making their debut at the Dinosaur BBQ Buffalo!

  • Thursday August 16, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    MG3 -- In the Boneyard

    Join MG3 in the Boneyard from 6-9:30 PM! Beginning in 2009, a weekly club date and an audience of vocal and attentive regulars at a local jazz club in Harlem NYC helped to shape the sound and concept for Melissa Gardiner’s jazz organ trio, MG3. The result is an engaging and soulful musical experience that reflects the energy of a heartfelt and artistic community. After graduating with a masters degree in jazz from The Juilliard School, Gardiner released her first album entitled Transitions in 2011. Now based in Syracuse, NY, the trio features Gardiner on trombone & vocals, accompanied by Dan Pugh on keys and Byron Cage drumset. All three musicians were brought up in the church with a background in gospel music. With added influence from the blues, soul, neo-soul, R&B, funk, and fusion, their diverse repertoire of original music, jazz standards and covers always focuses on a strong groove, combined with creative reharmonization and beautiful soaring melodies. MG3 recently won first place in the 2018 Bucharest International Jazz Competition, one of the top rated jazz competitions in Europe. Throughout Melissa Gardiner’s career, she has shared the stage with several notable musicians including Aretha Franklin, The Tempatations, Geri Allen, Wycliffe Gordon, Gerald Wilson, Patti Austin, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Vulfpeck and Dave Matthews Band.

  • Sunday October 28, 2018 | 5:00 PM
    Babylon Sisters: The Music of Steely Dan -- Upstairs at the Dino

    “We’re gonna break out the hats and hooters” and celebrate the eccentric genius of one of rock’s favorite bands, as interpreted by CNY Songbirds Donna Colton, Maureen Henesey, and Joanna Jewett. The show also features musicians Kristopher Heels, Frank Neubert, Jim O’Mahony, Melissa Gardiner, Sam Paterelli, Jeff Stockham and Don Williams.

    The last time we presented Babylon Sisters the show sold out quickly and we had to turn away a lot of fans at the door, so we're super-excited to move to a bigger venue this time around - the mighty Dinosaur Bar-B-Que!

    The doors open at 4 pm and the show starts at 5 pm. We are not serving food upstairs, but you can grab an early dinner in the restaurant or order take-out and bring it on up.

    $20 pre-sale tickets are available on Eventbrite. Click here to buy your tickets!