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  • Buffalo

    Saturday April 21, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Scarlet Begonias

    Scarlet Begonias is a band that pays tribute to the Grateful Dead. The band is made up of Jason Shepard, guitar; John Kolbeck, guitar; Michael Garrett, piano; George Dale, bass; and Brian Brittingham, drums. Here is where to find out more.

  • Troy

    Friday March 30, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Blue Machine

    Take the rock outfit Super 400, add the incredible Tommy Love and you have Blue Machine. Here's the result.

  • Buffalo

    Saturday April 7, 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

  • Buffalo

    Saturday March 24, 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 March 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.

  • Buffalo

    Friday March 30, 2018 | 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.

  • Syracuse

    Monday March 26, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Arty Lenin

    One member of Syracuse's great bands, the Flashcubes, perform acoustic rock. Here's the duo performing upstairs at the Syracuse Dinosaur.

  • Syracuse

    Friday March 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM

    The Spring Street Family Band is a Syracuse Dinosaur Bar-B-Que favorite, rocking the Dino crowd with their unique blend of funk, rock, hip-hop and reggae into a party that everyone can get down with. Check them out here!

  • Syracuse

    Saturday March 24, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Shining Star

    The Shining Star Band is a great Jerry Garcia tribute band. Here's where to go to find out more.

  • Wednesday March 28, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Mr. Monkey's Pro-Jam

    You can jam with the band! 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.

  • Brooklyn

    Saturday April 7, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Diego Voglino Group with Special Guests

    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.

  • Friday April 13, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    John Schmitt

    Called "one of New York City's best young storytellers," John Schmitt was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and his songs are a direct reflection of his experiences growing up there. His simple, honest approach tells stories that hit at the heart of American life. Blending a folk-meets-soul style, Paul Simon-meets-Motown, to go along with thoughtful lyrics and images, John sings about his life in real terms. More info here.

  • Saturday March 24, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Jealous Fates

    The Jealous Fates are a New York City based Roots, Rock and Soul band. Just like walking the streets of NYC, you’re going to hear a lot of different music.

  • Saturday March 24, 2018 | 11:00 PM
    August West

    August West is a Grateful Dead tribute band based in Brooklyn, New York. More info here.

  • Troy

    Saturday March 24, 2018 | 9:30 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

  • Syracuse

    Tuesday March 27, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    PG Unplugged

    PG Unplugged is Shawn Plourde and EJ Gridley playing acoustic rock. Here's where to find more.

  • Rochester

    Wednesday March 28, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Jon Dretto Band

    Jon Dretto is a Paul Reed Smith Guitars Artist from Rochester, NY. Their sound is hard-driving, contemporary country/blues/rock with two guitars, bass and drums and four strong voices. Learn more here

  • Syracuse

    Thursday March 29, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Atkins Riot

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

  • Syracuse

    Friday March 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Chris Eves & The New Normal

    This band plays a mix of pop/rock music that sometimes deviates into country. Like their Facebook page to find out more. 

  • Friday March 30, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Raine Torae

    Raine Torae is a native New Yorker, grew up in the Bronx and now a Harlem Resident. Known as Harlem's FavGirl, As a youngster, Raine had an interest in music, singing and songwriting. Have a listen here. 

  • Friday March 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    John Schmitt

    Called "one of New York City's best young storytellers," John Schmitt was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and his songs are a direct reflection of his experiences growing up there. His simple, honest approach tells stories that hit at the heart of American life. Blending a folk-meets-soul style, Paul Simon-meets-Motown, to go along with thoughtful lyrics and images, John sings about his life in real terms. More info here.

  • Rochester

    Saturday March 31, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Big Mike & the Motivators

    Big Mike & the Motivators are a high-energy, roots-based band that delivers blues and soul, with a dose of rock and roll. Here is where to go for more.

  • Brooklyn

    Saturday March 31, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Kwame Remy Band

    Kwame has performed all over the world as a Vocalist/Entertainer and Musical Theater performer. He is known for his soulful voice, range and infectious energy. Kwame has headlined at some of New York City’s club venues performing Jazz, Blues, Funk and Soul including the notable Brooklyn Bowl, Cafe Wha? & The Metropolitan Room. Check him out here

  • Saturday March 31, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    PA Line

    The Dinosaur BBQ is proud to welcome PA LINE to the stage! PA Line is an award-winning band from Buffalo, N.Y. Bringing their unique style of harmony-packed/funky Americana-Rock, their sound has been described as Mumford & Sons meets Rusted Root. After a massive 2017, opening up for some big acts such as Floodwood, Rusted Root, & Rumpke Mountain Boys, they are hitting the road in 2018 to support their upcoming full-length release. Every show is the same and they will be sure to have you up on your feet. More info here.

  • Saturday March 31, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Doug Villano Band
  • Saturday March 31, 2018 | 10:00 PM
  • Saturday March 31, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    John Loughlin
  • Wednesday April 4, 2018 | 10:00 PM

    Taran is a five-piece rock band that put out our first full-length self-produced CD on Christmas Day 2006."The Dayz" has been played on 94.1 The Zone, The Buzz, WCMF, The Drive and made it into the top 100 of Clearchannel's top unsigned bands in the Rock format. More info here.

  • Wednesday April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM
    Noelle Tannen

    A band of sonic force lead by a soothe singing powerhouse. Their sound is a theatrical synthesis of Soul, Jazz and a touch of Rock and Roll as Noelle Tannen's eclectic vocal approach defies any single standard; Ranging from delightfully innocent to aggressively ragged. Her band meets the demands of such acoustic versatility. Delivering a satisfying oomph of harmonic complexity and rhythmic articulation to support the delivery of a neo- sirens song. Exploring the tensions which underly existence, their sound reflects the intensity of living in a modern world. Learn more here.

  • Friday April 6, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    The Zak Ward Trio

    The Zak Ward Trio makes their Dino Debut!

    Zak Ward - Guitar/Vocals
    Brad Robbins - Bass/Vocals
    Jeff Schaller - Drums

  • Friday April 6, 2018 | 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.

  • Friday April 13, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Sam Marabella Band

    Samuel Marabella and his Band perform Roots Country, Jazz and Blues Music in venues, festivals and various events throughout Western New Your and Beyond. More info here.

  • Saturday April 14, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Dan Laboski

    Dan Laboski (solo) brings an onslaught of your favorites to the Dinosaur BBQ tonight!

  • Saturday April 14, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    CC and the Boys

    Country Blues Southern Rock Party Band. We keep country rowdy and every party a little backwoods. Come find us... bring tequila.

  • Buffalo

    Friday April 20, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Growlers Blues Band

    This band delivers a powerful and unique blend of gutbucket blues, tempered with a rock 'n roll sensibility. A combination that's winning over crowds nightly throughout CNY and beyond. While they are laying down grooves so deep - you can't help yourself but to get up and dance! Check them out here.

  • Harlem

    Friday April 20, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Brooklyn Soul Train

    Brooklyn Soul Train is an eclectic and electric group of musicians! You ain't seen nothin' like them! From the days musicians could play and sing LIVE with no enhancements -- these guys are pure and authentic! 

  • Saturday April 21, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Dirk Quinn Band

    High Energy Funk/Jazz/Improvisation band from Pennsylvania. Check them out here.

  • Saturday April 21, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    The Party Sharks

    The Party Sharks are a Rock-based band with a strong selection of Rock, R & B, blues, Classic rock, Southern rock, and oldies. The band has a very diverse playlist and has a very solid sound. Check them out here.

  • Buffalo, NY

    Friday April 27, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Battle Studies

    Battle Studies is a John Mayer tribute band from Western New York. We play recorded and live versions of songs from John Mayer, The John Mayer Band, and The John Mayer Trio. 

  • Harlem

    Friday April 27, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    The Untouchables

    The Untouchables is a great R&B and Funk band. Here's where to find out more.

  • Harlem

    Saturday April 28, 2018 | 10:30 PM

    Brick City Soul Collective is an R&B band fronted by trumpeter James Gibbs III. Here is where to go to find out more.

  • Saturday April 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Powerful Pills (Phish Tribute)

    Jam band/Phish Tribute! 

    Band Members
    Bill Sadler - Drums/Vocals
    Haggis Gates - Bass/Vocals
    Joe Hartsel - Keyboards/Vocals
    Jason Donovan - Guitar/Vocals