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  • Brooklyn

    Saturday December 15, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Ben Kogan Band

    Ben Kogan is a NYC musician who started making music as a teenager and hasn't stopped. The band’s hybrid Americana style has been described as “jamgrass” and Townes van Zandt-evoking folk. Their eclectic sound, steeped in Appalachian mountain music and the blues, takes its influences from Bill Monroe and Grateful Dead. The Ben Kogan Band provides a fresh take on traditional bluegrass compositions with soulful originals, pulsing bass lines, introspective lyrics and contagious melodies. Check them out here.

  • Rochester

    Wednesday December 26, 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 December 19, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    John Akers & Erik Welsh

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

  • Syracuse

    Thursday December 20, 2018 | 9:00 PM

    Holiday rock style! The Pale Green Stars is one of the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's favorite bands. Ask them what they play, you get “super high-throttle punkadelic pandemonium.” The band has smart lyrics, rocking music and a punk attitude. Here's where to find out more

  • Syracuse

    Saturday December 15, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Boots n' Shorts

    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. 

  • Syracuse

    Friday December 14, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Slow Train

    Slow Train is a rock band from Syracuse, NY that blends singer-songwriter influence with driving electric guitar and foot-stomp rhythms. Mike Kelly on lead vocals, rhythm guitar and harmonica, Pat Gillespie on bass and back-up vocals, Lars Brasz on lead guitar and backup vocals and Brandon Morse on drums and backup vocals. Here's where to find out more.

  • Thursday December 13, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Mikey C. & Chuck DeRose

    Mikey C & Chuck DeRose will be helping us kick off the weekend!

  • Thursday December 13, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Mikey C. & Chuck DeRose

    Mikey C & Chuck DeRose will be helping us kick off the weekend!

  • Harlem

    Friday December 28, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Stomp Society Swing Band

    The Stomp Society Swing Band plays jazz & swing. Here's where to find out more. Here's where to have a listen.

  • Harlem

    Friday December 21, 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! Have a listen here.

  • Buffalo

    Friday December 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Dead Alliance Buffalo

    Dead Alliance leans heavily on the songbooks of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. Dead Alliance will be jammin' at the Dinosaur BBQ in Buffalo NY! With all your favorite Dead tunes, and is sure to be a smoky match with the Dino!
    Here's where to find out more.

  • Syracuse

    Tuesday December 18, 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

  • Rochester

    Friday December 21, 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 December 11, 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 December 12, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Lisa Lee Trio

    Lisa Lee’s sultry, soulful voice with dusky blues tonality and silky sweetness sets her apart from the rest and it shows in her performances. Lisa performs a wide variety of popular hits from several decades, mixing a variety of musical genres including Classic Rock, Modern Country, Classic Country, Oldies, Blues, Ballads, Pop, Jazz and more. Learn more here.

  • Wednesday December 12, 2018 | 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. 

  • Friday December 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.

  • Friday December 14, 2018 | 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 December 14, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Little Mountain Band

    Original Americana, Folk, Funk, Jam band playing original music that blends Jam, Bluegrass, Blues, Soul, Funk, Gospel and Rockabilly to create a new and unique level of fusion. More info here. 

  • Friday December 14, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Jason Dodson Band

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

  • Troy

    Saturday December 15, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Talia Denis wsp Sydney Worthley and Katie Louise

    Talia’s approach to music is definitely not what you would expect. Her music is on the edgier side of Pop Rock, featuring real instrumentation and catchy hooks, all while lyrically offering a positive slant on life. Have a listen here.

  • Buffalo, NY

    Saturday December 15, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Dinner & A Movie (Phish Tribute)

    New York's hottest Phish tribute! An all-star cast of local musicians, Dinner And A Movie brings Phish tunes from all eras and a serious ability to jam. Featuring Chris Eves on guitar, Elliot Jarvis on bass, Jack Jarvis on drums, and Brian Lauri on keys. We're coming to your town, we'll help you party down! Check them out on Facebook here

  • Saturday December 15, 2018 | 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.

  • Syracuse

    Monday December 17, 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. 

  • Wednesday December 19, 2018 | 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.

  • Thursday December 20, 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! 

  • Friday December 21, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    The Old Main

    Americana/Folk Rock band from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers, The Band, and Dawes, while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. The Old Main’s raw acoustic sound, and their high-energy live performances are enjoyed by all. More info here.

  • Friday December 21, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    IOT Band

    IOT Band plays songs you like, but probably haven't heard live in a while with a mix of Rock, Prog, New Wave, Power Pop, Alternative, and other nonsense. Come on down for the deep cuts from the band and the smoky cuts from the Dino! More info here. 

  • Saturday December 22, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    The Billionaires 15th Anniversary celebration!

    We're a CNY band. Members are from Syracuse, Oswego, and New Hartford. More info here. 

  • Saturday December 22, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    The Switch

    Feed your funk, soul, rock and blues appetite with the likes of Led Zeppelin, BB King, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers and originals. Like them on Facebook here.

  • Rochester

    Saturday December 22, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Teagan & the Tweeds

    Rock with Teagan and the Tweeds, one of the best bands to come out of Rochester in recent years. The band rocks and Teagan is a songbird! Here's a taste. If you love live music and you haven't seen this band, get down to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and check them out tonight!

  • Saturday December 22, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Blaise Mercedes & The Crew

    Blaise Mercedes is a neo-soul, funk, rock-jazz fusion artist. More info here. 

  • Harlem

    Saturday December 22, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Livingston Leo

     Livingston Leo plays the blues. Here's where to have a listen and learn more.

  • Monday December 24, 2018 | 4:00 PM
    Close at 4pm for X-Mas Eve
  • Tuesday December 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM
    Closed for Christmas

    We are taking the day off to spend the holiday with our friends & families! We will re-open regular hours on December 26th! 

  • Wednesday December 26, 2018 | 9:00 PM

    ANONYMOUS WILLPOWER is a New Orleans Steam Punk Band. ANONYMOUS WILLPOWER hails from Rochester, NY. An ever-evolving band of hooligans from outer space. Spacegirl, Suzi Willpower, and her Voodoo King, Professor Anonymous hail from the Mecca of Freaks, from a planet very much like your own. The Space Girl met The Voodoo King while playing at an open mic in Rochester, NY., and they are on a mission to make you want to dance, and sing, and feel joy.

  • Thursday December 27, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Monica Hall Band

    The Monica Hall Band brings their own feel to some of their favorite Country, Rock, and Blues tunes. This is a band you don't wanna miss. More info here. 

  • Thursday December 27, 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.

  • Friday December 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Johnny Rawls

    Mississippi blues soul and swagger master, Johnny Rawls returns to the Dino stage tonight! Check him out here!

  • Rochester

    Friday December 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    The Taint

    The Taint plays 90s alternative rock (Rage Against the Machine, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc with some curveballs thrown in). The bands legendary live energetic shows have had more than their share of broken bones and taboos: “It’s is like watching a train wreck — You know it’s wrong but you just can’t avert your eyes!” The current line-up of killer players includes A.D. Zimmer (bass), Dave Kloch (guitar), Erik Welsh (drums) and John Akers (vocals). 

  • Friday December 28, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Tom Atkins Band wsg Tommy Love

    Tom Atkins Band will be performing  with the amazing Tommy Love AND the incredible Bruce Winn. Tom Atkins Band is a stewy gumbo of Classic Rock and shreddy blues with the necessary punch of punk. More info here.

  • Saturday December 29, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Alex McArthur

    Alex is a performer/musician in Buffalo, currently attending the University at Buffalo to earn her BFA in Music Theatre & BA in Vocal Performance. More info here. 

  • Saturday December 29, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Johnny Rawls

    Mississippi blues soul and swagger master, Johnny Rawls returns to the Dino stage tonight! Check him out here!

  • Saturday December 29, 2018 | 9:30 PM

    Rock and/or Roll! Nickopotamus is Nicholas Souder from Albany NY. At Balls Deep studio, a recording studio Nick built in his basement (with the help of some kick-ass friends), he engineered and recorded his quick-paced 12 track debut album 'High Tailin' It!' Nickopotamus has recently put together a band to perform these tunes with some good friends; Chris O'Connor on Lead Guitar, Andy Fleming on Bass, and Dave Pemrick on Drums. Find out more here.

  • Harlem

    Saturday December 29, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Big Onion

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

  • Saturday December 29, 2018 | 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!

  • Syracuse

    Monday December 31, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    NYE Party with Phil Petroff & Natural Fact

    Come ring in the New Year at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que with Phil Petroff & Natural Fact and see one of the best badass blues bands around. If you love guitar-driven blues, this is the band to see. Here's where you can listen to the band.

  • Rochester

    Monday December 31, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Joe Beard w/ Steve Grills

    Steve Grills bring traditional, guitar-driven blues to the Dinosaur. 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 where to find out more. 

  • Thursday January 3, 2019 | 9:00 PM
    The Guise Duo

    The Guise are a guitar/bass duo that perform classic rock and oldies from America, Neil Young, The Beatles, and much more. A great song list and great vocal harmonies make The Guise a Syracuse favorite. More info 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.