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  • Harlem

    Saturday June 23, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Lorens Chuno

    Lorens Chuno has created a unique sound that can be broadly described as Jazz-fusion with noticeable West-African influence. His band has been a fan favorite in the Pittsburgh regional music scene for several years. Here's where to go to find out more.

  • Buffalo, NY

    Saturday June 23, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    The Plagiarists

    Born in a Buffalo basement, The Plagiarists are a four piece pop-rock cover band who play everything from Billy Joel to Third Eye Blind to Maroon 5. Recognized for their cohesive sound and killer vocals, The Plagiarists pride themselves on being a must-see act in a city full of talented musicians.



  • Rochester

    Wednesday June 27, 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

    Thursday June 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.



  • Troy

    Saturday June 23, 2018 | 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 June 23, 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.

  • Saturday June 30, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    The Bad Mama's Blues Band -- In the Boneyard

    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!


  • Saturday June 23, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Mike Delaney & The Delinquents

    Mike DeLaney and The Delinquents present a wide variety of blues when they take the stage. Their set is a variety of blues from the 1950’s-now, featuring classic instrumentals by way of Freddie King, Chicago blues by way of Otis Rush, and jump blues by way of the great T-Bone Walker. More info here. 

  • Troy

    Saturday June 30, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Dr. Jah and the Lover Prophets

    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!

  • Syracuse

    Sunday July 1, 2018 | 3:00 PM
    PHIL PETROFF & FRIENDS -- Mini Bluesfest in the Boneyard

    Phil Petroff & Natural Fact is 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. Dino is the Offical After Party for the Blues Fest! Stop down and join us for great live blues, brews & BBQ! For more information visit www.nysbluesfest.com

  • Friday June 22, 2018 | 9:00 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.

  • Friday June 22, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    Dan Laboski

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

  • Friday June 22, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    The Fallen - Dino Debut!

    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. 


  • Friday June 22, 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.

  • Rochester

    Friday June 22, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Infrared Radiation Orchestra

    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.

  • Friday June 22, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    NoSmo Kings -- In the Boneyard

    Find out more here! Join us in the Boneyard from 6-9:30 PM!

  • Saturday June 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    The Sugar Daddys -- In the Boneyard

    One of the best Rock/ Blues / and R&B bands in Syracuse! Steve Rice- Guitars (lead, rhythm), Mark Wentworth - Lead Vocals, Guitars (lead, rhythm), keys, Jim Murphy on Lead vocals, Bass, Dane Miller and Steve Hanson on Drums. More info here. Join us in the Boneyard from 6-9:30 PM. 

  • Sunday June 24, 2018 | 4:00 PM
    Jimmy James Gang -- In the Boneyard

    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!  Join us in the Boneyard from 4-8 PM!


  • Monday June 25, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Jessy Chick

    Jessy Chick was born in Syracuse, NY to a very musical family. She started playing the piano and singing at age 4 and was writing her own songs by the age of 9. Stop down tonight to enjoy her sultry and healing voice. More info here! 

  • Tuesday June 26, 2018 | 9:30 PM
    The Elovaters Management

    Boston, MA reggae band “The Elovaters” have been garnering fans throughout the country since 2014. Their non-stop tour schedule is a testament to their rising popularity in the American Reggae Scene. They have shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, Stick Figure, The Movement, John Browns Body, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and more. Their debut album was recorded at the legendary Lion and Fox Studios in Washington D.C. in 2017. Check them out here!

  • Harlem

    Tuesday June 26, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    The Elovators

    The Elovaters are a Reggae/Funk band hailing from Boston, Mass. Find out more here. 

  • Rochester

    Wednesday June 27, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Brian Lindsay Band

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

  • Troy

    Wednesday June 27, 2018 | 8:30 PM
    The Wheel -- Rockin' on the River

    The Wheel is a rock-n-roll band covering mostly music of the Grateful Dead. Here's where to find out more.

    ROR = Rockin' on the River After Parties - Wednesdays during the Summer. The City of Troy holds free concerts next door to Dino BBQ in the Par. Join us for a great party!

  • Rochester

    Thursday June 28, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    Big Mike & the Motivators -- Live in the Lot

    Join us in the Lot from 6-9pm. 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.

  • Thursday June 28, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Spark
  • Syracuse

    Thursday June 28, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    Miss E Duo -- In the Boneyard

    Miss E bring her duo to the Boneyard tonight. Miss E rocks it on guitar and sings like nobody's business. Her band plays classic and blues rock songs, as well as some originals. Here's a taste. Join us in the Boneyard from 6-9:30 PM!

  • Thursday June 28, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    ANONYMOUS WILLPOWER *Bluesfest After Party*

    ANONYMOUS WILLPOWER hails from Rochester, NY. An ever-evolving band of hooligans from outer space. Space girl, 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. Dino is the Offical After Party for the Blues Fest! Stop down and join us for great live blues, brews & BBQ! For more information visit www.nysbluesfest.com

  • Friday June 29, 2018 | 9:00 PM
    Repeat Offender

    The band will take you on a musical journey featuring the best in modern/classic rock, funk, and country. On lead vocals, the band features Rebecca Armstrong. On rhythm and lead guitars, the group features Nikk Abbott. Jeremy Hoffman on drums completes this talented lineup.

  • Friday June 29, 2018 | 9:00 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. 


  • Friday June 29, 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.

  • Friday June 29, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Digglers Bridge

    Digglers Bridge is a pop, rock and classic cover band. DB covers Billy Idol, Bush, Candlebox, CCR, Collective Soul, The Doors, Foo Fighters, Gin Blossoms, Kings of Leon, Neil Young, Metalica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Snow Patrol, STP, Tom Petty, U2, Cracker, Brian Adams, The Toadies, The Who, Rush, Phil Collins and that's just the start... more info here! 

  • Rochester

    Friday June 29, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Joe Beard w/ Steve Grills & the Roadmasters *Bluesfest After Party*

    Steve Grills and the Roadmasters 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. Dino is the Offical After Party for the Blues Fest! Stop down and join us for great live blues, brews & BBQ! For more information visit www.nysbluesfest.com

  • Friday June 29, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    The Shylocks -- In the Boneyard

    The Shylocks is a Blues Band based in Syracuse New York. Mark Yonnick on guitar, Ron Mirizio on bass, Wayne Nichols on percussion, Mike Burns lead vocals. More info hereJoin us in the Boneyard from 6-9:30 PM!

  • Harlem

    Saturday June 30, 2018 | 10:30 PM
    Livingston Leo

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

  • Rochester

    Saturday June 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    The LightKeepers *Bluesfest After Party*

    The Lightkeepers is a cool jam band out of Syracuse. Here's where to find out moreDino is the Offical After Party for the Blues Fest! Stop down and join us for great live blues, brews & BBQ! For more information visit www.nysbluesfest.com

  • Buffalo, NY

    Saturday June 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Jason Staniszewski

    Jason Staniszewski is a musician and writer originally from Scranton, PA, now residing outside of Buffalo, NY. Keep updated with his musical journey here.


  • Saturday June 30, 2018 | 10:00 PM
    Taran

    Taran is a five-piece rock band that has been all over Upstate NY. Since they started the band its been one big party, they even might let you join them on stage to play! More info here. 

  • Tuesday July 3, 2018 | 8:00 PM
    Southy's Keys

    Southy's Keys are a guitar and piano duo, featuring vocalists Ben Shearer and Josh Southwick. They have an extensive repertoire of over 400 songs, including modern radio hits, rock, pop, country, blues, as well as originals compositions. Ben and Josh have enjoyed a working musical relationship since 2006. Ben was invited to join Josh’s band Bella Boar on keyboards, and shortly thereafter they opened for Sam Kinninger Band.  Ben has since performed with Josh at a range of solo, duo and band gigs in the years after.  In 2010 Ben and Josh had the pleasure of opening for Gene Ween – lead singer of the legendary experimental rock group Ween. More info here. 


     

  • Thursday July 5, 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 July 15, 2018 | 6:00 PM
    The Merry Pranksters -- In the Boneyard
  • 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!