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Medina library starts winter concert series on Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 December 2018 at 9:59 am

Photo from Woody Candy, a new Buffalo-based 1950’s rock and roll/rockabilly band.

MEDINA – The Lee-Whedon Memorial Library will kick off its winter concert series – Finally Fridays – this Friday at 7 p.m. The 10-week concert series continues until March 8.

The series doesn’t charge for admission. Lee-Whedon started Finally Fridays in January 2002 and is very popular with Medina residents as well as residents in neighboring communities, said Catherine Cooper, the library director.

“We look forward to greeting all of our music-loving friends on January 4th,” she said. “This will be our eighteenth year, believe it or not. We provide a unique opportunity for people to sit and enjoy live music and for musicians to play to an attentive and focused audience.”

Wood Candy, a new Buffalo-based 1950’s rock and roll/rockabilly band fronted by Buffalo singer-songwriter Rob Falgiano, will start the series on Friday. The 5-piece group (guitar/bass/drums/piano/sax) performs a fun, up tempo mix of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lee Lewis, among other era luminaries.

The full schedule includes:

• January 4 – Wood Candy

• January 11 – Creek Bend Bluegrass

• January 18 – The Red Blazer Men’s Chorus

• January 25 – Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields

• February 1 – Dave North & Marc Loan

• February 8 –  “A” Blues Band

• February 15 – Corfu Community Band

• February 22 – Paul Zittle & Pure Country

• March 1 – Crash Cadillac

• March 8  – Ron & Nancy One Song

Finally Fridays! is made possible by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts. The musical series is also co-sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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