Medina pavilion at State Street Park will host summer concert series

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Who Dats performed the first concert at Medina’s new pavilion at State Street Park on July 7, 2019. The pavilion will be used for three concerts this summer, with the first this Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring The Rhythm Express.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 July 2021 at 2:17 pm

MEDINA – The pavilion at State Street Park that opened two years ago will host three concerts this summer, including one on Sunday.

The Medina Business Association and Orleans Renaissance Group led the effort to construct the pavilion, which also serves as a bandstand. It will host a concert on Sunday that is timed to coincide for when about 350 cyclists will be in the community for the return of the Cycling the Erie Canal event.

Last year’s week-long cycling event was cancelled due to Covid-19. This year it’s back, but with about half of the usual participants. They will leave Buffalo in the morning on Sunday and travel about 50 miles each day, working their way across the towpath until the reach Albany on July 18.

The concert on Sunday is also open to the public, who are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, listen to the music and welcome the cyclists.

The Medina concert series will be free to the attendees and all performances be on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. Almost every other evening of the week has some musical event happening somewhere in Orleans County this summer.

The Medina Tourism Committee organized the three concerts. The lineup includes:

  • July 11 – The Rhythm Express, featuring music from the ’50s/’60s/’70s to current, across many genres.
  • August 8 – The Dave Viterna Group, featuring rock & roll/rhythm & blues, with Dubby’s Wood Fired Pizza also on site.
  • August 29 – The Creek Bend Bluegrass Band, featuring bluegrass and country, with a food truck on site, Greenlief’s On The Go.