Starry Night in the Garden – Wednesday, June 29th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, featuring the music of Hanson, Michelle Branch and John Vesely of Secondhand Serenade, along with food and beverages from some of the area’s top restaurants and wineries. Tickets are $40 (general admission) or $100 (VIP experience) and are available at www.tickets.com; more information can be found at www.buffalogardens.com.
Ellicottville Summer Music Festival – Friday through Sunday, July 1st through 3rd at Holiday Valley and other sites throughout the village of Ellicottville, New York. Featuring the music of Rusted Root (July 1st at 8 p.m.); the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (July 2nd at 8 p.m.), followed by a spectacular fireworks display; and KC and the Sunshine Band (July 3rd at 7:30 p.m.). There will also be an arts and crafts show on Jefferson St. on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find out more at www.ellicottvilleny.com.
Jam in the Valley – Friday and Saturday, July 1st and 2nd at Buffalo Hill Village in Wyoming County. Friday features music from country newcomers Thompson Square, American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler, and country star Gary Allen; Saturday features music from country hitmakers Little Big Town and Trace Adkins, followed by one of Western New York’s largest and most talked about fireworks displays. Find out more at www.jaminthevalley.com.
Great Blue Heron Music Festival – Friday through Sunday, July 1st through 3rd in Sherman, New York. The 20th annual music festival features the music of Donna the Buffalo, the Horse Flies, the Town Pants, Big Leg Emma, the Hindu Cowboys, the Delaney Brothers, and many more. Visit www.greatblueheron.com for more information.