2014 West End Concert Calendar

August 21st – September 1st

Each year the West End Bar and Grille features some of the most exciting, free, live music at the Fair. Bands play on the sports deck behind the Cabana Bar each night of the Fair beginning at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 10:00 p.m. when alcohol sales at the Fair end for the night. Come out and enjoy some great music, great beer and great food!


If you are a member of or know of a band that you would like to perform at the WEST END please contact us.

Thursday, August 21st, 4:00 – 7:00pm


The Hootn’Anges are an alternative country rock trio from Western New York.  With husband & wife duo, Luke & Ange Marino, on vocals and guitar & bass guitar, there is something so pure about their humorous lyrics & raw music.  Their classically trained fiddle player, Greg Mach, took stage with the L&A duo in February of 2012 & brought such an original & enthusiastic sound to their show.   Both men share the drums with their feet, while playing their instruments and sharing the vocals with Ange.  They began to refer to themselves as The Hootn’Anges, as they wanted to find a band name to pitch to Nashville that would reflected their redneck, hoe-down, knee slapping, good-time, hootenanny music.  This energetic young band recently released their first CD on iTunes called; “Big Deal In A Small Town”, which has already sold more than 15,000 copies.

Thursday, August 21st, 7:00 – 10:00pm


Founded in 2009 in Syracuse, New York, In Too Deep is a 12-piece party band that keeps the good times rolling with music from across the eras. ITD plays community events, private parties, and club dates around Central New York and always packs the dance floor with a set list that ranges from the funk of James Brown and Tower of Power to the soulful sounds of Adele and Pharrell. You may have already seen the band at the Bikers United Winter Jam, Hammond Jammin’ at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, or most recently opening the Red Sea reunion show at the Westcott Theater.

Friday, August 22nd, 7:00- 10:00pm


Horndogs is an exciting Funk/R&B/Blues band with a blazing five piece horn section, tight rhythm players, and a super soulful vocalist. Great R&B and funk tunes from classic artists such as Tower of Power, EW&F, Average White Band, Bill Withers, and Joe Cocker.

Saturday, August 23rd, 7:00- 10:00pm


The diverse playing styles and musical backgrounds of the members of Brass Inc offers an exciting and high energy performance by this eight piece band. Performing songs from driven, classic & southern rock, rhythm & blues, funk and today’s top hits, this band will keep you singing and dancing throughout the night.

Sunday, August 24th, 7:00- 10:00pm


Tj Sacco and The Urban Cowboys featuring Briana Jessie are a high energy country band playing songs from artists such as Johnny Cash, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett and Gary Allan. TJ Sacco has been on the local music seen with his band since 2005 after returning home from Nashville where he was a regular on Broadway at Layla’s, The Second Fiddle and The Stage. You can find him acoustic or with his band three to four nights a week throughout central New York. He has opened for national acts such as Travis Triit, Charlie Daniels, Joe Nicols, Thomas Rhett, Dustin Lynch and many many more. The Urban Cowboys have been together going on three years and consist of Bill Shank on drums, Mike Farnsworth on Bass and Chad Mac on lead guitar. All have had a long carreers in music and have come together to form one of New Yorks hottest country bands. Last but far from least is our fifth member, Briana Jessie. Briana joins us on stage through out the night singing hits from The Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. With her back round in theater she has a stage presence like no other and leaves the crowd always wanting more. If your are looking for a night of music with a variety of new and classic country, rock, southern rock, oldies and more then you will not want to miss Tj Sacco and the The Urban Cowboys featuring Briana Jessie!!

Monday, August 25th, 7:00- 10:00pm


If it’s fun and gets people moving, they’ll play it….. Unsung Heroes is a four piece guitar-rock band from Syracuse, NY.  Their set list covers a wide variety of classically-fun guitar rock, from a songlist that has been evolving since they first got together in 2012.  They cover tunes from the 70′s – 90′s, as well as today’s current classics, giving audiences a wide stretch of music to enjoy.  From Peter Frampton to Foo Fighters, the band covers a wide musical spectrum uncommon to most classic rock cover bands. The band takes great pride in our musicianship – “getting it right” by being true to the originals we cover. A good time is what it’s all about!

Tuesday, August 26th, 7:00- 10:00pm


The Dropouts have become one of CNY’s favorite classic & party rock bands since forming in 2012. Hailing from the Greater Syracuse area, the band is made bup of 4 CNY music scene veterans from a number of popular area bands. The Dropouts play the greatest classic & party rock hits from the 60’s to the 90’s with lots of other musical surprises thrown in as well and put on a fun show that you’ll dance & sing all night long! The Dropouts perform regularly throughout Upstate NY including Syracuse area favorites, The Dinosaur BBQ, Shifty’s, Carnegie Café, Beginnings II, Asil’s Pub and many more places as well as private & corporate parties, weddings and other special events.

Wednesday, August 27th, 4:00- 7:00pm


The Custom Taylor Band is central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band. With musicians that any band would envy, the group has incredible dynamics and stage presence that leave fans breathless on the dance floor and tapping their toes at the bar.

Thursday, August 28th, 7:00- 10:00pm


Friday, August 29th, 7:00- 10:00pm


The Billionaires features a dynamic rhythm section and offers expertly performed R&B, soul, ballads, rock & roll, and standards choices. Featuring both female and male vocalists, this band is one of the most experienced in CNY. The Billionaires will entertain you with excellent sound, professional music, and a fantastic time for fair-goers of all ages!

Saturday, August 30th, 4:00 – 7pm


The Custom Taylor Band is central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band. With musicians that any band would envy, the group has incredible dynamics and stage presence that leave fans breathless on the dance floor and tapping their toes at the bar.

Saturday, August 30th, 7:00 – 10:00pm


Agonal Rhythm is comprised mostly of medical professionals. Originally formed 20 years ago as a gag to play a retirement party, (an agonal rhythm is the bizarre and erratic beat pattern of a dying heart) this group of talented, fun loving people has developed into a very entertaining, serious working party band. They are as dedicated to the music as they are the fun. The comment heard most is “We know every song they play!” And it’s true! This band works hard to provide fun danceable and recognizable music. So whether it’s old rock and roll, classic rock, country, disco, r&b or new modern rock, Agonal Rhythm has got you covered. The musicians include: ER Nurse, Rita Venuti, lead vocals; Dr. Michael Collins, lead vocals; Dr. John Sullivan, guitar and vocals; pharmacist Ted Mitchell on drums; Bryan Flood, lead guitar; and Ralph Sinicropi, bass and vocals.

Sunday, August 31st, 7:00- 10:00pm


2010 Awards Best Local Band and Best Vocalist. Not just a club band or a show band but a 5 member high energy dance band that will rock you all night long.

Monday, September 1st, Time TBD


Join us in celebration of the upcoming Fall season and the last day of the New York State Fair with a wide variety of music, fun, and sounds of D.J. Steve Martilotta! Steve will entertain us playing the tunes that we love to sing and dance with.