Golden Link Concerts

This is a list of Golden Link sponsored events, with links to purchase tickets.  To view a full list of folk music events in Rochester and surrounding areas, visit our Community Music Calendar.

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Members Showcase - 5/30


    Tickets: $5 at the door

    As is our tradition, on every month with five Tuesdays, we hold a Member’s Showcase Concert. Thus, on May 30th, instead of the usual sing-around, Golden Link is having a Member's Showcase Concert!    We have a diverse slate of talented members performing for your entertainment.  Admission is just $5 at the door, and refreshments will be available. (To learn more about Member Showcase concerts, Click Here


     Lisa Winter

    Lisa Winter is a singer-songwriter from Upstate, NY.  Americana soul, woven with new folk, embedded in gospel roots. Participating in a high school talent show sparked a passion for writing and performing... She has applied her heart and soul to the craft, resulting in interesting, inspiring songs.  Her self-taught style of guitar delivers interesting syncopation, finger picking, and  creative expression.

    Her appearances include The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Sidewalk Cafe NYC, and New Orleans House of Blues.  As she travels with her music, house concerts are among her favorite ways to share her music, connecting on a distinctly personal level with her listeners.  " For me", Lisa says,  "I find joy in meeting and learning about people and their lives.  I have written several songs about their powerful stories."



    Christina Stewart

    Christina is from Victor, NY and she studies Music Therapy at Nazareth College of Rochester. She's a sophomore and has minors in Psychology, Religious Studies, Multicultural Studies. Lisa grew up singing in the Children's and Adult Choirs at her home parish, St. Jerome's. She now also cantors at mass once a month and is a substitute choir director there. She started attending Golden Link's Sing-Arounds in February and she says it feels like home. Her primary instrument is voice but also plays piano, guitar, and violin. "I love all kinds of music and I am excited for this opportunity to play for you all!"


    Tony_Small.jpgTony Yiannakos

    I was born in Brooklyn. My parents loved Jazz, my grandparents loved Italian and Spanish folk songs, I loved rock and roll. I went to high school in Manhattan, and quickly discovered in 1963, that if I got off the subway at Union Square instead of taking it all the way to Brooklyn, I could hang around Greenwich Village for most of the evening listening to folk music. One of my best friends in college was doing a doctoral dissertation on Blues music, and another was doing a doctoral dissertation on liturgical music. I've played in folk bands, acoustic blues bands, and fiddle bands, and solo. As a result of all this, I know a LOT of songs. Who knows which ones will push to the front on any given day.

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Mendon Ponds Park in Honeyoye Falls, NY

    Adirondack Expo 6/10


    FREE Admission!

    For many years now, Golden Link has provided music for the annual ADK Expo which is held at Mendon Ponds Park at the pond. This year’s Expo will be June 10th from 9:00 -4:00. Our performances will run from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Always a popular event for “Golden Linkers,” this year’s slate of performance slots filled up unusually quickly.

    This event is aimed at the lovers of outdoor activities and includes workshops, information booths and opportunities to look at and try out kayaks and canoes. Please come out to learn and be entertained.

    Performers at a previous Expo:



    This year's performers will include:

    • David Michael Nixon
    • Dusty Road (Dan & Maureen Kuchta, Linda Becker, Ed Kendrick)
    • Patrick and Kathy schwar
    • Val Fowler
    • Dave Shaver
    • Grant Cos
    • Vern Lindberg and Liz Lazarus
    • Dean Santos

    It's a great time, made even more fun with the backdrop of music from some of Golden Link's best!  If you'd like more information about the Expo, please go to  The Expo is held near the beach, off Douglas Rd.  Click Here for a map of the park.

  • Friday, September 08, 2017 at 05:30 PM through September 10, 2017

    Turtle Hill - Sept 8-10


    Three days of Fun, Friends and Folk Music!  Buy early and save over Gate prices! For full information on Performers, Schedule, Location, Workshops, Accommodations, etc. visit our Festival Home Page.

    To compare all prices for Golden Link Members vs. Non-Members, and Advance vs. Gate Tickets, visit our Festival Pricing Page.


    If you are purchasing tickets for Bunkhouse Beds you must send an email to the Festival Director indicating the ages and gender of the occupants.  Assignments will be made to Adult Male, Adult Female, or Family bunkhouses as appropriate.

    If you are a Paid Golden Link Member, Click Here for reduced prices.

    Ticket Prices below are for Non-Members.  Remember, children 12 years old and under may attend for FREE!

    Reduced price online ticket sales end on Sept 3, 2017.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

    Need help with your purchase? Check our FAQ Page first, contact our Webmaster for further help.


  • Friday, November 17, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Ladin & Terry - 11/19


    Tickets: $20, $15, $10 ($22, $17, $10 at Door)

    Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, the Oakland, California- based duo of Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. “Ladin sings and plays infectious clawhammer banjo, while Terry is a master percussionist. It was Appalachian string band music pared to the absolute minimum of accompaniment, but packed with an orchestra’s worth of rhythm.” –Music City Roots, Nashville

    Check them out some of their performances on these videos:

    For more information, visit the Ladin & Terry website

    Admission $20.00 ($22 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $15.00 ($17 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE

    Doors open at 6:45 pm

    Are you a paid Member?  Click here for Reduced Ticket Prices.

    Note: Online Ticket Sales will end 24 hours before the concert.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.