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.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Canal Street String Band - 10/21

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

    Folk and Blues Roots of the Grateful Dead, presented by the Canal Street String Band

    “This is timeless music. From three-part vocal harmonies to masterful playing on pretty much every stringed instrument … these guys sound like they’re having a great time.”
    – The Buffalo News

    CanalStreetStringBand_600.jpgThe Grateful Dead exposed generations of music fans to the nooks, crannies, branches, and offshoots of American roots music like perhaps no other act of their size and influence. Jerry Garcia grew up listening to field recordings, jazz, traditional folk songs, bluegrass, and ancient Child ballads, first getting together with Bob Weir and Pigpen NOT to start a rock-and-roll band, but to play jug band music. They learned songs from itinerant street musicians, covered blues legends and country stars, and packed many musical styles into their own original songs.

    Join The Canal Street String Band as they explore the deep well of American music that inspired the Grateful Dead, and discover some fascinating stories behind the music. With fiddle, banjo, dobro, jaw harp, string bass, guitar, mandolin, three-part harmonies, and a pair of cow bones, this program delights the uninitiated right alongside the Deadheads in the crowd. The concert features the Dead’s musical roots, along with selections from the trio’s standard repertoire.

    Named to the New York State Presenters Network roster as “performing artists of the highest professional caliber,” The Canal Street String Band features Phil Banaszak (fiddle, mandolin, guitar), Dave Ruch (mandolin, guitar, banjo, hand percussion, and more), and Jim Whitford (upright bass, dobro, guitar). They perform at theaters, colleges, music festivals, community events, folk concerts, clubs, library concert series, and more.

    For more information and a video on the Canal Street String Band and this program, visit the Canal Street String Band 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.

  • Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 06:30 PM

    Peter Yarrow Meet & Greet - 11/04

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    Meet & Greet Tickets with Choice Seating: $25

    A very special Peter Yarrow Meet and Greet reception

    Join Peter before the concert in a more intimate setting, with light refreshments.  The price of these tickets also gives you upgraded "choice" seating at the concert (concert tickets are sold separately).  These tickets are very limited in quantity, so don't miss out!

    • Meet and Greet Tickets with Choice Seating: $25
    • This price does NOT include the Concert Ticket!

    The Meet and Greet will be held in the Hochstein Chapel
    Chapel doors will open at 6:00 pm

    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.

  • Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 07:30 PM

    Peter Yarrow - 11/04

    ... of Peter Paul and Mary

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    Tickets: $33, $28, $10 ($35, $30, $10 at Door); Children 12 and under $1

    “Memorable ... these songs are important and just possibly world changing.” –The Gazette, Cedar Rapids

    Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist – both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer – are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the trio’s most moving songs, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous Grammys. In concert, he weaves a narrative of his life in music and politics, punctuated with renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love. Don’t miss this special concert at Hochstein! 

    For more information, visit the Peter Yarrow website

    YarrowTall_400px.jpgA very special Peter Yarrow Meet and Greet reception
    Join Peter before the concert in a more intimate setting.  When you've completed your concert ticket purchase, you'll be given the opportunity to purchase a separate additional ticket for this special, personal event for $25.  The price also gives you upgraded "choice" seating at the concert.  These tickets are very limited in quantity, so don't miss out!

    Admission $33.00 ($35 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $28.00 ($30 at Door)
    Students $10.00; Children 12 and under $1

    Front Gate opens at 6:30 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.

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

    Ladin & Terry - 11/17

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    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.