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 27, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Windborne - 10/27

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

    “The best musical discovery of the year… Stunningly powerful vocal harmony in the tradition of the Watersons, The Voice Squad, and Coope, Boyes, and Simpson, Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today.” – WGBH, Boston

    Windborne_Laughing_3_600px.jpgThis internationally acclaimed quartet of vocal chameleons specializes in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between songs of workers’ rights to old-time music, from English ballads to folk songs from Corsica and Bulgaria. The group was catapulted to new heights when a video clip of them singing “Song of the Lower Classes” (with music by Ian Robb) outside Trump Tower went viral.

    Praised for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements,” Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. More info>>

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    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.

    • This is an alcohol and smoke free event. •

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Potpourri Jam 10/30

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    Tickets: $5 at the door

    Announcing our 2018 Potpourri Jam Concert!  Musicians sign up for these fun events, and groups are selected at random to get together, learn a few songs, and play a set to an appreciative audience.

    Potpourri_and_Jam_400.jpgThis year's groups have been selected and it looks to be a great lineup:

    Folkapocolypse - Andrea Olivier, Tony Scalise, Jerry Ernst and Roger Whittier

    Five 4 Fun - Nikki Roosa, Rory Raymond, Chris Haller, Jantina Cornelison and Art Taft

    Potluck - Sara Silverstone, Dawn Jenkins, Lee Burlew, Val Fowler and Marilyn Slentz.

    To learn more about our Potpourri Concerts, or to sign up for a future one, check out our Potpourri Information page!

  • Saturday, November 03, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    The Little Theater, in Rochester, NY

    Fiddlin' - 11/03

    Tickets: $10, $8 Online or at the door

    Golden Link is pleased to be a co-sponsor with the High Falls Women’s Film Festival for the movie Fiddlin’. Fiddlin'is an uplifting Old Time and Bluegrass music documentary that takes place at the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention in the Appalachian Mountains, and features Wayne Henderson, a world-renowned luthier known as the “guitar god,” who is both a master craftsman and master storyteller. His friendship with 11-year old guitar prodigy Presley Barker shows just how closely knit a community of musicians can be.

    Fiddlin_2.jpgFiddlin' will screen on Saturday, November 3 at 3pmin Little Theater 5. A Q&A will follow with members of Crooked North (performing for Golden Link in February), and the film is also sponsored by Bernunzio's Music and Bop Shop Records. For more information, or to Purchase Tickets Online, visit: http://highfallsfilmfestival.com/2018/films/fiddlin/

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Tom Paxton - 11/17

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    Tickets: $30, $25, $10 ($32, $27, $10 at Door)

    “Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and the conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being … they are beautiful and timeless, and meant for every age.” Judy Collins

    Paxton_ThumbsUp_600px.jpgGrammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner and folk icon Tom Paxton teams up with the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter duo The DonJuans – Don Henry & Jon Vezner. After 56 years of performing around the world and writing and recording innumerable songs and recordings, Tom Paxton has found yet another outlet for his creativity. He has joined his friends and songwriting colleagues in a writing and performing experience calculated to keep them too busy to get into trouble.

    Paxton has performed thousands of concerts in venues ranging from coffeehouses in Greenwich Village to Albert Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has done more than 50 concert tours in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland and has recorded more than 50 albums of his own songs. Hundreds of other artists have recorded his songs, including Bob Dylan; Johnny Cash; Willie Nelson; Dolly Parton; Judy Collins; John Denver; Joan Baez; and Peter, Paul and Mary.

    In the nearly 25 years since “Where’ve You Been” -- their song which was recorded by Kathy Mattea and was the first song in country music history to sweep all major “song of the year” honors -- Don Henry & Jon Vezner have performed in venues from New York’s Bottom Line to Nashville’s Bluebird Café. They have shared stages with artists as diverse as Joey Ramone, John Hartford, Michael Johnson, and David Crosby and their songs have been recorded by a multitude of artists including Janis Ian, Ray Charles, John Mellencamp, and Miranda Lambert, to name a few. Working as a duo, the DonJuans offer an impressive array of songs, experience, and gifted musicianship.

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    Admission $30.00 ($32 at Door)
    Golden Link Members $25.00 ($27 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.

    • This is an alcohol and smoke free event. •

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Newberry & Verch - 12/15

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

    Music of the season, from Canada to the Ozarks  -  “...a simply gorgeous and intimate expression of musical multiculturalism … while they never lose sight of their own unique traditions, their work together also serves to craft an entirely new musical aesthetic.” – Barry Poss, founder of Sugar Hill Records

    NewberryVerch_600px.jpgGrowing up, musicians Joe Newberry and April Verch absorbed traditions of home and hearth – in his native Missouri Ozarks and her Ottawa Valley of Canada. The holidays have always been a special time for both, with traditions of home and family, festive decorations, and always the music. So each year, the duo sets out in a modern-day sleigh (with four-wheel drive) to perform their eagerly anticipated holiday tour. 

    In this special concert, original songs join timeless hymns. Stories warm the heart and give a twinkle to the eye. Lively fiddle and banjo numbers combine with traditional dance steps to illustrate happy times when people made their own fun at holiday time, and all year long.

    Missouri native and North Carolina transplant Joe Newberry has played music most of his life. His powerful and innovative banjo playing -- as well as his songwriting, guitar skills, fiddling, and singing -- has delighted audiences around the world. A frequent guest on the radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Newberry was featured on the Transatlantic Sessions tour in the United Kingdom with fiddler Aly Bain and dobro master Jerry Douglas.

    Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She grew up surrounded by living, breathing roots music and decided early on that she wanted to be a professional musician. With countless awards, 10 albums and 16 years of touring under her belt with The April Verch Band, Verch has moved from upstart prodigy to mature and reflective songwriter, interpreter, and storyteller. She engages contemporary listeners with her fresh and feisty approach to traditional music.

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    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.

    • This is an alcohol and smoke free event. •

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 07:30 PM
    Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester, NY

    An Evening with Judy Collins - 3/9

    Judy Collins

    Tickets: $40 to $70

    Join us for this special Golden Link concert with Judy Collins, who has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

    Judy_Collins_White_600.jpgFive decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. "Collins remains a singer of astonishing clarity and intuition...." says USA Today.

    Tickets are on sale NOW!

    Admission:

    All seats reserved, additional service charges will apply when purchasing
    Golden Link Members - $65, $50, $35 depending on seating section
    Non Members - $70, $55, $40 depending on seating section

    All tickets will cost $2 additional at the door.

    Doors open at 6:30 pm

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

    Unless sold out, tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.

    • This is an alcohol and smoke free event. •

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    Reserved seating ticketing services are being provided by the RPO.

    Tickets can also be purchased by phone through the RPO at 585-454-2100