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.

  • Friday, September 07, 2018 at 05:30 PM through September 09, 2018

    Turtle Hill - Sept 7-9

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    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.

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    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 4, 2018.  Tickets will also be available at the gate.

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

    - This is an alcohol-free, smoke-free and pet-free event -

  • 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.

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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, 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. •