A Triple Bill Saturday Night: AyersFest presents live music at Lincoln Hill Farms with Blue Jimmy, Pat Harrington Trio and Chris Wilson & Brian Ayers
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Doors 5pm // Music 6pm // All ages show
Advance Online Tickets: $20
Day of Show At the Door Tickets: $30
Live Music Lineup:
Chris Wilson & Brian Ayers 6pm
Pat Harrington trio 7:30pm
Blue Jimmy 9:15pm
“Blue Jimmy is a well-worn roots-rock quintet that shuffles country, folk, rock and pop into a loaded deck of fantastic Americana… Full of lush harmonies and grooves that bop, rock, swing and waltz, Blue Jimmy may be one of the most perfectly balanced, truly Americana bands you’ll hear… It all rests on Blue Jimmy’s beautiful song writing, storied lyrics and clever structure.” (Frank DeBlase, Rochester City Newspaper).
Growing up and still based in the small town of Bloomﬁeld, New York (just southeast of Rochester, New York), the ﬁve members of Blue Jimmy are comprised of two sets of brothers and a life long best friend. Brian Ayers (acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals), Chad Ayers (electric guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals), Steve Nelson (drums), Mike Nelson (bass guitar), and Greg Gefell (electric guitar, pedal steel, resonator, harmony vocals). All spent time in the music program at Bloomﬁeld Central, where the seeds of theory were planted and the bricks of friendship laid at a young age. In addition to writing, recording, engineering, mixing and producing their own music, Greg, Chad and Steve all play instruments they made themselves. Steve is president of his own company, which builds custom drum kits. Chad made one of the guitars he plays and Greg plays a pedal steel that he built from scratch. Lending an even more down home and unique sound to the group. It is no wonder that they create their music the same way. Crafting songs from a solid heartfelt foundation, technically sound and artistically free, winning the listener over time and time again.
It is with this twenty-plus year bond in life, musical pursuits and friendship that Blue Jimmy has built a loyal regional following. Landing them supporting act slots and praise from such national touring artists as: Travis Tritt, Billy Currington, Steve Holy, Kenny Rogers, Pure Prairie League and many others. Further accolades include airplay and in-studio performances on many of Rochester, New York’s major radio stations. 92.5 WBEE FM, 96.5 WCMF FM, 98.9 WBZA FM, as well as airplay in Syracuse, New York.
Pat Harrington Trio
When not on the road, Harrington became a sought-after guitarist on the local scene playing countless gigs around town as he became a student of the soulful sounds that have long been synonymous with Memphis music. It was during those formative years that Harrington truly began crafting his own unique voice and style as a guitarist, bringing in his many different musical influences, from Jazz and Funk to Bluegrass and Country flavors. He has since become a part of the national conversation as one of the most inspiring, versatile and distinctive players in the American Roots music genre today.
VENUE & TICKET INFO: Food & beverage will be available for purchase during show. All tickets sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Shows are rain or shine, inclement weather may cause delays. Low-back foldable chairs will be permitted for those who are not able to stand for long periods of time only. Limited seating and picnic tables are available inside the venue. First come, first serve. Please read venue and parking information here before purchase. Music times are approximate and subject to change or delays.