After selling out Syracuse’s historic Palace Theater in April 2017, the fifth edition of BeatleCuse moves outdoors in 2018 to the beautiful and spacious natural grass amphitheater at Colloca Estate Winery, along the shore of Lake Ontario’s “Little Sodus Bay”. Featuring over 80 of Central New York’s top performing musicians, on TWO stages – the Main Stage by the lake, and the CNYAlive.com Acoustic Stage at Colloca’s Tasting Center & Pavilion bar/restaurant.
On Lake Ontario
14678 West Bay Rd.
Fair Haven, NY 13156
Live performances will run continuously between 12noon and 10pm, when the Town of Fair Haven’s legendary July 4th fireworks display and local residents’ “Ring Of Fire” bonfires along the shore! But you’ll want to stay for the Main Stage After-Party from 10:30pm to 11:30pm, and Acoustic Stage from 11:30pm to Midnight. After all, it’s a holiday weekend….you can have a sleep-in!
- Gates Open: 11:00am
- Music: From 12:00 Noon to 10pm (starting at the CNY Alive.com Acoustic Stage at Noon)
- Fireworks: at 10pm
- Main Stage Keeps Rockin’: til 11:30pm
- After Party: Ends at Midnight at the Acoustic Stage
Hotel / Shuttle / Camping
Speaking of sleeping in, learn more about overnight camping at Colloca Winery, and/or discounted rooms at Best Western in Oswego, complete with a guest shuttle!
Parking at the winery will be FREE! Bring in YOUR favorite lawn chair or blanket! Colloca Estate Winery and several trucks inside the amphitheater gates will provide event-long food & beverage service….AT NORMAL PRICING!
BeatleCuse Executive Producer Paul Davie and venue owner Chris Colloca will not be spiking up the prices of any concessions, to keep this festival affordable and family-friendly. Kids 10 and under are FREE!
We are a festival bringing back “POWER TO THE PEOPLE”! (Sorry, NO coolers or tailgating is allowed…per the “Taxman”!)
Bands and Musicians
This year on the Main Stage, we highlight The 50th Anniversary of the 1960’s biggest selling vinyl: THE WHITE ALBUM! Additionally, July 7th is RINGO STARR’s 78th birthday, so we’ll have one solid hour of Sir Richard Starkey’s signature hits from his career on The Beatles’ drum throne, as well as a collection of Top 10 solo singles of the 70’s.
Also on the Main Stage, a reunion of CNY faves from the first decade of the new millennium…THE FAB FIVE! Between 2005-2009, Paul/Joe/Charlie/Pat & Tim were featured on CBS Sunday Morning, backed up 2011 R&R Hall of Famer Terry Sylvester of The Hollies several times, and worked with original Beatles drummer PETE BEST & his band a dozen times in the Northeast. They also headlined International BeatleWeek 2006 w/Badfinger’s Joey Molland at The Cavern Club in the Beatles hometown of Liverpool, England!
Returning by popular demand will be BeatleCuse’s girl-group sensations, THE FAB FEMMES! This year, they will have a full half hour of material and showcase every member’s vocal talents. Other BeatleCuse alumni include JAMIE NOTARTHOMAS (Joe Cocker’s “With A Little Help” in 2015), THE FABCATS & SCREEN TEST (with 4 SAMMY Hall of Famers between them!), and a full contingent of live strings and horns, including the OPUS BLACK STRING QUARTET for their fifth straight year!
While 30 minutes breaks take place between segments on lakeside Main Stage (to transition equipment/sound checks), the CNYAlive.com Acoustic Stage will feature several acts & artists known for their stellar unplugged musicianship and sweet harmonies, such as JOHN McCONNELL, DAY JA VOO and DARK HOLLOW TRIO + SHAWN HALLORAN.