Fredonia Farm Festival has busy weekend planned

File Photo Fredonia native and country singer Ruthie Collins will grace the stage this weekend at the Fredonia Farm Festival. Pennsylvania’s Coston Cross will be opening the show at 7 p.m., followed by Collins.

Fredonia Farm Festival has a weekend full of music. Performers new and old, and as wide variety of styles promises something for everyone. Friday features some familiar friends, the Rustic Ramblers and Farm Festival favorite, Terry Buchwald.

Saturday features a wide variety of local musicians throughout the day, and an evening of country, starring Fredonia’s own Ruthie Collins. And Sunday afternoon after the parade, the Skiffle Minstrels bring their party Country Swing sound to Farm Festival. All the music this year is on the main stage, at the corner of Day Street and Church Street at Barker Commons. Here’s the details:


At 3:30 p.m., local favorites the Rustic Ramblers take the Main Stage for their traditional country show. Their two-hour show goes until 5:30 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., Terry Buchwald heads to the stage for Western New York’s favorite performance of Elvis Presley most well-known songs together with Terry’s own music. Show’s over at 10 p.m.


Fredonia Farm Festival is devoting most of the day to the people who help make Chautauqua County a more entertaining place to live. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., a wide variety of local musicians, residents and students, will be displaying some of the talent which blesses the local music scene.

At 10 a.m., Fredonia singer/songwriter Doug Osborne-Coy is driven by a love of rock ‘n’ roll at its pure, simple form. His guitar-based sound taps into a bloodline that began with Chuck Berry, filtered through The Stones and super charged AC/DC. A couple chords, some observations of life and a good beat make up his songwriting recipe.

At 11 a.m., Fredonia Ukulele Band with Christina Carissimo. These talented stringed instrumentalists provide a collection of traditional and modern music, both instrumental and vocals.

12 p.m.: 42 Eagle is a five-piece Emo/Alternative band that began in Fredonia. It was originally started by Jake Supovitz and Chris Egan with Pat Hart. Later the band has evolved and added in drummer Corwin Sears, and a bassist Dan Calderone.”

1 p.m.: Soul’r Inc.

2 p.m.: Cheap Peach. Four classically trained musicians from Buffalo State and SUNY Fredonia composing rock and punk influenced music. The band is largely inspired by modern rock groups like Cloud Nothings and Meat Wave; Jeff Rosenstock. Cheap Peach is full of musical treats and surprises. Enjoy the show!

3 p.m.: Rik Napoli has been performing original pop music since 1986. His music has been featured on the Fox and ABC television networks. Having performed from the Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls to the Bitter End in NYC, Rik is looking forward to this hometown show.

4 p.m.: Boplin Goblin, a group of seven music education major sophomores from SUNY Fredonia. We play jazz and hits with a horn section of a trumpet, trombone, clarinet, and saxs. We are super excited to have the opportunity to play here, hope you enjoy!

The evening’s big show features another fine talent with Fredonia roots. Ruthie Collins is coming from Nashville with her five-piece band to perform for her hometown crowds. Ruthie’s career is moving upwards, and more and more people are taking notice of her. Country Music Television named Ruthie as one of 2017’s “Next Women of Country”; just this summer Ruthie has had the opportunity to open shows for one of country music’s icons, Reba McEntire. Pennsylvania’s Coston Cross will be opening the show at 7 p.m. Coston blends traditional country sounds with life experiences, bringing cowboy music to the forefront. His goal is to “deliver a song for everyone.”


The big parade starts at 1 p.m. The music continues at 3 p.m. when Buffalo’s six-piece Skiffle Minstrels bring their Western Swing to the Farm Festival main stage. For more than 15 years, they have been entertaining the people of Buffalo with their brand of exciting, upbeat mixture of country, jazz and blues. An excellent conclusion to a fun weekend at the Fredonia Farm Festival. The Skiffle Minstrels will be playing until 6 p.m.