Hochstein at High Falls: Watkins & the Rapiers

Hochstein at High Falls: Watkins & the Rapiers

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Since 1996, Watkins & the Rapiers have been infusing elements of Cajun, country, jug band music, and reggae into their repetoire of original tunes and covers of songs by artists such as Steve Earle, The Band, and Colorblind James. 

Take the afternoon off and head over to Hochstein at High Falls to absorb the exciting and creative energy of these talented musicians. The High Falls Business Association has once again teamed up with The Hochstein School, and WXXI to present Hochstein at High Falls, a noontime summer concert series. The series includes ten outdoor concerts Thursday afternoons at 12:10 pm during June, July and August. Weather permitting, they will be held in the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge and will feature a diverse mix of musical artists and instructors. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch, or pick up a great lunch at area restaurants (like La Luna and Fina's Cafe). Each performance runs approximately 50 minutes.

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Watkins & the Rapiers play an eclectic mix of acoustic music incorporating echoes of Cajun, country, jug band music, reggae, soul, and swing. The band’s repertoire includes more than 60 quirky original songs written by band members, as well as covers of songs by artists as diverse as The Band, Travelling Wilburys, Steve Earle, and Colorblind James, among others. The band has been rocking out in the Greater Rochester area since January 1996, when the band was formed on a lark to fill an empty performance slot at the Rose & Crown Pub. The band includes Scott Regan, Kerry Regan, Tom Whitmore, Marty York, Steve Piper, and Rick McRae.

www.rapiers.org

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