Hochstein at High Falls: Watkins & the Rapiers

Hochstein at High Falls: Watkins & the Rapiers

Thu, 07/13/2023 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Watkins & the Rapiers

Watkins & the Rapiers play an eclectic mix of acoustic music incorporating echoes of Cajun, country, jug band music, reggae, soul, and swing. 

The Hochstein at High Falls lunchtime summer concert series returns to the city’s High Falls District with the sounds of local music every Thursday through August 17. Watkins & the Rapiers perform on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 12:10 p.m. at our new location - 4 Commercial Street, corner of Browns Race. Click here for a map.  

The concerts are hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami and WRUR Station Manager Ryan Yarmel. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. 

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

In the event of inclement weather, check Hochstein’s Facebook page at 10:30 am to see if the concert is moving to the rain location nearby. 

Hochstein at High Falls concerts are presented by High Falls Business Association, The Hochstein School, and WRUR.