During the pandemic, we missed our favorite bands. We missed the big music venues, the dive bar stages, the theatres. We missed the energy of a great guitar riff, the beauty of an unforgettable lyric, the power of a charismatic drum solo. We missed the music. But it was still being written, practiced, and performed – in isolation – but it was still out there! And, WXXI was proud to share it with you. Welcome to HomeStage.


Through our digital series HomeStage and our television series HomeStage at The Little, we invite you to experience the incredible music that was being created under unprecedented circumstances.

HomeStage at The Little
While so many musicians have been left to perform in isolation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, WXXI invited four of Rochester’s favorite bands to each record a live session, audience-free, on stage at The Little Theatre. Presenting diverse musical performances paired with intimate interviews and compelling stories, HomeStage at The Little, shares the magic that happens when musicians finally come together to play once again. 

Made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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