Noble Vibes

Noble_Vibes_01Noble Vibes is coming back to the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival for another great performance!

We recently spoke to guitarist Steve Galbraith about how the band got started and what it’s all about. He explained that Noble Vibes came together when he answered a Craigslist ad posted by their keyboardist, Jason Muskopf. Together they assembled the band.

“It took a while but we finally found the perfect combination. Our name “Noble Vibes” expresses our respect and commitment to reggae music,” explained Steve.

Noble VibesTheir music is inspired by reggae greats such as Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, and Steel Pulse. Steve added, “Our lead singer Deannah McKenzie and I are also inspired by our fans, who we call the ‘Vibe Tribe.’ They motivate us to write songs that are positive and uplifting. We love getting the ‘Vibe Tribe’ moving.”

Noble Vibes is hard at work on a new album so they’ll be bringing some new original tunes to the Mobile Music Stage. But don’t worry, they’ll probably play Reggae Highway – they’re most requested song from their first CD. It was also their first music video which was a Lego film of the band.

See the Noble Vibes on the Mobile Music Stage Saturday, July 16th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Join the Vibe Tribe and be ready to dance!

Wallflowers And Cards

Wallflowers And Cards 2Artist Lisa Davis is an avid gardener and nature lover. After many years of gardening, she developed her own art form as a way to preserve flowers in a unique fashion – and Wallflowers And Cards was born.

At first glance, Wallflowers And Cards’ artwork may appear to be dried/pressed flowers or paintings. In actuality, they are digital images of fresh flowers arranged at the height of their freshness. But these images aren’t taken with a camera – they are taken with a flatbed computer scanner in what is called scanography or scanner photography.

The flowers themselves are placed directly on the glass of a flatbed scanner and scanned. Since the lid of the scanner can’t be closed without squashing the flowers, a background is colored in a graphic arts program. This black background seems to make the flowers really pop out of the picture.

Wallflowers And Cards 1Naturally, flowers and nature are inspiration for Lisa’s work. Several years into Wallflowers And Cards, she started visualizing fairy clothing in her flowers, so she used flower and plant parts to give form to fairies. Once an image is complete, Lisa can do different things with it. As with any photograph, there are many options. One of her favorite things to do with an image is to make a grouping of fairies or flowers.

Through Wallflowers And Cards, Lisa has learned to take time to really see things. This requires slowing down – which can be a difficult thing to do for her Type A personality! Even the simplest designs require several hours, with the more intricate pieces taking over 40 hours to complete. But the extensive time doesn’t bother Lisa. She has discovered that when you do something you love, it doesn’t feel like work at all. Instead, it feels like playing and oftentimes, Lisa finds it difficult to return to the “real” world.

When Lisa began working with this technique, she was computer illiterate. It took several years before the floral images she captured could be considered “artistic.” Now, Wallflower And Cards’ stunning designs are available on her website and at art shows. She has also written three books and is working on a fourth. Her books contain her art – both fairies and flowers – with little rhyming poems to accompany them.Wallflowers And Cards

Visit for Lisa’s show schedule and more information about her innovative technique. And visit the Wallflowers And Cards booth at the festival for unique, wood-framed pieces that are not available online.

WayWard Wynd

WayWard Wynd 2Stop by our Mobile Music Stage on Sunday, July 17th from 1:45-3 p.m. to dance along to music by WayWard Wynd.

Fifteen years ago Bandleader John M. Krizan decided to come out of retirement and rejoin music. He needed some fun in his life and wanted to entertain audiences again. That’s when the rockin’ country band, WayWard Wynd, came together.

“All of the names I chose for bands included the “wind” as I felt we were always in the wind, flying smoothly and enjoying what we do best.” – John M. Krizan

Inspired by many, from Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and The Byrds, to Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, and even Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet, WayWard Wynd plays popular songs and music they like. Their show is made up of classic style country, modern Top 40 County – and anything in between. Recently, British classic rock was added to the set list.WayWard Wynd

WayWard Wynd’s performance is more than just music – it’s full of group participation. The band will take song suggestions, playing the frequently requested tunes “Move It” sung by Cliff Richard and played by The Shadows (Britian’s answer to The Ventures) and “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker. They love to get to know their audience by talking to them, telling jokes and involving them in every way they can.

“Get ready for country music Canandaigua, ‘cause we want you to have fun, dance and enjoy life!”

Food Truck Rodeo and Wine & Beer Garden

Join us Friday, July 15th from noon to 9 p.m. as we kick off the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival with our second annual Food Truck Rodeo, featuring:

Empire Express


Meat the Press


Neno’s Gourmet Mexican Street Food Neno's
Rob’s Kabobs


The Original Mac & Cheez original mac and cheez

Rochester’s deliciously famous food trucks will be serving up everything from deli-style sandwiches and melts, sloppy joes and gourmet kabobs, to fried mozzarella, mac ‘n cheese and burritos.Simply Crepes

Grab your food and head next door to the Wine and Beer Garden at Simply Crepes Cafe from 5-9 p.m. for drinks and live music by The Dads.





Ontario County Foster Care and Adoption

Ontario County Foster Care and AdoptionVisit Ontario County Foster Care and Adoption at our Community Cause-Way! Their booth will have a bean bag toss, face painting, and information about their foster care and adoption programs.

Inspired by the kids, Ontario County Foster Care and Adoption looks to make a stay in foster care as comfortable as possible. Currently, Ontario County is in need of Foster Parents that will take teens and sibling groups. A great foster home can make a huge impact on our community as a whole!

Due to the heroin epidemic, many families are in need. Over the past two years, the Homefinding Team has attended every heroin forum around the county, in hopes of inspiring people to step up and become foster parents.

If you are interested in getting more involved, stop by their booth for information from the foster parents and teens in care. They then ask that you go out into the community and share their message.

More information, including how you can become a certified foster parent, is available on the Ontario County website.