Music of CAMF – Bowla Cheats!

Are you ready to rock out? If so, catch Bowla Cheats at the Canandaigua Art and Music Festival on Sunday, July 19 from 3:30-5pm! We talked to the band about their music and what they have to add to the festival this summer.

When Bowla Cheats was deciding a name for their group, they wanted the name to be unique to members of their band. “Bowla Cheats” is a play on words that one of the members had been throwing around for a while. It was so unique, they just went with it! Bowla Cheats plays 100% “Root Music,” which they describe as the roots of music. Their most requested song is “Get Down,” so be listening for this fan favorite! If you don’t hear it, don’t be afraid to request it!

This band is inspired by many great musicians including Joan Armstrong, The Altman Brothers, Rancid & Toots and the Maytals. If these are artists you like, you should check out Bowla Cheats. The band tells us they are “a dance group that rocks so get ready to do both!”


Hear Bowla Cheats on Sunday July 19 from 3:30-5:00 PM on the Boylan Code Stage.

The Music of CAMF 2015 – Noble Vibes!

If a high-energy performance is what you’re looking for, you can’t miss Noble Vibes at the Canandaigua Art and Music Festival this summer! We caught up with the Denise, the band’s booking and P.R. manager, to figure out what their band is all about.

Noble Vibes was looking for a band name that would represent their respect for reggae, as well as the members multicultural background, so the name “Noble” was chosen. “Our coat of arms heraldry represents nobility,” Denise exclaimed. Hence, the name Noble Vibes was chosen! That being said, Noble Vibes plays reggae music with lot’s of energy and excitement!Noble Vibes Coat of Arms

This band has many inspirations, combining to create many unique and original tunes. These inspirations include all the classic pioneers and some contemporary artists, such as Bob Marley, Gregory Issacs, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Steel Pulse, Sanchez, Phyllis Dillion, Jimmy Cliff and Sugar Minot, just to name a few.

When you see them on stage, ask them to play Reggae Highway and Welcome to My Heart, their most requested favorites! We’ve also been told the crowd should be ready for a high energy performance from beginning to end that will leave you wanting more.

Stop by for some Noble Vibes at the Boylan Code Stage on Saturday July 18, 3:30-5:00 PM.

The Music of CAMF 2015 – Vintage!

We are excited to introduce to you one of our entertainment groups that will be performing at the Canandaigua Art Festival this year – Vintage! We welcome them back and we’re ready to rock with them again! We talked to Chuck, one of the three members of this unforgettable group, to learn about his experience in the band and their excitement to perform for us this summer.

We asked Chuck where they came up with their band name, and he gave all the credit to their guitarist, Doug. He said it’s fitting, because their genre is vintage rock. These men have been performing together since they were teenagers, though they parted ways when marriages, families, and jobs became the highlight of their lives. 20 years later, they’re back and feeling great about the vibes they create with their music!

Vintage is inspired by the music of The Beatles, as they admire the energy that was put into The Beatles performances, though any artist that performs with passion inspires them. Chuck warns that you should be ready to listen to songs that will bring back memories! “Don’t be surprised if you find yourself dancing to many of the songs that we perform,” Chuck also exclaimed. Two of their most requested songs are “What I Like About You” by the Romantics or “A Hard Days Night” by the Beatles, so keep your ears peeled for these fan favorites!

You can catch Vintage on the Boylan Code Stage Friday, July 17 from 5:30 to 7 PM! Don’t miss it!

The Music of CAMF 2014: Amanda Ashley

The town of Canandaigua and its surrounding areas have so much talent, including singer – songwriters.  In the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival, there is no exception and Amanda Ashley is one of those talents; a singer – songwriter who will start off our music line up for the festival, Wooo!

Amanda plays original, classic and popular cover pieces with a fusion of Pop, R&B and Jazz.  She is heavily influenced with variety genres of music.  She is constantly asked to play her original song “Trapeze” and a cover from Jackson Five – “I Want You Back.” Her life on the road and back home is her main engine of inspiration for her compositions.

Amanda states that performing in the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival is a “celebration of the arts” and that

It’s always pleasurable to be invited to play and take part in a festival, no matter how big or small. Canandaigua has always been among one of my favorite towns to visit, so I’m very much looking forward to.

Check her Facebook page and her website:  Cheer Amanda on with her solo act on Friday 18th July at 12PM on the Commons Park Main Stage.




Music of the CAMF 2014: Wolf Mountain Band

One of our featured bands for the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival is the Wolf Mountain Band, a band that plays a blend of southern rock and country.  We talked to Bill, who is the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band.  The band name was chosen out of a random drawing and was narrowed down from the top 10 to the top 5 names.  Both Bill and Sandy Fronefield eventually decided to start the new band name “Wolf Mountain.”

Their music playlist includes 80’s to top 40 country and southern rock styles and original compositions.  One of Bill’s original songs “Never Loved a Woman” is the most requested song whenever they performed at festivals and fairs in western NY.  Their sound is influenced by the likes of The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, the Eagles and Miranda Lambert.

Wolf Mountain Band

Audience members should be ready for some strong choices from their lead vocals and their original style.  To learn more about the band, visit their Facebook page and their Reverb Nation profile  They will be ready to to perform on Sunday 20th July at 3:30PM – 5PM at the Common’s Park Main Stage.