Saturday, June 18 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Calamari's RestaurantTHE VENUES:

Home field this year for the Walk’s kickoff and Reception will be Calamari's Restaurant, 1317 State St., with jazz and blues bands at various downtown locations as always, and a $10 suggested donation for the festivities.

Confirmed venues at this time include Calamari's Restaurant at 1317 State St., the 814 Pub & Grille, at1325 State St.(former site of papermoon); the BrewErie at Union Station, 123 W. 14th St.; the Plymouth Tavern, 1109 State St.; the Docksider at 1015 State St.; and Scotty’s Jazz & Cigars, 301 German St. 


Calamari's Restaurant,     RECEPTION            6;00 -- 8;00 p.m.       Tony Grey

   1317 State St.              EVENING                9:00 -- Midnight         Blues Beaters

Docksider Tavern, 1015 State St.                     7:30 -- 10:00 p.m.      Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle

814 Pub & Grill, 1325 State St.                        8:00 -- 11:00 p.m.      JD Jam Session and Cats A Bear

BrewErie at Union Station, 123 W. 14th St.       8:30 -- 11:30 p.m.      Jim Madden with Marilyn Livosky

Plymouth Tavern, 1109 State St.                      10:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m.   Duke Sherman Blues Band

Scotty's Jazz & Cigars, 301 German                10:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m.   Steve Trohoske Trio


Six-string bassist and international star Tony Grey will headline the flagship show at Calamari’s.

Grey comes with a backstory.  Born in Newcastle, England, Tony came from a musical family which included the legendary guitarist, uncle John McLaughlin.  Tony picked up his first bass guitar only after suffering a near-fatal accident at age 18.  Learning the bass helped Tony survive his rehab from a fractured spine and turn it into something positive.  Active oversight from Uncle John helped.

Tony’s interest led to admission to Berklee College of Music in Boston.  While there, he helped form the pop band “Bliss” which caught on, toured throughout Asia,  filmed MTV videos, made a CD.  After experiencing this success, Tony returned to Berklee to complete his degree, receiving an “Outstanding Performer” award on graduation.

Since graduating, Tony has maintained a close relationship with the school ,and has initiated his own online educational  program while continuing to perform.  He has authored two method books for 6-string bass.

ERIE ART MUSEUM Wednesday Mid-Day Art Break
Summer 2016


Every Wednesday, June 1 through August 31 from Noon until 1 pm
in the Courtyard on 5th St. between State and French.

Mid-day Art Break is a free concert.

Visitors are invited to pick up lunch at the Wave Cafe and check out live music featuring talented local musicians, including bands, ensembles from the Erie Philharmonic and more.

music schedule • 2016

June 1   Bass/Drum/Bass –  Stephen Trohoske, Tony Grey a Stix Thompson

June 8   Tyler Smilo  - Americana-influenced singer - songwriter

June 15  World Refugee Day - Celebrate the rich cultures of
               Erie's many refugee communities

June 22  Get Your Phil at Noon - Erie Philharmonic String  Quartet

June 29  The Four Grads - Lighthearted jazz quartet with tight harmonies


Kate Buczec Memorial Concert

Hot Rhythm at UU in 2014 On Sunday afternoon, June 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie is hosting the fifth annual Kate Buczek Memorial Jazz Concert, featuring the "Colony Trio" and "The U-Tones"

 Kate Buczek was a jazz music aficionado.  She enjoyed taking family and friends with her to New Orleans for its Jazz and Heritage Festivals.  Among her favorite musicians were Louie Armstrong, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.

 After Kate died in 2010, at age 91, memorial gifts from her many friends were designated to fund annual concerts at the Unitarian Universalist church where, for many decades, she was an active member and supporter. The June 5th concert is open to the public.  Free admission, but donations to the UU Congregation in memory of Kate are encouraged to help replenish her Memorial Concert Fund.  The church is located at 7180 Perry Highway (PA Route 97), about one-half mile north of I-90's exit 27.  (Information at 923-1155)

Kamasai Washington --

"Best Album of the Year" in many critics' and readers' jazz polls, this audacious project was released as a 3-CD set.  Broad in conception, the album combines jazz, rhythm & blues, gospel and other available materials into a broad, coherent and very accessible, spiritually alive performance.  There's a lot of talk at the start, but your patience will be rewarded by a performance that's grand in scope.