***SPECIAL EVENT***
Thursday, December 18….4pm till 8pm
A Very Special Happy Hour Clothing Drive/Benefit
For the students of Rochester International Academy
New or Gently-used warm clothing, jackets, boots, hats, gloves and blankets

are all sorely needed…and would all be greatly appreciated.
Here’s the skinny….

The Rochester International Academy is a 2-year transitional program for

beginner English Language Learners in the Rochester City School District.

This year is the 4th year of the program. There are currently over 200 students

in grades 1 through 12 enrolled in the program and it is for students who speak languages

such as Arabic, Karen, and Kinyarwanda to name a few, 98% of the students are refugees….

and many of them have little or no formal education when they arrive in America.

The work that’s being done at this school is truly awe-inspiring. These are kids that want desperately to learn.

Please make a point of stopping in for this Happy Hour...and please bring an article or two of clothing.

AND….there’ll be drink specials…and live music (beginning at 7pm) featuring

COULTER & CHRISTIANO


Rita and Don present their stripped-down versions of Americana,

old-school and alt-country…and whatever other style they feel like doing!

www.facebook.com/donchristiano

https://www.facebook.com/rita.coulter

No cover charge 
 
Friday, December 19….5:30pm till 8pm
Happy Hour with Great Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring
New Orleans piano classics and other soulful, funky jams performed by
PROFESSOR ANONYMOUS
www.reverbnation.com/Anonymouswillpower
and then at 8:30pm (note:special early show-time)
Live Rockabilly/Roots/Americana with Abilene Favorites..
Join Bobby, Jimmy and Brian for the Annual “Goners Holiday Show!”
BOBBY HENRIE AND THE GONERS!


Cover: $5
 
 
Saturday, December 20….10pm
Maximum Garage-Rock, Punk and Psychedelic Sounds 
HARMONICA LEWINSKI


www.harmonicalewinski.bandcamp.com
Cover: $6
 

Note: Abilene will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24

and Christmas Day,  Thursday, December 25



Tuesday, December 23…8:30pm

“Eve of the Eve Bash”

The return of 

THE YOUNGER GANG


www.facebook.com/youngergangmusic

“This Rochester-based folk outfit brings together members of the Windsor Folk Family,

Roots Collider, Blackened Blues, and Sparx and Yarms.  The resulting amalgamation

is a deeply affecting foray into what you could call neo-Americana.  The band’s unique approach

to old-timey Appalachian tunes is positively informed by, and infused with, the members’ rock, blues, funk,

and electronica pedigrees.  It’s a distinct breed of folk music that is, despite a healthy respect for its roots,

absolutely modern.” – David Yockel (City Newspaper)

Cover: $5
 


****SPECIAL SHOWS****
Friday & Saturday, December 26 & 27…9:30pm
REGGAE SUNSPLASH WEEKEND!!!
Two big nights of maximum reggae with Florida’s 
RISING LION


Maximum roots-rock-reggae with a reputation for bringing good vibes to every show.
The band’s uplifting message, fiery guitar and soul-stirring music will make your waist groove and your feet want to dance.
www.1lionproductions.com
cover: $6 nightly



Note: Abilene will also be closed on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31st,

 and New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1.

Please enjoy these days safely.


Friday, January 2…6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials (Including a Goose Island IPA promotion beginning at 6pm),

Free Munchies and Live Music featuring the acoustic/original rock/blues sounds of 

TEAGAN AND LOU from Teagan and the Tweeds


www.teaganward.com

and then at 9:30pm…a band to be announced shortly

 

 

Saturday, January 3…9:30pm

The oft-requested return of hot soul/r&b/Motown band

MITTY & THE FOLLOWERS


Don’t miss Mitty Moore, Steve Lyons, Jeff Hobbs and Sammy G, as they get you dancin’…all night long!

www.mittyandthefollowers.com

Cover: $5

 

 

Friday, January 9… 6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring 

GREG TOWNSON

 

www.gregtownson.com

and then at 9:30pm

THE MIGHTY HIGH & DRY


With the influence of Rolling Stones, Black Keys, and Neil Young audible within their performances, The Mighty High & Dry’s sound shines through each song, rooted by Kyle Vock’s (mostly upright) deep-digging bass, Chris Teal’s dynamic and crisp drumming, Alan Murphy’s guitar hooks and stylistically flexible singing, and Mike Frederick’s edgy guitar talk.

Special Guests on January 9….FRIDAY IN AMERICA

www.reverbnation.com/themightyhighdry

www.facebook.com/fridayinamerica

Cover: $5

 

 

Saturday, January 10….8pm

Several local musicians and friends share January birthdays…so we’re throwing a party and celebratingt he birthdays of

Sarah Long Hendershot, Dan Hoh, Steve Lyons, John Pape, Betsy Fuller and Angela Rayter.

There’ll be a jam session hosted by Steve Lyons from 8pm till 9:30pm…followed by a couple of full sets by

THE JANE MUTINY


You’ll love their acoustic/folk/rock sound!

www.thejanemutiny.com

Cover: $5

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Sunday, January 11…1pm till 6pm

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley presents…

TARA REUNION

Live piano bar, drink specials, guest bartenders…and more!

Relive the old days of Tara’s!

www.GayAlliance.org

Cover: $5

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Wednesday, January 14…8:30pm

From Asheville, North Carolina…The best in “viper jazz,” Ragtime and country blues…
WOODY PINES


www.woodypines.com
LOW-DOUGH SHOW: Only $10 at the door

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Monday, January 26….doors 5pm, music 8pm

Ameripolitan/honky-tonk at its Finest

DALE WATSON AND HIS LONE STARS


We’re thrilled to be hosting Dale again!

www.dalewatson.com

Cover: $25

            Tickets on sale beginning Fri, Dec 19…at Abilene, Record Archive and Bop Shop Records

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Wednesday, January 28…8pm

2013 Albert King Blues Guitarist of the Year Award Winner

SELWYN BIRCHOOD


If you’re a fan of Hound Dog Taylor, Robert Randolph, Lucky Peterson..and the Campbell Brothers, do NOT miss this hot, hot blues band!!!

Selwyn’s touring in support of his Alligator Records release, “Don’t Call Me No Ambulance!”

www.selwynbirchwood.com

Cover: $15 advance, $20 day of show

           Tickets on sale beginning Fri, Dec 19…at Abilene, Record Archive and Bop Shop Records

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Abilene on the Road presents

THE CD RELEASE BASH!

JD McPHERSON


Friday, March 6...doors 7pm, opener 8pm

Downstairs Cabaret @ Winton Place
3450 Winton Place, Brighton, NY 14623

Cover: $20 advance, $25 day of show
Tickets are on sale now!!!!...at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Record Archive, and Bop Shop Records.

If you wish to charge tix, call the Downstairs Cabaret at 585.325,4370.
For more info...585.232.3230


UPCOMING SPECIAL SHOWS!!


Sunday, March 1……COMMANDER CODY


Friday, March 6.......ACADIAN CAJUN BANDwith YVETTE LANDRY


Saturday, March 7.......CHARLIE PARR & JD WILKES





Thanks much.

Danny Deutsch

Lowly Saloon Owner

Abilene Bar and Lounge

Rochester, NY 14604

www.abilenebarandlounge.com





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