Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse

Presented by the Sodus Bay Historical Society

We hope to see you this summer for more great music and fun times!


CLICK HERE for a printable concert schedule.

Concerts in 2020 will be held on Saturday, July 4, and every Sunday from July 12 through Labor Day weekend (September 6) from 2-4 p.m. 

A special performance by the 42nd Infantry Division Band of the New York Army National Guard will be held on Wednesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Concerts are FREE - Bring your own seating and sun protection.  Refreshments are available at our concession stand. 

7606 North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, New York  14555

Additional parking is available at the corner of North Ontario and Bay streets, opposite the Sodus Point Fire Department.  A free shuttle bus is available from Newark, Lyons, and Sodus, as well as from the parking area.  A shuttle bus schedule will be available soon.

2020 Concert Season

July 4:  Gap Mangione Big Band


An impressive repertoire of arrangements from swing-band era to modern big band and popular music from a true Rochester legend. 

July 12:  Letizia and the Z Band

SAMMY Award-winner Letizia has been voted the best vocalist of Central New York, and has performed national anthems for NFL, NBA, and MLB teams in the U.S. and Canada.  Hailing from Syracuse, this 5-piece, high-energy dance band plays everything from the standards of the '40s to today's pop favorites.  You don't want to miss this one!

July 15:  The 42nd Infantry Division Band of the New York Army National Guard


Enjoy patriotic and popular music from this wonderful touring band. They last performed at the lighthouse in 2017 to a near-capacity crowd.

July 19:  Isreal Hagan & Stroke

Nine-time SAMMY Award winner Isreal Hagan is both an accomplished singer and songwriter and is known for his ability to engage and entertain an audience. A veteran of the Central New York Music Scene for over 30 years, he has had the opportunity to share the stage with such luminaries as Robert Cray, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, and Otis Day. As lead singer of Stroke, his crystalline vocals and 4-octave range possesses an unforgettable tone.  

(Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m.  Enjoy a sundae with all the toppings for $5.00.  All proceeds support the Sodus Bay Lighthouse.)

July 26:  Magical Mystery Tour

An opportunity to perform in a Beatles tribute band drew Rick Basha, Mike Fedorchuk, Terry Quill, and Tim Stone together in 2001 when they conceived and performed in a chronological revue covering the Beatles’ years from 1964 through the band’s breakup. They have been performing Beatles music ever since. 

August 2:  Charlie Lindner & The Pickle Mafia

This talented trio performs a mix of jazz fusion in a not-to-miss concert.

(Sponsor Day 2020 from 12-5 p.m. Join us in thanking our wonderful Lighthouse Events Sponsors! These businesses support us and make our events possible! Come show your appreciation and see all our community has to offer!) 

August 9:  Matt Chase & Thunder Canyon

One of the top “Hot Country” bands in Central New York, this group’s versatility allows them to perform in many venues, from nightclubs to the New York State Fair. The group has appeared on the same bill with national recording artists Dwight Yoakam and Andy Griggs, as well as Rascal Flatts, Kevin Sharp, and Marshall Tucker at the Verona Beach FROG Fest. 

(Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m.  Enjoy a sundae with all the toppings for $5.00.  All proceeds support the Sodus Bay Lighthouse.)

August 16:  The Flyin' Column

For 45 years, this trio (Don Meixner, Jimmy Flynn, and Jim Sheridan) has taken the traditional songs of Ireland, Scotland, and North America and created a style of their own.

August 23:  The Joe Whiting Band

Singer and saxophone player Joe Whiting fronted a seminal rock band on RCA called Jukin’ Bone in the 1970s. He played the rock-‘n’-roll circuit with Bobby Comstock, replaced Ronnie Dio in ELF, toured with Van Halen, recorded two classic blues albums and “Backbone Slip.” He toured the world for three years with Savoy Brown. He is a Grammy Award nominee and a member of the Syracuse Music Hall of Fame. The rest of the Joe Whiting Band comprises Rick Basha, Tony Schimizzi, Brian Barrigar, and Dave Walker.

August 30:  The Jane Mutiny

This unique band is known for daring arrangements of great songs from all genres, borrowing songs from artists as diverse as The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Warren Zevon, Incubus, Amy Winehouse, Emmylou Harris, and The Almann Brothers and giving them a unique, bluesy, Americana spin.

September 6:  Music Makers Band

This group of professional, talented, and highly experienced Rochester-area musicians based performs all types of music in a variety of styles: jazz, swing, rock, and disco, to name a few. Founded by Eastman School of Music alumnus and United States Army band veteran Richard “Dick” Otto in 1993, the group is in its 26th successful year of operation.


Please show your appreciation by supporting the wonderful businesses that support us and make our events possible:


Fleet Feet

Spinco Metal Products


Classic Hits 99.3


Fowler Farms

The Heights Restaurant and Banquet Facility

Krenzer Marine

Nick's Family Restaurant

Northwind Harbor


The Bay Street

Computer Support by Cathy Contant

Copper Ale House

A Gentle Breeze Therapeutic Massage

Imprint Coffee Roasting

Marshall Farms Group

Reliant Community Credit Union

Skipper's Landing Restaurant

Ward Steel



Bonnie Castle Farm Bed and Breakfast

Burnap's Farm Market and Garden Café

Captain Jack's Good Time Tavern

Cole Income Tax Service

Concord Ford

Franklin House Tavern

Lyons Veterinary Clinic

MacDonald Air Conditioning

P.A.T.I. Fire & Safety

The Painted Lady

Paton’s Market Place

Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat

Phelps Veterinary Hospital

Q's Power Equipment

Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club

South Shore RV Park

Steger Haus Restaurant

Additional generous support comes from the following:

C. H. Stuart Foundation

Claude G. and Geraldine A. Wright Family Fund

Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants

New York State Council on the Arts

Peter C & Mabel Browne Family Charitable Fund

Robert G. Boehmler Community Foundation

Sodus Bay Historical Society Members

Town of Huron

Town of Sodus

Village of Sodus Point