Summer Concert Series at the Lighthouse Recap

Presented by the Sodus Bay Historical Society

We hope you were able to enjoy great music and fun times this summer.  

Concerts in 2018 were held from Wednesday, July 4, through Labor Day weekend (September 2), and the weather cooperated every day. 

Many thanks to our volunteers who worked in the museum on concert days and to the volunteers who ran our concession stand and ice cream socials.  Special thanks to our wonderful Lighthouse Events Sponsors, who helped make this great concert season possible.

2018 Concert Season

For a printable 2018 Concert Season Brochure, CLICK HERE.

July 4:  Gap Mangione Big Band


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

July 8:  Smugtown Stompers

Rochester's favorite Dixieland jazz band is sure to get you stomping your feet!

July 15:  The Buddhahood

This nine-member ensemble offers a variety of vocal styles, percussion, horns, bass, guitar. 

July 22:  Isreal Hagan and Stroke

Nine-time SAMMY Award-winner Isreal Hagan is both a singer and a songwriter.  His 4-octave vocal range has gotten him onstage with such luminaries as Robert Cray, B.B. King, Carlos Santana, and Otis Day.  Back by popular demand!   (Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m.  Enjoy a sundae with all the toppings for $4.50.  All proceeds support the Sodus Bay Lighthouse.)

July 29:  The Dady Brothers

John and Joe Dady entertain audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland with fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, banjo, uilleann pipes, harmonica, and even a penny whistle, while performing country, bluegrass, folk, and Irish music.

August 5:  Panloco

Since 1995, this versatile, Western New York steel drum band has entertained with Caribbean, jazz, pop, and classical music . 

August 12:  Dan Elliott Quartet

This foursome pays tribute to three famous saloon singers:  Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Nat King Cole.  Playing standards from the Great American Songbook of the 1940s and '50s as well as hits of the 1960s.  (Ice Cream Social from 1-3 p.m.  Enjoy a sundae with all the toppings for $4.50.  All proceeds support the Sodus Bay Lighthouse.)

August 19:  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!

August 26:  Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon

Syracuse's premier authentic modern and traditional country music band.  This well-polished act has been performing since 1993.

September 2:  Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra

This 19-member group plays all your Big Band favorites (Count Basie, Duke Ellington) with great vocals (Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole). These talented musicans bring back an era that has influenced the world of music we know today.


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


Fleet Feet


Classic Hits 99.3

Peak Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat


Fowler Farms

Krenzer Marine

The Heights Restaurant and Banquet Facility

Sodus Bay Canvas Company


Captain Jack's Good Time Tavern

Cathy Contant

Marshall Farms Group

Northwind Harbor

Reliant Community Credit Union



The Alton Coffee Cup

Bonnie Castle Farm Bed and Breakfast

Burnap's Farm Market and Garden Café

Concord Ford

Franklin House Tavern

A Gentle Breeze Therapeutic Massage

Lyons Veterinary Clinic

Maître D' at Trombino's

Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast

P.A.T.I. Fire & Safety

PJ's Unisex Salon

Paton’s Market Place

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

Sodus Bay Improvement Association--East Shore, Inc.

Town of Sodus

Village of Sodus Point