Sick of winter? Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? Come join us at Allegany State Park for an evening listening to some great music by fireside! Local musician Jess Chizuk headlines this month’s “By the Fireside” event on. Feb. 18.

Chizuk’s compelling, vivid stories from the heart, told emphatically by graceful vocals, are accompanied by little more than an acoustic guitar. These are the building blocks for most of her songs.

The young singer-songwriter has her musical roots firmly divided between both old folk tunes and new indie music, and the result of this combination is her truly captivating writing. It has been garnering the attention of audiences in her hometown of Buffalo, NY and beyond.

Drawing on life experiences, honest stories, and the city she calls home, her music is soulful and truly genuine. This award-winning songwriter already has an impressive catalog of accomplishments at only 22 years old.

Aside from supporting national artists like Howie Day, Davina and the Vagabonds, and Dylan Jakobsen, Chizuk was the recipient of the Best Original Solo Act award at the 2015 Buffalo Music Awards, the winner of the 2014 Yellen Foundation Songwriting Contest, winner of the Folk category at the Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival Songwriting Contest, a semi-finalist in the 2015 Songwriter’s Serenade Contest in Morovia, TX, and a top five finalist in the singer/songwriter category of the Great American Song Contest – a contest receiving submissions from nearly 2,000 songwriters worldwide.

Chizuk is guaranteed to put on a performance the whole family will enjoy!

This free “By the Fireside” event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Red House Administration Building lobby. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236.