By Alicia Dziak

As the mid-winter break comes to an end, the party is just getting started in Ellicottville, with a new music festival coming to the village Feb. 23 and 24. The Winter Music Jam brings a full lineup of live music to the village hot spots.

Don’t miss the Strangers and Marshmallow Overcoat at Balloons on Friday, Jeff Jensen Band and Jason Wedlock and Friends Saturday, followed by DJ Xcite spinning tunes on the two dance floors.

The Gin Mill will feature Joseph and Johnson, No Name Band and Mo Porter.

Head to Mdigan’s for Party Squad, Michael DiSanto, QPhunk and Tex’s Karaoke.

Check out Kickstart Rumble and Tim Britt Acoustic Solo at EBC.

Brian Ash and Irish Wake Band will entertain audiences at Finnerty’s, while Villaggio will host Jay McD Duo and AJ Tetzlaff.

The Winter Music Jam is put on by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce as a way to build upon the success of January’s Winter Blues Festival, and another way to draw visitors to the hustle and bustle of Ellicottville during the busy winter break.

“We have such a wide range of venues, there is always something for everyone,” said Barbara Pump, Chamber of Commerce Events Manager. “Come and celebrate winter in New York’s number one ski destination.”



Feb. 23 Strangers 7pm

Marshmallow Overcoat10pm

Feb. 24 Jeff Jensen Band 6pm

Jason Wedlock & Friends 10pm

Gin Mill

Feb. 22 Joseph & Johnson 8pm

No Name Band9pm

  Mo Porter 9pm


Feb. 22 Party Squad 9pm

Feb. 23 Michael Disanto 6pm

Feb. 24 QPhunk 5:30pm

Tex’s Karaoke10pm


Feb. 23 Kickstart Rumble 8:30pm

Feb. 24 Tim Britt Acoustic Solo 5:30pm


Feb. 23 Brian Ash 8pm

Feb. 24 Irish Wake Band 7pm


Feb. 23 Jay McD Duo 8pm

Feb. 24 AJ Tetzlaff 8pm