Keuka Arts Festival Artists

Musicians & Entertainment - 2023

Musicians & Entertainment Schedule

Saturday, June 10th 2023

Tennis Court Stage

  • Time: 10:00am - 11:30am » John Bolger & Eastman Jazz Musicians - Blues / Jazz
  • Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm » Daniel King - Latino
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm » Qwister – Rock


  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm » Sammy Viamonte - Blending – Reggae, Indie, Rock, & Folk
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm » Casey Kowalski - Jazz

Playground Area Stage

  • Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm » Black Robin Band – Classic Rock, Blues, Pop
  • Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm » Feedback - Rock / Pop

Sunday, June 11th 2023

Tennis Court Stage

  • Time: 11:00pm - 1:00pm » Claudia Hoysner - Country


  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm » Chamber Music - Chamber Music
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm » Ende Brothers - Pop / Rock
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm » DT Benedict - Jazz, Rock, Folk

Playground Area Stage

  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm » Fire @ Three Stone – Celtic
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm » Steve Grills / Joe Beard - Blues


John Bolger

John Bolger with the Eastman School Jazz Band John began playing his guitar as a teen-ager and has expanded his repertoire from a few chords and folk songs to a full spectrum of blues, swing and rock. His vocals and band add a rich dimension as he performs on acoustic and electric guitar. His music journey expands as this year he brings an uber dimension to the festival as he teams up with The Eastman School Jazz musicians!!! (Jazz) » Website

John Bolger
Daniel King

Riveting Latin rhythmic group with soulful vocals make it hard to not want to get up and dance to this talented group of musicians from the Rochester area. Because this music has been so popular with our festival goers in previous years, we are delighted to keep having them come back and join us in making this the most fun festival yet!(Latino) » Website

Daniel King Band

Qwister is a Reggae, Jam Rocking band out of Jamestown, NY that gigs non stop and is Full Time at it. (Rustbelt Reggae) » Website

Steve Grills and the Roadmasters
Sammy Viamonte

Sammy Viamonte, formerly from Laguna Beach, is making waves with her unique style of music, blending Reggae, Indie, Rock, and Folk genres into a harmonious blend that is sure to captivate audiences of all tastes. As a singer-songwriter, Sammy is a true one-woman band, utilizing a loop pedal to weave multiple instruments together into beautiful layers of sound. In addition to her original music, Sammy Viamonte is also a masterful interpreter of cover songs, adding her own unique twist to beloved classics and contemporary hits alike. (Reggae, Indie, Rock, & Folk) » Website

Sammy Viamonte Music
Casey Kowalski

We play to the audience,” is how Casey–the saxophonist-likes to categorize their sound. The group can pick up the tempo for dancing, or slow it down for ambiance. (Classic jazz, blues and swing)

Casey Kowalski Music
Black Robin Band

Black Robin Band was formed by three seasoned musicians: Glenn Litwiller (Guitar & Vocals), Doug Amey (Bass & Vocals), and Tim Benedict (Drums & Vocals.) The Black Robin Band’s musical influences are the great Rock, Pop & Blues bands of the last 60 years. With three solid vocalists and soaring guitar riffs, this power trio covers hit songs ranging from the 60’s to present day, and their primary goal is to get you up and dancing! (Rock, Pop and Blues) » Website

Black Robin Band Music

Feedback is a high energy 5-piece band featuring the dynamic lead vocals of Vernette Hill. Feedback has opened for national acts such as Eddie Money, Rik Emmett (of Triumph) and Steve Augeri (of Journey). Their performance will take you on a musical journey through time and a wide range of musical genres. Feedback is a crowd-pleaser everywhere they play. (Classic Rock, Blues and Motown to Country and Modern hits) » Website

Feedback Music
Claudia Hoyser

Claudia Hoyser hails from Fairport, NY and has accomplished a lot at a young age including writing or co-writing over 200 songs, releasing an album, Light’s Turning Green, and opening for some big names in Country music including Blake Shelton and Mitchell Tenpenny. She is influenced and a huge fan of Miranda Lambert and opened for her last September. Her manager, Tony Gross of GFI music describes her unique voice as having a Yankee twang and she loves to tell stories through her music. If this narrative sounds familiar, you may have read it in the March/April 2023 edition of the Finger Lakes Times Magazine as she was the featured musician. (Country) » Website

Claudia Hoyser Music
The Ende Brothers

The Ende Brothers ,Tom and Kenny, have been singing songs and playing guitars together for most of their lives. After years of playing in bands, touring, writing and rocking, they cut the cord and became the brother duo you see today. Stop by to hear some original music as well as covers of John Fogerty and John Mayer. The bros have will be appearing on Rolling Stone Magazine’s studio live show in NYC for an interview / performance just following Keuka Arts Festival.» Website

The Ende Brothers Music
DT Benedict

DT Benedict is a 1st grade teacher in Brighton and a former Penn Yan Academy jazz band member. Influenced by The Beatles, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, he likes to jam and improvise on his rhythm guitar with Grateful Dead being a favorite of his. He has played with After Hours and enjoys playing for friends.

DT Benedict Music
Three Stone Fire

Three Stone Fire Performing Celtic songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, and beyond, Three Stone Fire is a 4-piece band based in rural New York that infuses traditional music with modern energy. Whether playing an energetic slip jig or singing an emotive broadside ballad, the band pours their heart into every performance, featuring powerful vocals and engaging melodies. Comprised of farmers who love playing music together and for others, they understand the value of hard work and a good time, and they approach it all with fire! Website

Three Stone Fire Music
Steve Grills and the Roadmasters

For Steve Grills, the Blues has been a life long journey. As a youngster, he heard the music of Big Bill Broonzy, Leadbelly and Lightnin' Hopkins from his father's record collection.

Joining Steve on stage is Rochester's Music Hall of Fame musician , Joe Beard, widely recognized as the king of the Rochester blues scene. Both Steve and Joe have performed with and for some of the biggest names in American Blues, including Johnny Rawls, Muddy Waters and BB King. » Website

Artistic License
The Balloon Artist

Tom Britt has been practicing balloon artistry for over 25 years. He honed his craft on Long Island, where he grew up and entertained for decades. He now calls the Finger Lakes home. Tom will leave you smiling when wondrous creations are brought to life with his distinct twisting style, adding fun and joy to any event.

Tom Britt The Balloon Artist