Rush the Growler

Upcoming Appearances:

2017

  • Friday, January 20, 2017
    Buffalo Irish Center We'll be featured in the Pub, starting at 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    The Great Guinness Toast at the Buffalo Irish Center
  • Friday, March 17, 2017
    St. Patrick's Day the Atrium Bar & Bistro, Buffalo Hyatt Regency What a great way to start out your St. Patrick's Day weekend! We'll be in the Atrium Bar and Bistro at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency, playing all your Irish favorites from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Slainte!
  • Friday, April 7, 2017
    Ancient Order of Hibernians Annual 200 Club Raffle, Buffalo Irish Center 7:30 - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017-
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon. It's the season opening weekend of the Colden Farmers Market and we're looking forward to performing here again!

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017
    West Seneca Historical Society Civil War presentation on songs "By, For, and About the 154th New York Vol. Infantry." Our presentation follows the regular meeting of the West Seneca Historical Society, which starts at 7:00, at the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St, Buffalo, New York 14224. The meeting and presentation are open to any interested public. Members are free; Non-members are requested to make a $5 dontation.
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    Buffalo Historical Museum 1 Museum Ct., Buffalo, NY. We will be performing Erie Canal songs in the State Court-- the main foyer before the "Erie Canal Debate." The debate concerns whether the Village of Black Rock or the Village of Buffalo would be selected as the western terminus of the Erie Canal in 1816, and will feature North District Councilman Joe Golombek as "Peter B. Porter"; Fillmore District Councilman David Franczyk as "Samuel Wilkeson"; Comptroller Mark Schroeder as "DeWitt Clinton". Museum admission applies. (Museum members are free.) We will be playing from 5:30 to 6:00 PM, and the debate is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM.
  • Saturday, July 22, 2017,
    Hodfest The much anticipated return of Hodfest- More information coming soon
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017-
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon. Always a great time in Colden!

  • Sunday, August 20, 2017-
    Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. 11:00 AM - Noon and 4:30 - 5:00 PM.
  • We're proud to be able to perform two sets at this year's Scottish Festival. The first set will be on the Main Stage on Sunday, from 11:00 - noon. We'll be sure to feature our favorite Scottish songs. Our second set will be in the Celtic Arts Pavillion, from 4:30 - 5:00 PM, where we will be featuring songs for and about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Battle of Culloden.
  • Saturday, Sept. 16 2017
    Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival at Krull Park, 6108 Lake Rd. Olcott, NY 14126. We are going to be playing a set on the Celtic Arts Stage on Saturday morning, from 10:30 AM to Noon. We also have a special presentation about Songs of the 1798 Rebellion for the Celtic College, on Saturday at 4:00 PM.
More dates to be announced!


2016

  • Friday, February 19th, 2016
    Great Guinness Toast at the Buffalo Irish Center. Over a dozen other bands to play too!

  • Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
    Panel Discussion on the Fenian Invasion at The Buffalo History Museum This event is sponsored by the Black Rock Historical Society in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Invasion of Canada, which started here in Buffalo. We are pleased to be providing Fenian music in the State Court from 5:30 to 6:00, before this event begins. The discussion begins at 6:00. Museum admission is required. BECHS members are admitted free.
  • Friday, April 15, 2016
    Ancient Order of Hibernians Annual 200 Club Raffle, Buffalo Irish Center 7:30 - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016
    Penny Lane Cafe We're on from 7-10 PM at Penny Lane Cafe 10255 Main St, Clarence, New York. It's our first time at this venue, and we're looking forward to a grand time.

  • Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
    Lecture on Fenianism and the Centennial of the Easter Uprising at The Buffalo History Museum This event is sponsored by the Black Rock Historical Society in honor of both the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Invasion of Canada and the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising. We are pleased to be providing music in the State Court from 5:30 to 6:00, before this event begins. The lecture begins at 6:00. Museum admission is required. BECHS members are admitted free.
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016-
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon. It's the season opening weekend of the Colden Farmers Market and we're looking forward to performing here again!

  • Friday, June 3, 2016
    Fenian Hoooley- In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Raid, a bike ride will begin at the Buffalo Irish Center at 6:00 pm. Bike riders will travel through the Buffalo's First Ward to the Irish Famine Memorial, and return. Rush the Growler will be hosting the post-ride hooley at the Irish Center, where we will feature Fenian songs from the period and both Irish and American songs the were popular in the Civil War era.
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016-
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon.

  • Sunday, August 21, 2016-
    Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. 11:00 AM - Noon.
  • We're proud to be able to perform on the Main Stage at this year's Scottish Festival. We'll be sure to feature our favorite Scottish songs, whether they're about Bonnie Prince Charlie or written by the late great Andy M. Stewart.
  • Saturday, September 17, 2016
    Niagara Celtic Festival at Krull Park, Olcott Beach, NY. We'll be on at 5:30 PM, at the Celtic Arts Stage, but there's lots of great music and amazing activities all weekend long. Our 5:30 set will lead into an open session at 6:30. See the Niagara Celtic Festival website for more details.

    -- Also at the Niagara Celtic Festival that day, Rush the Growler will be hosting a class as part of the "Celtic College." In recognition of the centennial of the 1916 Easter Uprising, we will be hosting a class called, "The 1916 Rebellion in Song." All classes at the Celtic College are free to festival-goers, and meant to celebrate the history and heritage of the Celts.

2015

  • Friday, February 20th, 2015
    Great Guinness Toast at the Buffalo Irish Center. We'll be on from 6:00-7:00 in the Pub. Over a dozen other bands to play too!
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015-
    Springville Art Crawl Downtown Springville becomes an art gallery, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. We will be at one of the downtown business (exact time and location TBA). The place to start is the corner of Main St. and Mechanic, where there will be maps and information. Sponsored by the Springville Center for the Arts

  • Saturday, June 13, 2015-
    Old Fort Niagara The 49th NY Re-enactors have invited us to play at the Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara. We will be playing sometime on Saturday morning, exact time and location within the fort TBA.

  • Saturday, July 4th, 2015
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon. What's more American than folk music at a Farmer's Market on the 4th of July?
  • Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
    Clarence Historical Society The society is having a picnic before the program that all are welcome to. Pavilion doors open at 5:00; Dinner served at 6:00; Program begins at 7:15. Hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls & condiments provided by the Society. Lemonade, iced tea & water also. Please bring a dish to share. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE PICNIC CALL 716-759-8575 & LEAVE YOUR INFORMATION. There will be olde tyme games for you to try! Location is the Clarence Town Park located at 10405 Main Street, next to the Clarence Historical Museum. We are in the large pavilion just past the Clubhouse.
  • Saturday, August 1st, 2015
    The 30th Annual 154th New York Vol. Infantry Descendants Reunion Our concert is part of a day of activities remembering the Civil War service of the 154th. We will be playing at a barbecue in the evening, and will be featuring songs and stories from our CD project, "A Song For Our Own: Songs By, For, and About the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry." The barbecue and concert will be in a tent outside the Magnano Center/Hickey Dining Hall at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY. The reunion itself is free and open to all interested, but the barbecue and concert will cost $30. For more information click here.
  • Saturday, August 15th, 2015
    We are proud to be playing as part of "Irish Day" at Canalside. Our set starts at 10:00 AM and begins a day of Irish Music by local favorites.
  • Saturday, September 5, 2015-
    Clinton Bailey Farmer's Market at 1443-1517 Clinton Street Buffalo, NY 14206, 10:00 AM - Noon. See the Clinton Bailey Farmer's Market Website for more details.

  • Saturday, October 3, 2014-
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2015
    Buffalo Civil War Roundtable We will be featuring songs and stories from Scott's CD Project, "A Song for Our Own: Songs By, For, and About the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry." Program starts at 7:00 PM at the Lancaster Municipal Building, 5423 Broadway, Lancaster, NY. (All programs put on by the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable are open to any interested members of the public. Admission free for Round Table Members. Small charge, TBA, for non-members)
  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    South Buffalo Celtic Fall Fest at the Buffalo Irish Center 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo. Lots of bands participating! Music wll be in the Pub and the Emerald Room, starting at 6:00. We are scheduled to play from 7:00 to 8:00 in the Pub.



2014

  • Friday, February 21, 2014-
    The Great Guinness Toast at the Buffalo Irish Center at 245 Abbott Road in Buffalo. Many bands come out for this one and it's always a grand time, with two stages for the music and plenty of craic. The music starts at 7:00 PM and goes until 1:00 AM. Rush the Growler is currently scheduled to be on from 11:00 to 11:45 in the pub.
  • Saturday, March 22, 2014-
    "Brave and True, Always Such has Anson Been" We will be performing two songs for a memorial service for Private Anson Park. Park was a soldier in the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry back in the Civil War, and died in a hospital, 150 years ago that weekend. The songs that we will perform come from poems from the Park family. One was written by Anson's cousin Andrew Park, and the other was written about Anson on the occassion of his death. We have set the poems to period melodies and will be debuting the songs as part of the memorial service this day. The service begins at 11:00 AM and will be held at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Wesley, NY, south of Gowanda. The church is located at NY Rte 353, just north of Markhams Road. Contact us for more information.
  • Saturday, May 3, 2014-
    Springville Art Crawl Downtown Springville becomes an art gallery. We'll be there from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. We will be at Sheret Jewelers on Main Street. The place to start is the corner of Main St. and Mechanic, where there will be maps and information. Sponsored by the Springville Center for the Arts

  • Saturday, May 17, 2014-
    Buffalo Porchfest Now that the sun is shining again, what could be better than a little music on the porch? Join us and many other local musicians on Saturday, May 17, when we fill the porches of the Elmwood District with a lot of live music. Rush the Growler will be playing from 1:00 to 2:00 at 584 West Ferry Street. Many other bands will be playing that afternoon on dozens of porches. Come out and see us!

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014-
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon.

  • Sunday, June 1, 2014-
    Holland Farmer's Market in the Town of Holland's Village Commons Parking Lot on Olean Road/Rt. 16, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. See the Holland Farmer's Market Blog for more details.

  • Saturday, June 7, 2014-
    Clinton Bailey Farmer's Market at 1443-1517 Clinton Street Buffalo, NY 14206, 10:00 AM - Noon. See the Clinton Bailey Farmer's Market Website for more details.

  • Thursday, June 12, 2014-
    Music on Main, Williamsville We will be at D'Avolio, 5409 Main Street from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014-
    The Cattaraugus County Museum- Rush the Growler is pleased to be performing a special set titled, "Music of the Civil War and the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry." Scott's great-great grandfather served in that regiment, and our selections tonight will include many songs by, for, and about the men of that unit. The Cattaraugus Museum is located at 9824 Route 16 in Machias, N.Y. Our program is set to begin at 7:00 and last for 90 minutes.
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014-
    Music on Main, Williamsville We will be at Pairings Wine Bar at 5893 Main Street in Williamsville from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014-
    Colden Community Farmer's Market at Bread of Life Outreach Center, 8745 Supervisor Ave (corner Heath Rd), Colden , NY. 10:00 AM - Noon.

  • Sunday, July 27, 2014-
    Holland Farmer's Market in the Town of Holland's Village Commons Parking Lot on Olean Road/Rt. 16, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. See the Holland Farmer's Market Blog for more details.

  • Saturday, August 2, 2014-
    Milo's Family Restaurant on Main Street in Williamsville. A rare solo appearance by Matt, starting at 8:00 PM.
  • Saturday, September 13
    Niagara Celtic Festival at Krull Park, Olcott Beach, NY. We'll be on from 10:30 - Noon at the Celtic Arts Stage. See the Niagara Celtic Festival website for more details.
See the links above for details.
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