17th Annual Christmas Concert in Wolcott

Members of the band from the 2015 concert are pictured here. Participants change every year. First row, left to right: Joe Cortini, John McConnell, Matt Vacanti, Jeff Sawyer, Lauren Boshart, Larry Kyle, Connie Fredericks-Malone, Santa Claus Second row, left to right: Joe Zarr, Chris Kenyon, Kelley Loveless and Rick Bush and Mike Yacci.

Lyons National Bank Presents “Afternoon with Jeff Sawyer” Christmas Concert December 11th

“The second Sunday in December is almost here and we all know what that means,” Chris Kenyon said. “We need a larger stage for all our musicians. This has to be the most exciting concert yet; however, I say that every year.” Kenyon, who has promoted the annual Sawyer Christmas concert event with Jeff Sawyer since 2000, is pleased to once again partner with the LNB.

“We are delighted to have LNB sponsor this very popular concert,” Kenyon said. “LNB has always supported local events, and their partnership gives us the opportunity to provide excellent music for the community with no admission. It’s all about people with LNB.”

The 17th annual “An Afternoon with Jeff Sawyer” Christmas concert will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Wolcott on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 3-5 pm.

Sawyer and the “Band” have completed the set list for the afternoon’s concert and this year’s line-up features the most musicians on stage since the inaugural event in December 2000. At last count, there were ten players ready to entertain and Kenyon promises the usual assortment of surprises for the 2016 event.

If you have attended the annual “Afternoon with Jeff Sawyer” concert before you already know what type of entertainment to expect. Sometimes described as a “very warm and fuzzy” afternoon, this concert is sure to put you in a festive mood.

Jeff Sawyer, along with Matt Vacanti on bass and Rick Bush, harmonica-vocals have been the regular performers, however the entire band features some of New York’s finest performers.

Joe Zarr, the well-known saxophone player from the Syracuse area will be part of the entertainment. Joe Cortini from Central New York’s own Cortini Brothers will be drumming and Larry Kyle, the best blues singer in Western New York will be strumming ukulele and guitar. Local favorite Kelley Loveless returns for her 16th straight year.

Special guest artists for the 2016 concert are Rochester’s own Marty Roberts, along with Syracuse singer Anna Lopez-White and Sophie Woods from Oswego.

For more information call Chris Kenyon at 315-879-1341 or e-mail him at ckenyonrun@gmail.com. The First Presbyterian Church of Wolcott is located at11988 W. Main St, Wolcott, NY.

All donations are for the regional food pantry.