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Upcoming concert features John Dady
By Janice Hanson
Posted on 9/22/2021 10:54 PM

After the successful in-person Turtle Hill Folk Festival, Golden Link is moving forward with plans to have live music again in person for our monthly concert series.

Kicking things off on Saturday, October 16 at 7:30 pm will be John Dady & Friends. A favorite on the Rochester music scene, John is one half of the Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductees The Dady Brothers. He will be bringing his unique blend of Irish and American folk music as well as some of his own songs for the concert, joined by John Michael Ryan, Perry Cleaveland, and Gary Holt.


The concert is planned for the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, with proof of vaccination required for everyone in attendance. We also require everyone in the audience to wear a mask.


Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door. This allows us to better track who is at the concert and clearly communicate the safety protocols ahead of time. With COVID-19 cases increasing with the spread of the Delta variant, we want to do everything we can to keep people safe. View the detailed COVID policy here.


Also planned is a concert by Aztec Two-Step 2.0 on Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 pm. Staples of progressive FM and college radio, Aztec Two-Step helped to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond. Now, Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit, and friends have recaptured the sound and feeling of the original studio recordings. With two and three-part harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and Dodie’s dazzling guitar work, they put a fresh spin on the band’s musical legacy. 


Tickets for these two concerts are on sale on the Golden Link website at Note that plans are subject to change closer to the concert date. Golden Link will be following CDC, state, and county guidelines for public gatherings.


Keep on singing!

– Janice Hanson


Janice Hanson is Concert Chair of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society, which was founded in 1971 to present, promote, and preserve folk music in the Rochester area.