Get Entertained

There are an abundance of entertaining events in Chautauqua County this week. So, I’m sure you’ll all find something to pass the time.

But, if you find yourself wondering what to do at any point, and you enjoy television shows about the supernatural, check out Netflix’s new original series “Hemlock Grove.” The 13-episode series, directed by Eli Roth (“Hostel”) follows two high-school aged main characters who attempt to solve a string of murders. Despite the atrocious reviews the media has been giving the series, I found it quite entertaining. To give you an idea of the style the show exhibits, think David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” with a contemporary feel.

As per usual, here are the highlights and happenings going on in the area.


Johnny Cash Tribute Show Comes To Salamanca: Area residents who are fans of Johnny Cash will have the opportunity to catch a tribute show in Salamanca this month.

Shawn Barker, the “Man In Black,” will appear at the Seneca Allegany Casino May 15, 16 and19 at 1:30 p.m. and May 17 and 18 at 7 p.m.

Barker’s performance attempts to recreate the experience of a live Johnny Cash concert by performing hits such as “Ring of Fire,” “Cry, Cry, Cry” and “Walk the Line.” Barker, who plays guitar and harmonica, is backed by a four-piece band – piano, bass, lead guitar and drums – as well as two female backup singers who take on the role of June Carter Cash.

According to Barker, it was a long process to create an authentic tribute to the legend that is Johnny Cash. He took on the role of Cash during an Elvis tribute performance, and he has been touring as the Man In Black since 2005.

The performance will feature a number of Cash’s classic tunes, including “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” which is one of Barker’s favorites. According to Barker, a portion of the show that fans seem to enjoy is a small gospel segment that features “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” and “Daddy Sang Bass.”

Tickets to the event start at $15, and can be purchased at or by calling 888-913-3377. The Seneca Allegany Casino is located at 777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard in Salamanca. For more information visit

Jamestown Savings Bank Arena To Host Ice Dreams Saturday: Local junior ice-skaters will join Olympians and national champions for an Olympic ice show at 7 p.m. Saturday at the JSBA.

Ice Dreams stars two-time Olympian and three-time national champion Johnny Weir as well as several other figure skaters. In addition, skaters from Jamestown Skating Club, the Amherst Skating Club and other local rinks will participate.

For more information call 212-600-4330 or visit

IOBY-Live Season Finale To Feature Songwriters’ Circle: The season finale of In Our Back Yard Live at Trinity Guitars will feature a songwriters circle.

Bill Ward, host, will join Amanda Barton, Sean Patrick McGraw, Lori Burke, Cindy Haight, Gina V and Chris Passamonte at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Guitars, 800 W. Third St. in Jamestown.

Reservations are required and the audience must be seated by 6:30 for the 7 p.m. show. Reservations may be made by calling 665-4490 or by emailing

Three-Time JUNO Award Winner To Appear At Opera House Friday: Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey will appear in concert at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series.

A former construction worker who left the field in 1999 to record his debut CD, Francey has become a three-time JUNO Award winner. Francey also has received the prestigious SOCAN Folk Music Award as well as the Grand Prize in both the International Acoustic Music Awards and in the folk category of the John Lennon Songwriting Awards. With nine CDs to date, his most recent, “Late Edition,” has garnered two Canadian Folk Music Award nominations.

Tickets to David Francey are $15 ($13 for Opera House members) and may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891, Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. For more information, or to order tickets, visit


To include an upcoming show or event in this column, email or call 487-1111 ext. 253 by Monday.


Pete Pepke: 6-8 p.m., The Corner Coffeehouse, 54 W. Main St. in Frewsburg.

Blue Grass Jam: 7-10 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

JCC Rock Ensemble Concert: 7 p.m., Scharmann Theatre, 525 Falconer St. in Jamestown.


Stan Barton Jazz Mandolin And Violin: 6-8 p.m., The Corner Coffeehouse, 54 W. Main St. in Frewsburg.

Nick DeSantos: 6 p.m., Wine Cellar, 309 N. Main St. in Jamestown.

Fourth Annual Ladies’ Night Out Spa And Cocktail Party Featuring Charity Nuse: 7-9 p.m., Crystal Ball Room, 110 W. Third St. in Jamestown.


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Karaoke Contest Finals: 8 p.m., Murdock’s, 104 E. Main St. in Sherman.

Rod Horning Project: 8 p.m. to midnight, Casino Bar, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca.

Mosaic Foundation: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Mojo’s, 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown.


Jamestown Thunder Community Drum Circle: Noon to 2:30 p.m., Lillian Ney Renaissance Center, 119 W. Third St. in Jamestown. Extra drums are available.

Kilts For The Cure Golf Tournament Featuring Sean Patrick McGraw And Shawn Wilder: 2 p.m., Jackson Valley Golf Course, 6927 Jackson Run Road in Warren.

Davis And Eng: 6-8 p.m., The Corner Coffeehouse, 54 W. Main St. in Frewsburg.

Derek Davis And The Tasty Groove: 7-11 p.m., Lakewood Legion, 174 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood.

86 To Nowhere: 8 p.m., Murdock’s, 104 E. Main St. in Sherman.

Planet Fred: 8 p.m. to midnight, Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Celoron.

Red Rhythm: 8 p.m. to midnight, Casino Bar, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca.


Bad Money: 4-8 p.m., Casino Bar, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. in Salamanca.