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Music on the Patio: Colgate Inn


The Friday night "Music on the Patio" series returns to the Colgate Inn. View the schedule below to see who's playing this weekend!


July 23 – The Old Main
Hailing from the foothills of the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York, The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers, The Band, and Dawes while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. They've been called Folk/Rock, Adirondack Folk, foot stomping Folk, alt-Americana, and all sorts of other things. But regardless of the adjective and/or categorization used, they've developed a voice all their own through their high energy live performances and the raw acoustic sound created through their use of acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies.

Seth Becker (guitar/vox) and Nash Robb (stand-up bass/vox), formerly of upstate NY favorites The Birdseed Bandits, make up the core of The Old Main while the addition of Mitch Eckler (drums/vox) really fills out their sound.

Performing original songs and covers by Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Band, Otis Redding, Lucas Nelson, Doc Watson, Kacey Musgraves, Fats Domino, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Gillian Welch and many more!

July 30 – Adam Brooks
ADAM BROOKS is a performing songwriter, guitarist and independent recording artist with over 25 years of experience in DIY touring and record production. Whether singing songs with just a guitar or turning up the volume with his hard-hitting, jam-friendly rock’n’roll band, his passion for gritty, blues-infused music is always on display. Often merging folk, alt-country, blues and psychedelic-rock with heartfelt lyrics and contagious grooves, Adam Brooks performances electrify listeners from the stage and studio.

From his Midwestern upbringing and musical dawning in Ohio to songwriting and performing adventures in Nashville, his music has taken him to legendary venues across the United States and as far as music festivals in China. He’s produced 7 independent albums and is currently preparing to record again for an upcoming 2021 release. Adam Brooks moved to central NY in 2015. He currently teaches Folk Guitar at Hamilton College while continuing to write, record new material and perform frequently throughout the area.

August 6 - ChrisUnited
Left-handed guitar prodigy ChrisUnited has been playing guitar for 17 years. Chris' passion arose from within when he was 2 years old. His influences range from such artists as Bob Dylan, classic rock and even the classics. At a young age, Chris is becoming quite a name on the scene and we are so happy to have him in our series.

August 13 – Ed Vollmer
Local legend Ed Vollmer has been playing at the Inn for 30 years. We are thrilled to have him back with some fun cover songs and beautiful instrumentals. You never know who might sit in with Ed!

August 20 - Isaac French
Born into a musical family, Isaac developed a passion for music at an early age. His first instrument, his voice, is soulful, dynamic and spans an incredible range.

While touring as a percussionist and vocalist with roots group Nina’s Brew, Isaac self-funded and released his debut album, Human Being, produced by Christopher Hawthorn. The ten-song collection of instantaneously catchy hooks, and relatable lyricism garnered him the title of Vermont’s “Best Pop Artist” by Seven Days Magazine in 2019.

Having relocated to Rome, NY, Isaac continues to perform regularly and released singles “Ready to be Loved,” and “All I Need” in early 2020.

August 27 - Pamme Swan
Enjoy dinner, drinks and live music on the patio with singer-songwriter Pamme Swan!

September 3 - Chris Eves
Chris grew up in Hamilton but has played all over the globe with countless bands, including stints with American Idol. Chris’ guitar playing is unparalleled as he easily transitions between your favorite rock cover song to an amazing original.

September 10 - Mark Shiner Trio
Enjoy dinner, drinks and music on the patio with the Mark Shiner Trio!

September 17 – Jess Novak
Jess Novak takes no prisoners. With a fiddle on fire, powerful vocals and a fierce band behind her, this pop, rock, soul-pumped group from Syracuse, New York brings passion to every performance. Known for their energy, superb musicianship, engaging songwriting and ability to win any crowd, this is a band on the rise. Having touched audiences across the country – from Burlington, VT to Key West, FL to San Diego, CA – and with Novak playing more than 250 dates annually, the sound gets tighter with each show.

Jess Novak (violin, guitar, vocals, piano, percussion, looping) works with Byron Cage (Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, Otis Taylor) on drums; Anthony Saturno (Atkins Riot) on electric guitar, Jabare Mckinstry (Chris Ames Band) on bass and Gavin George (Strange to Look At, BSG) on drums to create a powerhouse sound, often with Nick Fields on trumpet.

Novak's work is being played on radio stations worldwide (WTYT 960, D.C. Coast to Coast, Women of Substance Radio, IndieOutbreak) and written about at home and across the ocean. Novak has played such prestigious rooms as The Cutting Room (NYC), The Saint (Asbury Park) and Nectar's (Burlington, VT), opened the 23rd Annual Chenango Blues Festival (with headliner, Ronnie Earl) and performed with groups and artists including Devon Allman, Tas Cru, Jimmy Hall, Ghost Town Blues Band and members of Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band.

  • Dates: July 23, 2021 - September 17, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Location: Colgate Inn
  • Address: 1 Payne St., Hamilton, NY 13346