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Sticky Lips BBQ to cater VIPs at Tedeschi Trucks Band show

(Photo: Joe Giblin, AP)

(Photo: Joe Giblin, AP)

Rochester’s Highland Bowl to host Tedeschi Trucks Band
From the Democrat and ChronicleSal Maiorana
February 1, 2016

The wildly popular husband and wife duo of singer-songwriter-guitarists Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will kick off their Wheels of Soul Summer Tour 2016 on Friday, July 8, at Rochester’s Highland Bowl band shell.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by special guests Los Lobos and the North Mississippi Allstars. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at RochesterEvents.com, The House of Guitars at 645 Titus Ave., and Record Archive at 33 1/3 Rockwood St.

There will be a limited number of VIP tickets available at $125 plus service charges which include guaranteed up-close seating, a catered BBQ dinner from Sticky Lips BBQ (gluten-free and vegetarian available), private full bar and private air-conditioned restrooms.

The remainder of the tickets are general admission lawn seating for $57.50 advance and $65 day of the show, plus service fees.

The Highland Bowl show will be the opener on the summer tour for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, who have been regular visitors to Rochester through the years including shows at Party in the Park (2010), the Auditorium Theatre (2014), and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (2015). Both Tedeschi and Trucks have also played in Rochester separately.

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A change in name for the Gospel Brunch


The Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint recently received a “cease and desist” letter from Live Nation, owner of the House of Blues restaurant chain. According to the letter, Live Nation owns the trademark on the term “Gospel Brunch.”

Funny enough, the high profile Stubbs BBQ in Austin Texas uses those same words to describe their Sunday brunch with live gospel music, without a problem. But Sticky Lips BBQ owner Howard Nielsen is taking the high road and will honor the request.

“It’s not the end of the world for us, plus our new name – the Champagne Southern Style Brunch Buffet – is very descriptive of what we’re all about,” says Nielsen. The live gospel groups will still play from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm during the brunch (which runs from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.)

Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint has been holding its brunch with live gospel music accompaniment for the last year. Some of this town’s best local groups have graced the Sticky Stomp Stage on these Sundays. The restaurant offers an extensive buffet of Southern cuisine, including a carving station with smoked meats, chicken and waffles, chorizo sausage with spinach and egg casserole, mimosas, bacon bloody mary’s, and much more.

For a full menu, visit http://stickylipsbbq.com/stickylips/menus/brunch


Book Your Wedding at the Sticky Lips BBQ Party Room!


The Atlantic Ballroom is now available!

Sticky Lips BBQ is joining forces with our new neighbor, Photo City Improv, to provide a beautiful venue for your next event!

Corporate luncheons  ~  Weddings  ~  Retirement parties

Private Bar ~ Video screens ~ Dance Floor

Reasonably Priced Wedding Packages!


Good for parties of up to 150.

Call our Catering Office for Details! 585-288-1900

Click here to see our catering menu.


Rock 'N Roll New Year's Eve at Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint


NEW! Get a room at the Doubletree Inn,  1111 Jefferson Rd, and ask about their SHUTTLE to Sticky Lips BBQ on New Year’s Eve! (585) 475-1510


Website: http://hirisers.com

Bio: The Hi-Risers play energetic, song-oriented rock’n’roll. Formed in 1997, the founding members are Greg Townson (vocals, guitar) and Todd Bradley (vocals, bass). Jason Smay joined the band on drums in 2002. The band has recorded six CD’S, “Panic”, “In The Spotlight”, “Lost Weekend”, “That Rock & Roll Beat”, “The Fine Art Of Making Mistakes” and their latest “Once We Get Started”. They also collaborated with Kaiser George (leader of The Kaisers) on the recent release “Transatlantic Dynamite” and Eddie Angel (Los Straitjackets/The Neanderthals) on “Eddie Angel Meets The Beatles.” In addition, they’ve contributed recordings to numerous compilations.

The Hi-Risers have played to enthusiastic audiences in a wide variety of venues, including upscale niteclubs, country joints, blues clubs, punk dives, and outdoor family oriented festivals. They’ve toured the US frequently and have been well received in Europe. Although The Hi-Risers consider themselves a rock & roll band, you will also hear rockabilly, rhythm and blues, country, doo-wop and surf in their music.


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