Juke Joint Music Calendar

Come out to the Sticky Lips Juke Joint for live music on the Sticky Stomp Stage!

Note: Some nights there is a cover charge to cover bringing in music acts, Dining in the pit prior to showtime is separate from the music ticket price.


Week of 11/23/15

Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People

with The Crawdiddies

Wednesday, 11/25
doors: 7:30 pm; show: 8:30 pm
$10 advance, $15 day of show
tickets available at: The Bop Shop, Aaron’s Alley, & Sticky Lips BBQ Juke Joint, Henrietta




Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, 11/26

Closed/no music



Big Mike & The Motivators

Friday, 11/27
9:30-11:30 pm
no cover


website: https://www.reverbnation.com/bigmikethemotivators4
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigMikeandTheMotivators

Bio: Big Mike & The Motivators is an up and coming high energy quintet based in Rochester N.Y. Our line-up consists of Mike D’Aurizio on lead vocals and harmonica; Carmen Verzillo; guitar; Jonathan Tucker, piano and organ; Phil Supernault, bass guitar; and Marc Zimmerman, drums and vocals.

Our music is best described as American roots music and our performances are a rousing evening of blues and soul, with a dose of rock and roll.. In our song book you’ll find many well-known favorites by legendary artists and, as well, original songs that meld well with our choice of cover material. Fans consider us passionate, and intensely engaged with our music. Our entire song book is dedicated to engaging our audience, to get them out of their seats and moving. The dance floor is a busy place at a Big Mike & The Motivators show.

We are a band of seasoned veterans of the national and local music scene. Members of this band have opened for James Cotton, Johnny Copeland, Robert Cray, Pinetop Perkins, The Knighthawks, Shemekia Copeland, Isaac Hayes, Tower Of Power, Richard Ray Farrell, and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. We’ve also played alongside Greg “Fingers” Taylor, long time harmonica player in Jimmy Buffet’s band, Ernest Lane of The Ike Turner Blues Review, and Richard Ray Farrell. Some of us also sit in with local artists Joe Beard and John Cole.

Big Mike & The Motivators is as comfortable on a large festival stage in front of thousands of people as we are on the smallest of stages in a more intimate setting. In any venue we guarantee 100 percent of our talents and performance art at each and every show. With an ever-growing fan base, and web presence, Big Mike & The Motivators is a band to watch. As a fan stated recently, “These guys are honest musicians.”
Prepare to be MOTIVATED!


Orient Express Band

Saturday, 11/28
9:30-11:30 pm
$5 cover

Saturday, 11/28

website: www.orientexpressband.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrientExpressNewYork

Bio: With a combination of 3 lead vocalists, 3 keyboard players, sax, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drums, Orient Express delivers unprecedented authenticity and showmanship.


Week of 11/29

Sunday Gospel Brunch

Live performers TBA
10:30am – 1:30pm



Gene Cornish & Friends

Sunday, 11/29
Doors 6pm
$5 cover

With special guests:
Phil Naro, Jimmy C, Pat Proietti, and others

An evening of Rascals hits and other classic rock n roll, with stories from Gene! If you remember the 60s, you weren’t really there!



Born in 1944, in Ottawa, Canada, Cornish came into the world with music in his blood. His mother, Ada, was a singer for Big Bands, including those led by Woody Herman and Ozzie Nelson.

Gene and his mother moved to Rochester, NY when he was a young boy. She married Ted Cornish, a successful bait & sporting goods store owner. When he started playing music in junior high, Gene adopted his step-father’s name. Once it was clear Gene wanted to make music for a living, his parents never wavered in their support and belief.

By 1959, he was 15 and had earned a reputation as a talented guitarist. By then, he was fronting his own band, Gene Cornish & The Satelites, with boyhood friend, Pat Proietti. While attending Ben Franklin High School, he started a vocal group called The Nobles, and eventually put out a few records under his own name.

In 1964, he moved to New York City and was doing double duty in Joey Dee & The Starliters, (who had hit the top of the charts a few years earlier with “The Peppermint Twist,”) and his own group, The Unbeatables. The Unbeatables had a novelty hit with a Cornish song called “I Wanna Be A Beatle.” but lasted only a year.

It was in the Starliters that Cornish met singer and keyboard player Felix Cavaliere, and singer Eddie Brigati. All three left to form The Young Rascals with drummer Dino Danelli. After a short few months playing the NY club scene, the explosive R&B flavored rock band was signed by Atlantic Records.

The band was merely a few months old before critics and fans alike, started to recognize The Rascals. They soon became known as one of the best live bands in America. Before 1965 was over, the group would start releasing a string of hit songs that would continue for six years….

“Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore;”
“Good Lovin’”
“You Better Run”
“I’ve Been Lonely To Long,”
“How Can I Be Sure,”
“A Girl Like You,”
“ It’s Beautiful Morning.”

and the hopeful anthem., “People Gotta Be Free,” which was written in reaction to the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. The song obtained a double meaning when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated before the single was released. It went straight to the #1 position, where it stayed for an astounding five weeks.

In the end, Gene had 18 hits with The Rascals.

But the group’s biggest successes were soon followed by its gradual demise. Brigati left in 1970, and Cornish followed in 1971. The remaining Rascals went in a jazz rock direction, but Cornish stayed true to his love of rock and roll. He re-emerged in 1973, with Dino Danelli in a band called Bulldog, and the pair remained together through a second rock band, called Fotomaker. While both bands had some memorable music, neither could match the commercial success of classic Rascals line-up.

The Rascals reunited for one tour in 1988, and then split into two different versions among differences with the members. Eventually, the members resolved their issues and, in 1997, were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Gene Cornish reunited with the other 3 Rascals in 2010 for a star-studded benefit show. In 2013, Cornish a full-blown Rascals reunion finally happened. Gene participated (with the original Rascals line up) in the acclaimed stage production: The Rascals- Once Upon A Dream, which toured North America after a sold out run on Broadway. Gene is a charter member of The Rochester Music Hall of Fame, class of 2012. and returns home yearly for his annual Thanksgiving Jam Session at Rochester’s House of Guitars. From Bruce Springsteen to John Mellencamp, Gene Cornish has influenced many of today’s biggest rock stars, and he continues to weave the fabric of America’s popular culture.



Wednesday, 12/2

GENRE: Pop/Reggae
AUDIO LINK:https://bfux.bandcamp.com/releases


BIO: On a night much like this… after a casual sexscapade with a group of rival aliens, Bradley Freedman, a skinny quarter Jew from Rochester NY, transformed into the sexual degenerate that is B-FREE. Pulling from a refreshing mixture of pop, reggae, and punk styles B-FREE’s fresh feel fiercely ensnares your senses.
Writing, recording, and producing his own work, B-FREE’s do it yourself mentality translates to a mixture of genres, exploding on stage with a fervor of 500 men and 1 Dutch lesbian. For years B-FREE perfected his craft throughout the Rochester music scene at hot spots including the Bug Jar, WaterStreet, and Boulder Café. And now…B-FREE is ready for you.



Thursday, 12/3


Noble Vibes

Friday, 12/4
9:30 pm
no cover



Jokin Steves

Saturday, 12/5
10 pm
no cover

Blues and Classic Rock & Roll