Bluegrass jam in Camillus
The Central New York Bluegrass Association presents its March Showcase/Jam featuring the Bristol Mountain Bluegrass quintet on Sunday, March 6, at the Camillus Elks Club, 6117 Newport Road.
Jamming begins at 11 a.m., a spaghetti dinner will be served at 3 p.m. and the concert begins at 5 p.m. Cost for the day (jamming, dinner and concert) is $15 and $10 for children 16 and younger; 572-2247; cnyba.com.
Bristol Mountain Bluegrass performs traditional Southern tunes, mountain music, Jimmie Rodgers-style blues and bluegrass originals by songwriter Richard Hood. The musicians also include Norm Darling, Perry Cleaveland, Rob Collins and Don Springer.
Joe Carello in F'ville Sunday
The Joe Carello Quartet will perform for the Motto Archive Sunday Musicale, at 2 p.m. March 6, at Fayetteville Free Library's reading room, 300 Orchard St. The foursome also features pianist Dino Losito, guitarist Tom Bronzetti and drummer Jimmy Johns.
One of Syracuse's most soulful saxophonists, Carello is a member of the CNY Jazz Orchestra and leader of the Stan Colella All-Star Parks & Recreation Band.
Admission is free; 637-6374, ext. 328; fayettevillefreelibrary.org.
Mardi Gras in Skaneateles
The Irish Channel Jazz Band led by Syracuse cornetist Pat Carroll plays a Mardi Gras gig from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday March 8 at the historic Sherwood Inn, on Route 20, in Skaneateles. Admission is free; 685- 3405.
The New Orleans-style quartet performs again at 2 p.m. Sunday April 17 at Liverpool Public Library, as part of the library's fourth annual Folk Music Series. Liverpool Library is located at 310 Tulip St, in the village of Liverpool; 457-0310; lpl.org.
High Kings head this way
The High Kings, four handsome young Irishmen whose vibrant take on rock and folk drew attention to their self-titled 2008 debut, return to America this month with a new album and tour.
"Memory Lane" (to be released March 8 on Ard Ri Entertainment/EMI Music) arrives just in time for St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The High Kings' four-week concert tour brings the band to the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., on Syracuse's East Side, at 8 p.m. Friday March 11. Admission costs $25; 424-4973; thewestcotttheater.com.