continued On Sunday, the Americana Festival concludes with a Gospel Day, starting at 1 p.m.
Admission costs $20 for a weekend pass, $10 for Friday or Saturday day pass, and $5 for Sunday only. The Kellish Hill Farm Music Barn is at 3192 Pompey Center Road, 20 minutes from downtown Syracuse and just 4.2 miles from Route 92 in Manlius. Look for the big yellow wheels out front; kellishhillfarm.com; 682-1578.
Classic swing at Redhouse
Husband-and-wife guitarists Phil Flanigan and Hanna Richardson will be joined by clarinetist Brian Earle for an evening of classic American swing at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Redhouse, 201 S. West St., on the outskirts of Armory Square.
Flanigan is a world-renowned bass player, but he and Hanna often perform as Tenor Madness in which they each play four-string guitars. Hanna’s vocals have been favorably compared to the late Maxine Sullivan, to whom the duo dedicated a disc, “Something to Remember You By.”
Clarinetist Brian Earle is a member of the popular Ithaca Gyspy swing combo, Djug Django.
The Redhouse audience will hear songs Saturday such as “I Got the Sun in the Morning” and “Porter’s Love Song to a Chambermaid.” $15 or $10 for Redhouse members; 425-0405.
SU Brass in F’ville
The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble plays its annual Spring Fling pops concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee St., in Fayetteville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $6 for children, benefiting UCF’s Witness Ministries.
Conducted by James Spencer, the SU Brass is an award-winning 30-piece orchestra that performs for official university events and gives several concerts each year at regional venues; subrass.com; 443-3133.
Pizzarelli in Liverpool
The Woody Herman Orchestra will be joined by guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli at Liverpool High School’s annual Jumpin’ Jazz Jam at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at the high-school auditorium at 4340 Wetzel Road, in the town of Clay. The Herman big band is led by saxophonist Frank Tiberi.