Events

Labatt Concert Series

Come for the concert and enjoy dinner at our fine establishment!  We have a vast selection of delicious entrees!
Overflow parking will be available at the Radisson Hotel (next to Park Point)  Bikers are welcome to park in the gravel area near the roundabout in between Lovin’ Cup and TC Rileys.

Important Info:

  • All concerts are FREE and open to the public
  • Each concert is held outdoors, rain or shine
  • Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 11 p.m.
  • Blankets and chairs are welcome, but please no outside food or beverage
  • Park Point is located in Henrietta where Jefferson Road, Brighton Henrietta Townline Road and John Street meet

A special thank you to all of our sponsors:

Labatt Blue, 98.9 The Buzz, 96.5 WCMF, 92.5 The Bee, Avant Wine, Three Olives, Saranac and Sierra Nevada!

 

Event Date: July 10, 2015
Show time: 6:30pm
Ticket Price: FREE

Gang of Thieves w/ Upward Groove

“Mantra” release tour
8pm // All Ages // $5 public – $3 Students

Join Gang of Thieves at Lovin’ Cup on their “Mantra” release tour!

Rochester locals Upward Groove will be getting the party started, come out with your dancing shoes on!

8pm – Doors
9pm – Upward Groove
11pm – Gang of Thieves

“Mantra” available at:
http://www.thegangofthieves.com
iTunes: https://goo.gl/aHQQrq
Spotify: https://goo.gl/odJVJP

Event Date: June 4, 2015
Doors: 8pm
Show time: 9pm
Ticket Price: $5 public/ $3 student

Hugh Cornwell (Original Stranglers Frontman): Summer Concerts on the Patio – FREE SHOW! w/ Pink Elephant & The Dirty Pennies

This concert will be part of a series of free, outdoor shows on the awesome Lovin’ Cup patio!
 

The Dirty Pennies open the show at 8pm…

https://www.facebook.com/TheDirtyPennies?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

 

Followed by Pink Elephant…

https://www.facebook.com/pinkelephant23?fref=ts

 

and then Hugh Cornwell!

Hugh Cornwell is one of the UK’s finest songwriting talents and accomplished live performers. 

As the original guitarist, singer and main songwriter in the British rock band The Stranglers, he’s enjoyed massive success with 10 hit albums and 21 Top Forty singles, etching himself into Europe and the USA’s musical psyche with classic songs, including Peaches, No More Heroes, Golden Brown, Nice N’ Sleazy, Always the Sun and Duchess.

Cornwell’s latest studio album TOTEM AND TABOO was released to rave reviews. Recorded at Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, the album was engineered and mixed by the legendary Steve Albini.

“UK Punk’s Dark Lord” David Fricke/Rolling Stone

“His gnarliest record in over 30 years” Mojo

“Ten songs, ten distinct sentiments, ten atmospheres, all unmistakably Cornwell and really, all pretty damn good” Your Flesh 

“He sounds more engaged and intense than he has in years” Classic Rock

“Cornwell provides the goods In Spades” Vive Le Rock

http://www.hughcornwell.com

 

 

 

Event Date: June 26, 2015
Show time: 8-11pm
Ticket Price: FREE SHOW!

An Evening with Hannah Walpole

GET YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS ONLINE AT THE LINK ABOVE!
 

ONE NIGHT ONLY ON THE INTIMATE STAGE AT LOVIN’ CUP!

 

Hannah Walpole is a jazz vocalist based in upstate New York. Her warm, alluring tone makes her stand out as a rising jazz talent. Her repertoire features traditional jazz standards and Latin jazz styles. Some of her largest musical influences include Julie London, Billie Holiday, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and Stacey Kent.

Hannah was born on May 15th, 1995 in Seattle, WA. She grew up in Rochester, NY, where she began appearing in local musical theatre productions at the age of five. She studied with voice and acting coach Cara D’Emanuele from 2007 through 2012. Throughout high school, she performed in local nursing homes as well as organized charity jazz cabarets to benefit the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. In 2013, the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook High School Competition chose Hannah as a regional finalist and invited her to perform in New York City. In the competition, Hannah had the opportunity to work with jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell.

Hannah is currently a sophomore pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Jazz Performance at the prestigious Frost School of Music at the University of Miami under the direction of Dr. Kate Reid. Here she studies jazz voice and technique with Dr. Rachel Lebon. Hannah was a member of Frost’s Jazz Vocal II Ensemble, which won the the 2015 DownBeat Student Music Award for best undergraduate small vocal jazz group. Hannah also studies with accomplished guitarist, composer, and vocalist Dawn Thomson and performs at many local venues in Western NY and beyond.

 

Listen to Hannah’s music, stay up to date on show info and more here…

http://www.hannahwalpole.com/music

Event Date: July 19, 2015
Doors: 6pm
Show time: 7pm
Ticket Price: $5 advance/ $8 day of show

Fifth Nation w/ Alyssa Trahan

9:00pm – Alyssa Trahan
Multi-instrumentalist Alyssa Trahan is a country singer-songwriter originally from Rochester, NY. She has written over 70 songs, not to mention those done with co-writers, and continues to add to her long list of originals. Alyssa also performs on a regular basis, nearly 100 shows every year, and has opened for acts such as Suzie Vinnick, Chris Pureka, Wisewater, The Dady Brothers, and more. Alyssa’s music has been played on over twenty different radio stations (both AM and FM), including SiriusXM The Highway, plus several online radio stations. Alyssa’s original song from her debut album “Your Only Girl” also landed a spot in The Jersey Devil, an independent comedy film currently screening at film festivals.
Currently, Alyssa is hard at work on her new EP and continues to perform on the east coast.

http://www.AlyssaTrahan.com/

 

 

10:30pm – Fifth Nation

FIFTH NATION is electro-soul duo King Julia (vocalist, guitarist) and Musik Read (producer/MC/DJ). Since 2009 they have played over 500 shows in support of several LP and EP releases. They are currently focused on a lifetime of global tours with the intent to enhance humanity’s conscious evolution through sonic supersoul celebration.

http://www.fifthnationmusic.com/

Event Date: July 24, 2015
Doors: 8pm
Show time: 9pm
Ticket Price: $7 under 21/ $5 over 21

CANCELLED- Bobby Whitlock (from Derek & the Dominos) and CoCo Carmel

presented by Lovin’ Cup and Bop Shop Records
We regret to say that this show has been cancelled due to a back injury 🙁

We’re very sorry for this short notice, and will give full refunds to all tickets purchased in advance.

Make sure to go directly to the source where you bought your ticket:

If purchased directly at Lovin’ Cup, come to the store to get your refund.
If purchased at through Bop Shop Records, they will refund your purchase.
If purchased online, contact Ticketweb directly- they will refund your full purchase including service charges.

From CoCo Carmel:

“Sorry to say that the Loving Cup and Fitzgerald’s are both canceled due to Bobby Whitlocks back.
We are terribly sorry to all that have made plans to see us.
We will make it up somehow.
Meanwhile we will perform tonight as planned at The Beachland Ballroom here in Cleveland.
Hope to see you on our last performance of this Tour that we have enjoyed beyond anything.
So many wonderful memories for us.
So many beautiful people along the way.
Our Love to you all…always for the Love and kind support on our journey.
XXX CoCo”

Event Date: September 27, 2015
Show time: 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $20 advance/ $25 day of show

The Charlie Hunter Trio: presented by Lovin’ Cup & Bop Shop Records

ft. Charlie Hunter, Bobby Previte & Curtis Fowlkes
PREORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE NOW AT THE LINK ABOVE!!!

 

Guitar genius Charlie Hunter introduces his new trio and their new album at Lovin’ Cup.

“How’s this for a sketch resume for the brilliant seven-string guitarist Charlie Hunter? He came up on the music-magic Berkeley, Calif. scene in the ‘80s, graduated to local hero status with his bands (his famed trio, plus the TJ Kirk guitar extravaganza playing the music of Thelonious Monk, James Brown and Rahsaan Roland Kirk) and ended up getting signed by Blue Note Records, which released seven of his albums, including Songs From the Analog Playground that introduced to most people the singing talent of the young Norah Jones. He walked away from the major label for his freedom and after some indie label action has been totally in charge of his music, releasing albums on his own Charlie Hunter Music imprint. His new album, Let the Bells Ring On, features collaborators from his previous projects—trombonist Curtis Fowlkes and drummer Bobby Previte—who together join Charlie on a new journey. I’ve followed his career from his days playing with Michael Franti’s Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy project in 1992 and his very first album, 1993’s self-titled trio release, and remarkably each new recorded excursion found him getting better and stronger as a composer, bandleader and of course unique guitarist who plays rhythm, lead and bass (why he plays a seven-string ax). His new show that celebrates the new album is highly recommended.” —Dan Ouellette

 

http://www.charliehunter.com

Event Date: October 1, 2015
Show time: 8:00pm
Ticket Price: $15 advance/ $20 day of show

SOLD OUT!!! GENE WEEN w/ Fox 45

Ladies & gentlemen- the show is officially SOLD OUT!!!See you all there ;)

 

Come see the voice, the force behind Ween – Gene Ween!!!

 

Gene Ween was a scientist, ambassador, philosopher, statesmen, writer, businessman and celebrated freethinker and wit. He has often been referred to as ‘America’s renaissance man’ and was emblematic of the fledgling American nation.

Gene Ween was born March 17, 1970 into a large and poor family. His father had 17 children by 2 different wives. Gene was brought up in the family business of candle making and his brother’s printing shop. Whenever he could Gene would take the opportunity to read and learn about a wide range of subjects, from Sophocles to modern science. Whilst co-workers would take a leisurely lunch break, Gene would pour over books from the bookshop munching on some raisins.

At an early age, he also started writing articles, which were published in the New Boognish Coureant under a pseudonym; Gene wrote under pseudonyms throughout his life. After several were published, he admitted to his father that he had written them under “Eddie Dingle.” Rather than being pleased his father beat him for his impudence. Therefore, aged 17, the young Gene Ween left the family business and travelled to Philadelphia.

 

http://www.ween.com

https://www.facebook.com/geneweenofficial?fref=ts

 

Fox 45 to open the show at 8:30!

“The band started gigging May 2013 and immediately got attention for the depth of influence it drew upon. Folks no doubt expected to hear Bikini Kill and L7 — you know, Riot Grrrl stuff — and they got it. But they also got Mountain, Uriah Heap, The Cramps, and Black Sabbath. The band says it’s stoner rock, but honestly that’s just the tip. There’s a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll seeping out of Fox 45.

Fox 45 has one freshly squeezed eponymous EP out now and is playing shows that highlight the band’s talent and moxy. Fox 45 isn’t a girl band; it’s a rock band … a good rock band.”
Frank Deblase -City Newspaper

Read the rest of the interview here :
http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/fox-45/Content?oid=2379952

Event Date: October 7, 2015
Doors: 7:30pm
Show time: 8:30pm
Ticket Price: $18 advance/ $23 day of show

The Appleseed Collective

“The dictionary defines Americana as, ‘things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United States.’  Well if that is the case then The Appleseed Collective is real Americana. I figured out sort of a mathematical equation last night- it’s like Satch plus Django plus Joplin plus Bob Wills plus a little Bill Monroe, but the sum is actually greater than the parts.” So said Jason Marck of WBEZ Chicago’s Morning Shift, introducing the band for a live segment in November 2014.
No Americana sound could ring so true without miles of highway to back it up, and The Appleseed Collective certainly has that- 2014 has seen them travel coast to coast in support of their two studio albums, Baby to Beast (2012) and Young Love (January 2014). According to Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune, “Young Love sweeps out the various corners of American music, taking a long look at both the sublime and the strange. The group explores both dark and light in a way that other string-band revivalists haven’t touched.”

Formed in 2010, The Appleseed Collective has become a force of nature powered by their local community and developed by a strong sense of do-it-yourself drive. In an age of corporations and climate change, the band’s commitment to buying & selling local, eating from gardens, and being their own bosses has led to the kind of success that feels simply organic.

Each part of the Collective comes together to form an amalgam of complementary and contrasting elements. With a Motown session musician for a father, guitarist Andrew Brown was exposed to pre-World War II jazz on a trip to New Orleans. Shortly afterwards a chance meeting introduced him to Brandon Smith, violinist, mandolinist and improvisatory magician who grew up playing old time fiddle music. Vince Russo, multi-percussionist and van-packing savant, blends influences of funk, jazz and rock n’ roll on the washboard. Eric Dawe comes from a background of choral singing and studies in Indian classical music and provides the bottom end on the upright bass. The whole band sings in harmony.

The band’s latest release is a live album recorded in one night at world-renowned venue, The Ark in their hometown of Ann Arbor MI. On Live At The Ark (December 2014) the energy is palpable, the crowd ready to receive, and the band primed to deliver. With a mix of new and old material, as well as a few specially requested covers, Appleseed does just that. The album balances barn burners, old soul jazz, and sparse mood pieces, all suspended above a room hungry for more. It’s a daring spectacle but it pays off- the album feels at once electric and intimate, glamorous and genuine, or as Joshua Pickard at Beats Per Minute put it, “music best served alongside a roaring campfire but that also has the ability to challenge the rafters of any grand arena.”

The Appleseed Collective is not a bluegrass band. It’s not The Hot Club of Paris. It’s not a ragtime cover band. The Appleseed Collective represents Americana music rooted in traditions from all over the world and from every decade, creating a live experience that welcomes every soul and is impossible to replicate.

 

Find out more at http://www.theappleseedcollective.com

 

Event Date: October 15, 2015
Doors: 8pm
Show time: 9pm
Ticket Price: $7 public/ $5 student

STOLT STOCK 2015

remembering Gabe Stolt
A benefit for the family of our friend Gabriel Stolt.

Live music, contests, raffles, prizes, and live music featuring
Pink Elephant
Saints and Winos
Fox 45
House Majority
Big Ditch,
Infrared Radiation Orchestra

Arm wrestling competition by Rochester BRAWL!!
Live DJ SETS
SILENT AUCTION
STRENGTH COMPETITIONS

Event Date: September 19, 2015
Show time: 4pm-1am
Ticket Price: $10 suggested donation