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The Painted Birds perform sunny, thought-provoking tunes at Jurassic Farms


If you’re looking for a way to escape the summer heat, head over to Jurassic Farms for an evening of music spent alongside the Genesee River. This Friday at 7 p.m., Jurassic Farms will welcome The Painted Birds, along with Chaz & The Dazzlers, for a night of genre-bending, eclectic soundscapes.

The Painted Birds is a Rochester-based quartet led by singer-songwriter Alex Fortier. Their knack for experimentation and stylistic creativity makes it difficult to box the talented foursome into a singular musical bracket; the band’s influences stretch from folk rock icons Joni Mitchell and The Band to jazz acts such as Weather Report and The Bad Plus.

Chaz & The Dazzlers will open up the night with their blend of heartening, acoustic folk tunes and indie rock anthems. In his latest musical endeavor, Rochester-based singer-songwriter Chaz Hearne brings together a quintet of talented musicians from across the region.

The Painted Birds play with Chaz & The Dazzlers on Friday, July 23, 7 p.m. at Jurassic Farms, 50 Weidner Rd.;;

Emmarae Stein is a freelance writer for CITY. Feedback on this article can be directed to