Music at Red Newt

There are three tracks to the music programming at Red Newt.

The Sunset Chamber Music series take place in the early evening in order to capture the beauty of the Finger Lakes sunset over Seneca Lake.  These programs draw on incredible well of musical talent in the Finger Lakes as well as from musicians across the globe.  Several performances are planned each fall and spring, and the focus is not only great music, but in making a connection with the musicians through music and  conversation in an intimate space.  Admission is by reservation and doors open early to allow guests to take a table and order from our special menu of lite fare prior to the start of the concert.  Of course a  great selection of Red Newt wines are also served.

The Lunchtime Music Series is very informal and eclectic.  Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.  Music starts a 1pm and is open to guests free and without reservations.  Lunch is served concurrently from our regular menu from 11am – 3pm.

Happy Hour every Friday from 5pm – 7pm.  An eclectic mix of folk, blues, jazz and old-time music.  Up close and personal with great wine, beer, cider and localvore fare from the Bistro kitchen.

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Southern Tears

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Southern Tears for  Friday Happy Hour. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover Heartbreaking country, swinging rockabilly and original songs since 1983. Ithaca, NY based this six piece band has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry!


Not From Wisconsin

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We are often asked…why? Not From Wisconsin is more than it seems…you might know the story, but the meaning is double or more. We love Wisconsin, we love it just fine, honest. More things are not from there than you’d imagine (us included), but that doesn’t make it bad or us worse. It’s a name, we think it’s memorable, we like it and we hope you do to, and the music, which is what counts the most. Listen and share…please…


Bert Salmirs – Sunday Afternoon Piano

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 31, 2019

First Sunday of Every Month, 1pm  Please join us at lunchtime on Sunday for this special treat!Bert Salmirs started his musical career at Julliard School of Music, and has been playing piano in the Finger Lakes for over four decades. With a repertoire from the American Song Book that includes jazz, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and more, Bert never fails to show his virtuosity. Some of you may remember him tickling the ivories with the "Bert Sal Trio" across the southern…

Maplewood Jazz

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Maplewood Jazz Team will be performing at Red Newt Winery in Hector NY on Friday August 10th, from 5PM to 7PM. MJT is Lisa Fernandez on vocals and percussion, Jon Conrad on vocals and acoustic guitar, and John Bailey on vocals and jazz electric guitar. "We perform jazz and bossa nova renditions of popular songs from the 1920s through the 1970s. We will be joined at Red Newt by the fine bassist Doug Robinson."

Date Night

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Jennifer Middaugh (vocals), Tom Sayers (guitar) and Brian Dozoretz (bass) playing songs from Stevie Wonder to Jobim. Friday Happy Hour 5-7pm, free admission, no reservations, serving Wine, beer, cider and Happy Hour food menu.

Fifth Parallel Jazz Trio

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Red Newt Welcomes Fifth Parallel Jazz Trio  in the Bistro on for Sunday afternoon jazz! Fifth Parallel is Rowan Lynch (alto sax), Misha Bjerken (bass) and Frits Marohn (piano) ... an outstanding Jazz Trio hailing from the halls of Ithaca High! Free admission, no reservations - serving lunch 11-3pm Listen to Fifth Parallel...  



August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Yardvarks formed as a side-project of John & Ken's in 2005 as a vehicle for a mixture of original material and unlikely covers (we often refer to our repertoire as "neo-obscuro") featuring rich vocal harmony and semi-acoustic instrumental interplay. Bass player Eric Ott and drummer Dan Lashkoff rounded out the band, with the later addition of guitarist Roy Flacco. The Yardvarks had been in the regular rotation of bands playing at The Red Newt Bistro, Americana Vineyards, Maxie's Supper Club…

Rick Manning and Friends

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Red Newt welcomes Rick Manning and Friends for  Friday Happy Hour. Friday 5-7pm, Bistro Happy Hour menu served, no cover Join Rick Manning and friends for a  vintage repertoire of bluegrass, western and gypsy swing!

Richie and Rosie Sunset House Concert

September 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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