Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds kicked off the 2017 summer season at CMAC
Whatever the calendar may say, some say summer really starts on Memorial Day weekend. Or the first time they fire up the grill, or hit the beach, or ready the pool. Or when the tourists and seasonal residents hit down in earnest.
Around these parts, though, a sure sign that the summer season is nigh is opening night at CMAC. Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center kicked off its 2017 concert series Saturday with returning favorites Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, presenting not only Dave Matthews Band hits but some surprises, such as Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir."
Dave & Tim were just the start of a season that's heavy on classic rock — including British Invasion heavyweights The Who — with some jazz vocals, country, show tunes and more. Most recently added to the lineup was country singer/songwriter Thomas Rhett, who will take the stage Aug. 30.
The remainder of the 2017 lineup:
June 10: Diana Krall
June 17: Elvis Costello & The Imposters, with Dawes
June 21: Steve Miller Band, with Peter Frampton
June 29: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
July 2: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
July 8: John Mellencamp
July 15: Idina Menzel
July 16: The Who, with The London Souls
July 22: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
July 23: Sam Hunt
July 28: Hans Zimmer
July 29: Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper
Aug. 15: Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson
Aug. 18: Santana
Aug. 30: Thomas Rhett
Sept. 2: The Avett Brothers