Tipsheet: Ringing in summer
The Americana Showcase makes a mid-summer appearance Wednesday at Rochester Civic Theatre featuring four gems of the music scene: Martin Zellar, Miles Nielsen, Matthew Ryan, and of course host Brandon Sampson. The concert is being dubbed the series' Summer Jewel. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and is preceded by an outdoor barbecue by chef Johnny Mango. That starts on the Civic Theatre patio at 5 p.m. Individual tickets are $25. Information: www.rochestercivictheatre.org .
— Jeff Pieters, Life editor