Grist iron brewing company

Seneca Lake, New York

(607) 882-2739


7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Tarps

The TARPS are a classic rock band in the Ithaca, New York area. We play tunes from the 50s through the 80s. The TARPS are:

Ira Kamp---bass & vocals
Tony Lister---sax & flute
Mike Mangini---drums & vocals
Danny Scott---guitar & vocals
Steve Ungberg---keyboard, guitar, & vocals
Marne Kamp---vocals
Kris Scott---bass, percussion,vocals
Lisa Frank---vocals

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Kitestring

Kitestring is a versatile acoustic rock band from upstate New York that plays original music with influences ranging from 90's Alternative, Americana, to Blues and Soul. Equally well-suited to provide intimate stripped down rock music or fill a room with danceable tunes and full harmonies, Kitestring has performed at various venues across central New York. The songwriting explores the normal and sometimes mundane aspects of life and relationships and finds magic in the small moments.

8:00 am08:00

Southern Tier Trail Fest at Grist Iron

  • Grist Iron Brewing Company

Registration is now open and limited to the first 250 runners. You can run one race or better yet, all three!

WHEN: Sunday, May 7, 2017
9:00 AM for the 1 mile - $15
9:45 AM for the 5K - $30
11:00 AM for the 10K -$40
All three races - $50


MAIL PAPER REGISTRATIONS TO: Southern Tier Running Club, PO Box 117, Corning, NY 14830
                  * Make checks payable to: Southern Tier Running Club or STRC


EARLY BIB PICKUP: Saturday, May 6th from 12:30 – 3:00 PM at Grist Iron with $2 off beer at pick up

RACE DAY REGISTRATION and BIB PICKUP: Sunday, May 7th 7:00 - 8:30 AM at Grist Iron


Trucker hats will be given to all pre-registered participants but are not guaranteed for those registering on race day

For all runners, after the race there will be free beer and macaroni and cheese and pulled pork at the finish.  For all spectators, there will be beer and food to purchase

*A $5.00 Southern Tier Running Club member discount will automatically be applied at checkout for current members*



1st place - growler of beer and medal
2nd place - 1/2 growler of beer and medal
3rd place - pint glass with beer and medal

Top three in each age category receives a medal.  CATEGORIES: Under 9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

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Live Music: Rebecca & the Soul Shakers

Featuring the powerhouse vocals of Rebecca Smith, Rebecca and the Soul Shakers serve up a tasty mix of rootsy, soul drenched tunes.  The band's original material combines their love of all music, particularly rock inflected roots and southern soul music.  

In early 2015, the band released it's debut album, "You Should Be Living", a 12 track collection of original songs.  Recorded in just 3 days at REP Studio in Ithaca, NY, engineered and recorded by Aaron Terkel and mixed by Nate Richardson of the Sim Redmond Band, the album showcases the songwriting ability of the band along with the strong vocal harmonies that have become one of the bands trademarks.

Along with the band's original material, the band performs an eclectic catalog of cover material.  Don't expect the obvious ,though.  This isn't your typical classic rock or top 40 band.  The current setlist includes songs by The Band, Joss Stone, Grace Potter, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, even the Grateful Dead and Dolly Parton show up.  The Soul Shakers are always digging for buried treasures, soul classics and forgotten gems to add.

At the heart of the band is Rebecca Smith.  The small girl with a huge voice, Rebecca has been stunning audiences for years. Since her early days singing in Texas Honky Tonks and performing with Tops in Blue (the Air Force's entertainment troupe), Rebecca has been looking for the perfect outlet for her musical ability.   The Soul Shakers band is her chance to really shine, writing and choosing songs that she connects with not just vocally, but emotionally as well.  Always developing her craft, Rebecca has hit her stride with this band as a performer and songwriter.

Joining Rebecca onstage are guitarist, writing partner and long time collaborator,  Jim Smith.  Inspired by his guitar heroes like Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton and of course, Jimi Hendrix, Jim adds solid rhythm with flourishes of fiery lead breaks.  In addition to music, Jim and Rebecca have also teamed up as hubby and wife, producing their Greatest Hits, children Aaron and Aubrey.  13 year old Aaron even joins the Soul Shakers from time to time as a junior member, impressing crowds with his talent as a drummer. 

Keeping time is veteran drummer Duane Coe.  Duane has been playing "Since Hector was knee high to a grasshopper", whatever that means.  Bringing a strong foundation from jazz to old school country, the Soul Shakers has given Duane the chance to unleash his inner rocker.  Watch out for his gorgeous cymbal work, which has earned him the nickname "The Wave"

Recently, the Soul Shakers have expanded to a 7 piece band, including Dave Smith on keys, backing vocals and killer dance moves.  Dave's busy schedule as a music teacher, choir director, performing musician and Dad keeps him crazy busy.  Dave's instincts are truly incredible and his enthusiasm for the music is contagious.

On bass, the one and only RC Nobles joined the band in 2015 and brings a whole new life to the rhythm section.  RC has been playing since he was a kid and adds a totally unique dynamic to the the band, pulling all the moving parts together and keeping it funky.

Rounding out the band are the Soul Shaker horns, husband and wife team Matt and Amanda Smith.  Bringing an unbelievable amount of musical ability, Matt and Amanda also add vocals, percussion and more.  Matt even hops on the bass when needed.  No doubt, these guys are the icing on the cake.

7 musicians, 7 personalities that make for one unique band.

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Live Music: RUST


Mark Thurston- Lead Vocals, Keyboards

Mike Baker- Guitar, Vocals

Bill Cristofaro- Bass, Vocals

Jeff Plate- Drums, Percussion


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Live Music: El Caminos

El Caminos are a soundtrack for the truck stop in anywhere USA. Scorching guitars, broken hearts, crooning vocals, & stories of small town life turned upside down all come together to create an atmosphere that is all-American Bar-Room, Country/Rock...upbeat, lively, and always a lot of fun!

Much of their music is original, by songwriters, Chuck Donovan & Armin Heurich. The rest are  obscure covers of tunes by our friends & acquaintances plus one or two fun-time covers thrown in as encores.

6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Tyler Smilo

Born deep in the Rustbelt of Ohio, Tyler Smilo has lived a vagabond’s lifestyle before settling in Erie, PA and taking the city’s music scene by storm. An award winning acoustic artist, Smilo’s Americana influenced folk songs are mostly autobiographical. However, the themes are easily relatable to the “everyman” and his performances both heartfelt and moving. The release of two successful solo albums: Blood Into Sound and Dust In A Grave, a series of official videos dubbed The Rooftop Sessions, and fronting his own full band Daybreak Radio, has earned Smilo accolades in entertainment publications throughout the region. The genuineness and passion of Smilo’s music cannot be denied, and will make a lasting impression on anyone who chooses to take the chance to listen.


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Live Music: Devon Franks

Country Music Recording Artist

Band Members
Vocals/acoustic- Devon Franks
Drummer - James Overhiser
Lead Guitar - Rod Burdick
Bass Guitar - Dave Matwiejow

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Hamilton

Bluesy notes with an infectious pop sound, Hamilton is the perfect addition to your thirsty evening. Playing covers that every generation will recognize, along with a growing list of genuine originals, our passion is being a part of your community and adding a little bit of volume. So come grab a pint and catch some good vibes with us!

Hamilton is:

Daniel Cephas
Ryan Sayler
Sam Krahe
Zach Krahe

7:30 pm19:30

Live Music: The Slim Kings

The Slim Kings feature two young guns—singer and guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner, best known for songs on Sons of Anarchy, and R&B bassist Andy Attanasio alongside legendary drummer Liberty Devitto, who spent over three decades playing on seminal records for and performing with Billy Joel, Phoebe Snow and Paul McCartney.

Blending elegant song craft, impeccable instrumentation and a whole lot of rock and soul, The Slim Kings have recently opened for Los Lonely Boys, ZZ Top, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes and The Spin Doctors. In the last year their music has been featured on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, Lifetime’s Army Wives, Amazon’s Cocked, and Netflix’s Bloodlines amongst others. The band records with Grammy winning producers Steve Jordan (John Mayer, Keith Richards) and Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Black Keys, Highly Suspect) while regularly headlining clubs in the tri-state area.

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Live Music: The Family Ties

The Family Ties is a completely unique musical experiment. Starting as a solo project and then collectively evolving into a complete five piece. Soft harmonies, driving bass lines, solid heartbeat percussions, and a story rooted inside every lyric make each track a truly emotional experience worth listening to from start until end. With so many influences, experiences and musical backgrounds from each member, each vibe created is unique to that particular atmosphere and moment. The Family Ties displays true passion and true happiness during each set.

2:00 pm14:00

Live Music: Rhythm & Brews

Chris Fryzowski - Guitar and Vocals
Matt Szeliga - Guitar, Percussion and Vocals

Matt and Chris have been performing together for over 10 years. It all started when a couple of high school friends were bored and wanted to play music together. The result was the phenomenon known as "Rascacielos." Though offered millions of dollars from multiple record labels we decided that getting an education took precedence. 

Chris and Matt reunited a few years later to form the duo "Acoustic Dimensions." We played at many bars, restaurants and coffee shops in the Southern Tier of NY and the northern tier of PA to adoring fans.

Time passed and we were looking for a change. We added drummer "Jonny B" Breitfeller in 2006 and changed our name to "Rhythm & Brews." Over the course of a few years we played many gigs with him behind the skins.

12:00 pm12:00

Spring Fever Cheesefest

Ditch the sweatpants, get out of the house, and wave goodbye to winter as you join us to sample products from regional farms and creameries who have a serious passion for creating little cubes of cheesey goodness!

COST OF ADMISSION (tickets sold at door): 
$5 to sample cheeses
$15 to sample cheeses along with a special GIB pairing flight

Featured Cheese Vendors: 
Engelbert Farms
Sunset View Creamery
Tumino Cheese Company
Side Hill Acres
East Hill Creamery
Grist Iron Brewing Company

Seasonal organic vegetables by Muddy Fingers Farm will also be available for purchase, as well as handmade wooden cheese knives, cutting boards, and other unique pieces by Bird Race Woodworks and handcrafted chocolates by Preliminaires Chocolat.

Enjoy this cheese sampling heaven along with some lively tunes by Rhythm & Brews - and, of course, the brewery will be open all day long to pour you pints upon pints of craft beer goodness ;)

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Shotgunn Wedding

Shotgunn Wedding is all about playing some high energy southern rock/country music, both modern and classic, and having as much fun in the process, as we can!

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Look

A fun party band covering  an impressive mix of current pop, classic rock, and country.

Kathy Grausgruber - bass and lead vocals
Kevin Grausgruber - guitar
Stephen Lawrenson - drums and backing vocals

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Noon Fifteen

Progressive soul-pop band Noon Fifteen blends rich vocal harmonies, vintage keyboard and guitar tones, and funk-tinged bass and drum grooves into catchy, original songs that are full of surprises. Based in Ithaca, New York, the five-piece is influenced by 1960s California and Liverpool, 1970s Memphis and New Orleans, and the DIY ethos of the internet-powered independent music scene. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Mandy Goldman and rounded out by versatile singer/instrumentalists Samuel B. Lupowitz, Harry Nichols, Joe Massa, and Chris Armitage, Noon Fifteen entertains with earnest, funny lyrics and a Stax Revue’s heart and soul.

Noon Fifteen is:
Chris Armitage – drums & vocals
Mandy Goldman – vocals
Samuel B. Lupowitz – keyboards & vocals
Joe Massa – guitar
Harry Nichols – bass & vocals

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Alex Kates & Late Night Elixir

Alex Kates, a native of Jamestown, NY, has traveled the country from coast to coast with his music for over two decades. Having mainly played solo as a singer-songwriter, Alex developed "Alex Kates Band" and "Kates Brother's Band" (both with his brother Billy Kates on drums), sharing the stage with Rusted Root, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, and the Spin Doctors to name a few. In his new project, Alex has joined forces in a Rootsy-Blues-Laden band called "Alex Kates & Late Night Elixir". 
Jeremy Allen joins Alex on drums as a powerful driving force that infuses dance into rock. Dan "The Man" Shanahan brings decades of experienced harmonica playing that leaves the listener smiling. To round off and complete the sound Cory Raynor brings his jammy-jazzy bass playing to the table. Put all these guys together and you have "Alex Kates & Late Night Elixir" from Jamestown, NY. If you like the blues, roots, and rock, and like to dance..then this just what the doctor ordered.

12:00 pm12:00

Live Music: Pat Comstock

Pat Comstock is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the Elmira, NY area. Pat has been playing acoustic performances for the past 12 years all throughout the Upstate, NY area. He has also has played the music scene in Charlotte, NC as well as been the lead solo performer on Carnival Cruise lines in the past. Great energy and a fun personality you are sure to enjoy. Playing all genres of music for everyone's taste! Accompanied by Scott Muir on acoustic hand drums/harmonica, who resides in the Watkins Glen area. When paired up together they deliver a solid performance that you can not miss!

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Overrated

The Overrated the only true party band in Central New York. We will play the soundtrack to your #BestNightEver

Zach "Jay" Hamilton - Keyboards, Vocals
Shane Herchanik - Drums, Vocals
Andy Zimmerlin - Lead Guitar
Kevin Hrasdzira - Bass, Vocals
Sean Shea - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Bad Alibi

 Bad Alibi plays the classic rock that everyone remembers but never gets to hear because bands don’t want to take the extra time to learn the material. Bad Alibi does. They pride themselves on performing material that gives every bar & club patron that, “hey! I remember that one!” kind of moment throughout their performance.

There's a million songs in the big city - so why listen to the same three chords?

From Sonny's “bringing on the thunder” bass lines - to Scott’s rock steady percussion. From Rob’s power baritone voice and keyboard foundations to Dan's ripping guitar leads. Bad Alibi is ready to bring you the best in classic rock - whenever and wherever they’re needed.

Bad Alibi - Classic Rock, with no excuses

5:00 pm17:00

March After-Hours Mixer - $2 off every pint!

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its March After Hours Mixer at Grist Iron Brewing Company! In addition to great networking opportunities and a short program, there will be live music, tours of the brewery and the inn, and of course, delicious craft beer and food! Taco Wednesday specials will be available and you can also enjoy $2 off every pint purchased!

Although not required, reservations are strongly encouraged as space is limited. For reservations or more information, please contact the Chamber at (607) 535-4300 or email Cassandra Putman. 2017 After Hours Mixers are sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company, so there is no fee for members to attend.

6:00 pm18:00

Live Music: Kilrush

Kilrush has been a steady fixture in New York & northern Pennsylvania’s Irish/Celtic music scene since 2001. Originally established as a “session group”, with a repertoire focusing primarily on traditional Irish music, Kilrush has expanded and refined their sound over the years.  By blending Celtic rock, acoustic, and Americana, they have refined a sound they’ve taken to calling “Triple Distilled Celtic Rock”.

Kilrush currently consists of front man Tim Sanphy, who in addition to his multi-instrumental talents is also the lead vocalist and songwriter, David Rice on guitar, vocals (and whatever else he can get his hands on), Todd Allen on bass, percussion and vocals, and Paddy O’Hare on drums, percussion and vocals.

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Nick Andrew Staver

Nick Andrew Staver is bringing a new voice to the blues. Assigned with the gritty personalities of a blue collar worker to the seducing baritone of a lovers quarrel and reconciliation, each song defines its own character inside the autobiographical music. Add in sharp improv skills and award winning songwriting his music lays the blues on the line and never hesitates to go beyond its borders.

3:00 pm15:00

Live Music: Nate Miner & Matt Furstoss of Underwater Tiger

From the alternative rock band Underwater Tiger, Nate Miner and Matt Furstoss deliver an exciting and energetic acoustic performance that is sure to catch your attention. Their presence and vocal harmonies will have you singing and dancing with a song list spanning from classics to modern radio hits, accompanied by original songs. Adding their own unique flair and style to each song, they will keep you captivated from start to finish.

12:00 pm12:00

GIB Winter Invitational 2017

Join us and sample the region's best brews all under one roof!

Featuring: Brewery Ommegang, The FarmHouse Brewery, Four Mile Brewing, Wagner Valley Brewing Company, & Seneca Lodge Craft Brewing!

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: A Fine Line

A five piece band playing originals and "recycled" tunes. Acoustic, electric, bass and drums with sax appeaI and a chilled out feel. 

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: The Small Kings

The Small Kings are like the Bare Naked Beatles of Ithaca!  
This band is Serious about their Fun… and they just keep getting better!  I love that The Small Kings have the confidence to be playful, lyrical, quirky, and deliver it all with their own Penny Lane, ironic style!" 

- Joe Crookston, Singer/Songwriter

7:00 pm19:00

Live Music: Ridgeline Duo

Ridgeline Duo is Steve Romer, rhythm guitar/lead vocals, & Brad Allen, lead guitar/vocals/percussion, bringing back your alternative rock favorites!

4:00 pm16:00

Live Music: John Bolger Band

John Bolger on electric guitar and vocals, accompanied by drummer and bass guitarist. Dance or sit back and listen! We play as a three or four piece band, a wide variety of rock 'n' blues, swing, rhythm & blues. Late 60's and early 70's rock. John Bolger on acoustic guitar and vocals is available for solo performances, playing a variety of folk, rhythm & blues, rock and swing. John's new CD release titled, "John Bolger & Friends" is now available on


(607) 882- BREW
(607) 546-4066

Mon, Wed, Thurs 11-10pm
Tuesday Closed
Friday & Saturday 11-11pm
Sunday 12-10pm