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Infinity Joins Global #GivingTuesday Movement!

Infinity has once again joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Infinity’s INSTILL (Infinity Network of Students Training for Independent Leadership Level) Program encourages students to learn marketable skills while using their creative voices and talents. Young people work with a variety of mentors through hands-on learning experiences within the arts, based on a learning track of their choice.

This year’s #GivingTuesday initiative will raise funds to purchase a new camcorder and editing software for Infinity students who are pursuing a learning track in Videography.

These students write scripts, direct and record short films, marketing pieces, music videos, and more, and then learn to edit them using computer software that is standard with the industry. By providing quality materials for our students to work and learn with, they are learning skills that give them an edge when they enter college and the workforce.

Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

Infinity joined #GivingTuesday to spark the spirit of giving in Chautauqua County. Last year’s initiative successfully provided nearly $1,500 in scholarship assistance to students at the Infinity Center. This year, Infinity is hoping to raise $2,500 to support the purchase of a new camcorder, memory cards, and video editing software for our Videography students. #GivingTuesday will kick off the campaign, and donations to this project will be accepted until December 31. All donations are tax-deductible!

To make a donation, visit

OR Simply click DONATE in the #GivingTuesday sidebar to your right. 

Thank you for any support!

Flapjack Fundraiser

Come have breakfast with us at Lakewood Applebees!


All you can eat pancakes, bacon, drinks, and coffee served up by our Infinity student volunteers!

Santa will be joining us again for breakfast and photos! Bring your camera and your wish lists!

Tickets can be purchased at the Infinity Center during business hours, or online for pickup at the Infinity Center. A small number of tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event!

New Student Orientation


Join us at the Infinity Center for a new student orientation!


Sessions last approximately 30 minutes each, and include an informational video, tour of the facility, and an opportunity to sign up for lessons and classes beginning in December.

Call today to reserve your spot!

Pulse Poetry Slam

Pulse Poetry Open Mic ft. ODD?ROD

Thursday, Nov. 2 | 6:00PM | Infinity Arts Cafe | FREE, family-friendly event. | Sign up at event!


Born to a drug-addicted mother and an absent father, Roderick Borisade struggled hard in life during his preteen years. After losing his older brother to cancer in 1996, he named himself “Odd?Rod”. He went against the odds and pushed himself through high school to earn a full college scholarship to UNF. Starting an open mic at college, he developed leadership and speaking skills that brought in 200 students a month to express themselves. There, he learned that his story of perseverance was helping others to cope with what they were going through. It was that notion that catapulted him into every school, rehab, and jail that he could to let people know that they can make it too. Since 2011, he’s toured over 350 colleges and earned many awards including 2014 & 2016 APCA Spokenword Artist of the Year. In October of 2016, he received a standing ovation for his performance at TedxJacksonville’s “Fear Less” conference which led to becoming a speaker at TEDxTuscaloosa the following April. Most importantly, he’s inspired a nation of people to push through every obstacle placed before them and live their lives as leaders.

This event is free, family-friendly, and therefore open to an audience and performers of all ages. True to all things Infinity, the Pulse Poetry Slam allows everyone to express themselves artistically. Performance poetry is an excellent way practice and perfect performance and public speaking in general.

Jazz at Infinity

Head into the Infinity Arts Café on Friday, October 27, 2017 for JAZZ AT INFINITY!

This month’s performance will feature Infinity instructors John Cross and Steve Davis. You won’t want to miss this show!


Free, family friendly and open to the public thanks to support from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation!

New Student Orientation

There is a lot of fun to be had at the Infinity Center, and it’s just starting for our 2017-2018 Program Year!


Join us at the Infinity Center for a new student orientation on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19.

Sessions last approximately 30 minutes each, and include an informational video, tour of the facility, and an opportunity to sign up for lessons and classes beginning in November.

Call today to reserve your spot!

Infinity’s Annual Learning Carnival

Join us for a fun day of FREE learning at the Infinity Center!

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center

Have you ever wanted to learn more about what Infinity offers, wondered what the inside of the building looks like, or been interested in trying a class?! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

Sponsored by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Infinity’s Learning Carnival is free and open to the public and will include:

  • Demo Classes such as Stage Experience, Instrument Petting Zoo, Drum Circles, Art Classes and more
  • Face Painting and a fun photo booth using props from our Theater program!
  • Games and prizes
  • Guided facility tours
  • Open registrations

Come check out the Infinity Center, and see how we can help fit more fun into your family’s life through hands on music and arts experiences!

Infinity’s 14th Annual Local Music Showcase!!!

It’s the time!!! Infinity’s 14th Annual Local Music Showcase is almost here!

Join the hundreds of people who will flood Downtown Jamestown to hear over 50 local musical acts perform in 9 venues all to raise funds for music and arts instruction for area youth at the Infinity Center!


OFFICIAL 2017 LMS SCHEDULE: (*Please note there have been schedule changes)

BRAZIL (21 +)
8:00-9:00- Dave McDonald
9:05-10:05- Michael Gerholdt
10:10-11:10- Secret Guest
11:15-12:15- Kris Meekins

FORTE (21 +)
10:00pm-11:00pm- Men Without A Country
11:15pm-12:15pm- Steve Davis & Friends
12:30am-1:30am- Gary Peters, Jr.

6:00pm-7:00pm- The Himalayan Redneck Opera
7:10pm-8:10pm- TPT
8:20pm-9:20pm- Dave Golando Quintet
9:30pm-10:30pm- Andrew Conti and Friends

6:00pm-7:00pm- Beats By G (Garrett Adams)
7:15pm-8:15pm- Tara Eastman
8:25pm-8:55pm- G.C. Slagle
9:00pm-9:30pm- Far From Graceful
9:45pm-10:45pm- Conduit Worship
11:00pm-12:00am- Andrew Speer and Friends

MOJO’s (21 +)
6:00pm-7:00pm- Trip the Deuce
7:10pm-8:10pm- Blood Feud
8:20pm-9:20pm- The Staff
9:30pm-10:30pm- Cold Lazarus
10:40pm-11:40pm- Rose Gold
11:50pm-12:50am- The Elektra Kings
1:00am-2:00am- The Audience

9:00pm-10:00pm- Slow Motion Breakdown
10:15pm-11:15pm- The Bogarts
11:30pm-12:30am- The Lowered
12:45am-1:45am- We Speak Canadian

THE PUB (21 +)
6:00pm-7:00pm- Sean Lander
7:30pm-8:30pm- Teal Weatherley and Jeremy Bunce
9:00pm-10:00pm- Steel Rails
10:30pm-11:30pm- Ken Hardley
12:00am-1:00am- Leisha

THE Q (21 +)
6:00pm-7:00pm- Qwister
7:20pm-8:20pm- Spooky Wescott
8:40pm-9:40pm- Mackelhat Merffy
10:00pm-11:00pm- The Thirty Threes
11:20pm-12:20am- Flossie and The Gunslingers
12:30am-1:30am- Sweet Ass Cream Corn

7:00-8:00pm- Alex Cole
8:15pm-9:15pm- Russell and Hamels
9:30pm-10:30pm- Davis & Eng
10:45pm-11:45pm- Tony Flint
12:00am-1:00am- Brian Hanna and Scott Horton

Pre-Sale Tickets on sale now! GET TICKETS ONLINE HERE for Willcall Pickup! 

Pre-Sale tickets can also be purchased in person at the Infinity Center during the following hours: 

Wednesday 9/6- 9am-5pm
Thursday 9/7- 9am-5pm
Friday 9/8- 9am-5pm

All Access Wristbands will be on sale the day of the event for $15 at the following times and places:

8:00am-1:00pm- Outside of Northwest Savings Bank on 3rd St in Jamestown during the Great Jamestown Chalk Walk
4:00pm-2:00am- Ticketing Kiosk located at the Infinity Center (corner of 3rd and Prendergast)
6:00pm-2:00am- Ticketing Kiosk located at Shawbucks (212 W. 2nd St)

Door Volunteers and 2 Volunteer Sound Engineers are still needed!

Please REGISTER HERE for a volunteer spot!

All volunteers receive a complimentary all-access wristband!

Doc and Willy’s Acoustic Café

Head down to the Infinity Arts Café on Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm for Doc and Willy’s Acoustic Café!

Infinity string students and area string players are encouraged to participate in the fun! Bring a song to share, and make it a memorable night for everyone!

If you would like to participate, please contact Kate Rinko at 716-664-0991.

Audience members of all ages are welcomed! This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public!