News & Updates

New Student Orientation

Calling all MUSIC, ART, DANCE, THEATER, AND LITERATURE lovers!!!  Join us at the Infinity Center for a new student orientation!

Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:45pm (full) and 6:15pm (call for openings)

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 in the following month.

Call today or go online to reserve your spot!
716-664-0991

Learning Carnival Open House Sponsored by CRCF

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will be holding an Open House Learning Carnival on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-1pm. This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public!

Free demo classes will be offered, a photo booth, facility tours, prizes, opportunities to sign up for lessons, and more! Community members of all ages are encouraged to come join the fun!

Special thanks to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for making this event possible.

Infinity’s 15th Annual Local Music Showcase

ONLINE PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE

 

Saturday, September 8, 2018
6pm-2am
Downtown Jamestown

TICKETING: 

PRE-SALE Wristbands available online until 11:59pm, Friday, Sept 7. $10 Each.
Online purchases are to be picked up at will-call at the Shawbucks ticketing kiosk on event night beginning at 5:30pm.

EVENT DAY Wristbands available at one of FIVE (5) Ticketing Kiosks on event night beginning at 5:30pm. $15 Each.

Kiosk Locations and Hours: 

Shawbucks: 5:30pm-1:30am.
*Will-call for volunteers, online purchases, and musicians will be at this location only* 
Credit card or cash accepted.

Labyrinth Press Co: 5:30pm-12:00am. Cash Only.

The Chadakoin Club: 5:30pm-1:30am. Cash Only.

The Wine Cellar: 6:30pm-1:30am. Cash Only.

Forte: 9:30pm-1:30am. Cash Only.

All proceeds directly benefit programming at the Infinity Center! 

Infinity Seeks Volunteers for 15th Annual Local Music Showcase

It’s time once again to fill Downtown Jamestown with a night full of music, all for an excellent cause! Now in it’s 15th year, Infinity’s annual Local Music Showcase has become a staple event in downtown each and every fall. More than 40 local musicians have volunteered to perform throughout 8 Downtown Jamestown venues on Saturday, September 8, 2018, including: Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge, Forte, Labyrinth Press CompanyShawbucks, Tarmac Café, The Chadakoin Club, The Pub, and The Wine Cellar.

Infinity’s Grants and Marketing Coordinator, Stephanie Rogers, has been organizing the Local Music Showcase event for nine years, and says, “This night is truly a testament to the level of support that our community has for what’s going on at Infinity. It’s amazing to see local businesses, musicians, and community members come together in a show of support, not just for our incredibly talented local music scene, but for the future of the vibrant arts scene in Jamestown that’s currently being nurtured at the Infinity Center.”

It takes more than 200 volunteers annually to make Local Music Showcase possible, and Infinity is currently seeking approximately 60 volunteers to check wristbands at venue doors and assist patrons with locating ticketing kiosks on the evening of the event. All volunteer positions are approximately 2 hours long, and participants will receive an All Access Event Wristband in exchange for their time.

If you are interested in supporting Infinity by volunteering your time during this event, please email Stephanie Rogers at lms@infinityperformingarts.org or go online to www.infinityperformingarts.org/about/local-music-showcase

Infinity Arts Café: Brandon Bailey Johnson

Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival Presents Brandon Bailey Johnson at the Infinity Arts Café

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival are excitedly collaborating to bring Guinness World Record holder, and touring musician, Brandon Bailey Johnson to Jamestown for a performance at the Infinity Arts Café on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Miki Girts, Festival Director for Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival, approached Infinity with the idea, and the Infinity Arts Café seemed the perfect place to introduce Infinity’s music students and our community to this talented young artist. Miki says, “Brandon is a fantastic example of what you can accomplish if you follow your heart, work hard, and put what you love before everything else. At fifteen, he’s one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and completely embodies Whirlybird’s mission of bringing up one’s community through music, love and kindness.”

Brandon Bailey Johnson holds the Guinness World Records Title for “Youngest Professional Music Producer”. He is a multi-instrumentalist with 6 self-produced albums.

Brandon is touring TX, AK, TN, OH and NY this summer to share his love of music, inspire others and promote his 6th Self-Produced album- HEAVEN.In addition to composing contemporary music, Brandon enjoys composing classical pieces and playing the violin with the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras. Brandon is a One-Man-Band capable of performing small acoustic sets to large full-sound productions. His sets include over 35+ originals and 20+covers all performed by Brandon.

Infinity’s Executive Director, Shane Hawkins, says, “Our mission at Infinity is to see young people thrive and develop artistically and with confidence. Brandon Bailey Johnson has certainly done that! We are so happy to be partnering with Miki on this project and can’t wait to host Brandon’s live performance for our students and community!”

This event is free, family friendly and open to the public. The Infinity Arts Café is located at 300 East 3rd St in the Lynn Building. Look for the neon blue guitar!

For more information about Brandon Bailey Johnson, please visit https://www.facebook.com/brandonbaileyjohnson or https://soundcloud.com/brandonbaileyjohnson.

 

For more information about Whirlybird Music and Arts Festival, which will take place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 please visit www.whirlybirdmusicfestival.com

Kaleidoscope Café Night

Students from the Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be showcasing their talents at a Kaleidoscope performance on Friday, July 6 at 7:00pm at the Infinity Arts Café.

Kaleidoscope nights are an ever-changing but interesting mix, featuring a wide variety of performers, such as; Infinity music, poetry, dance, or theater students, Infinity instructors, or invited guests from the community! The show is always different!

This event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street. Look for the neon guitar!

Pulse Poetry Slam

Calling all poets and poetry lovers! The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center will be hosting, “Pulse Poetry Slam Open Mic Night” on Thursday, July 5 at 6:00pm at the Infinity Arts Café. Poets and audience-members are welcome.

Performance poetry is an excellent way to express creativity while practicing performance and public speaking. All ages are welcome! The Infinity Arts Café performance entrance is located at 300 East 3rd Street in downtown Jamestown! Look for the blue neon guitar.

Jazz at Infinity- Ft. French Conexion

Join us at the Infinity Arts Café on Friday, June 22 at 7pm for a performance with French ConéXion.
The Jazz at Infinity series is made possible by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
Thanks to their support, this event is free and open to the public.

French ConéXion is an ensemble with a truly international background featuring Jeremy Spindler (France, Brazil), accordion, Marc Cousins (France, Belgium), double bass and Bernard Kunz (Switzerland), guitar, oud.

French ConéXion plays new musette, manouche, Brazilian choros, tangos, jazz standards, improvisations, originals and any other tunes that come our way and catch our fancy.

French ConéXion was formed in the summer of 2016 with the intention of creating high quality music in a jazz format where musicians are able to take a composition and create a unique and new version at every performance. Our focus is on the music of French accordion great Richard Galliano and his new jazz musette compositions, choros and forros from Brazil as well as manouche gypsy music from northern and eastern Europe. Naturally we also play standards from the American jazz repertoire. In additon we perform some of our own compositions and improvisations.

French ConéXion has performed at many local venues such as Sportsmen’s Tavern (opening for Gypsy jazz guitarist Stéphane Wrembel), Pausa Art House, Merge Restaurant, Webster’s Bistro, Carnegie Art Center and Platters Chocolates in North Tonawanda, Coco Bar and Restaurant, Nietzsche’s, Daily Planet Coffee Co., the Foundry Suites, the Meeting House in Williamsville and the Hollow Bistro and Brew in Clarence.