Author Archives: Stephanie Rogers

Two Weeks Away! #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, and we asking if YOU can help make a difference?!

Infinity celebrates their 20th Anniversary this year, and is asking for your help in raising $100 for each year of service to the Chautauqua region! DONATE HERE

Infinity empowers youth and helps young people overcome risk factors through arts education, instructor mentorship, and marketable skills development. Through private lessons, group classes, ensembles, performance and talent showcasing opportunities, and marketable skills training experiences, Infinity provides a safe place for young people to grow, learn, and lead. Learning focus is within five pillars of the arts: music, art, dance, theater, and literature, and focuses on positive character building, creating growth, and strong mentorship bonds between students and instructors who care about their future.

Infinity programming reaches over 1,200 students annually through onsite an offsite programs and experiences. Over $42,000 was raised and awarded to students qualifying for financial assistance in our 2017-2018 program year, and additional opportunities were provided free of charge through contacted programs throughout the county. Infinity continues to see enrollment grow each year, and supporters like you help make this growth possible.

Your tax-deductible donation remains here in the Chautauqua region, and makes a significant impact in the lives of our young people. Together we make a difference!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/260594711296928/
THANK YOU for any and all help.
A copy of the organization’s annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the organization or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, New York 10271

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