Music by the Fireside | The Villager, Ellicottville NY
Music by the Fireside | The Villager, Ellicottville NY

   Music by the Fireside takes place on third Saturday of each month in the Red House Administration Building lobby from 7:00-8:30pm from October to March. It is a free event. For more information please contact the Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or check out the Allegany State Park Facebook page.

   This month’s featured performance is by Dave Stayner is a self-taught acoustic guitar player and vocalist born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. Over the past 7 years of performing as a solo artist, Dave has been a highly sought-after musician, having played at over 80 different establishments throughout Western NY, Northern PA & Ontario Canada.

   He previously played for 25 years in the duo act Stayner & Neyerlin, the longest running and most popular two-some in Niagara Falls history. Dave covers more artists than most, with tunes from 70 different popular musicians and bands spanning 7 decades. Playing songs from the likes of the Eagles, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, America, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons etc. Dave is sure to appease a wide variety of music lovers.

   The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

   For more information on this event please visit the Allegany State Park’s Facebook page.