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Live from Linden making return to downtown Geneva this season

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Downtown Geneva’s Linden Street is set to come alive with the start of the 2023 Live From Linden season on Friday, April 21st, marking the arrival of Spring. Every Friday and Saturday until Columbus Day weekend, Linden Street will close to vehicles at 5 pm, transforming into a bustling pedestrian space, with shops, bars, and restaurants open each evening.

Visitors can enjoy free live music from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, featuring solo and duo artists, as well as bands from the Finger Lakes region and beyond. The season will begin with local favorites Sliksly on April 21st and Jerry Martin on April 22nd.

The Linden Wine Series will hold five events this summer, with the first scheduled for June 3rd. FLXcursions is set to host a four-day international Riesling event, with a celebration on Linden on June 17th. The most anticipated music event of the season will be a performance by local favorites the Lipker Sisters, sponsored by C.S. Burrall & Son, on July 29th.

Local property owner Dave Linger expressed his excitement for the season, stating that Linden Street will offer something for everyone, from free live music to great food and a unique urban experience. Kevin Dombrowski, the owner of Rusty Pig and The Hog Wallow Tavern, also looks forward to the summer season, noting that the pedestrian-friendly street and outdoor dining opportunities are what make downtown Geneva so special.

Live From Linden is organized by a group of volunteer merchants and property owners on Linden Street, with the Bank of the Finger Lakes returning as the main sponsor of the event. Heidi Westfall, the bank’s Senior Vice President, expressed her pride in sponsoring Live from Linden and thanked the merchants on Linden Street for their hard work. The weekly event is considered crucial to the success of local businesses and a key aspect of Geneva’s “Uniquely Urban” appeal.