Keys to the Caddy is highlighting their 13th year as a band when they play Aug. 4 at Center Stage at Center Park, 1100 Ayrault Road, Fairport, as part of the Summer Sunday Concert Series at the Patricia S. Knapp Amphitheater in Perinton.
The annual concert series, sponsored by Wegmans, plays from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays starting July 7 through Sept. 8.
The band includes five former members of the original Nik and the Nice Guys band from the1980s. Two Fairport natives — Brian Venten and Randy Stuckless — have played together for more than 40 years starting with a band they had in high school called Autumn Skies.
“For me it’s exciting,’’ said band member Tony Infantino, who is an on-air personality for WARM 101.3. “I’ve wanted to play the Amphitheater for some time, so this is a thrill!”
Infantino knew he wanted to get back on stage and knew the only people he wanted to do it with were the guys he traveled the country with making great music. The Keys play various genres except for opera, with a focus on classic rock, blues and a little country.
The Keys will bring their horn section, The El Dorado Horns, for the Perinton show.
The Fairport Lion’s Club runs concessions along with Casa Larga Vineyards, Lugia’s Ice Cream and various food trucks. The concerts are free, but donations to the Perinton Food Shelf are accepted every week.
The Old Hippies, who will play July 28, are another band new to the concert series this year. The band includes Bill McDonald, Kay McDonald, Vinny Pastore, Jim Catino and Jim Sweet. The band’s music is acoustic and a varied brand, and recognizable covers from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and so on.
The Breakfast Club, who will play July 21, is an ’80s tribute band that covers all genres of the era. The band, formed 2016, covers artists such as Bon Jovi, Madonna, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Van Halen and others.
“We are really looking forward to playing the Perinton Concert Series this summer,” said band member Bill Eberts. Eberts said the band has been playing clubs, casinos, festivals and private events. The band included Michael Cantatore and Janine Eberts, lead vocals; Dave Carroll, guitar/backing vocals; Chad Weisensel, keyboards/backing vocals; Bill Eberts, drums/backing vocals; and Brian Eberts, bass.
The bands featured on the stage this year will be Ruby Shooz, July 7; Bill Tiberio Band, July 14; Starlight Orchestra, July 14; Steve Grills and the Roadmasters, July 28; Djangoners and Mambo Kings, Aug. 11; RPO Marimba and Trombonanza, Aug. 18; Prime Time Funk, Aug. 25; and “A Salute to America” – Perinton Concert Band and Fairport Fire Department Band, Sept. 8.
The 2019 Gazebo Concert Series kicks off 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays starting June 6 at Vincent G. Kennedy Park, 2 West Ave., Fairport.
The bands participating include Perinton Concert Band, June 6; New Horizons, June 13; 198th Army Band, June 20; Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus, June 27; A Taste of Jazz, July 11; Hypnotic Clambake, July 18; 78 RPM, July 25; Hip Replacement, Aug. 1; and Fairport Fire Department Band, Aug. 8.