Who we are.


Founded in 2013 by 4 people, old friends, long time East Aurora residents, live music lovers.

It was John’s idea.  We all thought he was nuts.  Inspired by a trip to the Hamburg Music Fest founded by someone we have come to know and love – Alison PIpitone – she encouraged us, advised us and cheered us on as we attempted to do something similar in our town. We are very proud to say we have grown from a small 4 venue fund raising festival to what we have in 2018 – over 100 hours of music, 20 venues, 250 musicians, 70 bands, $175,000 in donations back to our community.  Thank you for helping us realize our vision!

Founding board members – John Venezia – chief visionary; Dina Calucci, Michele Venezia, Karsten Zieger

With the help and support of additional board members – Tracy Gavin, Jen Gurbacki, Mark Jeffe, Kevin Link – fellow EA residents, old friends, new friends and music lovers alike which we could not operate without!

And a long list of volunteers who make this event happen time and time again – East Aurora Rocks!

East Aurora Musicfest, Inc. (EAMF) is a 501c3 non-profit company whose mission is to produce a community music event to benefit local non-profit organizations,  promote a vibrant village full of music and provide local musicans an outlet to share their talents!