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Signature Series Event

Taste of Summer

Celebrate the summer season in Corning's downtown! Sample a "taste" of our fabulous restaurants and businesses, and enjoy free live music throughout the night.
July 25, 2019
Taste of Summer
Taste of Summer
Headliner band Southern Accents (Tom Petty tribute band)
Opening band The Royal Tease
July 25, 2019
5pm - 9pm
Bridge Street and William Street, Corning, NY

Thursday, July 25th, 5-9PM; Bridge Street (Riverside Drive to Pulteney Street). Due to the Bridge Street bridge being closed, there will be a free shuttle running from Tioga Ave bus stop to the event continuously throughout the night. Handicapped parking will be available on-site. Parking will also be available at CMOG welcome center.

Join us on Corning's Bridge Street to celebrate summer in our downtown! Event participants will sample a "taste" of many Gaffer District restaurants and businesses, as the street will be closed! In an effort to showcase small businesses within our gorgeous downtown, this event will feature Gaffer District food vendors and merchants only. Children's activities and live music will ensure fun for the whole family. Taste of Summer will feature free activities and entertainment items such as, but not limited to:



7-9pm: Southern Accents (Tom Petty tribute band)

Check out their website here and a live performance!


5-6:30pm: The Royal Tease 

Check out their music video & live show! Visit them on Facebook for more



  • Musical entertainment including headliner band Southern Accents (Tom Petty tribute band) and The Royal Tease

  • Kids Activities - 5-9 pm (i.e. face painting, inflatables, etc.)

  • Fashion Show - 5:30 & 6:30PM (featuring styles from Bass, Van Heusen, Cotton Gin, and Confluence Running)

  • Classic Car Cruise-In (sponsored by Roadmasters)

  • Taste of Summer Food Court presented by M&T Bank with seating sponsored by Harley-Davidson, enjoy great food selections from Gaffer District businesses

  • Step inside one of Corning's breweries, Carey's Brewhouse, to buy a pint!

  • Great services from our Gaffer District businesses

  • A showcase of Gaffer District business, restaurants, retail, the arts, etc.

Taste of Summer
Taste of Summer Food
Celebrating Summer
The Town Pants
Taste of Summer Crowd from Above
Taste of Summer Crowd on Bridge Street
Taste of Summer Family Activities
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