If you love music, we've got plenty for you this wknd.  From old time rockers like the Allman Brothers and Steve Winwood at Darien Lake Fri. night, to the Goo Goo Dolls at Darien Sat. with Matt Nathanson opening, we've sandwiched in some great local musicians at the Fairport Music & Food Festival from noon - 10p Sat. on Lift Bridge La. along the Erie Canal. 16 bands, including my faves Jumbo Shrimp and Big Eyed Phish will tune up 3 stages in the village on a beautiful Sat.  It's a perfect place to bring the entire family, as there are plenty of kids activities to entertain the little ones (kids 12 and under free). Get reduced priced adult tickets and the the full line up here @ www.mydrivefm.com keyword: FAIRPORT.

East down the Thruway the Great NY State Fair hosts Carly Rae Jepsen Sat., Styx on Sun. and Lynyrd Skynyrd Mon. 

I'll be on scene Fri. night at my alma mater St. Mary's school in Canandaigua for the annual summer festival.  You'll find me around the infamous Cake Booth, and of course sampling the beer truck.  It's another great spot for family fun as the kids take over Sat. aft. from 1p-5p when they can ride as many rides as they want for one price.

In the city it's the Geek Fest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit at 835 South Ave. in the South Wedge Fri. - Sun.  www.highlandgreekfest.com

Get your kicks with the WNY Flash playing Sat. night at 8p at Sahlens Stadium in the semi-finals of the playoffs.  And just down the street, the Red Wings continue their playoff run at Frontier Field with games Fri. and Sat. nights with fireworks after the action.  Sun. aft. at 1:05 the Wings hit the field again.  Hate to remind you that next wknd. is Labor Day wknd., and after that we fall back into the regular routine of work, school and less summer fun. So live large this wknd. like the Prez did Thur. in Ground Force One on Park Ave.