The Geneseo Riviera, Geneseo, NY
Popa Chubby has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce, soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
The Geneseo Riviera is just a quick trip down Route 30 for the area's best music lineup!
The Riviera Theater has had a long history of movies and community involvement in Geneseo. It
dates back to the 1900’s. As time passed by, small town theaters lost their luster and their
importance to their communities around them. In the mid 1990’s the Rivera Theater shut its doors
and kept them shut for the next 20 years.
In 2013 Palace Properties was able to purchase the old theater with the hopes to bring the
Riviera back to life and be a part of the town it once was. With a life time of experience, the
owners of Palace Properties decided to restore the theater to a multi- use performing arts
center, which as history has shown, was the past of the Riviera Theater.
The new venture figures to have something to offer for everyone. Being able to function as a
lecture hall, concert hall, receptions, movies, or even small theater productions, this will
insure the Riviera Theater will live again.
With the restoration of the Riviera completed, we hope our goal of providing a destination for
memories, a destination of formal grandeur, and a destination for people to use and remember is
realized for years to come.
4 Center Street
Geneseo, NY, 14454
Dec 15, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm