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20 things to see at the GrassRoots Festival

The 29 th annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance kicks off Thursday at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, with more than 70 bands performing on its four stages over four days.

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10 shows to see this week: August 19-22

Aug 19, 2019

Start off the week with this bevy of shows for your listening pleasure, including the debut of Ithaca’s newest supergroup!

21+ shows see this weekend: August 16-18

Aug 16, 2019

We’re now more than halfway through August, but there’s still time to catch some live music – rain or shine – this weekend.

20+ shows see this week: August 13-15

Aug 13, 2019

A variety of indoor and outdoor shows will offer all kinds of music – everything from jazz and old time to rock and funk. Check out these shows happening in and around Ithaca this week!

18+ shows see this weekend: August 9-11

Aug 9, 2019

All sorts of music is on tap for the weekend in and around Ithaca, including several blues-rock shows from local favorites. Plus, the Edgar Winter Band comes to Auburn and a new festival debuts in LaFayette!

11 shows to see this week: August 6-8

Aug 6, 2019

We’re in the midst of the dog days of summer – luckily, there are a bunch of cool shows in the next few days to help boost your spirits.

14 shows see this weekend: August 2-4

Aug 2, 2019

The first weekend of August will feature a host of music at various local venues, with everything from Americana, bluegrass and reggae to electronic, country, blues and more available for your listening pleasure.

Jim Catalano

This weekend, Seedstock will once again take place just outside of Cortland at the former site of Reed’s Seeds (hence its name). Basically "a humungous house party," as co-founder Chris Merkley described the festival a few years ago, Seedstock XI kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon, with a mix of local, regional and national bands performing on two stages.

14 shows to see this week: July 29-August 1

Jul 29, 2019

Get an early start on the week with a trio of Monday shows that will push sonic boundaries. Plus, more free outdoor shows and the debut of a new Ithaca trio!

17 shows see this weekend: July 26-28

Jul 26, 2019

There’s a lot of music on tap this weekend in and around Ithaca, including Latin jazz, classic rock, blues, psychedelia, old-time and much more. Plus, one of the area’s leading composers will host a release show for his new album!

Kitestring
Casey Martin Photography

The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 25, with a special show, as local roots-rock band Kitestring will mark the release of its new album, “7 Years Good Luck,” on the Bernie Milton Pavilion stage at 7 p.m.

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10 shows to see this week: August 19-22

Aug 19, 2019

Start off the week with this bevy of shows for your listening pleasure, including the debut of Ithaca’s newest supergroup!

21+ shows see this weekend: August 16-18

Aug 16, 2019

We’re now more than halfway through August, but there’s still time to catch some live music – rain or shine – this weekend.

20+ shows see this week: August 13-15

Aug 13, 2019

A variety of indoor and outdoor shows will offer all kinds of music – everything from jazz and old time to rock and funk. Check out these shows happening in and around Ithaca this week!

18+ shows see this weekend: August 9-11

Aug 9, 2019

All sorts of music is on tap for the weekend in and around Ithaca, including several blues-rock shows from local favorites. Plus, the Edgar Winter Band comes to Auburn and a new festival debuts in LaFayette!

11 shows to see this week: August 6-8

Aug 6, 2019

We’re in the midst of the dog days of summer – luckily, there are a bunch of cool shows in the next few days to help boost your spirits.

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