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    As we head into July, the Tedeschi Trucks Band brings its “Wheels of Soul” tour to Canandaigua, Machine Gun Kelly and Avril Lavigne come to Syracuse, and the local summer concert series season kicks into full gear. Plus, dozens of area bands are in action around the region in the coming week!
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    Louiston – the project of Trumansburg singer-songwriter Lou DiPietro – will kick off the 2022 Newfield Music Series at Mill Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. He’ll be joined by a full band, including drummer Chris Ploss and bassist Joey Arcuri, to play songs from his recently released album, “Civilian.”
  • On Thursday, June 30, Night of the Iguana will return to Practice at Pete’s, the ongoing series of indie-rock shows at Pete’s Cayuga Bar in downtown Ithaca.
  • John Doyle and Mick McAuley bring Irish tunes to Trumansburg, Steely Dan and The Chicks come to Syracuse, James Taylor and Maren Morris visit Canandaigua, and the Syracuse Jazz Fest returns after a five-year hiatus. Plus, dozens of other bands will be performing around the region in the coming week.
  • The fourth Ithaca Reggae Fest will take place at Stewart Park this weekend. Headlining Saturday’s lineup is 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, the rarely seen reggae-dub band that will be making its Ithaca debut. Formed more than 20 years ago by then-members of John Brown’s Body, the group has put out nearly a dozen albums, yet has only played a handful of live shows during its career.
  • The fourth Ithaca Reggae Fest returns this weekend after a two-year hiatus, bringing two days of positive vibrations to Stewart Park on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake.
  • The Ithaca Reggae Fest returns to Stewart Park, the New York State Blues Festival returns to Syracuse, and Melissa Etheridge comes to Geneva in another busy week on the CNY music scene. Plus, Kevin Kinsella plays the Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series, Brandy Clark and Judy Collins come to the Center for the Arts in Homer, and Dave Mason visits Hammondsport.
  • “An Evening with Lonnie Park” will celebrate the longtime stalwart of the central New York music scene, who recently shared a Grammy win for Best New Age Album for “Divine Tides,” recorded with ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Indian superstar Ricky Kej. The event at the Center for the Arts of Homer will feature an open reception and a short concert with live performances and video appearances from artists Park has worked with over the years,
  • It’s another busy week on the CNY music scene: Modest Mouse, the War on Drugs, and the Wood Brothers are at Beak & Skiff; Los Straitjackets and Nick Lowe come to the Homer Center for the Arts; and Jason Isbell and Sheryl Crow come to CMAC! Plus, a remarkable array of styles will be showcased on area stages, with everything from jazz, Celtic, and rock to metal, punk, and folk available for your listening pleasure.
  • After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the Ithaca Festival will return for the first time since 2019. Kicking off with the traditional parade on Thursday night, the festival will feature dozens of local bands and other artists performing around the Ithaca Commons, along with the usual array of food, arts and crafts, and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend.
  • The Ithaca Festival returns, Paul McCartney gets back to Syracuse, and Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse come to LaFayette. Plus, dozens of area bands will be onstage throughout the region in the coming week!
  • There’s a bounty of big shows on tap for the Memorial Day weekend, including three huge concerts each at Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards and CMAC! Plus, the new Dinosaur Jr. documentary plays for one night only at Cinemapolis, and dozens of local bands play around the region in the coming days.