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  • Lyle Lovett and Chris Isaak team up for a night of conversation and music at the State Theatre, of Ithaca banjo master Alison Brown comes to the Center for the Arts of Homer, Crunk Witch returns to Press Bay Court, and Pocket Bandits make their debut at the Downstairs. Plus, “Stop Making Sense” continues its run at Cinemapolis, and the Silent City Film Festival debuts at Deep Dive!
  • Jakob Nowell of Jakobs Castle
    Danin Jacquay
    On Friday night, Jakobs Castle makes its Ithaca debut at Deep Dive. The musical project of Jakob Nowell (son of late Sublime vocalist Bradley Nowell) recently signed to Epitaph Records, and has released several singles in anticipation of a full album release in early 2024.
  • Three years after performing at Ithaca College, Sammy Rae & The Friends return to Ithaca to play at the State Theatre on Sunday night.
  • Two months after performing at Darien Lake as part of Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival Tour, Gov’t Mule returns to Western New York to promote its latest album, “Peace…Like a River.”
  • It’s another busy weekend of music in Central New York, as Old Crow Medicine Show and Sammy Rae & The Friends come to the State Theatre, Joan Osborne and Bombino play the Center for the Arts in Homer, and Twiddle hosts its Tumble Down festival in the hills of LaFayette. Plus, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra kicks off its season-long search for its next music director, and the original Porchfest returns to the Fall Creek and Northside neighborhoods of Ithaca on Sunday afternoon!
  • Hot Tuna returns to Ithaca as part of its “Final Electric Run,” as founding members Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady will soon be laying to rest their long-running plugged-in project.
  • Hot Tuna, Bruce Hornsby, and Kurt Vile return to Ithaca, Geoff Tate brings his big rock show to Homer, and Lita Ford returns to Horseheads. Plus, Trevor Exter kicks off his weekly residency at the Downstairs and Hank Roberts brings his Sextet to Cornell!
  • Mike + Ruthy close out the Big Sky Studio summer season, The Machine returns to the State Theatre of Ithaca, Blues on the Bridge gets back to downtown Binghamton, Australian guitar master Daniel Champagne plays Trumansburg, and Summerhill Brewing in Locke marks its 7th anniversary!
  • Tommy Emmanuel kicks off the State Theatre of Ithaca’s fall season, Cas Haley returns to Deep Dive, and, Maddy Walsh brings her All-Star Band to the Commons to conclude the 2023 Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series!
  • Acclaimed singer-songwriter Iris DeMent returns to Central New York on Sunday night to play a sold-out show at the Center for the Arts in Homer.
  • Miami duo Afrobeta sets up shop at South Hill Cider, Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots inaugurate a new venue in Newfield, Boston’s Q-Tip Bandits come to Deep Dive, and Trumansburg Skate Park hosts a benefit event. Plus, the Great New York State Fair heads into its final weekend, Foreigner brings its farewell tour to Syracuse, and Duran Duran comes to CMAC!
  • It’s many happy returns this week, as Ithaca native Greg Schatz returns from New Orleans for his first hometown show in four years, Adam Arritola returns from Rochester to launch his latest tour, and Newfield’s own Trevor Exter returns from Los Angeles to share a show with his sister Bronwen Exter. Plus, Born of Osiris brings its prog-metal sound to The L in Horseheads, and the Great New York State Fair continues at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse!Note: This week’s shows are listed in chronological order in two sections below, followed by a list of New York State Fair concerts and upcoming shows around upstate New York.
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    New Orleans-based cellist Helen Gillet returns to the Downstairs, Mikaela Davis and Southern Star are back at Deep Dive, and Freight pays tribute to Tom Petty at South Hill Cider with a little help from their friends. Also, the Great New State Fair is in full swing in Syracuse, with lots of free concerts in the coming days!
  • Lori McKenna
    Becky Fluke
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    Catch some stellar singer-songwriters at the Center for the Arts in Homer this week, as Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore perform Tuesday night followed by Lori McKenna on Wednesday. Plus, Jenny Stockdale plays her first show in four years at the Ellis Hollow Community Center on Tuesday, Kyra Gordon brings her “Home to You” tour to the Downstairs on Wednesday, and Drank the Gold returns to South Hill Cider on Thursday!
  • Acclaimed Americana singer-songwriters Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and The Guilty Ones will perform at the Center for the Arts in Homer.
  • Acoustic guitar virtuoso Christie Lenée comes to Trumansburg, Ithaca Underground hosts a big daylong show in Hector, and “Silent Movie Under the Stars” returns to Taughannock Falls State Park. Plus, there’s a plethora of Americana shows around Ithaca this weekend!
  • Mike Love and the Full Circle come to Deep Dive, Cindy Lee and Freak Heat Waves play at Angry Mom Records, and Better Than Ezra and the SteelDrivers visit Homer. Plus, summer outdoor shows continue unabated as we move deeper into August!
  • Mandy Goldman will celebrate the release of her debut album, "Balance of the Trade," Sunday night at Deep Dive. A singer, songwriter, and vocal coach based in Ithaca, she has been deeply involved in the Ithaca music scene for the last ten years, singing with Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots, NEO Project, Alan Rose and the Restless Elements, and her band with her husband Samuel B. Lupowitz, Noon Fifteen.
  • The Newman Brothers emerge from their long hibernation, Seedstock returns for its 12th year, and the LionsGate Family Cookout presents a “potent lineup of speakers, comedians, dancers, and spiritual leaders.” Plus, Noon Fifteen’s Mandy Goldman marks the release of her debut solo album Sunday night at Deep Dive!
  • Kansas City-based folk duo Kirstie Lynn and Galen Clark come to Trumansburg, Deep Dive hosts a LionsGate Pre-Party, and Al Stewart of “Year of the Cat” fame plays a sold-out show at the Center for the Arts of Homer. Plus, catch a bunch of area bands around the region in the coming days!
  • The High and Mighty Brass Band comes to Deep Dive, Ruthie Foster visits the Center for the Arts in Homer, Metal Meltdown returns, and the DJ Cookout is back! Plus, the Bluegrass Ramble Picnic marks its 50th anniversary, and a few top Ithaca songwriters contribute original songs to The Cherry Arts production of “As You Like It”!
  • Ruthie Foster visits Homer’s Center for the Arts, Queen Flash brings its tribute show to Deep Dive, and the Galactic Escort Service tips its collective cap to “Star Wars” Plus, a few top Ithaca songwriters contribute original songs to The Cherry Arts production of “As You Like It”!
  • Tenzin Chopak has been one of the more prolific members of the Ithaca music scene over the past decade. Both as a solo artist and as the frontman for Rockwood Ferry (in its many incarnations), Chopak has proven to be a compelling lyricist, talented guitarist, and powerful vocalist on the five albums he has released since 2013 as well as countless live performances.
  • It’s time for the annual Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance, with three more days of Culture Camp followed by the festival itself beginning on Thursday. Plus, Bronwen Exter returns to the Argos Warehouse, Park Doing kicks off his monthly “House Party” series at the Downstairs, and The Bigness and Honeychile play South Hill Cider.