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  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a host of Celtic-flavored shows, welcome home former Ithacans Kathy Ziegler and KJOSTAD, and get a taste of Louisiana with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. Plus, Enter the Haggis and James McMurtry return for sold-out concerts, and Vicious Fishes and Jasperoo host album-release shows! And you can explore the life of the late, great Ronnie James Dio with his friends and former bandmates at Cortland's CNY Living History Center!
  • Funk-worldbeat collective Club d’Elf comes to Deep Dive, joined by two special guests: John Medeski (MM&W) and Reeves Gabrels (The Cure, Tin Machine)! Grace Potter’s two solo shows are sold out at the Center for the Arts in Homer, which also will host the acclaimed South African vocal troupe Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Three area classical organizations present concerts this weekend, and Ithaca Underground offers another cool show with four eclectic bands.
  • Acclaimed Irish singer Karan Casey returns to Ithaca on Thursday to perform a benefit concert at the Community School of Music and Arts. Proceeds from the show will support the Ithaca Catholic Worker.
  • Singer-songwriter-pianist Vanessa Carlton is touring to promote her latest album, “Love is an Art,” which came out in 2020 and finds her exploring new musical and lyrical terrain.
  • The Wood Brothers return to Ithaca this weekend, performing at the State Theatre on Saturday night.The trio – siblings Oliver (guitar, vocals) and Chris (bass, vocals) Wood and Jano Rix (drums, keyboards, vocals) – have made regular visits to upstate New York, performing in the area several times a year.
  • The Young Blood Discovery Festival debuts at the Upstairs, Regina Spektor and the Wood Brothers return to the State Theatre, the Quartetto di Cremona comes to Cornell, and Vanessa Carlton visits Homer’s Center for the Arts! Plus, Austin MacRae releases his latest album at Hopshire on Friday night, and lots of local bands will take the stage in the coming days!
  • Here's a curated, chronological list of most of the big concerts happening around Central and Western New York and the Finger Lakes region in March, including a look ahead to the rest of the spring season and beyond into the summer!
  • Elvis Costello and Regina Spektor return to the State Theatre of Ithaca, the Bad Plus comes to the Center for the Arts in Homer, and Grammy-winning singer Dawn Upshaw and Afro-Punk director and founder James Spooner visit Cornell University! Plus, lots of local bands will take the stage in the coming days around the area!
  • Sun Parade returns to Ithaca, the L hosts the three-day Winterfest 2023 in Horseheads, jazz greats Frank Vignola and Gary Mazzaroppi come to Trumansburg, and Tab Benoit and JD Simo team up for a sold-out blues guitar bash at the Hangar Theatre.
  • Deep Dive hosts a Sunday night triple bill, Practice Presents stages two cool shows, and the Upstairs will have a Saturday night double bill of Grateful Dead-inspired bands. Plus, there are a few Valentine’s Day-themed shows around the area!
  • Two all-star benefit shows – Saturday at the Range and Sunday at Deep Dive – will raise funds for two worthy local organizations. Plus, Shemekia Copeland returns to Homer, the Unknown Woodsmen play downtown Cortland, and a Marian Anderson documentary screens in Trumansburg!
    Victoria Smith/Victoria Smith / @victoriasmithp
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    Shemekia Copeland will return to the Center for the Arts in Homer on Thursday night, ready to showcase the powerhouse vocal style that has made her one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation.