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69+ Shows to See in August

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Culture Club returns to the Great New York State Fair on August 30.

Here's a curated, chronological list of most of the big concerts happening around Central New York and the Finger Lakes region (and beyond) in August, including a roundup of the remaining shed shows and a look ahead into the fall season!

Houston trio Khruangbin takes inspiration from '60s Thai funk. KCRW DJ Anne Litt is in love with the band's song "White Gloves."
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Houston trio Khruangbin takes inspiration from '60s Thai funk.

August 1, Khruangbin, Art Park, Lewiston

August 2, Incubus, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

August 2, Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine with Meshell Ndegeocello, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, LaFayette

August 3, Sad Summer Festival with Waterparks, Neck Deep, Mayday Parade, State Champs, Hot Mulligan, The Summer Set, Hot Milk and LØLØ, Art Park, Lewiston

August 4, Rockzilla Tour with Papa Roach and Falling in Reverse, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

August 4, Sam Hunt, CMAC, Canandaigua

August 5, Ghost Light, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

August 5, Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, Spiedie Fest, Otsiningo Park, Binghamton

August 6, Lou Gramm, Spiedie Fest, Otsiningo Park, Binghamton

August 6, Roots & Boots Country Music Fest with T. Graham Brown, Radney Foster, Mike Younger and Claudia Hoyser, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

August 6, Gov’t Mule, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, LaFayette

Gov't Mule is Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Danny Louis and Jorgen Carlsson.
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Gov't Mule is Warren Haynes, Matt Abst, Danny Louis and Jorgen Carlsson.

August 7, Chris Isaak, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

August 7, The Brother Brothers, Big Sky Studio, Trumansburg

August 7, Gary Levox of Rascal Flatts, Spiedie Fest, Otsiningo Park, Binghamton

August 8, Journey, CMAC, Canandaigua

August 9, Trevor Hall, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

August 9, Elvis Costello, Art Park, Lewiston

August 9, Dashboard Confessional and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, LaFayette

August 10, Ziggy Marley, Art Park, Lewiston

August 10, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett, Highmark Stadium, Buffalo

Joan Jett
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Joan Jett

August 11, Metallica, Highmark Stadium, Buffalo

August 11, Kenny Chesney, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

August 12, Ace Frehley, Turning Stone Showroom Verona

August 12, Martina McBride, Del Lago Resort, Waterloo

August 12, The Guess Who, Anderson Center for the Arts, Binghamton

August 12, Croce Plays Croce, Center for the Arts, Homer (SOLD OUT!)

August 13, Hiss Golden Messenger and Aiofe O’Donovan, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

August 13, Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin and Bush, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

August 13, Tim Reynolds, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

August 14, Adrian Belew, Center for the Arts, Homer

August 14, Here and There Festival with Courtney Barnett, Snail Mail, Faye Webster and Hana Vu, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, LaFayette

Willie Nelson's new album, <em>Band of Brothers</em>, comes out June 17.
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August 14, Outlaw Festival with Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Charley Crockett, Zach Bryan, The War and Treaty, and Particle Kid, Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center

August 16, The Wild Hearts Tour with Sharon Van Etten, Julien Baker and Angel Olson, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, LaFayette

August 16, Backroads Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Art Park, Lewiston

August 17, Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

August 17, Chris Stapleton, CMAC, Canandaigua

August 17, Matisyahu, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

August 18, Brantley Gilbert, Art Park, Lewiston

August 19, Anthrax, Main Street Armory, Rochester

August 19, Andy Frasco and the UN, Organ Fairchild, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

August 19, Zac Brown Band, Blue Moon Soundstage, Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Endicott

August 20, The Steeldrivers, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

August 20, The Decemberists, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, LaFayette

August 21, The Village People, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

August 21, The Hi-Jivers, Auburn Public Theatre, Auburn

August 21, Wilco, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown

August 22, Rob Benton, ONCO Fermentations, Tully

August 23, Lord Huron, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown

August 23, Dispatch and O.A.R., Art Park, Lewiston

August 23, Wilco, Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards, LaFayette

August 24, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Smith Opera House, Geneva

August 24, PLUSH, New York State Fair

August 24, Steven Page, New York State Fair

August 24, Jimmie Allen, New York State Fair

August 24, Chevelle, New York State Fair

Brad Paisley's new album is called <em>Love And War</em>.
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Brad Paisley

August 25, Brad Paisley, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

August 25, Kathleen Edwards, Center for the Arts, Homer

August 25, Wiz Khalifa and Logic, Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center

August 25, Great White, New York State Fair

August 25, David Nail, New York State Fair

August 25, The Art of Rap Featuring Ice-T, New York State Fair

August 26, Iya Terra with Mike Love and Nattali Rize, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

August 26, Sawyer Brown, Tioga Downs, Nichols

August 26, Jeff Rosenstock, New York State Fair

August 26, Niko Moon, New York State Fair

August 26, TLC, New York State Fair

August 27, Jason Aldean, Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center

August 27, Dwight Yoakam and Old Crow Medicine Show, CMAC, Canandaigua

August 27, Indigo Girls and Lucy Wainwright Roche, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

August 27, Tesla, New York State Fair

August 28, Foreigner, New York State Fair

August 29, Chubby Checker, New York State Fair

August 29, Boyz II Men, New York State Fair

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August 29, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, New York State Fair

August 30, Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone, New York State Fair

August 30, Big & Rich, New York State Fair

August 30, Boy George & Culture Club, New York State Fair

August 31, Bass Extremes with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey, Center for the Arts, Homer

August 31, Boy George and Culture Club, Art Park, Lewiston

August 31, 38 Special, New York State Fair

August 31, Nelly, New York State Fair

Sept. 1, Daryl Hall and John Oates, CMAC, Canandaigua

Sept. 1, Alex Miller, New York State Fair

Sept. 1, Riley Green, New York State Fair

Sept. 2, Pink Talking Fish, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

Sept. 2, Tai Verdes, New York State Fair

Sept. 2, Gin Blossoms, New York State Fair

Sept. 2, 24KGoldn, New York State Fair

Sept. 3, COIN, New York State Fair

Sept. 3, Dropkick Murphys, New York State Fair

Sept. 3, Midnight Star, New York State Fair

Sept. 3, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Art Park, Lewiston

Judy Collins remains active musically and politically.
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Judy Collins remains active musically and politically.

Sept. 4, Judy Collins and Richard Thompson, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Sept. 4, ERNEST, New York State Fair

Sept. 4, City Girls, New York State Fair

Sept. 5, Resurrection – A Journey Tribute, New York State Fair

Sept. 5, Night Ranger, New York State Fair

Sept. 5, Dire Straits Legacy, New York State Fair

Sept. 6, Sting, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

Sept. 9, Styx and REO Speedwagon, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

Sept. 9, Dark Hollow with Dinner and a Movie, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

Sept. 9, Dinosaur Jr., State Theatre, Ithaca

Sept. 10, Michael Glabicki, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

Sept. 10, Elton John, The Dome, Syracuse

Sept. 10, The 5th Dimension, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Robert Cray on Mountain Stage.
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Robert Cray on Mountain Stage.

Sept. 11, Robert Cray Band, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Sept. 11, The War On Drugs, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown

Sept. 12, Sevendust, The L, Horseheads

Sept. 14, Alice Cooper, Visions Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton

Sept. 15, Jason Aldean, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

Sept. 16, Jon Pardi with Lainey Wilson and Hailey Whitters, Tag’s Summer Stage, Big Flats

Sept. 16, Clint Black, Del Lago Resort, Waterloo

Sept. 17, Dirty Honey, Del Lago Resort, Waterloo

Sept. 17, Shinedown, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

Sept. 17, Glenn Tilbrook, Center for the Arts, Homer

Sept. 17, Dawes and Bahamas, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Sept. 18, Sara Evans, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Sept. 19, “That Awful Man and His Manager” with Robert Fripp and David Singleton, OnCenter Carrier Theatre, Syracuse

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Sept. 19, Amanda Shires, Center for the Arts, Homer

Sept. 20, Five Finger Death Punch, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse

Sept. 20, Shinedown, Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center

Sept. 21, They Might Be Giants, State Theatre, Ithaca

Sept. 23, Mud Creek, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

Sept. 23, Gary Clark Jr., State Theatre, Ithaca

Sept. 23, Derek St. Holmes, The L, Horseheads

Sept. 23-24, Disco Biscuits, Saranac Brewery, Utica

Sept. 24, Western Centuries, Big Sky Studio, Trumansburg

Sept. 24, Shakey Graves, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Sept. 25, Little Feat, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Sept. 26, Eric Johnson, Center for the Arts, Homer

Sept. 26, The Killers with Johnny Marr, Turning Stone Event Center, Verona

Sept. 27, Five Finger Death Punch, Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center

Sept. 30, Jonatha Brooke, Smith Opera House, Geneva

Sept. 30, Big Eyed Phish, Lincoln Hill Farms, Canandaigua

Sept. 30, Walker Hayes, Visions Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton

Sept. 30, Miss May I, The L, Horseheads

Oct. 1, Jose Feliciano, Smith Opera House, Geneva

Oct. 8, Langhorne Slim, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca

Oct. 9, Rufus Wainwright, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Oct. 9, David Sedaris, Center for the Arts, Homer

Oct. 14, Great White and Slaughter, Del Lago Resort, Waterloo

Oct. 14, Regina Spektor, State Theatre, Ithaca

Oct. 15, Upstate, Smith Opera House, Geneva

Oct. 21, Cypress Hill, Del Lago Resort, Waterloo

Oct. 22, Del McCoury and the Travelin’ McCourys, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport

Oct. 22, Jonathan Richman, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca

Oct. 23, Janis Ian, Hangar Theatre, Ithaca

Oct. 23, Mark O’Connor Duo, Smith Opera House, Geneva

Oct. 26, Renaissance: The Legacy Tour, Center for the Arts, Homer

Nov. 4, Donna the Buffalo, The L, Horseheads

Nov. 11, David Sedaris, Center for the Arts, Homer

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Jim Catalano covers the Finger Lakes music scene for WITH (90.1 FM in Ithaca, WITHradio.org) and its affiliates.