5+ shows to see today: June 22
Here’s a quick rundown of today’s shows, with a longer roundup to follow ASAP!
Old Time Friends
South Hill Cider’s Community Concert Series continues with Richie Stearns and Friends, with banjo master Stearns joined by Steve Selin, Ben Gould, and Sam Schmidt. Sam and Ben are in between legs of a national concert tour with the Willie Watson band; Willie and Ben were founding members of Old Crow Medicine Show and were heavily influenced by Richie Stearns when they started in Tompkins County 25 years ago.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: South Hill Cider
Cost: free; donations welcome
The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues its 2023 season with reggae-rockers Mosaic Foundation one of Finger Lakes regions’ most popular groups. The concert series runs through Sept. 14; see the full lineup here!
When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Bernie Milton Pavilion, the Commons
After the Mosaic Foundation show, head down the Commons to Monks for the free after-party show from 8-10 p.m.
Only a Nordic Song
The Downstairs hosts an intimate concert with Alyssa Rodriguez – aka The Fiddle Witch – the Fulbright Nordic Music Scholar who specializes in Nordic tunes from Finland and Sweden mostly on the nyckelharpa (keyed fiddle), kantele and other traditional instruments. Raised in Connecticut, she earned her bachelor’s degree of music in music composition from Ithaca College, where she began immersing herself in fiddle music and playing for dances. She has studied nyckelharpa at Sibelius Academy and with many riksspellmän (master Swedish folk musicians), and released an all-nyckelharpa album of traditional and newly composed music in 2022.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: The Downstairs
Jim E. Leggs is at Grist Iron Brewing at 5-8 p.m. Thursday
Mike Aiken is at Cortland Beer Company at 6 p.m. Thursday
The Brewhouse Blues Jam returns to Hopshire Farm and Brewing at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
The East-West Blues Band is at Deep Dive at 6-9 p.m. Thursday
The Nick Fields Duo is at Atwater Vineyards at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Tremayne Harer is at Scale House Brewery at 6-8 p.m. Thursday
Benny T brings his Open Mic Posse to Crossroads in Lansing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday
June 21-25, Syracuse Jazz Festival, downtown Syracuse
June 22, Santana, CMAC, Canandaigua
June 22, Jeff Black, 443 Social Club, Syracuse
June 23-25, Estival Festival, Sugar Mountain, Canadea
June 23, Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester
June 23, Maddie and Tae, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport
June 24, Darius Rucker, CMAC, Canandaigua
June 24, Colt Ford, The L, Horseheads
June 24, Marie Osmond, Del Lago Resort, Waterloo
June 24, Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, “Remain in Light” tour, Saranac Brewery, Utica
June 24, The Murder Junkies, Bug Jar, Rochester
June 24, Chase Rice, Kegs Canalside, Jordan
June 24-25, Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
June 25, Josh Turner, Point of the Bluff Vineyards, Hammondsport
June 26, My Morning Jacket, Artpark, Lewiston
June 27, Bonnie Raitt, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester
June 28, Peter Mulvey, 443 Social Club, Syracuse
June 28, Jimmie Vaughan, Center for the Arts, Homer (SOLD OUT!)
June 28, Australian Pink Floyd, Artpark, Lewiston