14+ shows to see this weekend: Sept. 1-4
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!
Note: This week’s shows are listed in chronological order in two sections below, followed a list of New York State Fair concerts and upcoming shows around upstate New York.
Miami-based Afrobeta returns to Central New York for a bunch of shows, including this one at South Hill Cider. Tony (“Smurphio) Laurencio and Cuci Amador got together in 2006, and since then have earned an ardent following with its mix of catchy songs and propulsive grooves. “They’ve toured internationally, performing at some of the largest music festivals and venues in the world including Glastonbury, Space Ibiza, Burning Man, Ultra Music Festival editions in Miami, South Korea and Brazil, Camp Bisco, and Identity Festival. Their fourth full-length album, the self-produced ‘Illusion Motel,’ was released in fall 2020 on their imprint, Pubic Zirconia.” The remix album, “Extended Stay: Illusion Motel Remixes,” features a full lineup of Miami producers and was released in April 2021.
Dom Martyr, the local duo of Angelo Peters and Alicia Aubin, will open the show.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: South Hill Cider
Zingology, a gypsy swing combo based in Ithaca, will host a swing-dance night at Stone Bend. The band recently recorded a new CD of 12 tracks of tunes inspired by Django Reinhardt titled "On The Boulevard.” The band's core players are Joanna Green on violin and vocals, Ted Caldwell on upright bass, Brian Keeler on guitar, Wayne Gottlieb on guitar and vocals, and Greg Ezra on drums. Occasionally the group is joined by Jennie Lavine or Brian Earle on clairnet.
When: 6-8 p.m. Friday
Where: Stone Bend Farm
Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots will perform at a new event space, the Stratton Creek Inn in Newfield. They’ll perform at 7 p.m., followed by a dance party with a DJ.
“After Maddy & Suave return from maternity/paternity leave (interrupted only by the GrassRoots Festival!) and welcoming a tiny new band member to the rolling party, we're thrilled to bring our signature brand of MOXY ROCK to the Stratton. Come kick off your Labor Day Weekend with an early dance party in this gorgeous space!”
When: 7-9 p.m. Friday
Where: Stratton Creek Inn, 1642 W. Danby Road, Newfield
Cost: $16 in advance, available online here; $20 at the door
Practice at Presents returns with another cool show at Sacred Root, this one featuring northeast New York bands Grape Juice (Saratoga Springs) and Everybody That Loves You (Troy). Ithaca punks Milk Cousin and local techno DJ Glitter Skulls open the show.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar and Tea Lounge
Shipping Down from Boston
“Since their inception in early 2018, The Q-Tip Bandits have emerged into the Boston music scene as an energetic and vibrant act that continues to touch audience’s hearts while getting them up on their feet. Their smooth yet powerful sound is backed by the raw energy of rock and the coolness and colors of R&B and funk — with palpable grooves coated with savory, soul-inspired riffs, anthemic horns, and meaningful lyrics. Described as ‘an indie-pop delight’ by The Deli Mag, their debut single ‘Willow’ made waves across the Atlantic, reaching 50,000 streams on Spotify within the first 3 weeks of release and garnering enough momentum for the band to record their debut EP, ‘Ain’t It Great,’ which was called ‘a must-add to your summer playlist’ by The Courier.”
Luke Mock and After Six open the show.
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Deep Dive
A Good Cause
Trumansburg Skatepark and Skate Garden Inc. (a 501c3 organization) will host the Root Down Skate Jam #2, a fundraiser for Trumansburg Skate Garden. The event will feature several local bands, including Cozmic Theo, Motherwort, Microbes Mostly, Cast Iron Cowboys, and Silver Rein performing at 5-9 p.m., along with skate lessons, a ramp contest, and more!
Skate Garden Inc. is a “volunteer based non-profit organization of skateboarders dedicated to sharing the mental health benefits of Skateboarding and Ecology as forms Awareness. Both accessible, personal progression-oriented activities that bridge socio-economic boundaries. Our mentorship nurtures life skills that Ecology & Skateboard Culture have to offer. With comprehensive and actionable templates for success, we provide fiscal sponsorship & ongoing assistance to emerging community advocates and organizations. Our vision is to foster the creation & maintenance of local Skate Gardens, via volunteer programs in mutual support with their communities and our planet.”
When: 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Trumansburg Skatepark and Skate Garden, 8669 Falls Road, Trumansburg
Feels Like The Last Time
Hard-rock icons Foreigner will play the penultimate show of its 2023 “Historic Farewell Tour” (though the group just announced a few more Las Vegas residency shows in 2024), showcasing hits such as “Cold As Ice,” “Jukebox Hero,” “Double Vision,” “Feels Like The First Time, and many more. Though the group includes only one founding member, guitarist Mick Jones (whose ongoing health issues often prevent him from performing), its legacy has been carried on by a stellar cast of players, including longtime frontman Kelly Hansen, who replaced original singer Lou Gramm in 2005.
Canadian rockers Loverboy will open the show, ready to perform hits such as “Working for the Weekend,” “Hot Girls in Love,” and more!
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse
Cost: $36 and up, available online here
The Buena Vista Sunday Club with Fabi and Friends and the Sabores de Oaxaca Food Truck returns to Damiani Vineyards for the summer season. “Join us every Sunday in summer for the eclectic and amazing music from Fabi World Music Summer Duo featuring Martini. We have wines by the glass, by the bottle, and special wine cocktails available for you to enjoy as you take in the views and wonderful vibes.”
When: 1-4 p.m. Sundays
Where: Damiani Wine Cellars, 4704 NY Route 414, Burdett
Cost: free; donations welcome
Duran Duran comes to Canandaigua to close out CMAC’s summer season. Formed in 1980, the British band still includes four founding members: singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor. They scored a bunch of hits in the 1980s, including “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Rio,” “Girls on Film,” and many more, and they’re still going strong as shown by the well-received 2021 album “Future Past.” The band will release its sixteenth studio album, “Danse Macabre,” in late October, just in time for Halloween! Bastille and Nile Rogers & Chic will open the show, so make sure to get there early.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: CMAC, Canandaigua
Cost: $56-$319, available online here
Plan Z returns to the Downstairs, with band leader and drummer Zaun Marshburn joined by some of Ithaca’s top players, including Paul Merrill (trumpet), Ryan Zawel (tuba, trombone), Marc Devokaitis (sax), Mike Stark (keyboards), and Andrew Battles bass) for an evening of “original jazz musics.”
When: 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Downstairs
Rocky Mountain High
Deep Dive will host a livestream of the Phish concert at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado! “The closest thing to being at the show in Colorado is hearing their board mix through our sound system while watching it on the big screen!”
When: 9:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Deep Dive
South Hill Cider’s Monday Night Jazz series continues this week with MAQ, a quartet that performs everything from classic and modern jazz to Brazilian bossa and folk music. The lineup includes Eric Aceto (violin), Harry Aceto (bass), Doug Robinson (guitar, vocals), Chad Lieberman (accordion), and Steve Pond (percussion). MAQ plays the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday
Where: South Hill Cider
Angelo Paradiso (New Planets, Living Myths, Big Mean Sound Machine, Swamp Kids) continues his weekly residency at Deep Dive, joined by special guest Tony Laurencio (aka Smurphio) of Miami-based electronica duo AfroBeta.
“Angelo Paradiso (multi-instrumentalist/mad scientist) brings you a VS battle that will make that tush pop and jaw drop. Man vs. Machine: Angelo invites a rotating cast of characters that range in instruments, names, and forms to battle machine sequences, modular synths and all things sample-able. All styles from all places. All things funky. No computers, just humans. Bring your dancing shoes, your party hat, and dial 1-800-NOREQUESTS.”
When: 8:30 p.m. Monday
Where: Deep Dive
Immortal Jellyfish play Liquid State North Shore at 5-7:30 p.m. Friday
Levi Gangi plays Bagley’s Winery at 5-8 p.m. Friday
Infrared Radiation Orchestra plays a First Friday show at the Seward House Museum in Auburn at 5-8 p.m. Friday
The Delta Mike Shaw Band is at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards at 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday
Erin and the Backwoods Blues Project is at Hopshire Farms and Brewery at 6-8 p.m. Friday
Rocco Rich is at Trax Pub and Grille at Greek Peak at 6-8 p.m. Friday
The Kitestring Duo (Josh Ross and Joe Massa) are at BRU 64 in Cortland at 6-8 p.m.
Mike Aiken is at Homer Hops at 6-9 p.m. Friday
The Local Farmers Union is at Summerhill Brewing at 6-8 p.m. Friday
The Destination is at Treleaven Winery at 6-9 p.m. Friday ($10)
Rockabilly Steve and BR3 are at Two Goats Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Friday
The Tarps are at Grist Iron Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Friday
Telephone Party is at the Scale House Brewery at 6-9 p.m. Friday
Feed the Fire is at Finger Lakes Cider House at 6-9 p.m. Friday
Virgil Cain is at the BoatYard Grill at 6-9 p.m. Friday
The Gillmuir Girls are at Seneca Lake Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Friday
Bad Bear plays Wagner Vineyards at 6:30 p.m. Friday
Ben Wayne is at ONCO Fermentations in Tully at 7-9 p.m. Friday
The Cousins are at Cortland Beer Company at 8 p.m. Friday
Fattenin’ Frogs play Moondog’s Lounge in Auburn at 8-11 p.m. Friday
Cast Iron Cowboys and Janet Batch & the Four-Bangers play the Range at 9:30 p.m. Friday
The Scale House Brewery hosts its End of Summer Jam on Saturday, with Qwister playing 12-2 p.m., followed by Bob Roberts Calamity at 3-5 p.m. and Terrapin Station at 6-9 p.m.
The Dart Brothers are at Buttonwood Grove Winery at 1-4 p.m. Saturday followed by Mike Lacey at 4-7 p.m.
NEO Project plays Lucky Hare Brewing at 2-5 p.m. Saturday
Scott Michael is at Chateau Dusseau at 3-6 p.m. Saturday
M3 is at McGraw Box Brewing at 3-6 p.m. Saturday
Janet Batch and the Four-Bangers play Liquid State North Shore at 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday
The Fall Creek Brass Band is at Hopshire Farms and Brewery at 5-7 p.m. Friday
Clint Bush is at Fat Patties Burger Bar in Binghamton at 5-8 p.m. Saturday
Unreal City is at Summerhill Brewing at 5-8 p.m. Saturday
Cherry Holler is at Homer Hops at 6-8 p.m. Saturday
Bryan Jacobson is at Brewer’s Café and Taproom at 6-8 p.m. Saturday
Paul Davie is at McGraw Box Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Saturday
The Vectors are at ONCO Fermentations in Tully at 6-9 p.m. Saturday
Uncle Uku and the Guise are at Two Goats Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Saturday
The Delta Mike Shaw Band is at Grist Iron Brewing at 6-9 p.m. Saturday
DJ Mateo and Dijon spin boogie, disco and funk at South Hill Cider at 7-10 p.m. Saturday ($5 donation)
4 Word Days are at Cortland Beer Company at 8 p.m. Saturday
Salsa Ithaca hosts First Saturday Salsa Night at the Upstairs at 9 p.m. Saturday
The Sweats play “Toast & Jamz” at Stonecat Café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Mark Douglas is at Heuga’s Alpine in Tully from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Rachel Beverly is at Hosmer Winery at 1-4 p.m. Sunday
The Sheridans are at Buttonwood Grove Winery at 1-4 p.m. Sunday
Evan Dillon is at Wagner Vineyards at 1-4 p.m. Sunday
Gooseberry is at Grist Iron Brewing at 1-4 p.m. Sunday, followed by the F.A.R Trio at 6-9 p.m.
Fools Hill Farm in Spencer hosts the weekly “Chill on the Hill” Open Mic at 1-7 p.m. Sunday
Pat Comstock is at Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards at 2-5 p.m. Sunday
Ben Wayne is at Treleaven Winery at 2-5 p.m. Sunday
Quona Hudson is at ONCO Fermentations in Tully at 3-5 p.m. Sunday
Wild Weeds are at Two Goats Brewing at 4-7 p.m. Sunday
Tribal Revival plays Bob’s BBQ in Homer at 3-6 p.m. Monday
Brett Beardslee is back with the blues at Rasta Ranch Vineyards at 5-8 p.m. Mondays
Mark Maynard hosts Open Mic Night at Lucky Hare Brewing in Hector at 6-8 p.m. Mondays
Music at the State Fair
The 2023 Great New York State Fair – running through Monday, Sept. 4, at the Fairgrounds just outside of Syracuse – will once again present The Chevrolet Music Series, which is known for providing high-quality entertainment from national touring acts throughout those 13 days.
The Suburban Park Stage, formerly known as the Experience Stage at Chevy Park, is located on the western end of the Fairgrounds, beyond the Midway, and will host at least one major concert every day during the 2023 Fair. Chevy Court is located near the Gate 1 entrance, and will host at least two concerts every day during the 2023 Fair.
All concerts/acts in the Chevrolet Music Series – including those at Suburban Park – are free to fairgoers with the price of admission. Seating areas in Suburban Park are available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Additional information is provided in the Fair’s Concert Policy. Here’s this year’s schedule of shows:
Friday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m., Danielle Bradbery
Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m., J.I.D
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2 p.m., Claire Rosinkranz
Saturday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m., Quinn XCII
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2 p.m., Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza
Sunday, Sept. 3, 8 p.m., Yung Gravy featuring bbno$
Monday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m., Hairball
Monday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m., Skid Row
Friday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m., Crash Adams
Friday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m., The Fray
Saturday, Sept. 2, 12 p.m., DJ Dretronix - JAMS Funk Fest 2k23
Saturday, Sept. 2, 12:30 p.m., JAMS Funk Fest 2k23 Youth Performances
Saturday, Sept. 2, 1:30 p.m., Brownskin Band - JAMS Funk Fest 2k23
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2:45 p.m., Fallout From WAR - JAMS Funk Fest 2k23
Saturday, Sept. 2, 4: p.m., Trump Tight 315 - JAMS Funk Fest 2k23
Saturday, Sept. 2, 5:15 p.m., The Blacklites - JAMS Funk Fest 2k23
Saturday, Sept. 2, 6:45 p.m., Brick - JAMS Funk Fest 2k23
Saturday, Sept. 2, 8:15 p.m., Dazz Band - JAMS Funk Fest 2k23
Sunday, Sept. 3, 1 p.m., Elvie Shane
Sunday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m., Joywave
Monday, Sept. 4, 12 p.m., The High Kings
Monday, Sept. 4, 4 p.m., Foghat
Sept. 1, Odesza, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center
Sept. 1, Noah Kahane, St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse
Sept. 1, Guns N’ Roses, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Sept. 1, Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
Sept. 7, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse
Sept. 8, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd and Uncle Kracker, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs
Sept. 9, Rusko, Westcott Theatre, Syracuse