It’s finally summer! And there are plenty of shows this weekend to help you celebrate the season.
Acclaimed Klezmer clarinetist Michael Winograd will bring his “Kosher Style” album release tour to Congregation Tikkun V'or (Ithaca Reform Temple). The co-founder of the nation's largest Yiddish cultural festival, Yiddish New York, and the artistic director of the world's largest Klezmer workshop, KlezKanada, Winograd will be joined by the Honorable Mentshn for the show.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Congregation Tikkun V'or (Ithaca Reform Temple), 2550 N. Triphammer Road
Cost: $10 for TVO members, $15-$25 sliding scale
Info: tikkunvor.org, michaelwinograd.net
It’s Happy Hour Again
Friday, catch a happy hour show around Ithaca. Jim Hull will be at Ithaca Bakery at 6-8 p.m., Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis return to Hopshire Brewery in Dryden at 6-8 p.m., bass master Jeff Howell will bring his new Boogie du Jour band to Press Bay Alley at 6-9 p.m., Tribal Revival returns to Treleaven Winery in King Ferry at 6-9 p.m., The Royal Enfield Blues Band (Neal Massa, Barry Miller, Brian Spencer) will be at the Westy at 7-9 p.m., and Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots are at Hector Wine Company at 6-9 p.m.
When: Friday 6-9 p.m.
Where: various locations
Celebrating the Solstice
Earth Rhythms will present “A Fire Solstice Celebration,” with music from Seattle’s Yaima and Brooklyn’s Soley along with locals Harmonic Temple, Junkyard Theory, DJ Stårdust and Eliana Maharani. The all-ages event will include a variety of other activities.
When: 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Where: Foundation of Light, 391 Turkey Hill Road
Not From Wisconsin’s Dave and Angela Yantorno will play an acoustic show, and they’ll be joined by cellist Grace Dashnaw for part of the set.
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge
Cost: small cover charge
Western Centuries will come to downtown Ithaca. The country-rock band features former Donna the Buffalo singer-guitarist Jim Miller along with Seattle songwriters Cahalen Morrison and Ethan Lawton; their debut “Songs from the Deluge” came out in 2018.
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Range
Cost: cover charge
Info: westerncenturies.com, therangeithaca.com
The Ithaca Reggae Fest, which returns June 28-30, will host a kickoff party featuring an acoustic performance from Kevin Kinsella and Cha Cha of Mosaic Foundation along with a DJ set from Mike Judah, host of Reggae Explosions. Free samples of Wegmans summer BBQ jerk chicken and tastings of Ithaca Beer Co.'s Lakeside Lager also will be offered.
When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday
Info: ithacareggaefest.com, https://www.facebook.com/events/462942857773730/
Paris Texas – the western swing duo of guitarist Bobby Henrie and fiddler-mandolinist Rick Manning – will play an afternoon show at La Tourelle’s stone terrace.
When: 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: La Tourelle
X Marks the Spot
X Ambassadors – the contemporary rock band that includes Ithaca natives and brothers Sam and Casey Harris -- return to Upstate New York to mark the releaes of their new album, “Orion.” It’s the band’s first full-length album since 2015’s “VHS,” which included hits such as “Renegades,” “The Jungle” and “Unsteady.” Your Smith will open the show.
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard, 2708 Lords Hill Road (intersection of Routes 80 and 20), LaFayette.
Info: dspshows.com, xambassadors.com
Riding with the Railers
Led by singer-songwriters Peter Glanville and Gordon Rowland, Common Railers released their second album, “Isn’t It Real?” earlier this year.
When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Westy
Ithaca native Greg Schatz will return from New Orleans to promote his latest album, “Amoebotics.” He be joined by Eric Aceto and Doug Robinson on fiddle and guitar, respectively.
When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday
Where: Argos Warehouse
Ithaca Underground will host a show headlined by OHMME, the Chicago-based experimental pop duo of Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham. Locals Lady D (solo) and Wldflwr will open
When: 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar
Bound for Glory kicks off its summer season with Simmerin’ Stew, a new project from Johnson City musicians Brian Vollmer, Paul Koanui, James Pieszala, and Drew Gildae. Describing their sound as “old time dance music,” the group draws from folk, fusion, jazz and other influences.
When: 8-11 p.m. Sunday
Where: Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University
Cost: Free, open to all ages