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11+ shows to see this weekend: March 13-15

Mar 13, 2020

COVID-19 has adversely impacted the area’s music scene, with many concerts cancelled in recent days. But there are still some noteworthy shows happening if you’d like to catch some live music this weekend.

The Analogue Sons return to Two Goats Brewing Friday night.
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It’s Happy Hour Again

Friday, catch some happy hour shows around the area: Richie Stearns return to South Hill Cider has been cancelled, but Three Stone Fire is at Hopshire Farm and Brewery at 6-8 p.m., Harry Nichols is at Ithaca Bakery at 6-8 p.m., Teddy Kilts and Darrell Negley are at Flynn’s Roadhouse at 7-9 p.m., The Swampcats are at the Westy at 7-9 p.m., the Analogue Sons are at Two Goats Brewing at 7-10 p.m., the Notorious Stringbusters are at Garrett’s Brewing in Trumansburg at 7-9 p.m., and Raedwald returns to Bike Bar Ithaca at 7-9 p.m. In greater Cortland, Doug Houck, Rocco Rich and Aaron Craig are at Summerhill Brewing at 5-8 p.m.; Digger Jones is at BRU 64 at 8 p.m. (postponed!); the Starmer Brothers are at Cortland Beer Company at 7 p.m.; and Tribal Revival is at One Cent Saloon at 9:30 p.m.

When: Friday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free; donations always welcome

Terrapin Station returns to Casita del Polaris Friday night.
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Dead Reckoning

Terrapin Station returns for a night of Grateful Dead classics, as frontmen Larry Honigbaum and Frank Raponi will draw from all eras of the Dead’s deep catalog. There’s a cover for the 9 p.m. show.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: small cover charge

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Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots play Owego's John Barleycorn Tavern Friday night.
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Ready to Rock

Fresh off their recent tour of the southeastern U.S., Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots return to Owego for night of powerful original songs and the occasional cool cover.

When: 10 p.m. Friday POSTPONED TO JUNE 26!

Where: John Barleycorn Tavern, Owego

Cost: cover charge

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Janet Batch plays Summerhill Brewing on Saturday night.
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Saturday Songs

Saturday, catch some tunes around the area: Joel Kane is at Chateau Dusseau in Locke at 3-5 p.m.; Doolin’ O’Dey is at Sheldrake Point Vineyard at 2-5 p.m.; the Janet Batch Duo is at Summerhill Brewing in Locke at 6-8 p.m.; Tribal Revival is at Trax at Greek Peak in Cortland at 7 p.m.; the Bird In Hand String Band is at Monks on the Commons at 7-9 p.m.; and Mijail Martinez and the Cantina Ramblers return to Bike Bar Ithaca at 7-9 p.m.; and Frank Raponi is at Brewer's Cafe and Tap Room in Dryden at 7-10 p.m.

When: Saturday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free; donations always welcome

Three Stone Fire plays at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts Saturday.
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Let’s Dance

The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts will host St. Patrick’s Ceili Irish Dance, with live music provided by local Celtic band Three Stone Fire, and dance instruction and calling by Kathy Whitfield of Rince Na Saor Irish Dance Studio All are welcome, and no previous experience is needed.

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday CANCELLED!

Where: Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

Cost: $5 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the TCFA

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NYS Baroque will present "The Panther and the Rose" Saturday night.

‘The Panther and the Rose’

In its latest concert “The Panther and the Rose,” NYS Baroque will explore rarely heard Italian music from the 14th century, presenting works by most prominent composers of the time: Johannes Ciconia, who wrote in both French and Italian styles; Francesco Landini, the organist known as “Francesco the Blind”; and others. Countertenor Andrew Rader will make his NYS Baroque debut, joined by Jonas Budris, tenor; Dongmyung Ahn, vielle; and Christa Patton, harp, recorder, shawm, bagpipes. 

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; free preconcert talk at 6:45 p.m. CANCELLED!

Where: First Unitarian Society of Ithaca, 306 N. Aurora St.

Cost: Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors, $10 for students and free for grades 3-12.

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Hannah Martin and NEO Project return to Lot 10 Saturday night.
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Soul Rebels

NEO Project continues its monthly residency at Lot 10, with the veteran soul-funk-R&B-jazz band joined by guest vocalist Hannah Martin for a night of classic tunes from the past 50 years.

When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday CANCELLED!

Where: Lot 10

Cost: $5

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Trance with Me

The ElectroZone will host “Dance3rance: The Return Of The Trance” in downtown Ithaca. The lineup includes Without a Chord, Stepwriterun, Tungsten Lungs, Smeeh1007 and Overflow – a variety of acts that will ensure “our signature weird dance party returns bigger than ever!” according to the organizers.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday POSTPONED!

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge and Tea Bar

Cost: $5-$10 sliding scale at the door

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Orthopedic Cranial Encavement will perform at the Chantiloft Saturday night.
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Get Ready to Grind

Astralands will host another grindcore show in downtown Ithaca. On the bill are Street Feet, Orthopedic Cranial Encavement, Fed Ash, and Gaba Ghoul.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday POSTPONED!

Where: Chanticleer Loft

Cost: $5

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Arise & Go returns to the Arts at Grace series Sunday afternoon in Cortland.
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Celtic Sounds

Arise & Go– the trio of Ellie Goud (fiddle), Michael Roddy (uilleann pipes, border pipes, smallpipes, whistles) and Tim Ball (guitar, foot percussion) – will return to downtown Cortland’s “Arts at Grace” series to perform an all-ages show.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday POSTPONED!

Where: Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St., Cortland

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Sunday Songs

Catch some free music around the area on Sunday: The Ithaca Blues and Jazz Jam returns to Mix at 4-7 p.m., with Dennis Winge, Mike Solazzo and Eric Peters; the Auroras are at Two Goats Brewing at 4-7 p.m.;  Charlie Young is at Ithaca Bakery at 4:30-6:30 p.m.; and A Gloomy Business is at the Westy at 7-9 p.m. (South Hill Cider’s Fried Chicken Sunday with Mijail Martinez and the Cantina Ramblers has been cancelled, as has Cornell University’s Bound for Glory with Dana and Susan Robinson.)

"Once Were Brothers" continues at Cinemapolis this weekend.
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Band of Brothers

The new documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band” plays at Cinemapolis. Directed by Daniel Roher, the film tells the story of one of the most-influential groups of the past 50 years as seen through the eyes of Robertson, its guitarist and main songwriter.

When: continuing

Where: Cinemapolis

Cost: $10.50

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Tom Paxton and the DonJuans' March 18 show at the Hangar Theatre has been postponed to Sept. 9.
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Cancelations and Postponements

Here’s a running tally of recent cancelations and postponements of shows in and around Ithaca:

March 12: O.A.R. at State Theatre: postponed TBA

March 13: Lunasa at Cornell University: postponed to Sept. 11

March 13: Jungle Jack Hanna at the State Theatre: postponed

March 13: Howard Jones at the Hangar Theatre: cancelled

March 14: Tig Notaro at State Theatre: postponed TBA

March 14: Brandon "Taz" Niederauer at the Haunt: postponed to Sept. 12

March 14: Everlast at Homer Center for the Arts: postponed TBA

March 15: Mannequin Pussy at the Haunt: cancelled

March 15: Cayuga Vocal Ensemble at St. Catherine of Siena: postponed TBA

March: 15: Dana and Susan Robinson at Bound for Glory: cancelled

March 17: R.A.P. Ferreira and Kaila Chare at the Haunt: postponed TBA

March 18: Tom Paxton and the DonJuans at Hangar Theatre: postponed to Sept. 9

March 19-21: Finger Lakes Thaw: postponed to Oct. 29-31

March 20: Wynton Marsalis at Cornell University: postponed TBA

March 21: “One Funny Ithaca” at Hangar Theatre: postponed TBA

March 24: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at the State Theatre: postponed TBA

March 26: Judy Collins at the Hangar Theatre: postponed to Oct. 30

March 27-28: Empire Burlesque Festival at Hangar Theatre: postponed TBA