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22+ shows to see this weekend: Sept. 20-22

Sep 20, 2019

Welcome in the fall with some live music – there are lots of options in and around Ithaca and beyond to help you celebrate the season. And that’s not even counting Porchfest, which will offer more than 170 bands on Sunday afternoon!

Kitestring plays the "Recovery Rocks!" benefit at the Ithaca Farmers Market early Friday evening.
Credit Casey Martin Photography

Raising Awareness

“Recovery Rocks” is “a brand new annual event in our community to benefit the Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County and raise awareness of their services during the month of September which is National Recovery Month.” Kitestring and Mama Rabwa will provide live music, and Silo Food Truck will be on site as well. 

When: 5-7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Ithaca Farmers Market

Cost: Suggested donation is $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/782120412202838/

Scott B. Adams plays Press Bay Alley Friday night.

Songs in the Alley

Local singer-songwriter Scott B. Adams will perform songs from his many Orchard Beat albums, along with other material.

When: 5-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Press Bay Alley

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2740349482661985/

Party of Four returns to Ithaca Bakery Friday night.

Foursome of Fun

Party of Four – Wayne Gottlieb, Dave Davies, Doug Robinson and Cookie Cookie – returns with its tight vocal jazz harmonies.  “We don't scrimp on the extensions, 6ths, minor 7ths, half diminished chords, the whole deal and at no extra charge.”

Plus, they’ll be debuting the new “Party of Four Theme Song.”

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Ithaca Bakery

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/362483841360304/

The Cat is Back

Richman and the Poorboys, led by guitarist Dave Richman, will back Citi Cat (Cathie Coiro) for a night of rockin’ blues and more.

When: 6-8 p.m. Friday

Where: Hopshire Farm and Brewery, Dryden

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149831522071786/

The Capital Steps return to the State Theatre Friday night.

Political Follies

Putting the “mock” in democracy, the Capitol Steps will return to Ithaca. Since they began in 1981, they have recorded more than 35 albums, including their latest, “The Lyin' Kings.” They also can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” radio specials.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: State Theatre of Ithaca

Cost: $38.50-$48.50

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2227270850923537/

Throw Down Cold will rock the Plantation Friday night.

Metal and More

Throw Down Cold – singer-guitarist Toby Becraft, bassist Dave Kimbrough and drummer Brian Clapper – will mark the end of the summer with a variety of hard rock and heavy metal classics

When: 8-11 p.m. Friday

Where: The Plantation Bar & Grill, 1285 Dryden Road

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/459174714812295/

The "Masters of the Telecaster" will come to the Palace Theatre in Syracuse Friday night.

Twang Titans

The “Masters of the Telecaster” tour comes to Syracuse, with guitar legends Jim Weider, G.E. Smith, and Duke Levine demonstrating the enduring appeal of that iconic instrument. They’ll be joined by bassist Lincoln Scheifer and drummer Tony Leone. Regional favorites Los Blancos and the Nate Gross Band will open the show.

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Palace Theatre, Syracuse

Cost: Tickets are $35 at telecaster.eventbrite.com and at the door

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/369924113882591/

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Philadephia's De Tierra Caliente plays at the Range Friday night.

Rhythm’s Gonna Get You

De Tierra Caliente will bring their mix of South American and Caribbean rhythms to downtown Ithaca. The Philadelphia-based quartet plays Latin fusion music in Spanish, English and Portuguese to get everyone on their feet and moving, so bring your dancing shoes.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/815575832177224/

Lucky Seven

Myer Farm Distillers in Ovid will host its seventh anniversary party, with live music from The Darts at 1-4 p.m., food trucks and more

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Myer Farm Distillers, 7350 State Route 89, Ovid

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/680853552426211/

Madd Daddy will play the Harvest Festival at Chateau Dusseau in Locke Saturday afternoon.

Crushing the Season

Mark the arrival of fall with the annual Harvest Festival, which will feature live music from Cielle and Madd Daddy, food from 10-10 BBQ and a foot crush of red grapes.

When: 2-7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Chateau Dusseau Winery, 5292 Erron Hill Road, Locke

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/916294005398370/

Feeling the Fall

Three weeks after drawing 2,000 people to Treleaven, the Destination will return for the Sweet Corn Fall Fest, for which they’ll play their high-energy mix of soul, funk, pop and R&B at 6 p.m. They’ll be preceded at 3 p.m. by the Diana Jacobs Band, a funk band from Auburn.

When: 2-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Treleaven Winery, King Ferry

Cost: $5; kids under 12 get in free.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/3103166676390649/

Ready to Rock

Send off the summer with a hard rock bill that includes 1980s favorites Ratt, Warrant, Kix and FireHouse. Aquanet and spandex are optional.

When: Gates open at 4 p.m.

Where: Tag’s Summer Stage, Big Flats

Cost: Tickets start at $29.50 at tagstickets.com

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/359849848018158/

Feting a Polymath

Organ master David Yearsley performs a program titled “Transalpine,” which follows the musical path of the polymath musician, diplomat, and churchman Agostino Steffani across Europe on either side of 1700, with works by him and his colleagues and admirers, J. C. Kerll, N. A. Strungk, J. H. d’Anglebert, Georg Böhm, and G. F. Handel.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: music.cornell.edu

Stan Stewart plays at Brews and Brats on Saturday.

American Music

Keyboardist Stan Stewart will play and sing “lots of familiar covers and originals for your listening enjoyment: everything from lounge, to Broadway, to post-pop.”

When: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Brews and Brats at Autumn View

Cost: free, open to all ages

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/262309774652465/

Upstate returns to the Haunt Saturday night.

In Harmony

Upstate, which features Lansing native Mary Kenney as one of three lead singers, will return to Ithaca; the band played show here on Valentine’s Day to mark the release of their latest album, “Healing,” which was produced by Jano Rix of the Wood Brothers. Binghamton singer-songwriter Joseph Allston (Milkweed, Kid Bess and the Magic Ring) will open.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2297297630360861/

Seth Faergolzia and Multibird return to the Range Saturday night.

Returning from Rochester

Seth Faergolzia and Multibird return to downtown Ithaca with their high-energy blend of folk, rock, and more that “makes a delightful mess of musical boundaries.” The band includes Faergolzia on acoustic guitar and vocal loops, Shaun Jones on electric and foot percussion, Luke Cornwell on bass and percussion, and Emily DiPaola on trumpet and percussion, all with soaring group vocals.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2464790060420421

Noon Fifteen is just one of the many, many bands performing at Porchfest on Sunday afternoon.
Credit Jim Catalano

Music for the Masses

The 13th annual Porchfest will return, bringing more than 170 musical acts to porches, driveways, yards and decks. The event features of familiar faces – Gunpoets, Thru Spectrums, Mosaic Foundation, Noon Fifteen and many more – along with a variety of lesser-known or newer bands, including a lot of youth acts. Download a map and schedule from https://www.porchfest.org.

When: noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fall Creek and Northside neighborhoods

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1062601583942069/

Saluting Sousa

The annual Founders Day Concert in the Park will feature the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble in a program that includes a salute to John Philip Sousa along with such works as “Shenandoah,” “An American in Paris” and “America the Beautiful.”

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where:  DeWitt Park (rain location: First Baptist Church).

Cost: free

Info: Ithaca.edu

Shift of the Season

An Equinox Celebration will feature music from farm-friendly bands Motherwort, Whistlin’ Dyl, and the Amalgamators. The afternoon will kick off with a talk from Brad Marshall of the Piggery, followed by grilled burgers and salad, a bar with local cider, a campfire, and music.

When: 3-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Interbrook Farm, 3971 County Road 141B, Interlaken

Cost: admission fee charged

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2471114959775285/

A Taste of Vinegar

Trumansburg singer-songwriter Vinegar Williams will showcase his songs from recent and forthcoming recording projects.

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Ithaca Bakery

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/492539454635844/

Ryan Keberle (center) and Catharsis will come to Ithaca Sunday night.

Jazz Jam

Acclaimed trombonist Ryan Keberle – recognized in the Downbeat International Critics Poll as #1 Rising Star – will bring his band Catharsis to perform in Ithaca. Also featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Scott Robinson, Matt Clohesy and Eric Doob, the band is touring to promote its new album, “The Hope I Hold.”

When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: McCormick's at Moakley House (at the Cornell Golf Course on Warren Road).

Cost: small cover charge

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/655217714883917/

Scott Cook plays Bound for Glory Sunday night.

Crossing the Border

Bound for Glory continues its fall season with Canadian singer-songwriter Scott Cook. Hailing from Alberta, Cook has been traveling around the world for years and recently released his sixth album, “Further Down The Line.” If you can’t make it to the show, tune in to WVBR (93.5 FM, wvbr.com) to hear the live broadcast, which is open to all ages.

When: 8-11 p.m. Sunday

Where: Durland Alternatives Library, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/718989158527394/