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25+ shows to see this weekend: Oct. 4-6

Oct 4, 2019

Celebrate the harvest season with this big batch of shows in and around Ithaca this weekend.

Rachel Beverly performs at BRU 64 in Cortland Friday night.

It’s Happy Hour Again

Check out these happy hour shows happening around Ithaca tonight: Off The Rails are at Hopshire Brewery at 6-8 p.m., Lucky Old Sun is at the Westy at 7-9 p.m., Rachel Beverly returns to BRU 64 in Cortland at 7-9 p.m., the Bob Roberts Calamity is at Brews & Brats at Autumn View in Trumansburg at 6-8 p.m., the Royal Enfield Blues Band is the Boathouse Beer Garden in Romulus at 7-10 p.m., and Iron Horse is at Grist Iron Brewing Company in Hector at 7-10 p.m.

When: Friday

Where: Various locations

Cost: free

Song Circle

Andrew Alling will host his bimonthly singer-songwriter showcase, at which he’ll be joined by Alec James Payton, Liz Light, StarLight, Jonathan Ames and Bob Carozzoni.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/218472892424491/

Woods Sounds

Rochester indie-rock band White Woods will make its Range debut, with former Thunder Body frontman Matt O’Brian opening the show.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/479910619453845/

Kitestring performs at the Great Cortland Pumpkin Fest at noon Sunday.
Credit Casey Martin Photography

Fall Fun

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest returns this weekend, offering music from several regional bands, include a few from Ithaca. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday: 10 a.m., SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department; 11:30 p.m., James VanDeuson II; 1 p.m., Fall Creek Brass Band; 2:30 p.m., Lucky Old Sun; 4 p.m., Tribal Revival. Sunday: 10:30 a.m., Von Barnes Band; 12 p.m., Kitestring; 1:30 p.m., Big Soul Family Band; 3 p.m., Tailor-Made.

When: Saturday & Sunday

Where: Courthouse Park, downtown Cortland

Cost: free

Info: https://cortlandpumpkinfest.org

City Limits returns to Treleaven Winery for the annual Harvest Festival.

Sounds of the Harvest

Treleaven Winery will host its annual Harvest Festival, with music provided by City Limits at 1-4 p.m. Saturday and by Cruise Control at 1-4 p.m. Sunday. There also will be a variety of fall activities, including a pumpkin-painting contest (for a $2 entry fee), lawn games and other fun. Admission is free. Visit treleavenwines.com for information.

When: 12-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Where: Treleaven Winery in King Ferry

Cost: free

Info: https://www.treleavenwines.com/events-calendar/event/treleavens-harvest-festival/

Tunes for Tails

The 2019 DeeDee Arrison Concert for the Animals will feature violinists and rising stars of the Stradivari Society Tim Fain and Francisco Fullana, accompanied by Grammy Award nominated pianist Robert Koenig. “This concert honors our animals and well-socialized pets are welcome to attend.”

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: https://events.cornell.edu/event/deedee_arrison_concert_for_the_animals_7641

Jen Cork plays at Brewer's Cafe and Tap Room at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Songs to Sing

Singer-songwriter Jen Cork will spotlight her tasty mix of originals and covers, all sung in her dusky voice.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Brewer’s Café and Tap Room,

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2236885086441254/

NEO Project returns to Americana Vineyards at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Make Up Date

After being rained out at the 4th of July BBQ Bash, NEO Project returns to Americana Vineyards for a night of funk, soul, R&B on the Pavilion Stage

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Americana Vineyards, Interlaken

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2316420411801651/

Raising Their Voices

Under the direction of Robert Isaacs, Cornell's Glee Club and Chorus will celebrate homecoming with a look back at repertoire favorites from past generations. The program concludes with traditional Cornell songs.

When:  7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bailey Hall, Cornell

Cost: Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and are available at the door and at baileytickets.com

Info: https://events.cornell.edu/event/glee_club_and_chorus_homecoming_concert_cu_music_7851

Out of System Transfer comes to Cornell's Watermargin coop on Saturday night.

Triple Threat

Local favorites Secret Service Men and Pine Box will team with NYC-based anti-folk gonzos Out of System Transfer for a raucous gig in the basement of a Cornell cooperative.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Watermargin, 103 McGraw Place

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1198095157065611/

TV Eyes

EyeVeeTeeVee, which transmits analog video on site and video streams off site, will host a launch party. Curated by multidisciplinary artist and Grayhaven artist-in-residence Jen Kutler, EyeVeeTeeVee will have curated video and media art content streaming around the clock from motel. Leading off the night, Park Doing will reprise “The Anthropology of Television Noise,” which includes video with interactive commentary that examines the historical evolution of television.

When: 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Grayhaven Motel, 657 Elmira Road

Cost: donations requested

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/541405079998479/

Scott Ainslie plays at Canaan Institute Saturday night.

Stories of the Blues

Acclaimed bluesman and storyteller Scott Ainslie will perform a house concert. A walking encyclopedia of American roots music, Ainslie excels on a variety of instruments – guitar, diddley bow, banjo – and is an expert on blues legend Robert Johnson.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Canaan Institute, Brooktondale

Cost: $20 at door; RSVP to mike@cinst.org or bit.ly/cinst-rsvp for directions and to reserve a seat.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/495431384364817/

Variety Show

The annual Little Apple Fall Follies (aka LAFF) is local talent showcase with more than 20 stage acts, ranging from singing groups and instrumental numbers to rock and jazz bands. Proceeds from the event go to support community grants from Rotary and Savage Clubs as well as the work of the Ithaca City School District Fine Arts Booster Group.  Emcees for the show are Brett Bossard, executive director of Cinemapolis, and Joey Steinhagen, artistic director of Running to Places Theatre Company.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Kulp Auditorium, Ithaca High School

Cost: $12

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2396910443726977/

End Times

Composer William Gregg will reprise ”Notes From The End of Time”; in 2013, Sustainable Tompkins honored Gregg with the “Signs of Sustainability” award for this creation, a suite of 13 futuristic synthesizer-computer-acoustic musical works “that explore the consequences of human alteration of biogeochemical cycles that sustain life on our planet, as well as his speaking about the themes and motivations for the individual works.” Gregg will perform in real-time on keyboard, acoustic guitar and electric violin, and will be joined by video artistry by Evan Stewart.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts

Cost: $15

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2471056899783191/

Saint Motel plays at Cornell's Barton Hall Saturday night.

Homecoming Hurrahs

The Cornell Concert Commission will present a homecoming concert at Barton Hall featuring Saint Motel, an indie-pop band from Los Angeles, and Daya, a synth-pop singer from Pennsylvania.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Barton Hall, Cornell

Cost $19 for Cornell students, $22 for alumni, and $25 for the general public via cornelltickets.com

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2460984250613998/

Box of Rain bring the best of the Grateful Dead to the Haunt on Saturday night.

Dead Reckoning

Box of Rain returns to Ithaca; the Philadelphia-based band focuses on the Grateful Dead era of1968 to 1974, which were marked by the massive contributions of Ron “Pigpen” McKernan on vocals, keyboards and harmonica. The band includes current and former members of Dark Star Orchestra, Zen Tricksters, Living Earth, Boris Garcia and Dead On Live.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

Info: https://boxofrainband.com; https://www.facebook.com/events/2340987509472533/

Natasha and Travis Knapp will team for a show at Sacred Root on Saturday night.

Two for Tea (and Kava)

Local favorite Travis Knapp will return to downtown Ithaca joined by Natasha, a singer who trained vocally at the Ithaca College School of Music as well as with Bollywood-Hindustani vocalist Rajani Madiwale of Pune, India.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Bar & Tea Lounge

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/686586065086175/

Peter Yarrow plays Homer's Center for the Arts on Saturday night.

Folk Fellow

Folk legend Peter Yarrow – of Peter, Paul & Mary fame – will return to central New York. A 1959 graduate of Cornell, Yarrow has written some of pop music’s most memorable songs, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “Day is Done,” and continues to support of a variety of important causes through his relentless touring.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Homer Center for the Arts

Cost: $35

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/350454789063455/

Ready for Release

Eighteen Hundred and Froze to Death will mark the release of their new album, “Some Years,” which was produced by J. Robbins of Jawbox. Opening the show are Night of the Iguana – the new indie-punk-pop project of Steve Gollnick, Laura Elise and Mike Parker – and Beltran, a spacey garage rock band that includes ex-members of why+the+wires, Psychic Healing and Red Sled Choir.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Chanticleer

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/394064811490291/

Way To Go

Papa Muse will play his final gig before he heads out of town to winter in warmer climes. He’ll be joined by a full band for the show, along with opener Arthur B and the Planetary Mix.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2428591553884333/

Roots Collider returns to Casita del Polaris on Saturday night

Groove Collision

Rochester’s RootsCollider returns to Ithaca for a night of electronic music and deep grooves. Once again, the band will be joined by Junkyard Theory – the local duo of Emily and Shane Hoyt – and smeeh1007.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Casita del Polaris

Cost: small cover

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/635543436935230/

Russian Revue

The Cornell Wind Symphony presents their first program of the semester, led by guest conductor Joseph Hermann. “The Russian Connection” includes music by Kalinnikov, Scriabin, Shostakovich, and Tchaikovsky and also features trumpeter Buddy Deshler of the Dallas Brass as soloist in Alexander Arutiunian's popular trumpet concerto.

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Bailey Hall, Cornell

Cost: free

Info: https://events.cornell.edu/event/cornell_wind_symphony_cu_music_462

Moving ‘Heaven and Earth’

The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble will perform its first show of the 2019-2020 season in collaboration with the “Music at St. Luke” series. Jeffrey Snedeker and Erik Kibelsbeck (organ) will perform Louis Vierne’s “Messe Solenelle” for choir and two organs (featuring the French Romantic organ plus harmonium), a set of Shaker Songs, and set of songs about romantic love by Britten, Finzi, Gregorio, and others.

When: 4 p.m. Sunday

Where: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 109 Oak Ave, Ithaca

Cost: free, no ticket required

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1288991604637588/

The Don't Know Whys play at Maxie's Sunday night.

Five Alive

The Don’t Know Whys – Tom Covell, Craig Higgins, Tom Sayers, Jason Tubbs, and Barry Miller – will showcase their impressive musicianship and wide range of influences.

When: 6 p.m. Sunday

Where: Maxie’s Supper Club

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/630719997453786/

Ethan Keller comes to the Westy at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Man from Milwaukee

Ethan Keller will visit from Milwaukee, Wis., for a solo show that will spotlight his eclectic style, which melds folk, blues, and rock, with funk, jazz, and hip-hop.

When: 7-9 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Westy

Cost: free

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/398229254426671/

Rachele Eve will perform at the Argos Warehouse Sunday night.

Tunes in Tandem

Local troubadour Whistlin’ Dyl and his country-folk tunes will be joined by Detroit-based singer-songwriter Rachele Eve, who will be marking the release of her new album, “Renunciation.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Argos Warehouse

Cost: donations welcome

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2486419261455497/

Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters return to Bound for Glory Sunday night.

Seasonal Blend

Bound for Glory continues its fall season with the return of Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, who blend country, folk, jazz, swing and bluegrass influences. The band recently released “Live in England,” which showcases its diverse style.

When: 8-11 p.m. Sunday

Where: Alternatives Library, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University

Cost: free

Info: https://boundforglory.org/