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Nicer weather means great music in Ithaca, and this year, the Summer Concert Series is back Live and in person, staring July 8th. Every Thursday night through September 9th on the Commons. 


In a rare positive reversal for concert plans during the pandemic, GrassRoots will present live music this summer at Trumansburg Fairgrounds after all.

Concert Cancellations and Postponements

Mar 13, 2020
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Jim McGuire

Here’s a running tally of recent cancellations and postponements of some of the bigger shows in Ithaca and the surrounding area as of April 1.

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

Mar 13, 2020
Analogue Sons
Jim Catalano

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.

11+ shows to see this week: March 10-12

Mar 10, 2020
Danielle Nicole

It’s another busy week on the area’s music scene, with return of several popular bands as well as some experimental acts to expand your sonic palette.

Suzanne Onadera

Cornell University will host a three-day celebration of Robert Moog PhD ’65 and his pioneering invention of the Moog synthesizer, which electrified music and sparked a revolution in sound.

“When Machines Rock: A Celebration of Robert Moog and Electronic Music,” running March 5-7, features panels and performances by a wide array of electronic music artists, including renowned synthpop and electro-industrial artist Gary Numan; singer-songwriter, beat-maker, and producer Suzi Analogue; and electronic music composers David Borden, Herb Deutsch, and Suzanne Ciani.

28+ shows to see this weekend: March 6-8

Mar 6, 2020
Graham Nash

It’s another busy weekend in Ithaca and beyond, with the return of a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, album release shows from two local bands, and the conclusion of the festival celebrating the legacy of an electronic music pioneer.

8+ shows to see this week: March 3-5

Mar 3, 2020

Two classic Queensryche album performed by the band’s former lead singer, a live score to a classic silent film, and a festival celebrating the legacy of Robert Moog top this week’s musical highlights in Ithaca and beyond. Plus, the new "Once Were Brothers" documentary continues at Cinemapolis.

22+ shows to see this weekend: Feb. 28-March 1

Feb 28, 2020
Kamasi Washington

We say goodbye to February and hello to March with three big shows at the State Theatre of Ithaca. And there are a bunch of other cool shows ranging from classical and jazz to reggae, funk and beyond in area venues this Leap Year weekend.

14+ shows to see this week: Feb. 25-27

Feb 25, 2020
C.J. Chenier

A few Mardi Gras shows will get the good times rolling this week, which also feature a couple of monthly residencies and a big classical concert at Cornell.