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Jim Catalano

This weekend, Seedstock will once again take place just outside of Cortland at the former site of Reed’s Seeds (hence its name). Basically "a humungous house party," as co-founder Chris Merkley described the festival a few years ago, Seedstock XI kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon, with a mix of local, regional and national bands performing on two stages.

14 shows to see this week: July 29-August 1

Jul 29, 2019

Get an early start on the week with a trio of Monday shows that will push sonic boundaries. Plus, more free outdoor shows and the debut of a new Ithaca trio!

17 shows see this weekend: July 26-28

Jul 26, 2019

There’s a lot of music on tap this weekend in and around Ithaca, including Latin jazz, classic rock, blues, psychedelia, old-time and much more. Plus, one of the area’s leading composers will host a release show for his new album!

Kitestring
Casey Martin Photography

The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 25, with a special show, as local roots-rock band Kitestring will mark the release of its new album, “7 Years Good Luck,” on the Bernie Milton Pavilion stage at 7 p.m.

Lake Street Dive
Shervin Lainez

Lake Street Dive returns to Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards in LaFayette on Friday, July 26, to co-headline a show with the Wood Brothers. The show is sold out, but Lake Street Dive just announced an Oct. 19 concert at Geneva’s Smith Opera House, for which tickets go on sale this week.

11 shows to see this week: July 23-25

Jul 23, 2019

The GrassRoots Festival is now behind us, but there are still plenty of shows in the coming days to keep the music going.

Not going to the GrassRoots Festival? Don’t worry – there are plenty of other musical options in and around Ithaca in the coming days!

Tune in tonight for a special trip on the Road To Joy. I'm taking a journey to the Moon in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first spacewalk on the moon! Do you remember it? If you do, tell me what you remember about it in the comments below.

10 shows (and a film!) to see this week: July 15-17

Jul 15, 2019

GrassRoots is looming later this week, but there are plenty of local shows to help get you up to speed in the next few days – including more Culture Camp dances – as well as a new Phish-related documentary.

18+ shows to see this weekend: July 12-14

Jul 12, 2019

As we move further into July, the local scene gets increasingly busy with a variety of shows in and around Ithaca. Plus, check out a free screening of a new GrassRoots Festival documentary and the first of four Culture Camp dances!

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