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FREE SUMMER MUSIC. . .  and almost-free Summer MUSIC!

We're rolling out the 2014 calendar of free summer concerts and related events in Ithaca. You'll find free music, lectures, theater and dance this summer throughout Ithaca and surrounding Tompkins County. Enjoy! For more on the shows and events, or information about dining, lodging, arts and activities in the Ithaca area, contact the Ithaca Visitors Bureau at 800.284.8422 (1-800-28-ITHACA) or

•  2014 Summer Concert Calendar  •

Tuesday Nights

Ellis Hollow, Music in the Hollow
FREE Music, 6pm - 8pm at Ellis Hollow Community Center, 111 Genung Rd., Ithaca

7/15   The Common Railers (Acoustic)
7/22   The Small Kings (Folk)
7/29   Steve Romer (Acoustic)
8/5     Terrapin Station (Original & Covers)
8/12   M-Eleven (Original & Covers)
8/19   Joe Crookston & Peter Glanville (Roots) 

Tuesday Performances at Cornell
FREE Music, 7:30pm Cornell Schwartz Center, 430 College Ave., Ithaca


Wednesday Nights

The Dryden Summer Music Series
FREE Music, Dryden VFW, 2272 Dryden Road (Rt 13), Dryden, NY
(Performances inside the VFW in inclement weather)

7/16  Pete Panek & The Blue Cats (Blues)
7/23  East Hill Classic Jazz Quintet (Jazz)
7/30  Steve Southworth & The Rockabilly Rays (Old Time R&R)
8/6    Lucy’s Hooch (Classic Rock)
8/13  The Under Construction Band (Dance)
8/20  Richman & The Poorboyz (Jazz, Blues, Country)

Cornell Summer Lecture Series
FREE, 7:30pm, Kennedy Hall, Call Auditorium, Cornell University


Thursday Nights

Downtown Ithaca M&T Summer Concert Series

M&T Bank Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series
FREE MUSIC, 6:00pm - 8:00pm on the 100 Block of W. State Street


Myers Park Lakefront Summer Concert Series
FREE Music, 6:30pm, Myers Park on Cayuga Lake, Myers Rd., Lansing

7/10   Iron Horse (Southern Rock)
7/17   Bad JuJu (Rock & Roll)
7/24   The Guilty (Country Rock)
7/31   Steve Southworth & The Rockabilly Rays (Old Time R&R)
8/7     The Dixie Kats (Dixieland)

8/14   The Destination Band (R&B, Funk)
8/21   Bad Alibi (Classic Rock)

Six Mile Creek Summer Sunset Music Series

FREE Music, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Six Mile Creek Vineyard, Rt. 79, Ithaca

7/3     Tru Bleu (Original & Covers)
7/10   Doolin O'Dey (Original & Covers)
7/17   Blue Skies (Jazz & Blues)
7/24   Leeanne & Gary (Acoustic & Rock)
7/31   The Immortal Jellyfish (Jazz, Country)
8/7     Jim Hull (Acoustic Guitar)
8/14   Blue Skies (Jazz & Blues)
8/21   Cielle (Acoustic Guitar)
8/28   Pelotones (Swing Jazz & R&B) 

Friday Nights

Ludlowville Unplugged Concert Series
FREE Music, 6:30pm, Ludlowville Park, Ludlowville Rd. at Mill St., Lansing

7/11   Tru Bleu (Originals & Covers)
7/18   Bob & Dee  (Originals & Covers)
7/26   Marty & Shannon (Originals & Covers)

Bob and DeeAmericana Vineyards Friday Night Concert Series
FREE Music, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Americana Vineyards, 4367 E.Covert Rd., Interlaken

7/07   Bob & Dee (Bob Walpole & Dee Specker - Vocals, Violin, Acoustic Guitar)
7/14   Zydeco Trail Riders (Zydeco, Cajun, and Creole)
7/21   Emily Thompson Trio
7/28   The Tarps (Classic Rock Covers - 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's)
7/05   Bob & Dee
7/12   Steve Southworth & the Rockabilly Rays (Tribute Band to 50's & 60's)
7/19   Tru Blue ( Acoustic Guitar & Violin)
7/26   Mary Ott Band (Just come out and groove!)
8/02   Bob & Dee 

Cornell Summer Concert Series
FREE Music, 7:00pm, Arts Quad, Cornell Campus (Rain Location: Uris Hall Auditorium)

6/27  Burns & Kristy (Folk)
7/11  Sim Redmond Band (Roots—Rock)
7/18  El Rumbon (Latin)
7/25  Hot Foot Club (R&B)
8/1    Panache Quartet (Fiddlers) 

Boatyard Grill
FREE Music, 6:00pm, Inlet Island 525 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY

7/4    Masterpiece (Original & Covers)
7/11  Virgil Cain (Original & Covers)
7/18  Little Joe & The Big Shots (Swing)
7/25  Johnny & Lonnie (Original & Covers)
8/1    The Jeff Love Band (Funk & Soul)
8/8    Brotherhood (Original & Covers)
8/15  GoGone (Rock & Blues)
8/22  Masterpiece (Original & Covers) 

Saturday Nights

Taughannock Falls Summer Concert Series
7:00pm, $5 per carload parking, on Cayuga Lake at Taughannock Falls State Park, Rt. 89, Trumansburg

7/19   Miss Demeanor (Old Time Rock & Roll)
7/26   El Rumbon (Salsa)
8/2     5 Mile Drive (Classic Rock)
8/9     The Sim Redmond Band (Roots Rock)
8/16   The Blind Spots (Original Indie Rock)
8/23   Bobby Henrie & The Goners (Rock-a-Billy)

The Burns Sisters

Sunday Afternoons & Nights

Americana Vineyards Sunday Afternoon Concert Series
FREE Music, 4:00 - 6:00pm, Americana Vineyards, 4367 East Covert Road, Interlaken

06/22   All Sounds On!
06/29   The TARPS
07/06   Under Construction
07/13   Purple Valley
07/20   Blues Plate Special
07/27   Radio London
08/03   Purple Valley
08/10   Under Construction
08/17   GoGone
08/24   Blues Plate Special
08/31   Immortal Jellyfish
09/07   Maplewood Jazz Team
09/14   Purple Valley
09/21   Lynn Wiles Trio
09/28   Under Construction

Bound For Glory Summer Folk Series
FREE MUSIC, 8:00pm, Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell Campus


 Browse More Summer Concerts & Musical Entertainment on our Events Page!

Let's dance on... with a quick note: these dates are correct as of 6/20/13 - please let us know if you feel something has been added in error. Now get out there and enjoy all the FREE (and almost free) music there is to experience in and around Ithaca.


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