and in its expanded form online at www.syracusenewtimes.com.
Major Outdoor Venues
CMAC Performing Arts Center. (585) 393-4880; Ticketmaster, 745-3000; www.cmacevents.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College on Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua, this renovated theater provides an idyllic summer venue under the stars, with an expanded stage and new sound and video systems. Tickets available at the CMAC box office starting at noon on show days only.
June 9: Miranda Lambert; Justin Moore; Josh Kelley. 7:30 p.m. $29.50-$47.50.
July 7: Yes; Styx. 7 p.m. $29.50-$75.
July 23: Steely Dan; Sam Yahel. 8 p.m. $30.50-$96.
July 26: Further; Phil Lesh; Bob Weir. 7 p.m. $30-$49.50.
Aug. 3: Girl Talk; Wiz Khalifa. 7 p.m. $25-$35.
Aug. 13: Guster; Jack’s Mannequin. 7 p.m. $26-$36.
Aug. 24: Kenny Chesney; Billy Currington; Uncle Kracker. 7 p.m. $32.50-$85.
Aug. 25: Lynyrd Skynyrd; Doobie Brothers. 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$66.
Aug. 26: B.B. King; Buddy Guy. 7 p.m. $25-$65.
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Darien Center. (716) 599-4641; Ticketmaster, 599-5040; www.livenation.com. This large amusement park between Rochester and Buffalo, off Thruway Exit 48A, stages concerts in a lakeside amphitheater. Tickets are sold for both concert only and in a concert/amusement park admission combination.
June 8: Phish. 7 p.m. $45-$65.
June 25: Tim McGraw; Luke Bryan; The Band Perry. 7 p.m. $135.
July 8: Sugarland; Sara Bareilles. 7:30 p.m. $135.
July 12: Warped Tour. Noon. $31.50.
July 13: Kid Rock; Sheryl Crow. 7:30 p.m. $25.50-$75.50.
July 22: Motley Crue; Poison; New York Dolls. 7 p.m. $29.50-$95.
July 23: Brad Paisley; Blake Shelton; Jerrod Niemann. 4 p.m. $135.
July 24: Lil’ Wayne; Keri Hilson; Far East Movement; Lloyd. 7 p.m. $29.75-$175.75.
July 26: Disturbed; Godsmack; Machine Head. 6 p.m. $29.50-$69.50.
July 29: Goo Goo Dolls; Michell Branch; Parachute. 7 p.m. $20-$69.50.
Aug. 9: Selena Gomez; The Scene; Allstar Weekend. 6:30 p.m. $29.50-$75.
Aug. 10: Journey; Foreigner; Night Ranger. 7 p.m. $25-$99.50.
Aug. 12: Rascal Flatts; Sara Evans. 7 p.m. $29.75-$75.75.
Aug. 16: Kings of Leon; Band of Horses. 7 p.m. $29-75-$75.75.
Aug. 21: Def Leppard; Heart. 7:30 p.m. $26-$99.
Sept. 4: Toby Keith; Eric Church. 7:30 p.m. TBD.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Saratoga Springs. (518) 583-3045; Ticketmaster, 587-3330. One of the most beautiful spots to enjoy a summer concert, SPAC is a twin-tiered, 5,100-seat outdoor amphitheater in a state park outside Saratoga Springs in the Adirondack foothills, about a three-hour drive from Central New York. The sound is good on the lawn, but don’t expect to see much of the performers.
June 27: Peter Gabriel. 8 p.m. $65-$150.
July 10: Def Leppard; Heart. 7:30 p.m. $26-$125.
July 19: Further; Phil Lesh; Bob Weir. 7 p.m. $25-$69.50.
July 23: Motley Crue; Poison. 7 p.m. $26-$95.
July 31: Goo Goo Dolls; Michelle Branch; Parachute. 7 p.m. $35-$55.
Sept. 2: Journey; Night Ranger. 7:30 p.m. $20-$135.
Around the State
Center for the Arts. 72 S. Main St., Homer. (877) 749-2787; www.center4art.org. This center fosters arts and music in Homer and surrounding areas of Central New York.
June 17 & 18: The Glengarry Bhoys. 8 p.m. Adults, $25; seniors, $20; students, $10; kids, free.
Clayton Opera House. 405 Riverside Drive, Clayon. 686-2200; www.claytonoperahouse.com. Located in the Thousand Islands, this renovated venue hosts a number of acts each summer. The Summer Cornerstone Series will be held at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
June 15: Ron & Nancy OneSong. $15.
June 30: The Orchestra of Northern New York. 7:30 p.m. $20, $25.
July 13: Big Bad VooDoo Daddy. 7:30 p.m. $30, $35.
July 15: Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert. $20, $25.
July 21: Jerrod Niemann. 7:30 p.m. $30, $35.
July 22: Monica Behan & Friends. $20.
July 23: Folkstrings. 7:30 p.m. $15.
Aug. 4: Ron & Nancy OneSong. $15.
Aug. 5: Preservation Hall Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m. $30, $35.
Aug. 6: Hey You: A Pink Floyd Tribute Concert. 8 p.m. $20.
Aug. 27: Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys. 7:30 p.m. $30, $35.
Aug. 30: Clayton Community Band Concert. Adults, $5; children free with adult.
Aug. 31: 1964. 7:30 p.m. $30, $35.
Disabled Persons Action Organization Summer Concert Series. Watertown Fairgrounds Arena, Coffeen Street, Watertown. 782-0044; www.dpao.org.
June 24: The Tragically Hip. 7 p.m. Reserved, $76; general, $66.
June 29: Steve Martin; The Steep Canyon Rangers. 7 p.m. Reserved, $49; general, $36.
July 23: Reba. 7 p.m. Reserved, $75; general, $62.
Aug. 13: Dan Zanes & Friends. This kids’ show will be held at 3 p.m. Reserved, $22; general, $18.
Summer Stage at Tag’s. 2679 Route 352, Big Flats. (800) 650-TAGS; www.tagstickets.com. Located just east of Elmira, about two hours southwest of Syracuse, the venue caters mostly to the country and classic-rock crowd.
June 10: The American Led Zeppelin. 8 p.m. $17-$20.
June 17: Dierks Bentley; Justin Moore. 8 p.m. $34.50-$54.50.
July 28: Stone Temple Pilots. 7:30 p.m. $45-$50.
Aug. 3: Meat Loaf. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-$54.50.
Aug. 27: The Machine. 8 p.m. $17-$20.
Aug. 28: Blake Shelton; Aaron Lewis. 7:30 p.m. $37.50-$54.50.
Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Thruway Exit 33, Verona. (877) 833-SHOW. The Oneida Nation welcomes a host of contemporary acts and oldies stars to its posh showroom and events center. All shows begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
June 10: Frank Stallone. $25-$40.
June 14: B-52s. $55-$65.
June 17: Uncle Kracker. $35-$50.
June 19: Engelbert Humperdinck. 7 p.m. $65-$80.
July 8: Rick Springfield. $50-$65.
July 21: Eddie Money. $30-$45.
July 22: Dave Koz. $35-$50.
July 30: George Jones. $70-$85.
Aug. 2: Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa. $35-$50.
Aug. 11: Randy Travis. $60-$75.
Aug. 16: Rick Alviti (Elvis tribute). $15-$30.
Aug. 24: George Thorogood. $45-$60.
Sept. 2: The Stylistics. $25-$40.
Sept.16: Loretta Lynn. $65-$80.
June 27: Lionel Richie. $70-$90.
July 28: KISS. $95-$150.
Aug.1: Montgomery Gentry. $35-$65.
Fairs and Festivals
Blues in the Bay. Upper James Street, Alexandria Bay. 482-9531; www.visitalexbay.org. All concerts are free.
Sept. 1: Los Blancos. 6 p.m.
Sept. 2: Roosevelt Dean Band. 6 p.m.
Sept. 3: Lisa & the Mojo Band, 1 p.m.; Morris & the Hepcats, 3:30 p.m.; Ron Spencer & Jumpstart, 6 p.m.
Sept. 4: Double Barrel Blues Band, 1 p.m.; String of Pearls, 3:30 p.m.; Chaz de Paolo, 6 p.m.
Sept. 5: All-Star Jam, 1 p.m.
Camp Bisco. (800) 594-TIXX; www.campbisco.net. The 10th annual, multi-stage camping festival takes place July 7-9 in Mariaville, N.Y., about 20 minutes from Albany. More than 100 performers are expected, including The Disco Biscuits, Cut Copy, Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights and more. $160-$389.
Chenango County Blues Festival. Chenango County Fairgrounds, West Main Street, Norwich. (607) 334-5653; www.chenangobluesfest.org. The 19th annual festival takes place Aug. 19 and 20 and includes music, food, crafts and children’s activities. Advance, $20; at the gate, $25; under 18, free.
Aug. 29: TBA, 7:15 p.m.; TBA, 8:30 p.m.
Aug. 20: Main Stage Artists: Gina Sicilia, noon; Honey Island Swamp Band, 1:20 p.m.; Ana Popovic, 3:40 p.m.; James Cotton, 6:10 p.m.; North Mississippi All Star Duo featuring Luther & Cody Dickison, 8:40 p.m.
Acoustic Stage Artists: Doug MacLeod, 2:40 p.m.; Super Chikan, 5 p.m.; John Hammond, 7:30 p.m.
Chenango 2011 Music in the Parks. Chenango Bridge Park, River Road, and Hider Park, Morningside Drive, off Front Street. (607) 648-0809; www.townofchenango.com. Bring a chair or a blanket to either park for these hour-long sets.
July 7: Jazz Exchange. Hider Park; 7 p.m.
July 14: Bob Gates. Chenango Bridge Park; 7 p.m.
July 21: Cobblestone Crossing. Hider Park; 7 p.m.
July 28: Southerntiersmen. Chenango Bridge Park; 7 p.m.
Aug. 4: Freddy Mendoza. Hider Park, 7 p.m.
Aug. 11: Dirt Farm Band. Chenango Bridge Park; 7 p.m.
Aug. 18: Rich Wilson. Hider Park; 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 25: Old Friends. Chenango Park; 6:30 p.m.
Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival. 536-7357; www.fingerlakes-music.org. World-class chamber music can be heard at three festival venues: Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Road, Branchport; Keuka College’s Norton Chapel, 141 Central Ave., Keuka Park; and the Penn Yan First Baptist Church, 224 Main St. Richard Auldon Clark and members of the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra perform different ensembles. Tickets are $18 for adults, free for students.
June 18: Brahms Bombshell. Hunt Country Vineyards; 7:30 p.m.
July 3: Safe Sax. Hunt Country Vineyards; 7:30 p.m.
July 10: Piano Delights. Norton Chapel; 7:30 p.m.
July 13: Bach to Rock. Penn Yan Courthouse; 6:30 p.m.
July 15: Flute Favorites. Penn Yan First Baptist Church; 7:30 p.m.
July 16: “Ashokan Farewell” Concert. Norton Chapel; 7 p.m.
July 23: The Strings Weave the Tale. Hunt Country Vineyards; 7:30 p.m.
July 31: Winds & Strings Sweep into the 20th Century. Norton Chapel; 7:30 p.m.
Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival. Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Route 96, Trumansburg. (607) 387-5098; www.grassrootsfest.org. This July 21-24 festival benefits arts, education and the fight against AIDS. This year more than 50 international and regional alternative rock, folk, country and ethnic bands will play, including Donna the Buffalo, Court Yard Hounds, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Balkan Beat Box and Tinariwen. Four-day tickets: advance, $95; at the gate, $110. Youth admission (for ages 13 to 15): entire weekend, $65; children ages 12 and under, free when accompanied by an adult. One-day tickets: Thursday and Friday, $38-$40; Saturday, $43-$45; Sunday, $28-$30. Gates open Thursday at noon; close at dusk on Sunday.
Frogfest. Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Route 5S, Frankfort. 768-9500; www.bigfrog104.com. This June 18 concert, sponsored by WFRG-FM 104.3, features Rodney Atkins, Custom Taylor Band, the Chuck Premo Band’s Tribute to Johnny Cash and more. Frogfest attracts 8,000 to 10,000 listeners every year. Gates open at 7 a.m., concert starts at 11 a.m. General, $18; kids 10 and under, free.
Great American Irish Festival. Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Route 5S, Frankfort. email@example.com; www.gaif.us. Immerse yourself in Irish culture from July 29-31 as different Irish bands perform. The lineup includes Donal O’Shaugnnessy, Coyote Run, Enter the Haggis, Prodigals and more. Dance and music demonstrations and workshops will also be available. Weekend pass, $25; one-day pass, $10-$12.
Island Fest. Budweiser Amphitheater, Paper Mill Island, Lock 24, Baldwinsville. www.island-fest.com. Enjoy music, food, beverages and fantastic fireworks displays under the stars throughout the summer on Saturdays. Gates open at 5 p.m.
June 25: Under the Gun; Radio Fever.
July 1: Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute band); Kane; Mike Ryan Duo.
July 9: Parrots of the Caribbean (Jimmy Buffett tribute band); The Reissues.
July 16: Fire & Ice (Pat Benatar tribute band); The Women of Rock Show;
July 23: Blues on the Island.
July 30: Kashmir (Led Zeppelin tribute band); Cousin Jake.
Aug. 13: 50/50 Band; The Barndogs.
Aug. 20: Big Eyed Phish (Dave Matthews tribute band); The Z Bones.
Jamesville Balloon Fest. Jamesville Beach Park.703-9620; www.syracuseballoonfest.com. The 32nd annual festival, running June 10-12, is an outdoor summer carnival with hot air balloons, live music, games and rides. Adults, $10; children 12 and under, free; three-day pass, $15.
June 10: Kim Monroe & Chris Eves Band, 6 p.m.; Kane, 7:30 p.m.; Benny Mardones, 9:30 p.m.
June 11: Turnip Stampede, 2 p.m.; The Barndogs, 3:30 p.m.; Dark Hollow, 5 p.m.; Los Blancos, 6:30 p.m.; moe., 8:30 p.m.
June 12: Tipp Hillbillies, 1 p.m.; Kat Tale, 2:15 p.m.; Reissues, 3:30 p.m.; Elephant Mountain, 5:15 p.m.; Frostbit Blue, 6:35 p.m.; .38 Special, 9 p.m.
Madrid Bluegrass River Festival. Madrid Municipal Park, 1857 Route 345, Madrid (east of Ogdensburg). 379-9290 or www.madridbluegrassriverfestival.com. The 21st annual festival will run from June 24-26 this year. Camp out, enjoy fireworks and participate in 5K, 10K or half-marathon distance runs while listening to bluegrass. Friday, $6; Saturday, $16; Sunday, $10; all-weekend pass, $28. Acts include Pat Ashley, Acoustic Blue, Spare Change, Delaney Brothers, Remington Ryde, Ole Barn Boys, Amy Gallatin, Donnie Perkins, Atkinson Family, Generation Gap, Madrid Gospel Group and more.
moe.down. Gelston Castle Estate, 980 Robison Road, Mohawk. (716) 874-6677; www.moe.org. The 11th annual festival will run from Sept. 2-4. moe., Ween, The Levon Helm Band, Ozomatli, Railroad Earth, Empire Sound, Rubblebucket will perform. Three-day pass plus camping, $90-$115.
New York State Blues Festival. 473-4330; www.nysbluesfest.com. Come to Clinton Square to enjoy music from local blues artists all weekend July 8-10. The festival will feature performances by Jose Alvarez with Los Blancos, Corn-Bred, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters and many more. Music begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Free.
New York State Fair. 487-7711; www.nysfair.org. Tickets are available through the State Fairgrounds’ box office and Ticketmaster for concerts at the 16,000-seat Mohegan Sun Grandstand with top names in country, rock and pop music, Aug. 25-Sept. 5. Grandstand shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets include free admission to the State Fair on the day of the show. All grandstand seats are reserved.
Aug. 25: Train; Maroon 5; Gavin DeGraw. $35, $45.
Aug. 26-29: TBA
Aug. 30: Journey; Foreigner; Night Ranger. $55, $65.
Aug. 31-Sept. 1: TBA
Sept. 2: Lady Antebellum; Sunny Sweeney. $35, $45.
Sept. 3: Sugarland; Sara Bareilles. $50, $60.
The State Fair also features daily free national-act entertainment at Chevy Court, ranging from soul to country to rock.
Chevy Court Shows
Aug. 25-27: TBA
Aug. 28: Allstar Weekend, 2 p.m.; TBA, 8 p.m.
Aug. 29. Glenn Miller Orchestra, 2 p.m.; REO Speedwagon, 8 p.m.
Aug. 30-31: TBA
Sept. 1. TBA, 2 p.m.; Big Time Rush, 8 p.m.
Sept. 2-5: TBA
Nikstock. Champion Speedway, 344 E. River Drive, Owego. (818) 212-9136; www.nikstock.com. What started out as a simple keg party is now a pair of full-fledged summer festivals replete with bands, food, camping space and more than 100 kegs. The 26th annual Nikstock will take place June 10-11, offering music from more than 40 bands ranging from hardcore and heavy metal to acoustic. Acts include Tempter, Cold Ethyl, LA Velvet, The Hash and more. Advance, $25; Friday at the gate, $35; Saturday at the gate, $25.
Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival. 479-5299. Clinton Square, Syracuse. This celebration of local jazz and wine will run July 29-31 and feature music on three stages. Wine tastings will benefit the American Red Cross. Sunday’s offerings will include blues music as well as jazz, R’n’B, reggae and Americana. Clinton Square, Syracuse. Free.
Old Songs Festival. Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont. (518) 765-2815; www.oldsongs.org/festival. The 31st annual celebration of blues, Celtic, jazz, old-time, world and other music genres will take place on eight stages June 24-26. Festivities include an artisan court, food, workshops, dancing, storytelling and camping. Tickets range from $15-$90 for non-campers and $45-$105 for campers. Performances by more than 70 musical performers will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Entertainers include The Fright Hoppers, Andy Cohen, Peter & Mary Alice Amidon, Eleanor Ellis, Groovemama, Guy Mendilow Band, The Press Gang and many more.
Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association. North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola. 599-7009; www.nysotfa.com. Concerts are free and take place 2-5 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
June 12: Mike Hoke.
June 19: Steve Jacobi.
June 26. Oswego Valley Fiddlers.
July 3: Ernie McDonald.
July 10: Black River Valley Fiddlers.
July 16: Gospel Concert, 7 p.m.
July 17: Fred Bingle.
July 24: Laura Dennis.
July 28-31: Fiddlers’ Picnic, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. One-day pass, $5; weekend pass, $12.
Aug. 14: The Trillium Fiddlers.
Aug. 21: Tom Vaadi.
Aug. 27: Still Kickin’, 7-10 p.m. Paid event.
Aug. 28: Central Chapter.
Sept. 4: Jackie Hobbs.
Sept. 11: Fiddlin’s Fun Chapter.
Sept. 17: Still Kickin’, 7-10 p.m. Paid event.
Sept. 18: Nick Piccininni.
Sept. 25: Roger Thesier House Party, noon-5 p.m. with open mic performers.
Oswego Harborfest. 343-6858; www.oswegoharborfest.com. Stages around the Port City fill with local and national artists for this free music-oriented summer celebration, held July 28-31. Acts include The Machine, Frostbit Blue, Silent Fury, Doc Apple, Elephant Shoes, House on a Spring, headliners Barenaked Ladies and more. A GoGreen Festival will be held in the Historic Maritime District throughout the festival, and a spectacular fireworks display sponsored by Entergy Nuclear will take place on Saturday. Kids can play games or enjoy amusement rides at the Harborfest Midway, Children’s Stage and Activity Area.
Rochester International Jazz Festival. (585) 454-2060. The 10th annual festival will be held at 15 separate venues from June 10-18. Most shows range in price from between $20 to $25 at the door, while some are free. For venue information and to purchase tickets, visit www.rochesterjazz.com. Dozens of acts will perform. Headliners include Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Natalie Cole, Chris Botti, k.d. lang, The Fab Faux and Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.
Skaneateles Festival. 685-7418. Various locations throughout Skaneateles will showcase music Wednesdays through Saturdays from Aug. 8-Sept. 3, each week with a different theme, including “Community,” “String,” “Rhythm” and “Masterpiece.” This festival features world-renowned performers in classical and contemporary chamber music including Chiara Quartet, Jon Nakamatsu, ECCO, So Percussion and more. Programs for children will also be held. Tickets range from $10 to $220 depending on age and seating section; visit http://skanfest.org/tickets.cfm for pricing.
Super Ball IX. Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen. www.superballix.com. Phish headlines this annual three-day festival which includes camping, peace, love and dope (just kidding about that last part). July 1-3. $200/advance; $230/day of show.
Syracuse Jazz Fest. Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike. 437-5627; www.syracusejazzfest.com. The 29th annual Jazz Fest will be held June 24-25 from 3-11 p.m. All performances will take place on the Louis H. Everding Main Stage. A fireworks display will take place at 11 p.m. on Saturday. A wine court, craft fair and food court will also be available. Free; $5 for parking.
June 24: Stan Colella All Star Band, 5-5:30 p.m.; All-County High School All Star Jazz Band, 5:45-6:15 p.m.; Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Average White Band (AWB), 8-9 p.m.; Robert Cray Band, 9:30-11 p.m.
June 25: The OCC Jazz Band Meets the Steelheads, 5-6 p.m.; Jazz Guitars Meet Hendrix, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Al Chez and the Brothers of Funk Big Band, 8-9 p.m.; Return to Forever IV, 9:30-11 p.m.
Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival. 376-2640; www.tughillbluegrass.com. Spend Father’s Day weekend June 17-19 enjoying bluegrass performances and camping at Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road, Lowville. Weekend pass, including free camping, $40; day tickets Friday, $20; day tickets Saturday, $25; free will donation Sunday. All weekend 12 and under, free.
June 17: Lost Time, 2:30 p.m.; Bear Tracks, 3:30 p.m. and 7:20 p.m.; Audie Blaylock and Redline, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Atkinson Family, 6:30 p.m.; Lindsey Family, 9 p.m.
June 18: Heather Berry & Tony Mabe, 10:30 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.; The Old Time Bluegrass Singers, 11:20 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Lindsey Family, 12:10 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.; Atkinson Family, 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Bear Tracks, 1:50 p.m.; Michael Cleveland, 2:40 p.m. and 9:10 p.m.; Lost Time, 3:30 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.
June 19: Lost Time & Atkinson Family Gospel Sing, 10 a.m.; Heather Berry & Tony Mabe, 10:45a.m.; The Old Time Bluegrass Singers, 11:35 a.m.
Wolcott Wine & Jazz Fest. www.wolcottlionsclub.org. More than 20 upstate New York wineries will offer tastings and sales amid a backdrop of free live jazz on Aug. 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., in beautiful downtown Wolcott, with such musicians as Nancy Kelly, Rick Holland Little Big Band, E.S.P. and more. Vendors will sell cheeses, jewelry and other crafts. Tickets for wine tasting, $15; tickets for designated drivers, $10.
Central New York Area Concerts
Baldwinsville Summer Series. Budweiser Amphitheater, Paper Mill Island, Lock 24, Baldwinsville. These free concerts start at 6:30 p.m.
July 5: Custom Taylor Band.
July 12: Mario DeSantis Band.
July 19: Celebration Band.
July 26: Joe Whiting.
Aug. 2: After FX.
Bluegrass on the Green. Village Green, Homer. (607) 749-9942. Enjoy old-fashioned bluegrass at this 20th annual event on June 11, noon to 6 p.m., with The Delaney Brothers, The Ingersall Brothers, Bristol Mountain Bluegrass and Redwood Hill Bluegrass. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to this free event.
Cazenovia Concert in the Park Series. Lakeland Park, Cazenovia. 655-9243; www.cazenoviachamber.com. Free music takes place at 6 p.m. on June 23, June 30, all Thursdays in July and Aug. 4 and 11. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and beverages will be available.
Coleman’s 2011 Summer Block Party. 100 S. Lowell Ave.; 476-1933. Spend Thursdays with live music on Tipperary Hill. The first band starts at 6:30 p.m. and the second at 10 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free.
June 11: TBA, 5 p.m.; Under the Gun, 7 p.m.; Mike Estep.
June 16: Mere Mortals; Tiger.
June 23: Supergush; Hendry.
June 30: Off the Reservation; Virgil Cain.
July 7: Mere Mortals; Noisy Boys.
July 14: The Action!; Mike Bogan Band.
July 21: Sirsy; Bob Greco Band.
July 28: Tim Herron Corporation; Michael Crissan.
Aug. 4: The Headphones; Jaco.
Aug. 11: Off the Reservation; Tim Herron (solo).
Aug. 13: TBA, 5 p.m.; Under the Gun, 7 p.m.; New Day.
Aug. 18: Dark Hollow; Tiger.
Aug. 25: Mere Mortals; Noisy Boys.
Concerts in the Park. Clay Park Central’s Ernest N. Casale Amphitheater, off Wetzel Road, Liverpool. 652-3800; www.townofclay.org. Free music on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rain dates for all concerts are the next day. Food and drinks available for purchase from the restaurant listed on each day.
June 14: Time Line. Meghan MacMurphy’s.
June 21. Letizia & the Z Band. Applebee’s.
June 28: Chris Taylor & Custom Taylor Band. Limp Lizard Roadside Cantina.
July 5: Soul Mine. Spaghetti Warehouse.
July 12: Prime Time. Chicago Pizzeria Uno.
July 19: Toby Franklin Band. M.J. Restaurant.
July 26: Matt Chase & Thunder Canyon. Applebee’s.
Aug. 2. Jackson Rohm. Pizza Hut.
Aug. 9. Billionaires. Meghan MacMurphy’s.
Cortland Summer Concert Series in the Park. Courthouse Park, Church Street, Cortland. (607) 753-0872; www.cortlandny.com. These free shows are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
July 7: Tailor Made.
July 14: Tribal Revival.
July 21: The JazzHappensBand.
July 28: Steve Daniels Jazz Quartet.
Aug. 4: The Delaney Brothers.
Aug. 11: Old Timers Band.
Dancing Under the Stars. Sunnycrest Rink, 699 Robinson St., near Henninger High School. www.syracuse.ny.us. All nights feature the big band pop of the Stan Colella Orchestra. All events are free and take place Fridays, July 8, 15, 22 and 26, at 7 p.m.
DeWitt Concert Series. Enjoy music and food for purchase from Applebee’s at Ryder Park, 5400 Butternut Drive, DeWitt. 446-9250. Free on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
July 7: Dan Elliott & the Great American Songbook.
July 14: Elvis in the House with Tom Gilbo & the Blue Suedes.
July 21: Stroke.
July 28: TJ Sacco & the Urban Cowboys.
Aug. 4: Maria DeSantis Band with special guests.
Earlville Opera House. 18 E. Main St., Earlville. 691-3550; www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. Tucked into this rural Madison County village, this opera house continues to attract some of the best blues and folk acts around. Concert series performances start at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
June 12: EOH Kaleidoscope Orchestra. 4 p.m.; $7-$12.
July 1: Le Vent du Nord. $17-$22.
July 9: Hot Club of Cowtown. $13-$18.
July 15: Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band. $25-$30.
Aug. 13: Paul McKenna Band. $13-$18.
Aug. 20: Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys. $15-$18.
Aug. 27: Strings Attached: A Summer Guitar Summit. $10-$15.
Sept. 2: April Verch Band. $13-$18.
Sept. 17: Rabbit in the Rye. TBA.
Sept. 24: Bruce Cockburn. $30-$35.
Oct. 1: Campbell Brothers. $15-$20.
Free Family Series Events
July 7: Dave Ruch. 11 a.m.
July 24: Galumpha. 3 p.m.
July 29: EOH Circus. 7 p.m. (Hamilton Central School, West Kendrick Street; $5 adults, $3 kids).
Aug. 7: Da Pooch. 3 p.m.
Aug. 13: Going Way Back. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Hamilton Farmer’s Market, 3 Broad St.).
Sept. 24: Tom Chapin. 1 p.m.
Oct. 15: Youth Showcase of Singer Songwriters. $5 adults, $3 kids.
Oct. 29: The Haunted Opera House.
Jazz Greats at Glenora Concert Series. Glenora Wine Cellars, Route 14, seven miles north of Watkins Glen. (800) 243-5513; www.glenora.com. The two-part jazz series, starting both days at 2 p.m., features contemporary jazz in a lovely Finger Lakes setting.
July 17: Spyro Gyra. $28.
Aug. 21: Rick Braun. $28.
Jazz in the City. 473-4330; www.cnyjazz.org. Four neighborhood concerts in a diverse range of Syracuse neighborhoods will be held Thursday nights in August at 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be provided by local vendors. Admission is free. Acts to be announced.
Aug. 4: Dunk & Bright, 606 S. Salina St.
Aug. 11: Pomco parking lot, corner of Grant Boulevard and James Street.
Aug. 18: Skiddy Park, 300 Oswego St.
Aug. 24: Little Italy, 600 and 700 blocks of North Salina Street.
Kosta’s Bar & Grill. 105 Grant Ave., Auburn. 253-7711. Enjoy a Party on the Patio every Thursday night. All concerts are at 7 p.m.
June 9, Aug. 11: Michael Crissan.
June 16, Sept. 1: Sarah Horner & Greg Carroll.
June 23, Aug. 18: Marty Lee Flynn & Shannon Rae.
June 30, Aug. 4, Sept. 15: Kevin Barrigar.
July 7, Sept 8: Kim Fetters & Andy Rudy.
July 14: Chris Mosley & John Schulte.
July 21: Two Hour Delay.
July 28: Dave Hawthorn.
Aug. 25: Dave Porter (of 805).
Sept. 9: Kevin Barrigar
Liverpool is the Place. Johnson Park, corner of Route 57 and Vine Street in Liverpool. 457-3895; www.liverpoolchamber.com. The free shows on Mondays and Wednesdays start at 7 p.m.
June 13: Merit.
June 15: The Dan Elliott Duo.
June 20: Orleans.
June 22: Southern Comfort.
June 27: The Baby Boomers.
June 30: Jonathan Dinkin & Klezmercuse.
July 4: Liverpool Community Orchestra.
July 6: The Miss E Duo.
July 11: The Fab 570.
July 13: Christopher Ames Trio.
July 18: The Fabulous Ripcords.
July 20: The Bear Cat Jass Band.
July 25: Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook.
July 27: Carol Bryant & Dick Ward.
Aug. 1: The J Project.
Aug. 3: Secret of Life.
Aug. 8: Salsa son Timba.
Aug. 10: The Ron Spencer Band.
Aug. 15: Custom Taylor Band.
Aug. 17: Better than Bowling.
Aug. 22: Nasty Truth with Mark Hoffmann.
Aug. 24: Alan Taylor & Friends.
North Syracuse Summer Concert Series. Lonergan Park, Route 11, North Syracuse. 458-8050. Free shows on Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. In the event of rain, call for rain date. Food available for purchase.
June 29: Southern Comfort.
July 6: Papa Joe’s Band.
July 13: Custom Taylor Band.
July 20: Letizia & the Z Band.
July 27: Fulton Chain Gang.
Aug. 3: Thunder Canyon.
Aug. 10: Smokin’.
Aug. 17: Ed Goetz & the Silver Spurs.
Aug. 24: Mario DeSantis Orchestra.
Pops in the Park. Upper Onondaga Park, Roberts Avenue. 473-4330; www.syracuse.ny.us. The concert series features a variety of musical styles. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, the kids and a picnic basket. Held Tuesdays in July at 7 p.m.
July 5: Soft Spoken.
July 12: Ceili Rain.
July 19: Carolyn Kelly and the Roosevelt Dean Band.
July 26: Stan Colella Orchestra.
Saranac Brewery Events. F.X. Matt Brewing Company Tour Center Courtyard, Utica. (800) 765-6288; www.saranac.com. Tickets are available online and at the door. All shows begin at 7 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m.
June 24: Michael Franti & Spearhead. $25 advance; $30 at the door.
June 25: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. $22 advance; $26 at the door.
July 13: Umphrey’s McGee. $25 advance; $30 at the door.
Aug. 5: Robert Randolph & the Family Band. $22 advance; $26 at the door.
Saranac Thursdays. F.X. Matt Brewing Company Tour Center Courtyard, Utica. 624-2400; www.saranac.com. Saranac beers, Saranac soft drinks and Utica Club will be served. Admission is $5 and benefits the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area. 5:30 p.m.
June 9: Time Trooper.
June 16: Matt Chase & Thunder Canyon.
June 23: Showtime.
June 30: Jimkata.
July 7: Syndicate.
July 14: Sassafras Jenkins.
July 21: Gridley Paige.
July 28: Enter the Haggis.
Aug. 4: Three Inch Fury.
Aug. 11: Dusty Puppies.
Aug. 18: Strung Sideways; Rusty Doves.
Aug. 25: Sirsy.
Sept. 1: Lynch.
Sept. 8: Fulton Chain Gang.
Sept. 15: Utica Music Fest Kick-off.
Sharkapalooza 2011. Thursday summer concert series will be held at Sharkey’s, 7240 Oswego Road, Liverpool, 6-9 p.m. Free. 214-4116.
June 9: Just Joe; The Reissues.
June 16: 3 Inch Fury.
June 23: Big Eyed Phish.
June 30: Case & Davidson; Todd Hobin Band.
July 7: Under the Gun.
July 14: Gary Dunes Band.
July 21: Kane.
July 28: Prime Time.
Aug. 4: The Zack Weber Band.
Aug. 11: Radio Fever.
Aug. 18: Emerald City.
Summer Concert Series. 487-8238; www.townofgeddes.com. Take in music at various locations throughout the town of Geddes on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
July 7: Mario DeSantis Orchestra. Woods Road Gazebo, Solvay.
July 14: Soda Ash Six. St. Charles Church/School parking lot, Westvale.
July 21: Fritz’s Polka Band. Lakeland Park.
July 28: Smokin’. Woods Road Gazebo, Solvay.
Aug. 4: About Time Band. Lakeland Park.
Aug. 11: Flyin’ Column. St. Charles Church/School parking lot, Westvale.
Utica Monday Nite. Hanna Park Performance Stage, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica. 735-9866; www.uticamondaynite.com. Producer Lynne Mishalanie offers another free, eight-event series held Mondays at 8 p.m. A number of classical and youth performances will also take place throughout the summer; information is available on the Utica Monday Nite website.
July 11: Alexis P. Suter.
July 18: Sirsy.
July 25: Jeremy Wallace.
Aug. 1: Jimmy Johns Quartet.
Aug. 8: Amico-Baraday Quartet.
Aug. 15: Annie & the Hedonists.
Aug. 22: An Evening with Glimmerglass Opera Young Artists.
Aug. 29: Classified.