Category: Music

Music teacher in Wayne County uses music to bring people together

Music teacher in Wayne County uses music to bring people together

A music teacher at the Wayne Central School District has been bringing people together with porch concerts. He started the porch concerts to bring the community together, and this week was his last one. His name is Andy Kittleson, and those pandemic ... MORE
Women take the stage coast-to-coast in free

Women take the stage coast-to-coast in free concert on centennial of the 19th Amendment

On August 26 at 9:00 PM, top musicians, change-makers and activist icons gather for a virtual broadcast with one vital call to action: women must focus on voting. Women Take the Stage is a free, multi-ethnic concert and rally to increase voting ... MORE
High school marching band season cancelled due to COVID-19

High school marching band season cancelled due to COVID-19

The Field Band Conference says that after a lot of consideration – there was no choice but to cancel the 2020 season. That’s the organizing body behind New York State’s high school marching bands. The conference is encouraging districts to hold in-person ... MORE
Coronavirus, Life, Music, Schools
CMAC cancels 2020 season, looks forward to 2021

CMAC cancels 2020 season, looks forward to 2021

CMAC has cancelled the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. “It is with a heavy heart that we share the 2020 CMAC summer concert series has been canceled. We want to thank you for your friendship, patience and understanding as we ... MORE
Watkins Glen music duo pens pandemic song: “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”

Watkins Glen music duo pens pandemic song: “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”

The Watkins Glen music duo ‘Sons of a Beach’ has written a song about what we took for granted before the Pandemic titled “Corona Don’t Mean What It Used To”. Proceeds from downloads of the song will be donated to Pandemic Relief ... MORE
DAILY DEBRIEF: Smith Center stands tall during tough times in Geneva (podcast)

DAILY DEBRIEF: Smith Center stands tall during tough times in Geneva (podcast)

In this historic region – it’s not difficult to find organizations, or even buildings – that have stood through a lot. While the Finger Lakes region is rich with history, the Smith Center embodies that entirely. Standing mightily in historic, downtown Geneva ... MORE
GrassRoots cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Grassroots cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Grassroots has been cancelled. For the last 30 years the annual festival has been a major event for Tompkins County. Organizers said in a message that it would be cancelled until July 2021. Photo by Greg Cotterill “We come together several times ... MORE
Beloved Syracuse street musician Eli Harris dead at age

Beloved Syracuse street musician Eli Harris dead at age 62

Marshall Street belonged to Elijah “Eli” Harris Jr. For decades, Harris made the Syracuse street his stage. He played his guitar and sang on Marshall Street before and after games at the Carrier Dome, serenading fans as they passed by. Harris, 62, ... MORE
Organizers say Grassroots Festival is on this July

Organizers say Grassroots Festival is on this July

Organizers of the Grassroots Festival in Tompkins County say the show will go on this year. In an email to supporters on Monday, organizers said that efforts are being taken to keep the community informed along the way. It’s the 30th anniversary ... MORE
Significant damage at Kegs Canalside after fire at popular country music venue

Significant damage at Kegs Canalside after fire at popular country music venue

On Thursday a little after 5 p.m. first responders were called to Kegs Canalside, a popular country music venue in Jordan. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire inside. “Crews got in there and found a decent amount of fire ... MORE
Fire, Life, Music, News, Syracuse Area
Newark students will perform on radio broadcast in Rochester-area

Newark students will perform on radio broadcast in Rochester-area

Three Newark High School students who are members of the 2019-20 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, will perform with the HYSO for The Hochstein School’s free lunchtime “brown bag” Live from Hochstein March 18, from 12:10–12:50 p.m. in the Hochstein Performance Hall. They are ... MORE
Sir Mix-A-Lot coming to del Lago in April

Sir Mix-A-Lot coming to del Lago in April

Sir Mix-A-Lot is coming to del Lago. The artist is best known for his hit “Baby Got Back” and will take the stage at 8 p.m. April 23rd. Tickets are on sale now for the show. Guests must be 21 to attend ... MORE
Tim McGraw coming to CMAC this summer

Tim McGraw coming to CMAC this summer

Tim McGraw is coming to CMAC. This summer the country music superstar will bring his Here on Earth Tour to Canandaigua. Midland and Ingrid Andress will open the show at 7 p.m. on July 30th. Tickets go on sale on March 4th ... MORE
Luke Combs coming to CMAC in June

Luke Combs coming to CMAC in June

Country star Luke Combs is coming to CMAC. The “Hurricane” singer will perform at CMAC (Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) in Canandaigua on Friday, June 19th. Doors are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. with the show beginning at ... MORE
Auburn teen owns the moment, playing National Anthem ahead of Syracuse-Duke showdown (video)

Auburn teen owns the moment: Plays anthem at Dome for 31K ahead of Syracuse-Duke game (video)

Nick Sbelgio had quite the weekend. The Auburn native played the national anthem to a packed house at The Dome, ahead of Syracuse’s showdown with Duke. He owned the moment, and the crowd loved the performance, which was uploaded to YouTube after ... MORE