Flashback: Summer Jam brings 600,000 music fans to Watkins Glen in 1973

The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, N.Y., on July 28, 1973 was once hailed as having the largest audience ever for a pop music festival according to the Guinness Book of World Records. An estimated 600,000 people traveled by car, van or hitchhiked to what was then called Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway to see The Band, Allman Brothers Band... more

Saturday at Grassroots Fest 2017 (photos & video)

It was an exciting weekend in Trumansburg as festival-goers made their way out for the 27th annual Grassroots Fest, which featured an impressive lineup of music over the four day weekend. The weather cooperated as thousands turned out for the live music, vendors and art displays. . The photos and video were captured by FingerLakes1.com’s Shea Oleksa on Saturday. more

Sam Hunt concert ON despite flooding, storms in Canandaigua

Excited concert goers in Canandaigua were relieved when the news dropped that the Sam Hunt show would still happen despite the severe flooding taking place in- and around the City of Canandaigua. For Sam Hunt Tonight: we are holding doors until 6pm. Please sit tight in your vehicles. Stay dry, stay safe. Thank you! — cmac events (@cmacevents) July 23,... more

Ganondagan festival showcases Native culture as living traditions

This time of year is busy for the Friends of Ganondagan at Ganondagan State Historic Site. After presenting at Convention Days last week, the Native community is ready to host its own event once again. Ganondagan will hold its annual Native American Dance & Music Festival, a well-known celebration of Native culture, this weekend from Saturday, July 22 to Sunday,... more

GrassRoots Fest kicks off Thursday in Trumansburg

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance has grown to become one of the most anticipated local events of the summer since the inaugural event at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in 1991. Once called one of the top 10 outdoor music festivals in the country by USA Today, one of the reasons GrassRoots Festival sticks out is because of... more

Luke Bryan show announced at CMAC

The Constellation Brands — Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center has announced that country artist Luke Bryan will be bringing his Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday Tour to the venue on Aug. 24, with special guests Brothers Osborne & Raelynn. Tickets to the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Prices range from $83.25 for the pavilion to $38.75... more

Popular Geneva band to reunite for performance at Club 86

The Echomen will reunite again for a special performance. The band will be celebrating the 52nd anniversary of their first performance at Club 86 in Geneva by returning there for a show on Friday, July 21. The group members — lead guitarist Gary Ventura, drummer Steve Cocola, bass guitarist Jim Harrison, saxophone and lead vocalist Jim Richmond and keyboardist Don... more

Keuka College concert to feature Gap Mangione

Rochester native Gap Mangione and his New Blues Band will perform at Keuka College’s “Concert in the Park” on July 22. Free and open to the public, the concert begins at 7 p.m. on the Norton Chapel lawn. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held in the chapel. Guests are encouraged to take their own chairs and... more

Montgomery Gentry, Parmalee announced for del Lago’s Vine this September

On Friday, del Lago Resort & Casino announced Montgomery Gentry will take the stage Sept. 9th at The Vine and Parmalee on Sept. 29th. On Sept. 15th and 16th, The Vine will also host Elvis Explosion, an international showcase and competition featuring the world’s most successful Elvis tribute artists. Tickets for all shows go on sale at noon Wednesday, July 19th,... more

Auburn students miss graduation to play historic venue

Two Auburn High School students missed their graduation last month, but for what some would call a good reason: They were performing at Carnegie Hall that night. Rose Morabito and Sheelan Mirza played with the Syracuse Youth Orchestras at the world-famous New York City venue for the 2017 Viennese Master Invitational, in which the group and four other select orchestras —... more

Famed pianist joins Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival

Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, of Lithuania, will take the stage to open the 13th annual Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival at 7:15 p.m. July 14 in the Student Center Auditorium at Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Hopewell. “The festival has been bringing world-class musicians to Canandaigua for over a decade and this year is no exception,” said violinist Kevin Kumar,... more

Mellencamp lands at CMAC like a ‘Cherry Bomb’

John Mellencamp’s “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies” tour rolled into the Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua on Saturday night, playing to a packed house of adoring fans. Along with Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeline also took the stage. Together, they played a number of Mellencamp’s old favorites, such as “Jack & Diane”... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Organizers ready for Canal Fest 2017 (podcast)

It’s been a lot of work, but for organizers Anne Sandroni, Dennis Schannel and the entire Canal Fest team – it’s been infinitely worth the effort. “It’s great to see Seneca Falls come together in this way,” Sandroni explained while on a special edition of the Inside the FLX podcast. The duo talked about the efforts, and energy that has... more

Keuka Lake Music Festival begins with gala

Local musician Dylan Kennedy is bringing a new event to the area this summer with the Keuka Lake Music Festival which begins with a gala event at Lakeside Country Club from 6 to 8 p.m. July 15 and continues with four concerts in August. The Summer Gala includes a buffet-style dinner and string quartet performance with each piece of music... more

‘Explosion of cultural possibility’: Tubman music festival returns bigger, adds Prison City tribute beer

For Sean McLeod, the Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival is as much about promoting its namesake as promoting her chosen hometown. The second annual festival takes place Wednesday, July 12, as part of the New York Dance Festival hosted by McLeod’s New York Institute of Dance & Education and Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre. The international producer and choreographer will also take... more

Aurora native returns home to perform ‘On the Road’ at Morgan Opera House

Aurora native Leslie Goddard can’t wait to get ‘On the Road’ again. She currently lives in Cincinnati, but loves coming home, she said. Last summer, Goddard did so to perform in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival’s production of “Oklahoma!” and said she would return every summer if she could. This weekend, Goddard will be home again to perform “On... more

Mr. Mustard to perform July 5 Concert in the park

The Yates Summer Concert Series will present its third concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5 on the historic and scenic setting of the Yates County Courthouse lawn at the corner of Main and Court Streets. Featured at this performance will be the Beatles tribute band, Mr. Mustard. This free concert is sponsored by the Loyal Order of the Moose.... more
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