Is there any better way to celebrate the return of summer than with live music under the big blue sky? We think not! Grab your cooler and strap on your dancing shoes, Cortland County has an outdoor summer concert lineup not to be missed!
Be sure to check out our full events calendar here. Please note, event dates are subject to change or cancellation. Visit individual event pages for the most up-to-date information.
RED OAK MUSIC SERIES
Lime Hollow Nature Center
3277 Gracie Rd. Cortland
Take a stroll through the art meadow and follow the melody to Lime Hollow's outdoor amphitheater. Dubbed the “intersection of nature and music," this family-friendly music series is not to be missed. Lime Hollow Nature Center and the Center for the Arts of Homer have partnered together to present the Red Oak Music Series - a new outdoor, monthly music series running from now to September. Along with live music, the Red Oak Music Series will host field games, family activities, and offer refreshments. Hiking, picnicking, and exploring are encouraged. Admission is free (donations welcome).
The Line Up: (noon to 4pm)
June 25 – Cloey Tierno, Dan & Joe (of Driftwood)
July 23 – Chasing Neon and Jon Rogalia
August 27 – PeoplePeople and Doug & Eamonn Hubert
September 17 – Tribal Revival
HOMER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ON THE GREEN
Homer Village Green
28 South Main St. Homer
Bring some happy to your hump day, with live music on the lawn. The Homer Summer Concert Series is returning to the Homer Village green, Wednesday nights at 7 pm. Grab your cooler and your favorite picnic blanket and stop by for some free weekend vibes to liven the midweek slump.
The Line Up: (7-8pm)
June 22 - Cortland Old Timers Band
June 29 - Ageless Jazz Band
July 6 - Rocky Bottom Trio w/ special guest Chad Dean (of Digger Jones)
July13 - Stiv Morgan
July 20 - Doc Weismore With Real Country
July 27 - M3 (a new project by Marc Ryan)
August 3 - Travis Rocco
August 10 - Madd Daddy (feat Maddy and Ted Walsh) w/ opening set by Cloey Tierno
In the event of rain, the June 22nd show will be moved indoors to the Homer High School auditorium. The remaining concerts will take place at the Center for the Arts of Homer. Please follow the Village of Homer Recreation Department Facebook page for updates.
BILL KNOWLTON'S BLUEGRASS RAMBLE
Dwyer Memorial Park
6799 Little York Lake Rd.
Set on picturesque Little York Lake at Dwyer Memorial Park, Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic is to be held Sunday, August 7th. The old bluegrass festival in New York State, and arguably amongst its finest, this event is not to be missed. Come tap your toes to CNY bluegrass and enjoy an afternoon full of laughter, food, and festivities. All the necessary ingredients for a perfect summer concert. The Bluegrass Ramble is free to attend and will all host a wide array of food and craft vendors. Music begins at 10 am.
The Line Up: (10am-7pm)
Salmon River Boys
Joe Davoli & Harvey Nussbaum
Melanie & the Boys
Joe LaMay & Sherry Reese
The New Snip City
Barn Floor Groovers
The Atkinson Family
Larry Hoyt & the Good Acoustics
Lonesome Road Ramblers
Van Hosen St. Cortland
Porches will become stages, lawns will become venues and strangers will become friends at the 4th annual Cortland Porchefest, Sunday, August 18 on the streets of Van Hoesen, Chestnut, Harrison, Joy, and Hamlin. The local community members will be lending their porches and driveways in Cortland for over three dozen bands to perform. Don't forget to check out the fun games and craft activities for the children, and grab a bite from one of the local food vendors. Music will run from noon to 4 pm.
CORTLAND YOUTH BUREAU SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Courthouse Park, Cortland
Tuesdays just got a whole lot better, thanks to the summer concert series in Courthouse Park. Bring the kids, your lawn chairs, and a picnic basket for an evening filled with live music under the setting sun.
The Line Up: (7 pm)
July 7 - The Ageless Jazz Band
July 14 - The Cortland Oldtimers Band
July 21 - Austin MacRae & Casey Widger
July 28 - Molly & the Ringwalds
August 4 - Go Gone
August 11 - Jazz Happens
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