This website is a catalog of information about local musicians, venues, teachers, shops and services, etc. Why? Because Ithaca is a great city, and there is a lot of great live music in this area.

Musician Spotlight

Big Mean Sound Machine
Afrobeat-Dance-Experimental-Funk

Venue Spotlight

Founders Day Festival
Auburn, NY
Annual event founded by the City of Auburn and organized by the Downtown Auburn BID.

Shop/Service Spotlight

The Cayuga Music Shop
203 Dey Street, Ithaca, NY
Cayuga Music Shop offers a complete range of maintenance, repair and restoration services for all band and orchestral, fretted (guitar), and percussion instruments. Our repair shop runs full time with multiple technicians repairing hundreds of instruments each year.

Education Spotlight

Bob Keefe: Guitar Lessons
Lansing / Ithaca, NY
Bob Keefe has taught guitar for over four decades and teaches all styles and all levels of guitar. Classically trained, Bob holds a Masters and PhD in Music from the University of North Texas, one of the best music schools in the United States.

Events: Who's playing? Where? and When?

There isn't any comprehensive list of upcoming music events. Here are some tips to find out the "where and when":

  • If you have a specific musician or venue in mind, find their page on this site, and then go to their respective Facebook pages for primary source info. Be sure to "Like" their pages.
  • Check out WVBR's Concert Log calendar.
  • Evensi seems to be an aggregator of localized Facebook event data that you may find useful.
  • "Dan Smalls Presents" books a few different venues in Ithaca, and they have a calendar on their site.
  • For punk, metal, hip-hop, hardcore music, check out Ithaca Underground.
  • For folk/acoustic music, The Canaan Institute is the best resource I've found. They have a comprehensive calendar, e-mail newsletter, discussion forums, and tons of other useful content.
  • IthacaEvents.com has some live music event listings as well.
  • Ithaca Times Events Calendar

I'll post more links to calendars as I discover them.