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

Paul Kempkes - Dr. K
Solo guitar and vocals, featuring songs by Steely Dan, Bruce Springsteen, to The Ramones and Joni Mitchell. Small footprint, lower decibel level especially tailored to dinner/happy hour and winery events.

Venue Spotlight

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
5712 New York 414, Hector, NY
"The Oasis" at Hazlitt Vineyards features live music!

Shop/Service Spotlight

Voodoo Amps
Horseheads, NY
Voodoo Amps specializes in Tube Amp Modifications, Upgrades & the very best in 100% hand-wired amplifiers.

Education Spotlight

Hickey's Music Center
104 Adams Street, Ithaca, NY
A complete music store with lesson rooms.

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.