Welcome!

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

Better Weather String Band
Traditional Southern Old Time fiddle music with a great groove.

Venue Spotlight

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

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

Ithaca Guitar Works
215 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY
Lesson rooms available

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.