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

Papa Muse
High energy melodic rock, touches of prog & dance-able world music with catchy grooves & intelligent lyrics. Papa Muse offers an animated & fun participatory performance.

Venue Spotlight

CFCU Summer Concert Series
Ithaca, NY
The Summer Concert Series is a free outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from June 25 - September 10. Local and national acts acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, bluegrass, rock, and more!

Shop/Service Spotlight

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)
State Street, Ithaca, NY
CSMA has a few practice / recital rooms available for rent

Education Spotlight

Dennis Winge: Guitar Lessons
Ithaca / Newfield, NY
Not just any old Guitar Lessons... a complete Musical Transformation!

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.