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El Rumbon is a Latin dance band from Ithaca, New York with a singular mission: to be at the center of a hot Afro-Latin dance party (The "Rumbon"). For over 10 years, this band has helped to spice up the Latin dance scene in Central New York, playing high-energy dance-music from some of Salsa's greatest artists: Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and more. Driven by powerful rhythm and horn sections and a rich vocal line-up, you will…Find out more »
Summers in downtown are simply the best way to relax and unwind, especially Thursday evenings at the CFCU Summer Concert Series that kicks off June 20th at the Bernie Milton Pavilion stage in Bank Alley on the Ithaca Commons! The series is a FREE outdoor concert series open to the public held every Thursday evening from 6-8pm, June 20th – September 12th (with a brief hiatus the week of 4th of July). 2019 CFCU Summer Concert Series Schedule: June…Find out more »
This evening we will be featuring two stellar Ithaca-based bands at the CFCU Summer Concert Series: 6-6:45 PM: Noon Fifteen 7-8 PM: Kitestring Progressive soul band Noon Fifteen blends rich vocal harmonies, vintage keyboard and guitar tones, and funky bass and drum grooves into catchy, original songs that are full of surprises. The five-piece is influenced by 1960s California and Liverpool, 1970s Memphis and New Orleans, and the DIY ethos of the internet-powered independent music scene. Fronted by dynamic vocalist…Find out more »
Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, this Hudson Valley-based band plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, and ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and…Find out more »
One part Stevie Nicks, two parts Johnny Cash, Janet Batch sings, unabashed, of death, romance, and the wondering of what went wrong. Her songs are an illustration of the pendulum that swings between joy and heartache.
Her first album, “A Good Woman is Hard to Find” has garnered her praise from country/folk fans and connoisseurs alike.
Janet's musical style has been referred to as "country with an art degree" and she has been endeared as "the voice of the hills".
Rose & The Bros are a powerhouse ensemble specializing in irresistible Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves resonating with sweet vocal harmonies and crooning country roots.Find out more »