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July 2019

CFCU Summer Concert Series Presents Noon Fifteen and Kitestring

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bernie Milton Pavilion, 100 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Free
Kitestring & Noon Fifteen

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…

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August 2019

CFCU Summer Concert Series Presents The Big Takeover

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bernie Milton Pavilion, 100 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Free
The Big Takeover

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…

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December 2019

Winter Light Festival

December 5 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Free
Prismatica light show

Downtown Ithaca's Winter Lights Festival is getting ready to make its community debut. The wondrous display of colorful prisms on and around The Ithaca Commons will be open daily, December 5 - December 15. Our 11-day festival will feature a special visit from Santa Clause, a family-fun silent disco, the ever-popular Ice Bar: an outdoor bar made entirely of ice,  and of course, the annual Chowder Cook-Off.

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