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June 2019

CFCU Summer Concert Series Presents August First

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bernie Milton Pavilion, 100 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Free
August First

August First is a New England based project creating their own unique take on stringed music through their originals and covers, while celebrating the many musical incarnations of Jerry Garcia. The band is made up of frontwoman Nicole D’Amico’s powerful vocals and banjo, guitarist Rick Schiffman and outstanding multi-instrumentalist, Brian Young. This band describes their unique style they have coined as “Blues-Grassicana.” August First makes its first impression with its eclectic instrumental lineup of banjolele, ukulele, banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonica,…

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July 2019

CFCU Summer Concert Series Presents Empire Kings

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bernie Milton Pavilion, 100 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
Free
Empire Kings

Empire Kings is a Hip-Hop group based in Ithaca N.Y. The artist's include Ave Mack, Dj Cdz Nutz, Shido, and Izzy B. The group takes pride in being a clear illustration of hip-hop culture from music to art. They describe their versatile music as songs about current events in our broken world that make you want to dance. Their performances feature the classic two turntables and a microphone. This performance will begin with the creation of a live painting on…

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CFCU Summer Concert Series Presents El Rumbon

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bernie Milton Pavilion, 100 N. Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
free
El Rumbon

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…

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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week

July 22 - July 26
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Downtown Ithaca Employee Appreciation Week is a week when we honor downtown's exceptional employees.  Throughout the week there are all sorts of great deals, treats, and fun things for downtown employees to do culminating in the wildly popular and deceptively competitive Office Worker Olympics.  Teams are already practicing their rubber band archery and paperclip chains as you read this!   Downtown Employee Discount Cards Enjoy perks of working downtown like special deals for working and shopping Downtown!  Downtown business employees…

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2019 Weekend Summer Sale

July 25 - July 28
Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
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Mark your calendars! Set a smartphone reminder! Downtown Ithaca’s Weekend Summer Sale is coming up Thursday, July 26th through Sunday, July 29th. Refresh your summer style with summer closeout apparel and accessories. Score some great deals on artists’ seconds inside galleries and gift shops. Not sure where to park, valet your car at the Hilton Garden Inn or Ithaca Marriott and they’ll take care of it for you. Participating Shops and Special Summer Savings: Coming Soon!  

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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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First Friday Gallery Night

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

One event on January 12, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance welcomes you to Gallery Night Ithaca, a walkable tour of art openings and other special cultural events in and around downtown Ithaca, New York taking place from 5:00-8:00 PM on the first Friday of every month. With upwards of twenty venues to visit to explore each month, there is sure to be something that will catch your eye, whether you're a seasoned collector or a first-time browser. Are you a venue, curator, or artist interested in…

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CFCU Presents Rose and the Bros. and Janet Batch

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

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.

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CFCU 2019 Summer Concert Series

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 12, 2019

Downtown Ithaca, 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, 14850 United States
Free
Summer Concert Series

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…

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