Downtown Ithaca postpones Gunpoets’ Summer Concert Series show

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 ITHACA, NY — Due to circumstances beyond our control, Downtown Ithaca is postponing Thursday’s CFCU Summer Concert Series performance from the Gunpoets.

“We are currently working with the band and our production team on rescheduling this performance. As soon as it is finalized, we will notify the public,” says Scott Rougeau, special events director for the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, the organization which helps draft the series’ performances.

However, the concert series will continue. In lieu of this week’s postponement, the series will present a virtual concert stream featuring a collection of each of the series’ past performances in 2020. This week’s “Best of 2020 so far” stream will walk viewers through the series to date.

“Each concert will be represented in this week’s stream as we look back at some of our favorite songs, creating a super playlist,” says Rougeau.

This week’s free show will feature:
• Luke G & The Candyhearts
• Empire Kings
• Danielle Ponder
• Mijail Martinez and the Cantina Ramblers
• The Notorious String Busters
• Fall Creek Brass Band
• La Llorona
• Kitestring
• Alex Cano
• Maddy Walsh & the Blind Spots
• The Comb Down

The concert stream will begin at 6 pm Thursday, Sept. 10 at all of the links below.

Downtown Ithaca Website –

Downtown Ithaca Youtube Channel –

Facebook Live (no Facebook account required to view) –

Please like and share to help showcase this performance to help promote the concert series and all its incredible talents.  If you or someone you know wants to donate to this free, family-friendly, community event, please follow this link  

The Series’ new performances will return next week with Swamp Kids.

For additional information about the CFCU Summer Concert Series, visit



Darlene M. Wilber, communications manager
Downtown Ithaca Alliance

ABOUT THE CFCU SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The CFCU Summer Concert Series, organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance, is celebrating its 21st year of free live music programming. The Downtown Ithaca Summer Concert Series is 13 outdoor concerts held over 12 weeks in the summer and early Fall.  CFCU Community Credit Union is the keynote sponsor of this award-winning series. All concerts will take place virtually on Facebook (until further notice) starting at 6:00 pm every Thursday between July 9 – September 24, 2020. The series features a variety of musical styles, with local, regional, national, and international performing artists. 

ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN ITHACA ALLIANCE: The Ithaca Downtown Business Improvement District (IDBID), is a State of New York chartered 501c3 not-for-profit organization charged with the revitalization, development, promotion, and management of downtown Ithaca. The IDBID operates as the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA).
Downtown Ithaca is the economic, social, and cultural heart of Tompkins County. The Downtown Ithaca Business Improvement District strives to preserve and develop the central downtown core as the region’s center for banking and finance, business and professional offices, government and community services, downtown residences, and as a retail destination highlighted by specialty shops, restaurants, arts, and entertainment. Downtown serves people who live and work downtown, city and county residents, college communities, area visitors, and tourists.

ABOUT CFCU Community Credit Union: Chartered in 1953, CFCU Community Credit Union has been part of the fabric of the communities it serves for generations. CFCU Community gives back to charitable organizations through local volunteering, support, and expertise to help make our communities better places to live and work. Our vision is Transforming generations and communities. Simply. Personally. As a low income designated credit union, every day CFCU Community fulfills the credit union mission to serve the underserved. Across the communities of the Eastern Finger Lakes, CFCU Community is here to serve you.  For more information, visit CFCU Community Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.