Free Concerts on the Commons



The CFCU Summer Concert Series is made possible by our amazing sponsors! 


Thursday Evenings on the Commons

Summers in downtown are simply the best way to relax and unwind, especially Thursday evenings at the 2018 CFCU Summer Concert Series that kicks off June 21st 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 21st – September 6th (with the July 18th concert moving to Wednesday evening and a special Saturday afternoon show on August 18th at 1 pm!

Local and national acts perform music in genres including jazz, blues, reggae, folk, hip hop, country, bluegrass, rock, and more.

The concerts are all ages, so bring the whole family! And, stick around for dinner and enjoy the Downtown Ithaca evening nightlife.

Our bar will offer beer from Seneca Beverage, wine from Wagner Vineyards, and sodas for purchase throughout the concerts.

New this year, The Range will host any evening concerts impacted by significant weather.

July 18th Performance by Taj Weekes & Adowa is on a Wednesday evening.

August 18th Performance by East Hill Classic Jazz Band is on a Saturday at 1PM in Dewitt Park.

CFCU Summer Concerts Coming Up:

No summer concerts scheduled at this time. See all events


The Beer Garden

Enjoy a selection of new seasonal and summer time favorite beers provided by Seneca Beverage Company and wine courtesy of Wagner Valley Vineyards. The beer garden is open for the duration of each concert. The CFCU Community Credit Union (CFCU) returning as title sponsor of the award-winning CFCU Summer Concert Series will be continuing their support of the United Way through a fundraiser with exciting prizes.

Concertgoers can buy a reusable cup for $1, with 100% of the proceeds going to the United Way. Each time you have your cup filled at our bar throughout the concert series, you will be entered in a raffle to win two tickets to the Cayuga Sound music festival, courtesy of DSP Shows!


Directions & Parking

Attendees can park in the Green, Seneca, and Cayuga Street garages($1/hr.) and walk to the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons. The garages are equipped with accessible parking and elevators. Street parking is also available and free in the evenings AFTER 6:00pm during the week.

For additional downtown parking information, click here.

Don’t want to drive? See TCAT bus routes and schedules here. 


Interested in Performing?


Click on the button below to submit a performer application and let us know you're interested in performing at the 2019 Summer Concert Series.

Performer Application