• By Jessica Reynolds
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Singer/songwriter James Mercer — the driving force behind indie pop-rock group The Shins — may not know exactly where Ommegang Brewery is, but he’s excited to perform there Saturday, he said.

  • By Jessica Reynolds

COOPERSTOWN — Show No. 1 of opening weekend for Brewery Ommegang's 2017 Summer Concert Series was a piece of CAKE, so it's on to the next — Old Crow Medicine Show, who will perform Sunday at 7 p.m.

  • By Jessica Reynolds

Brewery Ommegang near Cooperstown will kick off its 2017 Summer Series this weekend with a blend of alternative rock and Americana, and old friends.

  • By Zach Vaccaro

Looking for something fun to do Memorial Day weekend?

  • By Michelle Barbero

Local musicians, artists, and other members of the community will come together June 2 through June 4 to celebrate the 40th annual Ithaca Music and Arts Festival.

  • By Shelly Ingraham

Although it gathered national attention in 2012 when Forbes named it one of “America’s Friendliest Cities,” thinking of Hamilton, New York, might not immediately bring to mind images of a bustling arts scene.

  • By Kirsten Nunez

It’s official, people. Festival season is upon us and we are so stoked. After all, few things are better than good tunes with good people. But when you’re trying to eat well, a festival can mess with your flow.

  • By Mark Boshnack

Sometimes a new band releases an album that could fool listeners into thinking they were listening to an old pro.

  • By Alex Sader

With a sound straight from the islands, John Brown’s Body has played a pivotal role in the American roots reggae scene.

  • By Allison Collins

Generations of American rock fans can enjoy a great time for an even greater cause when Daughtry and special guest Night Ranger take to the stage at this year’s 15th annual Hospice Celebrity Party, being held Wednesday, June 28, at the Sixth Ward Booster Club Field in Oneonta.

  • By Taylor Peterson

One of the pure joys of spring and summer is being able to see your favorite bands perform outside in the mild breeze, under the hot sun and, later, the bright moon.

Making a list of 20 favorite albums would be a walk in the park. Making a list of just five is like choosing a favorite child.

  • By Chad Ritchko

Festival season is upon us once more, and you cannot be apart of the fun unless you’re in the know. It’s the time of year you can spend your weekend living freely in a pop-up city filled with music and art. It’s for friendships, new and old. It’s for moments to be ingrained in memories forev…

With six major music venues within driving distance, area concert-lovers have a bevy of options to boogie down to this summer

  • By Jessica Reynolds

Ommegang organizers discuss the 2017 Summer Concert Series

  • Zach Vaccaro

For electronic dance music fans, Christmas is coming early again this year in the form of the second Minus Zero Music Festival on April 7 and 8.

  • By Jessica Reynolds

Indie pop-rock group The Shins will perform at Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown this summer, according to a recent announcement by Dan Smalls Presents.

The ever-energetic Busta Rhymes will be hitting up Turning Stone this month, according to a Monday media release from the venue.

In between stops in Boston and Houston this spring, Alaskan rockers Portugal. The Man will swing by Albany's Palace Theatre, the venue announced this week.

Next week is the first year of Catskill Chills new venue. Josh Cohen with The Catskill Chill dropped some knowledge on us as thick as bass lines bumping through Camp Minglewood. Here are all the reasons you need to join in and dance the Summer 16 blues away:

  • By Zach Vaccaro

This weekend, Aug. 25-28, Black Light Productions Bungalow Bash will collaborate with the local Wizfest at Edgewood Mountain in Laurens to bring to you, BungaWiz Music Festival.

  • By Zach Vaccaro

On August 5th and 6th, Pretty Lights live band lead by Derek Vincent Smith produced an amazing display of light and sound to electronic music fans from all over the country at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion in Gilford NH.

  • By Zach Vaccaro

Pretty Lights Live is about to hit the East Coast hard. 

  • By Zach Vaccaro

The Peach Festival will returns to the slopes Aug. 11-14 at Montage Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the fifth year in a row with a lineup sure to impress. 

  • By Zach Vaccaro

Firefly is known by festivalgoers from all over the country as one of the biggest and the best.

  • By Chad Ritchko

With jam-band favorite The String Cheese Incident set to play at Brewery Ommegang on Friday, July 8, Kyle Hollingsworth, founding member and organist, shared his insights on brews, beats and politics in an exclusive interview with The Scene:

  • By Valerie Strutton

I am a country girl. While I was born in Reno, I spent the majority of my life in the Midwest listening to the great country music legends Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Cash and the always-amazing Dolly Parton.

Firefly Music Festival is back for its fifth year, June 16-19, at the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware.

  • By Zach Vaccaro

The future is now.  Moogfest, which is Durham N.C.’s premiere electronic culture and music festival, proved it. 

Spring is in the air, as the weather blossoms and outdoor fun fills our minds, it’s time to shake the winter blues at Mountain Jam once more! This year’s lineup is oozing talent – Beck, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, Train playing Led Zeppelin II, Thievery Corporatio…

  • By Zach Vaccaro

Moogfest  2016 kicks off the summer in the streets of Durham, NC to celebrate the present and future of electronic music culture, technology, and art.

In its inaugural year, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival opened up the festival season March 4-6 at Lake Okeechobee in South Florida.

The String Cheese Incident will bring their summer tour to Cooperstown in a July 8 show at Brewery Ommegang with openers Twiddle. 

  • Article and Photos by Austin Gould

Seeing TAUK and Umphrey’s McGee under the same, beautiful, Palace Theatre roof was something to behold. TAUK is well on its way to becoming one of the top jam bands in the scene today. With the support of bands such as Umphrey’s McGee, the sky is the limit. Umphrey’s has built some tremendou…

  • By Shelby Condon

On Saturday, Jan. 30, local band Space Carnival lit up the stage at The Oneonta Theatre with a little help from its friends, SUNY Oneonta student-formed band Boketto, and Brooklyn electric jam band Teddy Midnight. 

Local Americana band Esquela will mark the release of its third album, “Canis Majoris,” with a release party on Feb. 20 at the B Side Ballroom in Oneonta. 

Americana folk/rock duo Rough and Lovely will perform at the Autumn Cafe in Oneonta at 9 p.m. Thursday. 

  • By Kelly Miller

Walking into The B Side is like walking into the bar from "Cheers" — it's a place where everyone knows your name. I decided to take a night to enjoy one of my favorite bands The Mopar Cams (with front-man Mark Pawkett on lead guitar and vocals along with Pete Piscitelli on bass and Emmet Roz…

  • By Shelby Condon

On Jan. 9, the extremely talented Tim Reynolds of TR3 (better known for his genius work with Dave Matthews Band) helped ring in the New Year in the quiet town of Cohoes, N.Y., at the Cohoes Music Hall.

From rockin' to refined, there are a host of ways to ring in the new year at local night spots. Here are just a few of the events planned in the area for New Year's Eve: 

Roots Brewing Company will present an evening of original jazz at 8 p.m. Saturday, featuring The John Davey Trio. The trio is composer and bassist John Davey, guitarist Joe Siracusa, and drummer Joe Tokarowski. 

The Voices of Cooperstown will present their annual Christmas concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown. Handel's "Messiah" will be performed by the group, with Dan Foster conducting. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available at the Coo…

Disc Jam Presents has announced the dates for the sixth annual installment of Disc Jam Music Festival, according to a media release. 

  • Ashok Malhotra

Once there lived a woman, who was 95 years old. She was very shrewd, alert and wise. This wise woman had 50 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She loved each one of them dearly. One day all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren had come to visit her. They were excited because she …

Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright will return to 6 On The Square at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Paintings by McDonough artist Tom Gorman are on display at 6 On The Square in Oxford through Feb. 28. An opening reception for the exhibit will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Light refreshments will be served.

Friends of Music will present the VOCI Chamber Singers of SUNY Oneonta with conductor Tim Newton for its annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Stamford United Methodist Church on 88 Main St. in Stamford. This holiday concert is free of charge.

The Open Eye Theatre in Margaretville will present “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at 2 p.m. Dec. 12, 19, 20 and 27. 

Indie songstress Lauren Mettler will give a holiday-themed performance at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Earlville Opera House as part of the village’s winter celebration. 

“Stars of the December Night,” the Horned Dorset Inn’s final dinner concert for 2015, will unite three of the most popular artists from the series launched three years ago to benefit the inn’s new artist residency program affiliate, according to a media release.