• 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.

The Cherry Branch Gallery in Cherry Valley will present a large, group exhibition of work by artists and artisans whose pieces have been selected specifically for gift-giving during the holiday season.

The Shire Pub and Restaurant in Delhi will host a variety of shows and events in December: 

The first reading in a new venue for nonprofit arts and events in Delhi, called Bushel, will be held this Saturday, according to a media release.

New York bluegrass band The Feinberg Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bainbridge Town Hall Theater. 

More Art Space in Oneonta will present its second annual Holiday Boutique, with a grand opening event from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20.

The Roxbury Arts Group will host its second annual Follies fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The benefit will feature song, dance, magic and other performances, and will include raffle items donated by local businesses. 

Music on the Delaware will present the duo Loren and Mark at the Walton Theatre on Saturday. The 7:30 concert will be preceded by an open jam session at 6:30 on the second floor of the theater.

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer in Cooperstown, has released the full details of its ever-expanding summer schedule. 

Oneonta folk duo Polish Moses will perform from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Green Earth in Oneonta. 

The husband-and-wife team of Simone Mantellassi and Zena Gurbo, partner curators of Oneonta gallery More Art Space, will exhibit their work in a joint show at the MURAL Gallery in Hobart beginning Saturday and continuing through Dec. 20. 

The State University College at Oneonta will present “‘Off The Wall: Objects of Art, a Retrospective,” featuring works by Larry Engel, opening Monday and on display through Dec. 18, in the college’s Martin-Mullen Art Gallery.

On Saturday, two artists exploring the range of emotions that can be conveyed through photographs will bring their work to the Earlville Galleries. 

The Roxbury Arts Group will celebrate the opening of “Small Works” with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit features works sized 12-by-12-inches or smaller, priced at $300 or less. Artwork can be taken home the day it is purchased.

The Word & Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center will open its last exhibit of 2015, "Messages," by Schenevus artist Katharine Kreisher, with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

On Saturday, the West Kortright Centre will present the final concert of its 40th Anniversary All-Stars Series featuring a cappella gospel group the Fairfield Four. 

Free tickets are available for a Nov. 13 concert by country music hitmaker Joe Nichols at SUNY Cobleskill.