Chenango County Blues Festival. The 16th annual festival takes place Aug. 17 and 18 and includes music, food, crafts, and children’s activities. Chenango County Fairgrounds, West Main Street, Norwich. (607) 336-2787, www.chenangobluesfest.org. Advance, $15; at the gate, $20; under 18, free.
Main Stage artists:
Aug. 15: Black Fuel. 7:15 p.m.
Aug. 16: George Kilby Band, noon; Nora Jean Bruso, 1:20 p.m.; Eric Lindell, 3:40 p.m.; Sonny Landreth, 6:10 p.m.; Blues Harmonica Blowout, 8:30 p.m.
Acoustic Stage artists:
Aug. 16: Band to be announced, 2:30 p.m.; Cephas and Wiggins, 5 p.m.; Samuel James, 7:30 p.m.
Chenango Summer Music Fest. Saturday, June 21, at the Village Green, Hamilton (rain location: Palace Theatre, 19 Utica St., Hamilton.) 228-7645. Free. See Times Table Picks on page 21 for more information.
Chenango Players, 9 a.m.; The Story of Babar, 9:40 a.m.; Tapestry, 10:15 a.m.; Thistle Seeds/Chenango Players, 10:45 a.m.; Family Drum Experience, 11:15 a.m.; OV Dixieland Band, 12:30 p.m.; Merry Mischief, 1:45 p.m.; Chenango Players, 6:30 p.m.; Do-La, 6:30 p.m.
Chicken Wing Fest. Takes place Aug. 15 and 16 at the Inner Harbor, West Kirkpatrick and Van Renssalaer streets. Friday features Benny Mardones, The Undesirables and Kane. Saturday rocks out with Whiskey Mae, The Reissues, Dead Rose and Under the Gun. Call 472-9111 for times and tickets.
Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Musicians from the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra will perform a series of concerts in Branchport, Penn Yan and Montour Falls. Tickets cost $15; students, $5; $75 for six to be used in any combination. 536-0383 or www.fingerlakes-music.org.
June 20: Vaughan Williams’ Fantasy Quintet, Rolla’s Divertimento and Brahms’ String Quartet. 8 p.m. Hunt Country Vineyards, 4021 Italy Hill Road, Branchport.
July 6: Old-Fashioned American Picnic. Hunt Country Vineyards. Picnic at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m.
July 13: Beethoven’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Brahms’ Horn Trio. 7:30 p.m. Norton Chapel, Keuka College, 141 Central Ave., Keuka Park.
July 18: Music for harp, viola and flute by Ravel, Debussy and Ibert. 8 p.m. Penn Yan First Baptist Church, 224 Main St., Penn Yan.
July 19: Music for harp, viola and flute by Ravel, Debussy and Ibert. 7:30 p.m. Episcopal Church, Montour Falls.
July 26: To be announced. 8 p.m. Hunt Country Vineyards.
Aug. 3: Cesar Franck and Mozart Quintets. 7:30 p.m. Norton Chapel.
Madrid Bluegrass River Festival. Located at Madrid Municipal Park, 1857 Route 345, Madrid (east of Ogdensburg), this festival, taking place June 27 to 29, is marking its 18th year. Camping, fireworks and 5K, 10K or half-marathon runs are other events of the weekend. Tickets: $6, Friday; $15, Saturday; $10, Sunday; $25, all-weekend pass. 322-4641 or web.northnet.org/madridbluegrassfest/. Acts include Old Barn Boys, Spare Change, Delaney Brothers, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys and Diamond Someday.
Old Songs Festival. Altamont Fairgrounds, Route 146, Altamont. Running June 27 to 29, the 28th annual celebration of acoustic music on eight stages includes an artisan court and food. For all-festival, camping and day tickets, call (518) 765-2815 or visit www.oldsongs.org. Entertainers include: Dan Duggan, Groovemama, Si Kahn, Morrison Brothers, The Puppet People, Matthew Wojcik and Andrew and Noah Van Norstrand.
Old Tyme Fiddlers Association Fiddlin’s Fun Festival. Roberson Museum and Science Center, 30 Front St., Binghamton. Presented by the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame and Museum. 245-0551; www.fiddlinsfun.org. Performances, workshops and a jam tent are all available from 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. Tickets cost $5 each; $15 per family. Performers include Phil Shapiro and Carrie Shore, John Kirk, Tom Hodgson and Hope Grietzer.
Reggae Festival for Climate Protection. (888) 746-0186; www.reggaeforclimateprotection.com. This new festival takes place July 26, noon to midnight, at Rostropovich Amphitheater, Gelston Castle Estate, Galina Lane, Mohawk. Live bands, international food and culture, sports and games, and a green festival.
Schroeppel Songwriters Series. 695-2801. The series takes place at Henley Park, State Street, Phoenix, Mondays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28, Aug. 4, 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Sterling Stage Spring Fling. Sterling Stage Kampitheater, 274 Kent Road, Sterling. (323) 644-0429. Camp under the stars and listen to beautiful folk music at the perfect summer venue. $60/advance; $75/gate.
July 3: The Acoustic Assassins, 8 p.m.
July 4: Kevin MacConkey, noon.;Jamie Notarthomas, 2 p.m.; William Nicholson, 3:10 p.m.; Blue Sky Mission Club, 4:10 p.m.; Positive Mental Trip, 5:10 p.m.; The Family Dawgs, 6 p.m.; Hot Day At The Zoo, 8 p.m.; Jatoba, 9:10 p.m.; Boris Garcia, 10 p.m.; Free Grass Union, 11:30 p.m.; Mike Smith and the Grassholes, 1 a.m.
July 5: Boots’n Shorts, 11 a.m.; Second Class Citizens, noon; Larry Hoyt & the Goode, 1:10 p.m.; Cabinet, 2 p.m.; Dam Dog, 3:10 p.m.; Dana Monteith & the Flying Jays, 4 p.m.; Acoustic Assassins, 5:10 p.m.; Gordon Stone Band, 6 p.m.; Appalachian Still, 7:10 p.m.;Jazz Mandolin Project, 8 p.m.; Painted Blue, 9:10 p.m.; Jazz Mandolin Project, 10 p.m.; Hot Day At The Zoo, 11:30 p.m.; The Happy Dog, 1 a.m.
Sunday July 6:Love Volcanoes, 2 p.m.
Summer Stage at Tag’s. 2679 State, Route 352. Big Flats. Located just east of Elmira, about two hours southwest of Syracuse, the venue caters mostly to the country and classic-rock crowd. Ticket information is available at (800) 650-TAGS or www.tagstickets.com .
June 21: Dierks Bentley. 8 p.m. $29.75; $44.75.
July 12: Get the Led Out: Led Zeppelin Tribute. 8 p.m. $17; $27.
Aug. 1: Boston; Styx. 7:30 p.m. $39.75; $49.75; $54.75.
Aug. 22: Ted Nugent; Nazareth. 8 p.m. $29.75; $39.75; $44.75.
Sept. 19: Lynyrd Skynyrd; Foghat. 8 p.m. $39.75; $49.75; $54.75.
Summer Jamboree 2008. (585) 232-1900; www.rochesterevents.com. Gates open at 3 p.m. on July 12, show starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $47/door; $42/advance. The Levon Helm Band; Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz, John Molo; Phil Lesh & Friends.
Sylvan Beach Village Park. Country music on Wednesdays, 7 p.m., at the village’s bandstand. Free. 762-4844.
July 9: Matt Chase and Thunder Canyon.
July 16: Moss Back Mule Band.
July 23, Aug. 20: Julie Crawford.
July 30: Cassidy Lynn and Skyline.
Aug. 6: T.J. Sacco.
Aug. 13: Kyote.
Times Union Center. Albany. Take the Thruway east to Exit 24 to I-787 to Madison Avenue/Port of Albany exit. Turn right at third light, and left on Market Street. Tickets at the arena’s box office, (518) 487-2100; Ticketmaster, 472-0700; or at www.pepsiarena.com. The 12-year-old arena has an adaptable seating capacity from 6,000 to 17,500 and averages 156 concerts, family shows and sporting events per year.
Aug. 20: Neil Diamond. 8 p.m. $54; $84; $119.
Oct. 30: Celtic Thunder. 8 p.m. $36.50; $46.50; $56.50.