Ithaca Blog

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Big Weekend of Pre-GrassRoots Festival Music in Ithaca

One might think there'd be a dearth of music in town before the Festival, but this is unso.

Thursday 7/10, reggae legends Morgan Heritage are at Castaways, at 9:30.

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Friday 7/11, the Irish ensemble Traonach plays at Felicia's happy hour, 5:30 - 8 pm.

It's an all alt-country eve at the Lost Dog, with Steve Gollnick, the Urban Horse Thieves, The Black-Eyed Susies, and the Chicken Tractor. 8 pm.

Sim Redmond Band has a CD release party at Castaways, with IY opening, 9:30.

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Saturday 7/12: Johnny Dowd is at the Chapter House. We have seen the showtime posted as 8 pm, and also as 10 pm. We tend to think 10, but the bar's number is 277-9782.

Chicken Tractor resurfaces at Castaways, with the Macgillicuddies this time. 9 pm.

Gadje plays gypsy music at the ABC, 10 pm.

Tarbox Ramblers at the Rongo in T-burg, 10 pm.

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Sunday 7/13: Kevin Kinsella at Felicia's, 7 pm.

The Sillanpaa Family, from Scandinavia, plays bluegrass and American country, quite well. At Bound For Glory at Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell. Free admission, and live broadcast on WVBR. First set, 8:30.

have fun -
Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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