CFCU Summer Concert Series Takes to the Virtual Stage

CFCU Summer Concert Series is coming back in 2020 taking to the virtual stage. The concert series will start on July 9 and runs every week  until September 24. The concert series will include big names like Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, Terrapin Station, and The Gunpoets.  

This will be the CFCU Summer Concert Series’s 21st annual free concert series in Downtown Ithaca, NY. The concert series is organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and CFCU Community Credit Union is the keynote sponsor. The Ithaca Downtown Business Improvement District (IDBID) operates as The Downtown Ithaca Alliance. It is a 01c3 not-for-profit organization charged with the revitalization, development, promotion, and management of downtown Ithaca. 

The concert series will kick off with Luke G & the Candyhearts on July 9. The series will than host: Empire Kings, Mr. McBean, Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People, Notorious String Busters : Mijail Martínez & The Cantina Ramblers, Fall Creek Brass Band, Terrapin Station, Alex Cano, Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots, The Comb Down, Gunpoets, Swamp Kids, and then wrap things up with Kevin Kinsella on September 24.

The concerts are usually held at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons; however, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shows will appear virtually on Downtown Ithaca’s Facebook page until further notice. The series will feature a variety of musical styles, with local, regional, national, and international performing artists and will start at 6:00 pm every Thursday.

For more information about the CFCU Summer Concert Series and other Downtown Ithaca summer events, visit or check out Downtown Ithaca’s Facebook Event Page. To listen to a selection of music from this year’s performers, check out our 2020 Summer Concert Series Playlist on Spotify.

The 2020 CFCU Summer Concert Series Schedule and lineup: 

July 9    Luke G & the Candyhearts

July 16  Empire Kings: Mr. McBean

July 23  Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People

July 30  Notorious String Busters : Mijail Martínez & The Cantina Ramblers 

Aug. 6  Fall Creek Brass Band

Aug. 13 Terrapin Station

Aug. 20 Alex Cano

Aug. 27 Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots

Sept. 3  The Comb Down

Sept. 10 Gunpoets

Sept. 17 Swamp Kids

Sept. 24 Kevin Kinsella

Check out this stream and more through our series NY Stream and Support, where you’ll discover artists around the Empire State streaming nightly, and ways to support musicians and charitable groups close to home!

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