Oswego Announces Summer Concert Series at Veteran’s Stage, Brietbeck Park and Water Street Square

Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow has released the schedule for three free music series in The Port City of Central New York this summer. Free Public Music series will be held on Wednesdays at Brietbeck Park, Thursdays at Veteran’s Stage on the Oswego River, and Fridays at Water Street Square.

The Oswego Summer Concert Series has grown each and every year, drawing larger and larger crowds and new musical acts. We have an exciting lineup of bands this year, with local fan favorites and several new groups to the Oswego area.  We have exciting things happening in downtown Oswego and I hope the Summer Concert Series will draw both residents and visitors alike, to enjoy quality live music, experience downtown, our Farmer’s Market and see our beautiful waterfront.

Mayor Billy Barlow


The Sunset Concert Series at Brietbeck Park will feature Concert Bands and Jazz Bands. Music begins at 7 or 7:30pm, and is sponsored by the City of Oswego and the Oswego County Musicians Collaborative.



Free concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Veteran’s Park on the Oswego River. Concertgoers are allowed to bring chairs and coolers to Veteran’s Park. The open container ordinance is lifted for the event.

2022 Oswego Summer Concert Series Schedule

June 30th – Off the Reservation 

July 7th – The Swooners 

July 14th – The Sky Coasters 

July 21st – Tink Bennet & Tailor Made

July 28th – No Concert – Harborfest

August 4th – The DeSantis Band

August 11th – Long Time Coming 

August 18th – Billy Joel Guys – Tribute to Billy Joel 

August 25th – Menage A Soul 



Mayor Barlow also has announced the “Concerts @ the Square” schedule and lineup for Summer 2022. The concert series will be held at the Water Street Square downtown pocket park located between Water Street and West First Street in Oswego.

Before the pandemic interrupted the “Concerts @ the Square” concert series, the new pocket park was serving as a great venue for live music and other outdoor programming opportunities since we built and opened in 2019. Now, we hope to restart and grow the series, bringing more people downtown to experience our improvements and support small businesses. The concerts at Water Street Square provide a great opportunity to hear some live music from local musicians and enjoy all downtown Oswego has to offer.

Mayor Billy Barlow

Beginning in July, live music will be held in the park on Friday evenings from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. All concerts are free and open to the public. The concert area falls within the newly created “social district” in the city so alcohol purchased from nearby establishments will be permitted.


Water Street Square “Concerts @ the Square” 2022 Schedule

Friday, July 1st – Mike Shiel

Friday, July 8th – 1 Night Stand

Friday, July 15th – Double V’s

Friday, July 22nd – Domicolo-Barlow Band

Friday, August 12th – 3 of a Kind

    Friday, August 19th – Justin Blackwell Band

Friday, August 26th – Rob Auler

Limited seating is available and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs. No coolers are permitted. The Water Street Square pocket park was built in 2019 as part of the city’s downtown revitalization plan and has been host to several concerts, wedding ceremonies and other events since opening.

For additional information, please contact the City of Oswego Economic Development Office at (315) 343-3795.

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