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On July 30, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band with special guest Emmylou Harris will perform at CMAC for a 7 p.m. show. This marks the ninth stop along Lovett’s current string of summer dates scheduled to kick off in Jacksonville, OR, on June 30 and wrap up in Vienna, VA, on Aug. 12. Lovett is widely touring the northwest at present with Robert Earl Keen. Harris will release her Grammy Award-winning album Wrecking Ball on vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day April 16, 2016. Prior to joining Lovett, she is slated to appear at Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, CA, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. Throughout their careers, Lovett and Harris have collaborated on the songs “Walk Through the Bottomland,” “She’s Leaving Me Because She Really Wants To” and “L.A. County.” Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25, at noon through Ticketmaster.
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This June 8 Death Cab For Cutie will play CMAC before heading south to headline the Sloss Music Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. Marking the indie band’s only stop in New York state besides an appearance at Governors Ball, Death Cab shares the bill with electronic Scottish band CHVRCHES and special guest Portland, Oregon’s Pure Bathing Culture at the Finger Lakes venue.
On July 12, folk legend Bob Dylan and his band with gospel powerhouse Mavis Staples will perform at the Canandaigua amphitheater, after holding concerts at the Artpark near Buffalo on June 30 and Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on July 8. Dylan will spend much of April touring throughout Japan, before returning to the U.S. for a string of summer dates; Mavis is supporting her recent release, Livin’ On A High Note.
The Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show Revue with Dawes will make its only stop in the Empire State during this collaborative tour at CMAC on Friday, July 22. The Firewatcher’s Daughter singer is booked to perform at Madison Square Garden with the Avett Brothers next month and will play during this year’s Hunter Mountain Jam in June. California’s own Americana breakout Dawes is still touring in support of 2015’s All Of Your Favorite Bands, while OCMS continues performing fan favorites from their catalog of music, including the Grammy Award-winning Remedy.
British guitar legend Jeff Beck and American blues icon Buddy Guy will share the outdoor stage on July 29. The two have teamed up for a limited summer run, including several additional New York and New Jersey dates at major arenas like Madison Square Garden, before capping off the tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Aug. 10. In late August, San Francisco rock band Train with special guest Platinum recording artist Andy Grammer known for popular hits like “Keep Your Head Up” are scheduled to perform at the lakeside venue.
Tickets for all upcoming dates are on sale now.
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The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes is scheduled for CMAC on Aug. 4. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Feb. 19. Haynes led the orchestral tribute to the late Grateful Dead icon during the summers of 2013 and 2014, and he returns this year for seven shows across the country that includes one additional stop in New York State at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Aug. 6.
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Ray Lamontagne with special guest the Arcs (Dan Auerbach’s side project) will play CMAC on July 23. Tickets go on sale March 4 at 10 a.m. Lamontagne‘s latest tour makes stops in Philadelphia, Port Chester, NY, New York City and the Newport Folk Festival before performing in Canandaigua.
The Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center recently announced several summer shows, including Weezer, Ellie Goulding and Kenny Chesney. On Monday, the outdoor concert venue added Keith Urban and Yanni to the lineup.
Australian country rocker Keith Urban will stop in Canandaigua on June 24, before playing at Syracuse’s Lakeview Amphitheater on Aug. 25 and at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 19. Urban is touring in support of his forthcoming album, Ripcord, and will bring along special guests Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris for most of the 50-city tour.
News of Urban’s ninth album dropped when the song “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” released last June followed by “Break On Me” in October; the lead-off single became his 19th number-one hit. Urban is currently reprising his role as a vocal judge on the final season of American Idol. An official drop date for Ripcord has not been announced yet.
On Jan. 29, the Greek-American instrumentalist known as Yanni will release his 18th studio album, Sensuous Chill. The forthcoming album’s first single, “Desert Soul,” debuted on YouTube last December; the 17-track record took the new-age musician five years to create.
Yanni’s North American tour kicks off Feb. 2 in Sarasota, Florida, and in addition to CMAC, Yanni will also perform at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, two nights at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and one date at Albany’s Place Theater in late July.
Tickets for both Canandaigua events go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
CMAC Upcoming 2016 Events:
6/4 – Jackson Browne
6/10 – Kenny Chesney
6/8 – Death Cab for Cutie and CHVRCHES w/Pure Bathing Culture
6/14 – Ellie Goulding
6/24 – Keith Urban w/Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris
6/25 – Weezer w/Panic! At The Disco
7/12 – Bob Dylan and his Band w/Mavis Staples
7/16 – Yanni
7/22 – The Old Crow Medicine Show and Brandi Carlile Revue w/Dawes
7/23 – Ray LaMontagne w/The Arcs
7/29 – Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy
7/30 – Lyle Lovett and his Large Band w/Emmylou Harris
8/4 – Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration w/Warren Haynes
8/24 – Train w/Andy Grammer
9/3 – Weird Al Yankovic