Thursday, June 20, 2024

Check out this list of summer concerts happening in communities around the Adirondacks

People listen to a lakefront concert

Ah, the summer concerts. Sitting on a blanket, or dancing barefoot in a park or other grassy setting, enjoying the company of those around you. As several towns around the Adirondack region are gearing up for the summer season, many have announced their summer outdoor concert series so you can plan ahead. See below for a roundup of Adirondack-area outdoor concerts.

people sit on grass listening to concert

LCR Westport, Summer 2023: Ballard Park. Photo provided by ROOST.

Special thanks to the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) for providing information on many of the series on this list:

  • Lake Placid: The Songs at Mirror Lake music series will take place at Mid’s Park on Main Street every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., starting July 2. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta also offers the Park Series at Mid’s Park on Wednesdays in July and August at 7 p.m., and there will also be a show on July 4.
  • Saranac Lake: Experience Music on the Green at Riverside Park’s bandshell by Lake Flower on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. starting July 3. The Northern Current Community Music Festival is set for September 21 from noon to 9:30 p.m.
  • Tupper Lake: The Summer Sunset Series at Flanders Park features music every Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., starting July 4, on the shores of Raquette Pond.
  • Long Lake: Music by the Lake at Long Lake Town Beach on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Inlet: The Inlet Concert Series takes place at the Arrowhead Park Lakefront on Saturday nights. Starting on July 4, the concerts run from 7 to 9 p.m. in July and from 6 to 8 p.m. in August.
  • Indian Lake: Music in the Park on Saturdays at 7 p.m. on select dates: August 24, September 7, and September 28.
  • Speculator: Music on the Point concerts begin in July on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Osborne Point, adjacent to the Speculator Public Beach.
  • Westport: The Ballard Park Summer Concert Series begins on July 6 (concerts will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on this day). The series features concerts every Thursday at 7 p.m. and offers stunning views of Lake Champlain. More information including a schedule of performers here.
  • Wilmington: Enjoy tunes at the Wilmington Town Beach, also known as Lake Everest, on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The Wilmington Mountain Music Festival is taking place on July 27 from 2 to 11 p.m. at Wilmington Ballpark.
  • Schroon Lake: Celebrate 50 years of live music at the 1936 bandstand overlooking the lake multiple days a week from 7 to 9 p.m. In the event of rain, shows will be at the Boathouse Theater.
  • Crown Point: The Music in the Park concert series will be held at Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Ticonderoga: Starting July 9, the Ticonderoga Festival Guild will present its summer concert series on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion.
  • Blue Mountain Lake: The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Weekend Series concerts, Tuesdays@theAC, the ADK Lakes Theatre Festival.
  • Hague: This summer’s Music in the Park line-up is available here. All shows will be two hours long. Inclement weather location is the Hague Community Center.
  • Old Forge: Sunday evening concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront in July and August. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Summer lineup (subject to change): Thursday, July 4: Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble & Fireworks, Music starts at 7:30 pm followed by fireworks; July 7: Joe Bolton Band, Alisha Carstens Band & Mallory Road Music starts at 6 pm; July 14: Joe Angerosa “Elvis Show”; July 21: Easy Money; July 28: Mallory Road; August 4: Double Barrel Blues Band; August 11: Gwen & Jim Tracy Band; August 18: Dave McCarthy & the Very Deep; August 25: Axton Landing; September 1: Music, Fireworks & Car Raffle. Click here to keep tabs on any updates to the schedule.
  • Caroga Lake: Caroga Arts Collective to host the 13th annual Caroga Lake Music Festival in July and August. The festival will feature 150 artists from around the world for 40 events, the majority taking place at Sherman’s Park located on the shore of West Caroga Lake. Click here to view the 2024 season schedule.

Photo at top: Songs at Mirror Lake. Photo provided by ROOST.

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One Response

  1. Randy Fredlund says:

    I believe you’ve overlooked a great venue way down south in Caroga Lake.

    The Caroga Lake Music Festival hosts a myriad of musical styles performed by fabulous artists.

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