CNY Music Venues

Looking for concert information or upcoming events at local venues? Here's a listing of some of the best concert facilities in Syracuse and Central New York.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que ( 246 W. Willow St.)

The Dinosaur marries great food with the best in local and national blues acts. Offering music seven days a week, it's often standing room only at this popular downtown spot. The Dinosaur recently announced the opening of a second floor, which will bring even more music to this popular local spot. The Dinosaur also has locations in Rochester and Harlem.

Center for the Arts (72 S. Main St., Homer)

The mission of the Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Central New York by engaging them in a broad offering of arts education and entertainment that preserves and enriches the local culture, and to steward a historically significant building.

Earlville Opera House (East Main St., Earlville)

The Earlville Opera House was founded in 1970 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization promoting the arts in a rural region of central New York by offering programs of cultural, educational, and historical significance; and preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the Earlville Opera House, an unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.

The John H. Mulroy Civic Center has two theaters, the Crouse Hinds Theatre, which seats 2,100 and the Carrier Theatre, with 428 seats. For smaller events, the Bevard Studio can set 150 people This venue is home to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and offers Syracuse an excellent venue for a variety of events, including plays, musicals, and national recording acts.

Kellish Hill Farm (3192 Pompey Center Rd)

A haven for bluegrass lovers offering a weekly Sunday bluegrass jam and dinner, plus additional special events. On Sunday, a potluck supper is served around 5 p.m. Everyone and all types of traditional music are welcome. Suggested donation is $2.00 to cover expenses and a dish to pass for the supper.

The Lost Horizon (5853 Thompson Rd.)

Back in the day, this club was the place for live music in Syracuse and in April 2008, the club reopened with the mission of reviving its great tradition. The Lost Horizon features indie music and local artists weekly.

Palace Theatre (2384 James St.)

Home to the Syracuse International Film Festival , the recently renovated Palace Theatre offers art films, concerts, and other special events.

The Redhouse Arts Center (201 S. West St.)

Opened in July 2004, Redhouse offers a showcase for new works in theater, film, visual art, and music. The center can also be booked for private events.

Stanley Center for the Arts (261 Genesee St., Utica)

A regional arts service organization dedicated to building a better way of living through the arts in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison counties.. Click here for a schedule of upcoming events. 

State Theatre of Ithaca (27 State St., Ithaca)

Originally opened in December 1928, this proud venue is host to a wide variety of cultural events. Click here for a schedule of upcoming events. 
Summer Stage at Tags (Big Flats, N.Y.)

While this is a bit a a drive, Summer Stage at Tags offers some great national acts and is a great place to enjoy a summer evening. Check their Web site frequently as this summer's lineup begins to take shape.

War Memorial at Oncenter (515 Montgomery St.)

Home to the Syracuse Crunch, the War Memorial has hosted concerts from numerous national artists. The facility has a seating capacity of 7,000. Click here for a schedule of upcoming events.

Westcott Community Center (826 Euclid Ave.)

The Westcott CC is a true community center, offering programs for people of all ages. The center also hosts a variety of music acts as part of the Folkus Project.

Westcott Theater (524 Westcott St.)

Formerly the Westcott Cinema, the Westcott Theater has been completely renovated and is now one of Syracuse's top music venues. Offering a showcase for independent and up-and-coming artists, the Westcott seats 700.



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