Find so many free music concerts all across Otsego County this summer – here are listings for the events we’ve received to date so you can plan your musical weeks in advance. Be sure to check community websites for specifics or any last-minute changes that may come along.
Look, too, for our Summer 2022 publication – “A Visitor’s Guide to the Good Life in Cooperstown and Oneonta” – available free from locations throughout the region and online at allotsego.com. There you’ll find plenty of ideas for fun destinations, dining, and shopping all around our region.
Cooperstown Community Band
All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
July 12: Glimmerglass State Park
July 19: St. Johnsville
July 22: Village Library
July 26: Schuyler Lake
August 2: Lakefront Park, Cooperstown
August 9: Glimmerglass State Park
August 16: Schuyler Lake
Tuesday evening Lakefront Concert Series
Concerts begin Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the bandstand in Lakefront Park. Presented in partnership by the Village of Cooperstown, Live Music Cooperstown, and the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce.
July 12: Charlie and the Roomers (soul, blues, swing, and New Orleans funk)
July 19: Panther Creek (Cajun, zydeco, and Louisiana creole)
July 26: The Driftwoods (country, not country, classics, pedal steel)
August 2: Cooperstown Community Band
August 9: Stoddard Hollow String Band (Appalachian mountain music)
August 16: Jerry Dee and the Dovetones (early jazz, swing, classic rock, early soul, and ska)
August 23: Bourbon and Branch (indie and alternative rock)
BEACH CONCERT – 7 p.m. Bring out your lawnchair to enjoy a concert by the Cooperstown Community Band. Also on hand will be the Cherry Valley-Springfield class of 2023 hosting a bake sale. Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Co. Rd. 31, Cooperstown. 607-547-8662 or visit www.facebook.com/GlimmerglassStatePark/
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series presents the Cooperstown Community Band, featuring local musicians performing everything from marches to showtunes, more. Bring chairs, picnic and relax in Lakefront Park, Cooperstown.
Hundreds of local folks and visitors listened to the Community Concert Band, directed by Julie Solomon, performed “Stars & Stripes Forever” this evening in Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park, with Otsego Lake as a backdrop. Fireworks followed to rousing applause. With fireworks last evening in Oneonta, and parades there and in Springfield Center, this evening’s activities signalled the end of this year’s Fourth of July celebration. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
COMMUNITY GATHERING – 2 p.m. Preview Civil War reenactment at Hyde Hall. Meet re-enactor Ted Shuart, Captain of 125th New York Infantry. Learn what to expect in Civil War-era encampment of soldiers, wearing authentic uniforms, drilling, performing maneuvers, singing period songs! Free, open to public. Woodside Hall, 1 Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-0600, ext 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Woodside.Hall/
NETWORKING – 5:30 – 8 p.m. Night of networking, cocktails, snacks. Meet people, benefit your business. The Autumn Cafe, 244 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-6845 or visit www.facebook.com/DestinationOneonta/
FAMILY PROGRAM – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. NYS K-9 unit demonstrates care, training of police dogs & how they help fight crime, assist in other duties. Cooperstown Village Library. 607-547-8344 or visit www.facebook.com/VillageLibraryOfCooperstown/
OPEN HOUSE – 5 – 7 p.m. Meet new doctor Lia Briggs M.D., tour doctors office, see renovations, enjoy refreshments, meet new people. Hoffman Family Medicine, 50 Dietz St., Suite M, Oneonta. 607-643-4045 or visit www.facebook.com/HoffmanFamilyMedicine/
CONCERT – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Community Band celebrates 157 years performing patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes, dixieland, more. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-5256 or visit richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/
SOLAR PRESENTATION – 6 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about Community Solar with Southern Tier Solar Works. Bushel, 84 Main St., Delhi. Call 607-873-9220 or visit www.facebook.com/STSWNY/
KLEZMER CONCERT – 5 p.m. The Big Galute Klezmer ensemble presents a dazzling variety of music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands. The Pavillion, Glimmerglass Festival Campus, 7300 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call (607)547-2255 or visit glimmerglass.org
HEALTH SCREENING – 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free mammograms and pelvic exams for the uninsured and under-insured. Morris Fire Department, 117 East Main St., Morris. Call 1-888-345-0225
LAKEFRONT CONCERT – 7 p.m. Cooperstown Community Band celebrates 156 years of patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes, dixieland, jazz, themes and other favorites. Bandstand in the Lakefront Park, Cooperstown. richcooperstown.org/lakefront-concert-series/
CONCERT – 5 p.m. Come enjoy food and refreshments by the Cooperstown Rotary club. The concert by the Cooperstown Community Band starts at 8 p.m. and is followed by the Independence Day fireworks at Dusk. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown.
FIREWORKS – 6 p.m. View the Fourth of July Fireworks, enjoy free ice cream donated by Stewarts, live music, and lawn games for the kids. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the garden. Suggested donation $5 per person/$20 per family. Children 14 and under, free. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. otsegolandtrust.org or call (607)547-2236