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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Free summer events

Friday concerts

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arts Quad
The Sim Redmond Band has been making its Afro-Caribbean, roots-rock world music at home in Ithaca, as well as across the globe, for more than a decade. Sim plays guitar and supplies vocals, together with Jen Middaugh, and keyboard player Nate Richardson. Supporting them are Jordan Aceto on guitar, Dan Merwin on bass, and Asa Redmond on percussion.
Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arts Quad
Sixties cover band Radio London plays great tunes from the golden age of Top 40 radio. Featuring a tight rhythm section, sizzling instrumental solos, and shimmering harmonies, the band draws from a set list of classic British Invasion tunes, surf instrumentals, American cult classics, and other sonic surprises.
Friday, July 13, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arts Quad
MAQ comprises some of the area's best seasoned jazz and Brazilian-music musicians. Its members have toured throughout the United States and Europe, in venues from concert halls to clubs, performing everything from classic and modern jazz to Brazilian bossa and folk music.
Friday, July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arts Quad
El Rumbon delivers dance-music in the styles of salsa, mambo, plena, merengue, cumbia and, cha-cha from artists such as Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Manny Oquendo, Johnny Pacheco, and more. The band features a full rhythm section of congas, timbales, bongos, piano, and bass to hold down the classic Afro-Latin beat.
Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arts Quad
Laila Belle serves up an energetic set of country rock originals. The soulful vocals of local artist Amy Puryear are complemented by electric and steel guitar grooves provided by Jason Shegogue and Ward Puryear. Scott Nelson holds down the bass and Chris Ploss brings the drum.
Friday, August 3, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arts Quad
We're still on the Arts Quad tonight! NEO Project is a seven-piece, high-energy dance band rooted in funky R&B grooves, Afro-Cuban/Caribbean rhythms, and jazzy, bluesy rock. Its repertoire is made for dancing, with arrangements of established hits and original party grooves.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason play "The Lovers' Waltz" on the Arts Quad with Dave Davies and Harry Aceto, July 15, 2011.

Past summer concerts on the Arts Quad

  • Annie and the Hedonists, August 4, 2017
  • Not From Wisconsin, July 28, 2017
  • The Pelotones, July 21, 2017
  • Diana Leigh and the Savoy Stompers, July 14, 2017
  • The Destination, July 7, 2017
  • Stone Cold Miracle, June 30, 2017
  • Djug Django, August 5, 2016
  • The Horse Flies, July 29, 2016
  • El Rumbon, July 22, 2016
  • Radio London, July 15, 2016
  • Coracree, July 8, 2016
  • Zydeco Trail Riders, July 1, 2016
  • Ruddy Well Band, July 31, 2015
  • Mutron Warriors, July 24, 2015
  • Joe Crookston, July 17, 2015
  • Not From Wisconsin, July 10, 2015
  • Rockwood Ferry, June 26, 2015
  • Panache Quartet, August 1, 2014
  • HotFoot Club, July 25, 2014
  • El Rumbon, July 18, 2014
  • Sim Redmond Band, July 11, 2014
  • Burns and Kristy, June 27, 2014
  • Andrew and Noah Band, August 2, 2013
  • Evil City String Band, July 26, 2013
  • Rising Sign, July 19, 2013
  • GoGone, July 12, 2013
  • Hardin Burns, July 5, 2013
  • Melissa Cox and Mythica, June 28, 2013
  • The Horse Flies, August 3, 2012
  • El Rumbon, July 27, 2012
  • Radio London, July 20, 2012
  • Djug Django, July 13, 2012
  • Gumbo Ya Ya, July 6, 2012
  • Cornerstone, June 29, 2012
  • Annie and the Hedonists, August 5, 2011
  • Not from Wisconsin, July 29, 2011
  • Backtalk Band, July 22, 2011
  • Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, July 15, 2011
  • Rising Sign, July 8, 2011
  • Ikebe Shakedown, July 1, 2011
  • Thousands of One, August 6, 2010
  • Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand Band, July 30, 2010
  • Ageless Jazz Band, July 23, 2010
  • Caribe Jazz All-Stars, July 16, 2010
  • Paso Fino, July 9, 2010
  • Diana Leigh and Crazy Rhythm, July 2, 2010
  • El Rumbon, July 31, 2009
  • Traonach, July 24, 2009
  • Ithaca New Orleans Dixieland Band, July 17, 2009
  • Li'l Anne & Hot Cayenne, July 10, 2009
  • Sim Redmond Band, June 26, 2009