updated 8 April 2017
Freeville Music was formed on August 28, 2006 to bring information
about and recordings of local music performances to the performers and to
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Freeville, NY is located about halfway between the village of Dryden
and the city of Ithaca. Trumansburg and Cortland are not far away. We are
less than an hour from Syracuse, Binghamton, Elmira, Owego, Waverly and
Watkins Glen to name only a few places where live music might be playing.
Rumor has it that one can travel to New York City (downstate) or Buffalo
(upstate) in four hours or so, and although these rumors are unconfirmed,
I have eaten some mysteriously fresh seafood recently as well as some
dynamite chicken wings.
Freeville Music for advice on where to eat.
A usually accurate schedule of music events happening near Freeville
may be found at the
Local Open Mic's
All of these places have live music as well as regular open mic
nights. The list is in order of proximity to Freeville. Always call ahead
if you are travelling any distance as schedules are notoriously subject
Ithaca, Mondays, 8:30 pm to 10 pm, signups at 7:30 pm.
The Nines Acoustic Open Mic,
Ithaca, every Sunday, 9 pm until midnight. Hosted by Ken Shea.
Signups starts at 8:45 pm sharp.
Ithaca, every Tuesday, 9pm.
Performers will be allotted 3 songs or a maximum of 15 minutes on stage.
Classical Music Festivals,
Cortland, occasional small festivals at the Blue Frog in Cortland and
as part of other events
(sponsored in part by the Central New York Arts Coalition).
The Ithaca Festival
A celebration of the Ithaca area's talent, starting with the parade and continuing with
three days of performances by local bands, dancers, martial artists, jugglers and
magicians. It's free, but you can show your support by buying a $5 Ithaca Festival
Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance,
Trumansburg, a moderately large, but friendly festival with a wide variety
of music and dance from all over the world and including local groups.
Sign up on Friday for the band contest held on Saturday morning.
Other Live Local Music Sites and Small Venues
- information about and recordings of live music in and around
Canaan Music Home
- It's got a lot! Find out about performances, festivals and jams.
Unreal City Productions,
Cortland, providing booking, promoting, recording and other resources to
- Folksmith featuring a
selection of local performer/songwriters.
Maxie's Supper Club, Ithaca (It's also a place to eat fresh
Open Mic - Websites
The Nines Acoustic Open Mic Recordings
- Recorded and edited using
Audacity, a free and open source program for Mac, Linux and Windows.
Folk Alley Openmic
- A streaming radio station out of Kent
State. Also a place to upload your recording.
- A nationwide list of open mics.
(the Hotel Utah in San Francisco is highly recommended)
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Freeville Music is Jerry Codner and Patty McNally
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