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It's summer music festival season in Upstate New York


Upstate New York is alive with music during the summer. Check out some of these fine festivals and plan your next day trip or outing.

ChamberFest Canandaigua, July 15-23, Canandaigua, NY  Founded in 2004ChamberFest Canandaigua (formerly Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival) is an essential part of cultural life in the Greater Rochester area and has established a regional reputation for its concerts’ innovative programming, inviting atmosphere, and musical excellence.

Shaw Festival 2023 - Shaw Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada - The word “Festival” in the name invites you to expect more than just world-class theatre. The “Festival” is always coming up with new events, new performance spaces, and new ways of engaging with you. No matter which of our shows you are coming to see, be sure to give yourself plenty of time before and after.

The 2023 Glimmerglass Festivalruns July 7-August 20, 2023 –Cooperstown, NY - The Glimmerglass Festival’s summer-long celebration of the arts features a full schedule of performances, events and discussions to round out your visit, whether you’re here for the day, weekend or summer.

Finger Lakes Opera 2023 Summer Season, Rochester, NY – July 20 – Aug 13th - Finger Lakes Opera is the premiere professional opera company in the Finger Lakes and Rochester regions.

Skaneateles Festivalruns July 26 – August 19, 2023 - Skaneateles, NY - A dynamic 4-week music festival providing intimate access to the world’s best music in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region.


Opera in the Bowl – Highland Bowl Park – August 29, 2023 – Rochester Summer Opera was founded in 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic to create free experiential learning opportunities for Eastman Voice & Opera students. RSO recreates the free “Opera Under the Stars” experience with “Opera’s Greatest Hits” performed with the RSO orchestra. Come on out. WXXI Classical will be there to greet you.