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Experience Skaneateles: Music

BrookFarmJFMcYou don’t really need a reason to come to Skaneateles beyond the natural beauty of the Lake and its surroundings, the shops, the myriad eateries, and so much more. But if you did need a reason - and that reason is music - you will find several opportunities to fulfill your desire.

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In August:

♪   Band concerts in Clift Park at the Gazebo: bring a chair or blanket and relax to the patriotic, marching band, pop, show tunes, or light classical scores of the evening. These concerts are free, every Friday at 7:00pm!
-For more information: contact the Chamber of Commerce at (315) 685-0552

♪   Skaneateles Festival: experience chamber music at it’s finest, at times with a bit of “avante-garde and jazz influenced works” from premier artists around the world.

  • This year, violinist, Hilary Hahn will be returning for encore performances on August 16th and 17th
  •     A single concert admission begins at $22 depending on date and seating area. All Family Fest concerts, Open Rehearsals, Musical Happy Hours, and Master Classes are free and open to the public. Ticket packages are available.
  •     When? These concerts are held Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at varying venues beginning August 13 – September 5
  •     For more information contact the Skaneateles Festival office at (315) 685-7418, or visit the Festival's website at

♪   The Sherwood Inn: enjoy the various musicians performing each Sunday in August.

  •     No cover charge
  •     26 West Genesee Street
  •     When? Sundays, 4 to 7 PM
  •     For more information contact either (315) 685-3405 or (800) 374-3796, or visit The Sherwood's website at

♪   The Blue Water Grill: Saxophonist John Spillett and pianist Andrew Carroll perform jazz and pop standards for your dining/listening pleasure.

♪   Lake House Pub: stop by for Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday evening performances!

  •      No cover charge
  •      6 West Genesee Street
  •      When? Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
  •      For more information contact the Pub at (315) 554-8194 or visit their website at
From now until September:

♪   If it’s musical theater you’re looking for, you’ll find the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and it’s sister venue, Auburn Public Theatre, just minutes away in Auburn. Ticket prices vary depending on date, time, age and location.

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Box Office

  •      Located at Emerson Park Route 38A, Auburn
  •      For more information contact the Box Office at (315) 255-1785 or visit their website at

Auburn Public Theatre

  •      Located at 108 Genesee Street, Auburn
  •      For more information contact the Box Office at (315) 253-6669 or visit their website at