Outdoor Summer Concert Schedules in the Adirondacks

17 Jun Outdoor Summer Concert Schedules in the Adirondacks

Communities throughout the Adirondacks are encouraging residents and visitors to attend the region’s outdoor summer concerts. Hosted at a variety of venues throughout the season, these concerts offer unique musical experiences throughout the Adirondacks.

The musical events are free and open to the public with a diverse range of musical styles scheduled. Additionally, most concerts in the region are located at waterfront venues, presenting the opportunity for boaters to take part. The concerts often take place during the late afternoon and early evening, offering an opportunity to enjoy area sunsets over both mountains and water. Attendees are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets as they enjoy the shows.

The concerts offer numerous benefits for musicians, residents, and visitors alike. Local musicians have the chance to perform live, enhancing their exposure and experience. Community members enjoy an enriched quality of life through these musical events, and travelers get to immerse themselves in the local culture, making their visit even more memorable.

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism encourages visitors and residents to take advantage of these offerings. Sydney Aveson, communications coordinator at ROOST, says, “These concerts are a wonderful way to celebrate summer and bring our community together. The area’s cultural offerings really enhance resident and visitor experiences within local communities. For two glorious months, there’s free outdoor music somewhere in the Adirondack region nearly every day of the week, which is the perfect opportunity to meet up with friends, have a picnic, relax, and enjoy the area’s communities.” 

  • Wilmington: Enjoy tunes at the Wilmington Town Beach, also known as Lake Everest, on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. The Wilmington Mountain Music Festival is taking place on July 27 from 2-11 p.m. at Wilmington Ball Park. 
  • Lake Placid: The Songs at Mirror Lake music series will take place at Mid’s Park on Main Street every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., starting July 2. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta also offers the Park Series at Mid’s Park on Wednesdays in July and August at 7 p.m. There will also be a show on Thursday, July 4.
  • Saranac Lake: Experience Music on the Green at Riverside Park’s bandshell by Lake Flower on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Don’t miss the Northern Current Community Music Festival on September 21 from 12-9:30 p.m., starting July 3.
  • Tupper Lake: The Summer Sunset Series at Flanders Park features music every Monday and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., starting July 4, on the shores of Raquette Pond.
  • Long Lake: Music by the Lake at Long Lake Town Beach on Fridays from 6-8 p.m.
  • Inlet: The Inlet Concert Series takes place at Arrowhead Lakefront on Saturday nights. Starting on July 4, the concerts run from 7 to 9 p.m. in July and from 6 to 8 p.m. in August.
  • Indian Lake: Music in the Park on Saturdays at 7 p.m. on select dates: August 24, September 7, and September 28.
  • Speculator: Music on the Point concerts begin in July on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Osborne Point, adjacent to the Speculator Public Beach.
  • Westport: The Ballard Park Summer Concert Series begins on July 11. It features concerts every Thursday at 7 p.m. and offers stunning views of Lake Champlain.
  • Schroon Lake: Celebrate 50 years of live music at the 1936 bandstand overlooking the lake multiple days a week from 7-9 p.m. In the event of rain, shows will be at the Boathouse Theater. For more information, visit schroonlakearts.com.
  • Crown Point: The Music in the Park concert series will be held at Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Ticonderoga: Starting July 9, the Ticonderoga Festival Guild will present its summer concert series on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion.

The Adirondack region hosts a variety of events that feature live outdoor music, in addition to scheduled community concerts. Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks occur on the third Thursday of June, July, August, and September from 5-7:30 p.m., with musicians playing throughout the village. Local farmers markets also often include live music, creating a lively atmosphere for shoppers. A schedule of farmers markets across the Adirondacks can be found at AdirondackHarvest.com

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism is the destination marketing and management organization for Hamilton and Essex counties, along with the communities of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake, all located within the Adirondacks in New York state.

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