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Steuben Is Music For The Soul

Ever notice how music can change your mood? How you don’t just hear it, but feel it, too? From the physical vibrations to the way it can touch your soul.

Music is, at once, a very personal experience. Yet it can also be one of the most remarkable things to share with others. Especially a live performance.

GlassFest Concert 2022 courtesy Matt Ziegler
GlassFest Concert 2022 courtesy Matt Ziegler

We get how important music can be. How it can make you feel understood. Or less alone. How some songs seem like they were written just for you. How they can connect you to memories, to emotions, to yourself, and to each other.

GlassFest Concert Drone Shot courtesy Luke Petrinec
GlassFest Concert Drone Shot courtesy Luke Petrinec

“There’s no better way to take advantage of the Rochester-area summer than with a glass of FLX wine
and some of the region’s finest musicians. . . . Point of the Bluff Vineyards in Hammondsport for an evening
of dancing and imbibing.” - Emmarae Stein, Rochester City Newspaper

Concert at Point of the Bluff Vineyards
Concert at Point of the Bluff Vineyards

In recent years, Steuben has not so quietly been establishing itself as a great place to find and experience music. During summer and fall, in particular, you can enjoy an abundance of live musical performances happening throughout the county.

From Grammy-winners and international sensations in concert at Point of the Bluff’s Pavilion to local artists and regional favorites playing smaller venues like craft breweries and wineries.

Steuben Brewing Patio Live Music courtesy Cagwin Photography
Steuben Brewing Patio Live Music courtesy Cagwin Photography

“The distillery has ample room inside, on the deck, and out on the lawn. They often have food trucks and live music, so it’s an all-around great spot to hang out and enjoy a drink – or a few. And yes, they are also dog-friendly.” - Danielle Benjamin, Wanderlust on a Budget

Music In The Park courtesy Hammondsport Chamber
Music In The Park courtesy Hammondsport Chamber

From free summertime music in the park in several of our communities to more formal performances by the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. 

From fiddle players reimagining the tunes of Southern Appalachia at Farm Markets to the elegant string sounds of chamber music at world-class museums. 

From annual ethnic events featuring the traditional music and dance of various cultures ranging from Native Nations to India. Steuben is Music!

GlassFest Concert
GlassFest Concert courtesy Cagwin Photography

Music in the Park 

A fun and family-friendly series of summer concerts are held every Thursday (weather permitting) during July & August from 6-8pm in Hammondsport’s Village Square.

Of course, other communities throughout Steuben also have free music, like Corning’s Music in the Square most Thursdays during July and August held in Centerway Square. Bath has its own Music in the Park every Wednesday in July from 5:30-7:30pm in Pulteney Park.

Fiddlers
Fiddlers courtesy The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

Music Galore!

In addition to the weekly free concerts in most town squares, there are a number of other concerts at breweries, wineries, and other music venues to popular annual events featuring all sorts of music.

Just a few of the venues in Steuben featuring live music:

  • The Rockwell Museum (Music on the Terrace)
  • Steuben Brewing
  • Finger Lakes Beer Company
  • The Switzerland Inn
  • Krooked Tusker Distilling
  • Keg & Barrel
  • Moe-Town Music Venue
Live Music courtesy of The Rockwell Museum
Live Music courtesy of The Rockwell Museum

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