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Summer Sounds: Discover Orleans County’s Live Music Scene

Orleans County is a haven for music lovers, offering a diverse and vibrant live music scene throughout the summer months and year round. From weekly concerts to annual festivals, there's something to suit every musical taste. Grab your lawn chair, pack a picnic, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of sounds at these fantastic events.

Yates Community Library Concert Series set between the library and picturesque Johnson Creek

Weekly Concert Series:


Yates Community Library’s Concerts on the Lawn 

Mondays at 7 PM in July and 6:30 PM in August

Free Admission

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Johnson's Creek, this series features everything from concert bands to Motown and folk rock and even calypso! It's a great family-friendly event where you can relax on the lawn with a blanket and enjoy the music.


OONA Summer Concerts at the Orleans County Marine Park

Tuesdays at 6 PM

$2 Admission, $5/Family, Free to members, sponsors and seasonal dock renters

Experience the unique setting of Point Breeze on the Oak Orchard River. Boaters can dock right at the park and enjoy the evening concerts, complete with on-site food and beverage options. This series runs from late June through July with rain dates in August.

OONA Summer Concert Series at the Orleans County Marine Park in Point Breeze
Albion Summer Concert Series


Village of Albion Concerts in Bullard Park

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Free Admission

A diverse mix of jazz, fusion, blues, and rock n’ roll awaits you at Bullard Park. Food trucks and concessions make this a convenient and enjoyable mid-week family outing. New park features include a basketball court and splash pad.


Blue Thursdays at State Street Park, Medina

Thursdays at 6 PM

Free Admission

Dedicated to blues music, this canalside series features some of Western New York’s best blues musicians. Enjoy seven nights of soul-stirring music with food and adult beverages available on-site.

Blue Thursdays at State Street Park, Medina along the Erie Canal
Boat or cycle in to Holley's Summer Concert Series on the Erie Canal on Friday nights


The Village of Holley’s Concerts at the Gazebo on the Erie Canal

Fridays at 6 PM

Free Admission

End your week with classic rock, blues, and country cover bands at Holley Canal Park. Watch the boats go by and enjoy the charming canal-side setting every Friday evening in July and August.

Annual Live Music Events:

Holley June Fest

Kick off the summer season at the Holley Canal Park on June 3 with a full day of festivities, including live music, food trucks, children’s activities, and a cardboard boat regatta. This family-friendly event is a perfect start to the summer.

Albion Strawberry Festival

Celebrate the strawberry harvest in downtown Albion with live music, a giant parade, food courts, and arts and craft vendors. This festival, held in early June, offers something for everyone and is a beloved local tradition.

Albion Purple Eagles Marching Band performs in the Annual Strawberry Festival Parade
Kendall Firemen's Field Days

Lyndonville 4th of July Celebration

Enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in Western New York, along with a parade, arts & crafts show, live music, and the Lions Club Chicken BBQ. A quintessential Fourth of July celebration.


Kendall Fire Department Field Days

This two-day festival in July features a firemen’s parade, tractor pulls, cornhole tournament, live music, fireworks, and more. It’s a lively community event with plenty of entertainment.


Orleans County 4-H Fair

A staple of summer fun, the 4-H Fair in July offers rides, games, delicious fair food, and free entertainment. It's a great way to enjoy the agricultural heritage of Orleans County all while taking in the sounds of local talent.

Albion Summer Festival

Rock the Park in early August at Bullard Park to support the Rebuild Bullard Park initiative. This festival features food, drinks, and two days of rockin’ bands, making it a must-attend event for music fans.

Albion Summer Fest at Bullard Park in August

Monthly Concert Series

Hoag Library Music Series

Hoag Library Music Series
Saturdays at noon
Free Admission

Enjoy eclectic performances at the Hoag Library in Albion. This series runs throughout the year and includes a variety of genres, with highlights like the Ukulele Orchestra. Perfect for a midday musical treat.

Several of these concert series and events are made possible with funds from the statewide community regrant program and administered locally by GO Art!

Orleans County’s live music scene is thriving, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy performances in scenic, relaxing locations. Whether you're a fan of jazz, blues, rock, or something in between, there's a concert waiting for you. Don't miss out on these amazing musical experiences this summer!

This program is supported by a grant awarded to Greater Niagara Region by New York State's Empire State Development and I Love NY Division of Tourism.

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