Your Finger Lakes Summer Concert Guide


Nothing says summer like concerts and live music, especially when enjoyed from a sunny deck or grassy expanse of lawn. The Finger Lakes is a one-of-a-kind place to enjoy an eclectic variety of live music and performances, all set against a serene landscape that will help you feel away from it all.

Lincoln Hill Farms

Catch a great show at one of Canandaigua’s finest family-owned farms. With a diverse lineup of performers, summer is the perfect time of year to check out this idyllic farm for great entertainment. Make a night of it and enjoy a fantastic farm-to-table meal, or check out the Lincoln Hill Farm food carts for a quick bite for whatever fits the mood of the night. 

After a fun night out at the farm, return to ultimate relaxation at Canandaigua Cobblestone Cottage Bed & Breakfast. Tucked into the charming country near Canandaigua Lake, Canandaigua Cobblestone Cottage Bed & Breakfast is an easy drive from Lincoln Hill Farms, so you can stay and dance the night away knowing a cozy landing pad is close by.  Enjoy a dip in the deep, luxurious jacuzzi tub of the Captain’s Quarter to unwind, and wake up to a gourmet breakfast on the patio before another day experiencing the best music and fun the Finger Lakes have to offer. 


Geneva Music Festival

The Geneva Music Festival’s 2022 season opens May 20th for a vibrant summer of entertainment. Featuring acts like the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Ulysses Quartet, one of the Finger Lakes most well-loved festivals is sure to delight visitors. Artists like Jinty McTavish, Rita Andrade, and Max Geissler headline a variety of eclectic performances throughout the season for anyone looking for a truly memorable night out on the town. 

Experience the charm of historic Chapman House Bed and Breakfast — an ideal headquarters for exploring all the best the Geneva Music Festival has to offer.  In addition to being close to the Geneva Music Festival, you’ll also find yourself with easy access to the region’s finest wine trails, dining, and be comfortably within walking distance to beautiful Seneca Lake. 


Skaneateles Festival

The world-class, four week music festival by Skaneateles Lake is an unmissable opportunity to get your fill of live music and unforgettable performances in some of the Finger Lake’s most unique and intimate venues. Kicking off with The Miró Quartet & David Shifrin, the night promises an elegant, interesting juxtaposition of classical and jazz compositions at the historic First Presbyterian Church. Enjoy Mozart and Shostakovich under the stars at Anyela’s Vineyards, and more throughout the festival’s summer-perfect lineup. 

For even more events and live music in the Finger Lakes, CMAC has a full schedule of concerts performances to liven up the summer. Don’t miss Point of the Bluff Vineyards, a Finger Lakes favorite, for a day enjoying their award-winning wines with a diverting round up of live music to round things out. 

Stay at The Glass Magnolia in Interlaken to take in the sights and sounds of the best summer concerts in the Finger Lakes. This 19th century historical estate has been meticulously restored to maintain the charm of its original country estate, while adding in modern, pampering luxuries to create a perfect Finger Lakes retreat. 


Tag us at @flbba on Instagram if you visit any of our favorite Finger Lakes spots! Let the Finger Lakes Bed & Breakfast Association guide you to the perfect summer concert stay. While we have highlighted a few excellent options above, FLBBA boasts a comprehensive list of independent inns across the Finger Lakes. The members of FLBBA abide by a list of high standards set by the organization, so you can confidently plan the perfect getaway today.