Live Music

Experience Lake Placid's Summer Music Scene

Lake Placid is alive with the sound of music, and this summr's scene is hotter than ever!

During the long summer days, locals and visitors alike flock to bars, restaurants, and concert venues to enjoy an eclectic array of musical offerings that includes rock, bluegrass, blues, and concerto. The musicians are as diverse as the music they play, and it's not uncommon to see a local, national, and international act in the same weekend in Lake Placid.

There are weekly open mics, free concerts in Mid's Park, and plenty of music-themed events on tap this summer. Be sure to check out the complete Calendar of Events to learn more.

Songs at Mirror Lake
Location: Mids Park, Main St, Lake Placid, New York
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Lake Placid Sinfonietta
Location: PO Box 1303, Lake Placid, New York
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Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Location: 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 523-2512
Tahawus Center
Location: 14234 Main St, Au Sable Forks, New York
Phone: (646) 734-7151

Friday, April 27th, 2018

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“A Perfect Film for the Moment,” IN BETWEEN Celebrates “Female Power and Solidarity” and Personifies the #MeToo Movement In Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud’s feature debut, being screened Apr. 27-28 by the Adk...

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Joyce DiDonato will star in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Massenet’s Cendrillon. "Glorious," raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. "Her...

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Doan Look Now at Big Slide on May 3rd. It's also Pizza & Pint Night at the bar! Don't miss your chance at hearing these sweet tunes!
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Unravel the “Old Hollywood Mud Season Murder Mystery: A Participatory Whodunit,” Thursday, May 3rd, at LPCA—A Special Spring Fundraiser for the Adirondack Film Society LAKE PLACID, NY — Put on your deerstalker cap and...

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

15 years after the Apocalypse, five men still manage to survive. Their ultimate quest is to find other survivors. Their way to salvation is a most astounding machine. In this spare-parts world, they creatively compete...

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Perhaps more than any other artist, van Gogh's life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning...

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love...

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

On the second Sunday of every month, at 4:00 PM, we host a themed story & craft hour. All children (especially children at heart) are welcome! Our storyteller reads to the curious listeners and then guides them...

Friday, May 18th, 2018

"Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail." -Downbeat Praised by the New York Times as "a singer with a strong and luscious...

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful...

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

North Pole, NY is an upcoming feature-length documentary about Santa's Workshop, one of the very first theme parks in the U.S. Battling against a changing economy, the digital world, and a con-man who tries to steal...

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Bring your own seating to enjoy these “concerts-with-a-view” in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere (Children’s dancing is encouraged!).  If it is below 65 or raining, the concert moves to St. Agnes Church, a nearby...

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

We open the season with a concert all about the number 3, also known as the triad, heaven earth and waters and the Holy Trinity. In this concert, we explore both the meaning literally and figuratively with three pieces...

Monday, July 9th, 2018

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents a LPS Pro Musica performance of chamber music at 8:00 PM at the Keene Valley Congregational Church, featuring pianist Navah Perlman, cellist Jia Kim and violinist Areta Zhulla.  The...

Friday, July 13th, 2018

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta makes its first appearance in Long Lake Friday, July 13 at 7 PM at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main St., Long Lake, NY.   The concert is sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation...

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents “Fantastical Things” at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 15 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. A concert of things that go bump in the night, creatures of fantasy and fables all brought...

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents an Adirondack Series concert at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, NY at 7 PM, sponsored by the Tannery Pond Community Center.  The program will include John William’s...

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

A free Lake Placid Sinfonietta Free Community concert at 7PM at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake.  The concert is sponsored by Community Bank with additional support from the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce...

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

We celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary American icon Leonard Bernstein’s with this concert that, at its heart, is his rarely performed nocturne Halil for Flute Percussion and Orchestra.  Also featured are his...

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Once a year, Whiteface dusts off its lederhosen, fires up the oompah band and enjoys a tall mug of German beer. Oktoberfest is a weekend-long celebration of Bavarian culture, with authentic music, dancing, food and beer...

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