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.

Lake Placid Sinfonietta
Location: PO Box 1303, Lake Placid, New York
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Songs at Mirror Lake
Location: Mids Park, Main St, Lake Placid, New York
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Upper Jay Art Center
Location: 12198 Route 9N, Upper Jay, New York
Phone: (518) 946-6074
Tahawus Center
Location: 14234 Main St, Au Sable Forks, New York
Phone: (646) 734-7151
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Location: 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid, New York
Phone: (518) 523-2512

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Wayne Failing & Friend Well known to the vibrant Lake Placid music scene as either a soloist or in a duo with long-time musician friends John Doan, George Bailey or Duane Gould, Wayne Failing has been uplifting...

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Join us for Live Music every Friday from 7pm-10pm! 
Live Music with Junior Thompson. Junior Thompson was born on the beautiful Island of Jamaica, in the Caribbean, where he grew up for most of his life. He started playing music professionally along the North Coast...
Tim Wechgalaer is a Saratoga Springs local who specializes in Acoustic Folk Rock. Find out more about Tim at www.twecmusic.com or come see him for yourself at The Taste Bistro!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

The cross-cultural musical sparks will fly and the jams will sizzle when these artists meet and trade licks on stage. Bluegrass and tamburitza music are two dazzling, virtuosic string ensemble traditions with deep...

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Beat & Verse. Monthly Open Mic. An open mic for the writing crowd. Got poems? Stories? Songs? We want it all! Rotating local hosts will read your work if you're not ready yet. $5 suggested donation. Adirondack...

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Hillie Bills With velvety, haunting vocals and the grit and aftermath of a forgotten Americana, Hillie Bills combines the traditional sounds of Country and Western classics with the intimate sensitivity of a Woodstock...

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Join us for live music with Mike Shepard! Michael B. Shepard is a singer /songwriter, and troubadour, a local folk musician who lives in Lake Placid, New York and works as a professor of Nursing at North Country...
Ryan Clark is a musician based in upstate New York. He released his first original EP titled Take a Chance in November and is currently touring regionally. His passion for music drives him to create original content....

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Our 2019 lineup is set! All shows are 7-9 p.m. at Mid's Park in downtown Lake Placid. Tuesday, July 2: Roots Night with David Bromberg Quintet Tuesday, July 9: Cuban Jazz Night with Orquesta Akokán Tuesday, July...

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Join the Lake Placid Sinfonietta for a concert that has the best view in town!  Bring your own seating to enjoy these “concerts-with-a-view” in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Children’s dancing is encouraged! If...

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Members of the Big Boss Sausage have performed in almost every state in the nation at venues ranging from stadiums to gas stations. Their live shows are exhilarating and engaging. The band is known for their sometimes...
Live at 77 presents National Recording Artist George Collichio. George is a favorite at the Mirror Lake Inn, playing his unique brand of new age jazz guitar with incredible style and finesse. If you haven’t had a chance...

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the first of its’ six Symphony Series concerts at 7:30 PM at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts under the direction of conductor Kynan Johns. Tickets are available online and at the...

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

For over 20 years, Tim Dumas has been making children and adults laugh throughout the United States and Canada. All of Tim's performances are fun filled, high energy magic and comedy! Watch as the children become the...

Friday, July 12th, 2019

A singer/songwriter from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Northern New Jersey, Maribyrd plays acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, and loves singing harmonies.  For more information, check out her website, and...
A spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the...

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents “Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Mozart And Arriaga (the ‘Spanish’ Mozart)” at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 14 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts under the direction of conductor Kynan Johns...

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

DINO-HUNTER SAFARI is loaded with magic, bubble-play, outlandish sound effects, eccentric props and enough fun to inspire curiosity and delight the most academic fuddy-duddy. Do you love Dinosaurs? Professor...

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Quantum physics meets social ties as choreographer Rebecca Kelly explores complicated relationships between particles and persons. A frequent theme in Rebecca Kelly’s ballets is relationships.  This season includes...

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents “Put on a Happy Face,” Stuart Malina conducting, at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 21 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Selections designed to make you smile from the “Bohemian...

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Scott Sileo Following detours through New York and as far west as Houston, TX, Scott Sileo is back in Lake Placid with original music and American favorites. Join us at Dancing Bears Restaurant every Thursday for...

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Live music with Taylor LaValley! Taylor LaValley plays a mix of covers and originals in a styles reaching from country to alternative. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Taylor grew up with musicians for parents and...

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents “The Force Unleashed” with Stuart Malina conducting,   at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 29 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.  Works that explode with energy, from Ibert’s “...

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

"An awesome and hilarious live magic show!" - PBS Kids What’s truly amazing, as magician Max Darwin works miracles during the show, is not only what happens on stage but also what happens in the audience. The enchanted...

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents “Beethoven, Barber and Friends” at 7:30 PM on Sunday, August 4 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Peter Rubardt conducting. Soprano Halley Gilbert returns to the Lake Placid...

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the last of its’ Summer Symphony Series concerts on Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 PM the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Peter Rubardt conducting. Titled “Lyricism Sublime,”  Mozart’s...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Concert by the Faculty of the Lake Placid Institute Chamber Music Seminar 

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Concert by the faculty of the Lake Placid Institute Chamber Music Seminar

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

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Lake Placid Film Festival 2019… has big plans!  The Adirondack Film Society is proud to announce the 2019 Lake Placid Film Festival, which will be held from October 23 – 27, 2019 in Lake Placid, New York. This year...

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

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