Ameribeat Festival of the Arts July 4-7. Four nights of camping and music includes shows by Max Creek, The Z3 (tribute to Frank Zappa), The Primate Fiasco. 274 Kent Road, Sterling. sterlingstage.com.
Artpark Mainstage Theater Through August 2. Concert series features Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (June 24), Buddy Guy and The Robert Randolf and the Family Band (August 1), Chick Corea & The Vigil (August 2). 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. artpark.net.
Bands on the Bricks July 12-August 9. Free Friday evening concerts at The Rochester Public Market includes Donna the Buffalo (July 12), Los Lonely Boys (July 19), Felice Brothers (July 26), Latin Night (August 2), The Sound Remains the Same (August 9). Public Market, 280 N. Union St. cityofrochester.gov/bandsonbricks.
Big Rib BBQ & Blues Fest July 11-14. Blues bands and lip-smackin' barbeque at Highland Park Festival Site. rochesterevents.com/festivals-events/big-rib-bbq-blues-fest.
Big Up 2013 August 8-10. Explore the future of music with Beats Antique, Gaudi, Chris Keating of Yeasayer, and more. Hemlock Hollow Farm, Hemlock Hollow Farm, Route 11, Claverack. thebigup.com.
Brantling Bluegrass Festival August 1-3. Channel your inner Appalachian with three days of bluegrass, camping, and more. 4015 Fish Farm Road, Sodus. brantlingbluegrass.com.
Brockport Rotary Barbeque and Music Festival June 21-23. Barbeque and blues. Northampton Park, Ogden. brockportbbqfest.com.
Budweiser Summer Stage at Tag's Through August 8. Concert series in New York's Southern Tier includes Daughtry (July 13), Motley Crue (July 23), The Beach Boys (July 26). 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats. tagstickets.com.
Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside June 28-August 31. Downtown concert series at Erie Canal Harbor, including Kem (June 29) and Bell Biv DeVoe (July 27). Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf, 95 Perry St., Buffalo. buffaloplace.com/rocks.
Camp Bisco July 11-13. Get your freak on with The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Passion Pit and more. Indian Lookout Country Club, 1142 Batter St., Mariaville Lake. campbisco.net.
Canandaigua Lake Music Festival July 12-21. Features chamber music performances in the auditorium of Finger Lakes Community College (3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua) and a variety of unconventional venues. lakemusicfestival.org.
Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center Through August 25. CMAC's line-up includes shows by LL Cool J with Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul (June 22), Gigantour 2013 with Megadeth (July 6), Fun, Tegan and Sara (July 13), Furthur (July 19), Steely Dan (July 20), Keith Urban (August 9), Ke$ha (August 25). 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. cmacevents.com.
Coors Wednesdays at Artpark Through July 17. Western New York concert series features a stellar line-up (MGMT on June 19, O.A.R. and Friends on July 10, The Flaming Lips on July 17) and cheap seats. Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. artpark.net.
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Through September 4. The venue hosts some of the summer's biggest shows, including Vans Warped Tour (July 6), Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket (July 18), Lil' Wayne (July 30), and John Mayer (August 13). 9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center. darienlake.com.
Ellicotville Summer Music Festival July 5-7. Gretchen Wilson (July 6) and Creedence Clearwater Revisted (July 7) headline the main stage on the slopes of Holiday Valley. Ellicotville. ellicottvilleny.com/summer-music-festival.
Fairport Music & Food Festival August 24. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong. Fairport. fairportmusicfestival.com.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival August 2-4. Folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshire mountains. 44 County Route 7D, Hillsdale. falconridgefolk.com.
Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack. Through August 7. Free concert series with REO Speedwagon (June 19), The Charlie Daniels Band (July 17), Gretchen Wilson (August 7). 5857 State Route 96, Farmington. fingerlakesracetrack.com.
Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival Through August 3. Chamber music concerts in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Various locations. fingerlakes-music.org.
First Niagara Tuesdays in The Park Through August 27. Western New York concert series including Chicago (June 25) and ZZ Top (August 27). 450 S Fourth St., Lewiston. artpark.net.
Gaelic Storm's Rag and Bone Workshop July 29-August 2. Celtic-rock group Gaelic Storm hosts four days of camping, classes, and music. Full Moon Resort, 1 Valley View Road, Big Indian. ragandboneworkshop.com.
Garden Vibes Concerts. Through August 14. Shows on the grounds of the George Eastman House with NRBQ (July 17) and The Ifs (August 14). 900 East Ave. eastmanhouse.org/events/music.
Gateways Music Festival August 14-18. 20th annual festival features African-American classical musicians. Various locations. gatewaysmusicfestival.org.
Geneva Music Festival Through June 22. Classical music performances in Geneva (June 21) and Canandaigua (June 22). Various locations. genevamusicfestival.com.
GrassRoots Festival July 18-21. Roots and world music acts are featured at the 23rd annual GrassRoots festival of music and dance. Trumansburg Fairgrounds, 2150 Trumansburg Road, Trumansburg. grassrootsfest.org.
Great Blue Heron Festival July 5-7. The festival's line-up includes Donna the Buffalo, The Campbell Brothers. 2361 Waits Corners Road, Sherman. greatblueheron.com.
Grove Music Festival August 3. Bands including Phoenix, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, and Gaslight Anthem rock out on two stages. Fort York Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Road, Toronto. thegrovefest.com.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival August 23-24. Free jazz festival includes a tribute to Lionel Hampton. (August 24). Center Street, Lewiston. lewistonjazz.com.
Hochstein at High Falls Through August 15. Free lunchtime concert series featuring Mambo Kings (June 27), Mikaela Davis (July 11), The Pickpockets (July 25), The Dady Brothers (August 1), Rochester Ukulele Orchestra (August 15), and others. Concerts start at 12:10 p.m. at Granite Mills Park, near Pont de Rennes Bridge, High Falls. Hochstein.org.
Jam At The Ridge Through September 19. Country music-oriented concert series and camping. Frost Ridge Campground, 8101 Conlon Road, Le Roy. frostridge.com.
Jazz on The Mountain At Blue July 5-7. Canadian jazz festival features Holly Cole (July 5), Swing Out Sister (July 6), among others. Blue Mountains, Ontario. bluemountainjazzfest.com.
Labatt Canal Concert Series June 28-August 16. Friday evening free concert series features bands including Theory of a Deadman (July 5), Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (July 26), Kellie Pickler (August 9). 35 Chestnut St., Lockport. canalconcerts.com.
Letchworth Blues and Barbeque Festival July 20. Blues bands, barbeque, and evening fireworks at Highbanks Recreation Area. 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3600.
M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest July 4-6. The largest totally free jazz festival in the Northeast. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 Westshore Manor Road, Jamesville. syracusejazzfest.com.
Moe.down August 9-11. If you dig Moe. at Party in the Park (June 20) then catch the band and others here. Snow Ridge Ski Resort, 4173 W Road, Turin. moedown.com.
Native American Dance and Music Festival July 27-28. Reconnect with Ganondagan history through live music, dances, crafts, stories, and demonstrations of Native American traditions. Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 New York 444, Victor. ganondagan.org.
New York State Blues Festival July 28. Syracuse festival of American blues. 2 S Clinton Square, Syracuse. nysbluesfest.com.
NY Country Jam July 12014. Three days of country music shows at the New York State Fairgrounds. 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. nycountryjam.com.
Ontario Barn Festival August 31. Family-friendly event features music and more. Ontario. ontariobarnvineyards.com/ontariobarnfestival.
Park Point Concert Series Through September 13. Free Friday evening shows at Park Point, 400 Park Point Drive. parkpointrochester.com.
Rochester SummerFest July 12-13. The Whispers and Lenny Williams at the Auditorium Theatre (July 12) and TGT with Kelly Rowland at Blue Cross Arena (July 13) headline this event that also includes a basketball tournament. Various locations. cityofrochester.gov/summerfest.
Saratoga Jazz Festival June 29-30. David Sanborn and Bob James, Tony Bennett, and other performers, anchor the two-day festival. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. spac.org/jazzfest.
Skaneateles Festival August 8-31. Classical-music festival celebrates its 34th season. 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. skanfest.org.
String Fling August 1-4. Three nights of camping and music includes shows by Ryan Montbleau Band, Cabinet, and MiZ. 274 Kent Road, Sterling. sterlingstage.com.
Thursday at Canalside Through August 29. Free concert series at Erie Canal Harbor including BS2 (June 27), Lotus (August 29). Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf, 95 Perry St., Buffalo. buffaloplace.com/Thursday.
Toronto Urban Roots Festival July 4-7. Four-day Fourth of July festival rocks out at Fort York. 100 Garrison Road, Toronto. torontourbanrootsfest.com.
Turning Stone Resort Casino Through October. Summer concerts include KISS (August 9), Ted Nugent (August 15). 5218 Patrick Road, Verona. turningstone.com/entertain.
Upstate Boogie 4 July 11-14. Funk it up with three days and nights of live music. Miller Hollow, 3880 Ball Road, Marion. upstateboogie.com.
Wegmans Concerts by the Shore Through August 28. Free shows at Ontario Beach Park. 4799 Lake Ave. ontariobeachentertainment.org/concert-schedule.
Windstream Party In the Park Through August 8. Thursday evening concerts at the Riverside Festival Site includes shows by John Brown's Body & The Skatalites (July 11), Great Big Sea (July 18). 148 Exchange Blvd. cityofrochester.gov/PIP.
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival June 21- 29. The 12th edition features performances by Pink Martini (June 21), David Byrne & St. Vincent (June 25), and free outdoor shows including Dr. John (June 21). Various venues in Downtown Rochester. rochesterjazz.com.