Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots perform at Grassroots in 2019. The group will kick off this year's Summer Concert Series. Credit: Photo by Sam Fuller / The Ithaca Voice

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Due to unsafe air quality indexes, last week’s CFCU Summer Concert Series show, Bead N Bone, was postponed…so we’re kicking off the 2023 season with Maddy Walsh and the Blind Spots, tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Bernie Milton Pavilion!

Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots is a tenured, original, six-piece “Moxy Rock” band (their own punchy brand of danceable indie pop-rock), steered by the soaring vocals of magnetic songstress and force of nature Maddy Walsh. 

Above you will find the full 2023 Downtown Summer Concert Series lineup, featuring a wide variety of local and national acts, with some awesome bands returning this year like Fall Creek Brass Band and Sim Redmond Band! 

Concerts will take place every Thursday at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons, except for Thursday, July 20th, and run till September 14th! As always alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with valid 21+ ID. Enjoy a selection of new seasonal and summer time favorite beers provided by Saratoga Eagle and wine courtesy of Wagner Valley Vineyards. Attendees are also encouraged to stop down early and enjoy some of the many different restaurants and shopping options, located on the Commons! 

Of course all of this could not be possible without our awesome sponsors. Thank you to all our 2023 sponsors for helping make this year’s Downtown Summer Concert Series possible—CFCU, Maguire Hyundai Subaru Genesis, WSKG, Cayuga Radio Group and Cayuga Health! 

Free and fun for the whole family, this year’s lineup is something you surely don’t want to miss! For more information on the 2023 CFCU Summer Concert Series in Downtown Ithaca, please visit: