Welcome to our Music Page
Upcoming Events will be held LIVE on the Lawn!
Upcoming Events - All LIVE on the lawn!
(Subject to change, and more will be added)
4/17 - Fairy Tales found in films with Jonathan Kruk
5/2 - Annual Pete Seeger Festival
5/22 - Deni Bonet and Chris Flynn
6/19 - The Downhill Strugglers
7/24 - WMD2 Stringband
Virtual Events on Zoom
4/20 and 5/18 - Our monthly "Circle of Song"
5/8 - 5/13 - Tompkins Corners Hosts Online Masterclasses for the Albuquerque Folk Festival - stay tuned!
If you are interested in playing at TCCC, please reach out to us by phone or email.
If you have ever attended a concert in our little church, you will know what an amazing experience is to be had. The acoustics are fabulous and the venue intimate - with artists and patrons mingling after the show.
Since our first concert on the lawn with David Amram on July 25th, 2015, we have presented one music legend after another. John Cohen, the driving force behind the creation of TCCC, knew and worked with countless musicians and had a great eye for up-and-coming talent. He brought numerous artists from the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn to our little stage including Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Bill and the Belles, Anna and Elizabeth, Jim Kweskin and Somoa Wilson, Champion fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis, and The Downhill Strugglers (with John Cohen.)
“Little Nora Brown” played at TCCC when she was still “little,” and Cedric Watson - 4-time Grammy-nominated artist - performed and presented a Creole Fiddle workshop.
Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary sang to a sold-out crowd. Jay Unger and Molly Mason - one of the most celebrated folk duos on the American acoustic music scene - have graced our stage on several occasions, as have Woodstock royalty Mike and Ruthy of the Mammals. Happy Traum and The Kennedys have represented both the old and the new NYC folk scene, and we have rocked out with Professor Louie and the Crowmatix.
But we are not just about old-time and folk music!
John Abercrombie, world-renowned Jazz guitarist, shared the stage with professional local musicians, Alicia Svigals - the world’s leading Klezmer fiddle player - has played for us twice, Michele Clifton had our church ringing with her Tibetan Singing Bowls and The Tim Eriksen Trio held a sacred harp singing workshop before his performance.
We have welcomed mandolin maestro Carlo Aonzo with his Trio from Savona, Italy, The Limited Liability String Band from the British Isles, North Sea Gas from Scotland, Andes Manta from South America, and had a concert with traditional music groups from Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico called “Honorando Los Laboradores.”
And that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the wonderful local talent that has played at TCCC! Dan Einbender, Rich Bala, David Bernz and Jacob Bernz, Karen Brooks, Pat Lamanna, Rick Nestler, Rik Palieri, Roy Diggit, Karen Hinderstein, Patrick Stanfield Jones, Andy Revkin, Ernie Sites, Sarah Underhill, Lydia Adams Davis, and The Trouble Sisters. The Mississippi Travelers, A Simple Heart with Janice Hardgrove and Tim Pitt, The Kitchen Table Band, Out to Lunch, Bernstein Bard Trio, Sloan Wainwright, and Betty and the Baby Boomers. The list goes on.
On the home-front, we also produce an “Irish” show each year using local talent, have our own Tompkins Corners Ceili Band, and hold regular Cajun Jams.
Who knows what will come next? Be sure you are on the Tompkins Corner’s Mailing List to get the latest on all upcoming events!