Festival artistic directorLinda Chesis saw Cooperstown as an ideal location for a music festival. The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival began with three events in 1999, and has since offered the region more than 100 performances, from classical to contemporary, jazz to bluegrass, and cabaret to kids’ concerts.
The Festival has featured: Midori, Hank Jones, the American String Quartet, the Tokyo String Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, John Pizzarelli, Bill Charlap, Hilary Kole, Simone Dinnerstein, and Mark O’Connor.
Festival concerts have been featured on APM’s Performance Today, America's most popular classical music radio program, with more than 1.3 million weekly listeners. Concert highlights also can be heard on WCNY, WMHT, and WSKG.
For a complete list of festival artists, upcoming concerts, and to purchase tickets, please visit our website!
We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not.
July - August
Known as baseball’s birthplace, but home to so much more, Cooperstown is a place where legends roam hallowed halls, swing away on diamonds, and take to the stage under a canopy of stars. The historic village boasts a vibrant arts scene, excellent local food and beverage options, luxury accommodations, and, of course, more baseball than you can shake a bat at.