The music scene in Syracuse, New York never quits, and this summer, Hanover Thursdays kicks off a celebration of the Hanover Square neighborhood in downtown Syracuse. The 4-week outdoor music series will feature the best in local and regional talent on stage in the heart of Hanover Square every Thursday evening in August. Concerts start at 5 pm and are free and open to the public of all ages.

After work, head to Hanover with some coworkers, friends, or family and join the party. 

Who to Expect

Featuring some of the best bands and artists in the Syracuse and greater CNY area, here’s the lineup throughout the month of August. Be sure to save the dates to your calendar! 

Thursday 8/4: Hard Promises: The Music of Tom Petty + Los Blancos 

            Genre: classic rock and blues 

Thursday 8/11: Sophistafunk + The Blacklites

            Genre: Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz

Thursday 8/18: Root Shock + Brownskin Band

            Genre: Reggae + Rhythm and Blues

Thursday 8/25: Pearly Baker's Best + The Old Main

            Genre: Grateful Dead Tribute + Folk Rock

Hanover Square Sweepstakes:

As an added bonus to the already free shows, be sure to follow Hanover Thursdays on all social media. Between July and early August, the concert series will be hosting giveaways on their Instagram, and winners will receive bundled gift cards to local restaurants and bars to use throughout the series. You can find their page on Instagram using the handle, @HanoverThursdays. Some of the gift cards include:

  • Maxwells
  • The Evergreen
  • The Fish Friar
  • Orbis
  • Eden
Stay Up to Date

Be sure to keep up to date with us by checking out our Insider Blog, and as always follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, and Youtube at @VisitSyracuse to stay up to date with other fun things to do in Onondaga County! You may even see a Hanover Giveaway on our page *hint *hint. We can’t wait to see you at Hanover Thursdays!


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