2022 NEW State Street Live Music Series

State Street Live 2022
State Street Live 2022

The City of Auburn Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce a new music series will be launched in the month of August to debut the City's new downtown State Street Public Plaza located at 1-7 State Street.  Every Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm will feature music on the new plaza with the following bands scheduled:

  • Wednesday, August 3 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. State Street Event Plaza Concert with Nuclear Ukelele
  • Wednesday, August 10 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. State Street Event Plaza Concert with music by Jim VanArsdale & Connie Patti 
  • Wednesday, August 17 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. State Street Event Plaza Concert with Tommy & Vinny the Jukebox Duo 
  • Wednesday, August 24 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. State Street Event Plaza Concert with Sydney Irving 
  • Wednesday, August 31 at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. State Street Event Plaza Concert with Honky Tonk Hindooz

Visit downtown on Wednesday evenings this August and check out Auburn's newest public plaza. For more information on the State Street Live Music Series contact Kim Bauso at the City of Auburn Department of Parks & Recreation by phone at 315-255-4737 or email kbauso@auburnny.gov.

About the State Street Public Plaza...

Centrally located in downtown Auburn, the State Street Public Plaza project redeveloped the site of the former Kalet’s Department Store into a public space. Improvements included filling the site, installation of pavement treatments, retaining walls, ornamental piers, electrical service, lighting and ground outlets, storm utility work, landscaping and site amenities. This project was identified as a priority project in round 3 of the New York State, Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).  

The total cost of the State Street Public Plaza project was $1.4 million and was funded through the following sources:

  • $ 1 million – NYS DOS grant from the Auburn Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI)
  • $ 400,000 – City of Auburn Bond Ordinance #1 of 2020
  • $ 171,114 - Grant funding from the Emerson Foundation

The City of Auburn's Department of Planning and Economic Development has scheduled a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony for this latest Downtown Revitalization Initiative project that will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 3 p.m..