When Ray Brothers Barbeque opened in 2014, brothers Colin and Tucker Ray wanted to bring more than just award-winning food to their establishment. They also wanted to bring live, outdoor music.

Ray Brothers

What started out as a simple stage of plywood and pallets has transformed into a beautifully rustic venue known as The Yard Amphitheater. Holding up to 1,500 attendees, The Yard provides a fully stocked outdoor bar, a walk-up counter for ordering their mouthwatering barbeque, and nationally recognized touring acts.

With the vibe of being in one’s own backyard, The Yard Amphitheater has become one of Upstate New York’s most lively, comfortable, and fun outdoor music venues. With another great lineup of acts for this summer, it’s time to circle some dates on the calendar and get ready to grab a blanket or chair, a terrific bite to eat, a cold drink, and your dancing shoes!

2023 Lineup

  • May 29: Annual Back Yard BBQ featuring: Sophistafunk w/s/g Chris Eves & The New Normal + Mike Powell & The Echosound, Nina's Brew

  • June 3: The Frank White Experience- A tribute to The Notorious B.I.G.

  • June 17: An evening with Spafford

  • June 24: Root Shock w/s/g Adam Brooks

  • July 2: Cassidy Lynn w/s/g TBA

  • July 22: John Michael Montgomery w/s/g Blaine Holcomb

  • August 19: Ryan Montbleau Band

  • ​​August 25: Yonder Mountain String Band

  • September 3: Annual Hop Harvest Smoke Out featuring: Aaron Kamm & The One Drops, The Hunter Root Band and The Rollin' Rust


Looking to Visit?

Ray Brothers Barbeque is located at:
6474 US-20
Bouckville, NY 13310

Live Music In Madison County

No matter your taste in music, Madison County has a plethora of venues featuring artists from across the musical spectrum. During the summer months especially, Madison County provides beautiful outdoor venues where you can soak in the sounds of local, regional, and nationally recognized acts. See what’s happening across the county this summer!

Dancing under the sun and stars in Madison County. It’s In Our Nature.