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The participating organizations and their website information are listed below the calendar listings. We hope that you will enjoy this calendar and take advantage of the exciting programs our colleagues have to offer that you might otherwise not be aware of.

Saturday, November 30

Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Mike Powell

With a vintage voice and a chest full of hauntingly heartfelt songs, prolific storyteller Mike Powell is the underground messenger of blue-collar soul

Tickets: $20 Advance

Unity Hall – 7:30 PM

Open House/ Thank You Concert with three great, back-to-back groups (downstairs & upstairs):

EE Norris with Joe Perry, Two of Us, and Follow the Muse with Nick Piccininni


Kirkland Art Center – 7 PM

Darryl Rahn Album Release Show featuring Ben Phelps and Stephen Babcock

A native of CNY now based in Brooklyn, Darryl Rahn has shared the stage with acts like Wild Child, Moe., and Guster. His annual home-for-the-holidays show at the KAC is always a hit. Join him and friends Ben Phelps and Stephen Babcock

General Admission - $5

Tuesday, December 3

Hamilton College, Wellin Hall, Schambach Center – 7:30 PM

Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria

The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale will be joined by Symphoria for a performance of Mendelssohn’s celebrated oratorio Elijah

General Admission - $10, Hamilton Community - $8, Seniors and Students - Free

Thursday, December 5

Hamilton College, Café Opus, Schambach Center – 9 PM

Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble led by “Doc” Woods

Friday, December 6

The Folkus Project – 8 PM

Suzie Vinnick

Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style. She is one of those rare performers who knows when to deliver the vocal knock-out and when to pull back to a whisper, bending notes and phrases that tiptoe across your heart. Even her humming is like a warm caress.

Friday, December 6

Unity Hall – 8 PM

Session Americana

In their Americanized version of an Irish music session this 6-oiece band from Boston describes itself as “either a rock band in a teacup or a folk band in a whiskey bottle. On stage you’ll see a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, an assortment of acoustic and electric guitars, a harmonica case rescued from a fire at the famed Jack’s blues club in Cambridge, and a well-loved accordion. The group’s members have played with the J. Geils Band, Patty Griffin, and Josh Ritter. As Rolling Stone magazine puts it, “SA expertly blends vintage American roots music styles in a rowdy but deft fashion”.

Tickets: General Admission - $15, Members - $12

December 6 - 8

The Remsen Arts Center

Christmas in the Village Weekend Concerts

Dec 6, Friday 5:45pm – Tree Lighting & Family Sing-along
Dec 7, Saturday 7:00pm – Remsen Community Concert Band
Dec 8, Sunday 7:00pm – The New Generations Choir

Free General Admission to All Events

Saturday, December 7

Hamilton College, Wellin Hall, Schambach Center – 7:30 PM

Hamilton College Chamber Ensembles

Sunday, December 8

6 On The Square – 7:00 PM

The Wynotte Sisters

An alt-country singer/ songwriter and kick-qass fiddler, a bassist/ ukulele player, and a Norwegian power-pop vocalisy, all coming together to play… holiday tunes? Well…Wynotte? Sara Milonnovich, Daria Grace, and Vibeke Saugestad complement each other perfectly as they play original material as well as genre-crossing covers from vintage Andrews Sisters to Steve Earle.

Tickets: Advance - $20 (plus $2 service charge), at the door - $25

Wednesday, December 11

Hamilton College, Wellin Hall, Schambach Center – 7:30 PM

Danan Tsan directs the Choir and College Hill Singers in a program featuring music from many different traditions of winter holidays and celebrations

Friday, December 13

Hamilton College, Wellin Hall, Schambach Center – 7:30 PM

Hamilton College Orchestra Winter Concert, Conductor Ulabldo Valli

Jazz at The Other Side – 8 PM

Carl Fischer and the Organic Groove Ensemble

Billy Joel says “Fischer just blows people away – the crowd goes nuts.”

Tickets: General Admission - $20, Students - $10

Sunday, December 15

6 On The Square – 7 PM

A Very Slambovian Christmas with The Slambovian Underground

Tickets: Advance - $25 (pus $2 service charge), at the door - $30

Earlville Opera House – 2 PM

The Delaney Brothers Bluegrass Christmas

For over 35 years, brothers Ray and John Delaney have entertained audiences around the northeast and beyond with their own brand of wonderful “brother” harmony that was the hallmark of legendary acts such as Jim and Jesse McReynolds and the Louvin Brothers. With John’s smooth lead vocals and Ray’s high tenor harmonies, they cultivated a unique sound, which built a loyal fan-base that has continued to grow throughout the years. Come enjoy this holiday show!

Tickets: $25 - General Admission, $23 - EOH members, $10 - Youth 17 and under/College students half off GA with ID

Thursday, December 19

Paris Hill Barn and Café – 7 PM

Ho-Ho-Ho with MoJoTo

Admission is Free

Friday, December 20

Nelson Odeon – Special Location at the Catherine Cummings Theater, 16 Linklaen St., Cazenovia – 8 PM

The Sultans of String Christmas Caravan

3x JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring band originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favorites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when these award winners bring their signature sound to well-known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, a djembe-driven Little Drummer Boy, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, as well as a Gypsy-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba Flamenca-fueled Jingle Bells.

Tickets: $25 Advance

Sunday, December 22

Kirkland Art Center – 6:30 PM

Travis Knapp & Friends

A Travis Knapp show is full of audience singing, rich vocal harmonies, clawhammer banjo, joyful dance grooves, acoustic vibes, heartfelt stories, gardening tips, bicycle touring tales, an occasional circus performer, and inspiration to come to this life in a good way.  His music pulls together personal and community growth with social justice and everyday spiritual practice.

Donation requested

Friday, January 3

The Folkus Project – 8 PM

Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.”

Admission: $20

Saturday, January 11

6 On The Square

Emerald Rae

Emerald Rae is a fiddler and folksinger from the seaside town of Gloucester, Massachusetts who is being hailed fiddle, Emerald pushes the boundaries of the imagination with a refreshingly colorful palate as “a spell-caster of no small skill”

Tickets: $20

Kirkland Art Center – 7 PM

Second Saturdays Kickoff Party: Local Songwriters' Showcase at the KAC

Visit the Kirkland Arts Center every second Saturday of the month throughout 2020 to sample a range of community events, from award-winning storytelling shows to music concerts to dances with live bands. In January, come for coffee, snacks, drinks, and a showcase of original music from local songwriters. Acts include Ryan Miller, Lauren Mettler, J. Schnitt, The Boom Chickens, and more.

General admission: $12 Member Admission: $8

Thursday, January 16

Paris Hill Café – 7 PM

A Carole King Tribute

Admission is Free

Friday, January 17

Folkus – 8 PM

Greg Greenway

Greg Greenway is one of those artists who is so rich a talent that it is difficult to categorize him. He traverses, combines and mixes up musical genres, and manages to open a window on global events that bring us together as citizens of the world.

Tickets: $18

Nelson Odeon – 7 PM

Sam Reider and the Human Hands

Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars, jazz and folk musicians ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull to Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem. He was interviewed on Marian McPartland’s “Piano Jazz” on NPR when he graduated high school. At Columbia University, he fell in love with American folk music. Sam began studying bluegrass and old-time music, transcribing the fiddle melodies for the accordion and learning to sing the songs. Now he’s surrounded himself with a crew of some of the most in-demand young acoustic musicians on the scene in Brooklyn. Tickets: $23 Advance

Saturday, January 18

Park Coffeehouse – 7:30 PM

Bluegrass with Cincinnati Creek

Tickets: $12

Saturday, January 25

6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Joseph Alton Miller

With a focus on American roots/ folk music, singer-songwriter Joseph Alton Miller strives to bridge the gap separating many genres that make up the American sound. He has shared the stage with Brandi Carlile, Living Color, Railroad Earth, and Richard Shindell

Jazz at The Other Side – 8 PM

Jazz Vocalist Olivia Chindamo

Chindamo is an Australian native, now a highly regarded performer in NYC jazz circles

Sunday, January 26

Hamilton College, Wellin Hall, Schambach Center – 3 PM

Symphoria, Conductor Lawrence Loh with Jillian Honn, Oboe for a program that includes Beethoven, Mozart, and Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concert

General Admission - $10, Hamilton Community - $8, Students - $5

Participating Organizations

6 On The Square

6 Lafayette Park

Oxford, New York 13830


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

Earlville Opera House

18 East Main Street

Earlville, New York 133323


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

(Please note: With the new auditorium heating system in place the EOH is now offering its concert offerings year-round)

The Folkus Project

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society

3600 East Genesee St.

Syracuse, New York 13214


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

Hamilton College -- Wellin Hall Auditorium

College Hill Road

Clinton, New York 13323


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

Kirkland Art Center

9 ½ East Park Row (opposite the Village Green)

Clinton, New York 13323


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

Nelson Odeon

4035 Nelson Road

Nelson, New York 13035


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

The Other Side

2011 Genesee Street

Utica, New York 13501


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ no

Paris Hill Cafe and Barn

2817 Old State Route 12

Paris, New York 13456

Facebook: Paris-Hill-Cafe

All events are free and include dinner at 6 PM and music at 7 PM (donations appreciated)

Park Coffeehouse

in the Twin Churches at the corner of Route 365 and the Village Green

Holland Patent, New York 13354


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ no

Remsen Arts Center

9627 Main Street

Remsen, New York 13438


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

Unity Hall

101 Vanderkemp Avenue

Barneveld, New York 13304


Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes

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