Culture Central New York

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.



SEPTEMBER


Thursday, September 19


Paris Hill Barn and Café – 7 PM

The Small Town Big Band

Admission is Free


Friday, September 20



The Folkus Project – 8 PM

Abbie Gardner

Abbie is a fiery dobro player perhaps better known as a member of the popular group Red Molly.

Tickets: $15



Hamilton College – Wellin Hall – 7:30 PM

Ustad Shafaat Khan

World-renowned Indian classical musician Ustad Shafaat Khan presents a concert of classical and folk and folk music from India dating back to the 13th century. The first half of the concert will be a presentation of tabla solo with accompaniment. The second half of the concert is performed on sitar and vocals with accompaniment on tabla. Lyrics include the of poetry Rumi and Hazrat Ameer Khusru.

Tickets: $20 adult/$15 senior citizen/$5 student



Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Stephane Wrembel

Quite simply, Stephane Wrembel represents the living face of Django-inspired Gypsy jazz. He has been called “one of the best guitar players in the world”.

Tickets: $25 Advance


Jazz at The Other Side – 8 PM

Ronnie Leigh

The epitome of cool, jazz vocalist Ronnie Leigh has delighted discriminating audiences around the world with his soulful voice. Ronnie will be accompanied by Rick Montalbano, Mike Dubaniewicz, Jimmy Johns, and Ian Stewart.

Tickets: $15


Saturday, September 21



Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Christina Ohlman and Rebel Montez

The queen of blue-eyed soul, Ohlman has played with Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, and is the current long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live band.

Tickets: $25 Advance


Park Coffeehouse – 7:30 PM

A Double Bill: The Mighty Craic (Bill Fahy, Amanda Straney, and Jessica Hilterbrandt) playing traditional irish music, with a touch of Americana, rock, and bluegrass, and

Cathie Timian and the Hired Hands (featuring Brian Mulkerne and John Handzel)

Tickets: $12



Sunday, September 22



6 On The Square – 7:00 PM

Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers has been called “one of the major talents of our time. With his incredible range and thoughtful dramatic phrasing, he is considered by fans and critics to be one of the finest singers anywhere.

Tickets: $40


Thursday, September 26


Paris Hill Barn and Café – 7 PM

Stage Road

Admission is Free


Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

The Durham County Poets

A lively and soulful group who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk, and rock with tinges of country, gospel, and swing tossed in.

Tickets: $22 Advance


Saturday, September 28



6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Kerri Powers

Kerri’s dark and beautiful soul-shattering voice is not the kind that can be taught. It has to be in your spirit, in your blood.

Tickets: $20


Sunday, September 29



Nelson Odeon – 7 PM

Woody Pines

It’s tempting to call Woody Pines’ music “rockabilly, but it might be more accurate to call it “hillbilly boogie”.

Tickets: $22 Advance


OCTOBER



Friday, October 4



The Folkus Project – 8 PM

Darrell Scott

Darrell is known as a songwriter for Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks. He’s also been a sideman for Steve Earle, Guy Clark, and Tim O’ Brien, and a frequent guest on the Mountain Stage radio broadcast.

Tickets: $25


Saturday, October 5



6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

House of Hamill

Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met when Brian's band Enter the Haggis and Rose's group Burning Bridget Cleary shared a stage at the Folk Alliance conference and they soon became musical collaborators.  Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices is hypnotic and irresistible.

Pre-show tickets are available at $18 (plus a $2 service charge) or $22 at the door



Earlville Opera House – 5 PM

Williams Road Band and Co.

Tickets: $20


Hamilton College – Wellin Hall – 7:30 PM

Tempesta di Mare, Baroque chamber players

The chamber ensemble of Philadelphia’s Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare performs A Tale of Two Italian Cities, chamber music from Venice and Naples. The group comprises recorder/flute, violin, viola da gamba, lute, and harpsichord. The program includes Vivadi’s Lute Concerto and La Notte, Scarlatti’s Concerto in A Minor, and other works of early music.

Tickets. $20/$15/$5



Park Coffeehouse – 7:30 PM

Quick Step with John Kirk and Trish Miller, accompanied by Joel Rosenberger

An evening of fiery fiddle tunes, fancy footwork, and versatile instrumental skills

Tickets: $12



Thursday, October 10



Paris Hill Barn and Café – 7 PM

Midnight Mike and the Bent Blinds

Admission is Free


Friday, October 11



6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist. Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. He is a co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel.

Tickets are available at the advance price of $15 (plus $2 service charge) or $18 at the door



Remsen Arts Center -- 7:30 PM

Monk Rowe and the Roots of Rock n’ Roll

$10 General Admission

$8 Member General Admission

$5 Student General Admission


Saturday, October 12



Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Leo Crandall

This event celebrates the CD and Vinyl release of Leo's new album, Unknowable and Stunning Things. Leo will be joined by both his collaborator Hymie Witthoft and a number of special guests who appear on the record as well as members of his band, the Gonstermachers. Leo is a songwriter, musician, poet, filmmaker, and artist. He performs on requinto, cello, baritone guitar, mandocello, dutar, ukulele, and guitar. He has been nominated for the international Bluestar Award and charted #14 nationally in the Roots and Blues category.

Tickets: $20 in advance



Thursday, October 17



Paris Hill Barn and Café – 7 PM

TBA

Admission is Free


Friday, October 18



The Folkus Project – 8 PM

Upstate

Upstate’s music has been called “thrilling and dazzling”, drawing from their adventurous blend of folk, R & B, jazz, gospel, and rock n’ roll.

Admission: $20



Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Benjamin Dakota Rogers

Hailing from the countryside of rural Ontario, Benjamin funnels his penchant for starry nights and nostalgia into his stylized folk sound, reaching far beyond to include influences of roots, blues, and country music.

Tickets: $20 in advance



Saturday, October 19



6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Crys Matthews

Crys Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. Having been compared to everyone from Toshi Reagon to Tracy Chapman to Ruthie Foster, and equally thoughtful, realistic and emotional, her songs speak to the voice of our generation and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.

Tickets for this performance are available at the pre-show price of $15 (plus $2 service charge), or $18 at the door



Earlville Opera House – 7 PM

Hazmat Modine

Hazmat Modine has toured the world for over fifteen years. The band distills American music into an essence from its myriad forms: Blues, Country, R & B, Rock-n-Roll, Jazz, Gospel, World Music, Soul, Roots... Yet it adds to this mixture something raw and mysterious that feels at once familiar and new.

Tickets: $33 - $43



Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Yarn

Yarn spent two years honing their chops at the famed Kenny’s Castaway in Greenwich Village. The band then took to the road, and shared stages with Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, Allison Krauss, Leon Russell, and The Lumineers. They have landed on the Grammy ballot 4 times, garnered nods from the Americana Music Association, and placed top five on the AMA album charts.

Tickets: $23 in advance



The Other Side – 7 PM

Alternative Electronic Music featuring works by:

Ann Rhodes (solo voice and electronics using loops and soundscapes)

Brandon Battles (ambient patches, heavy drone, and even dance orient studio productions)

MONONIXON (modular synthesis and ambient jazz combined to relax the mind and calm the spirit)

Tickets: $5


Unity Hall – 8 PM

The Dust Devil Band

One of Central New York’s classic good-time bands return to Unity Hall’s Ed Rosenburgh stage with their impressive musical talent and infectious sense of camaraderie.

Opening act: Syracuse’s masterful female vocalist Syd Pinto accompanied by another CNY musical treasure, Paul Case.

Tickets: $15


Thursday, October 24



Paris Hill Barn and Café – 7 PM

Ann Carey and Matt Mielnick are Nook & Crannie

This is the last of the weekly shows for the Paris Barn’s current season.

Admission is Free


Friday, October 25



Remsen Arts Center -- 7:30 PM

D’Funk’D

D’Funk’D is a nine-piece pop music band (five horns, rhythm section, and vocals) featuring music teachers from throughout Central New York.

$10 General Admission

$8 Member General Admission

$5 Student General Admission



Saturday, October 26



6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Pesky J Nixon

PJN brings a unique brand of infectious energy and stage banter to every stage they grace with their compelling harmonies, zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and musical versatility.

Tickets are available at the pre-show price of $15 (plus $2 service charge) or $18 at the door


Unity Hall – 8 PM

Celtic Fiddler, Jamie Laval

The long-awaited return to Unity Hall of Jamie Laval, National Scottish Fiddle Champion. In his first appearance, Jamie had the floor shaking with stamping feet from the first set of Irish and Scottish tunes. But that’s not all. His stories about his musical travels here and abroad gave rise to audience laughter throughout the performance. People often tell us that Laval’s last performance was one of the best shows ever presented at Unity Hall.

Tickets: $20


Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

E.T.E

This trio’s very dynamic and modern vision of Québec traditional music is shaded with influences of folk, progressive rock, and classical music interpreted on fiddle, Irish bouzouki, and cello. Élisabeth Moquin also adds a special color to the group’s appeal through her masterful step dancing. With rich vocal harmonies, musical drive, and instrumental virtuosity, É.T.É transforms the traditional kitchen party into an unforgettably entertaining and lively performance.

Tickets: $22 in advance


NOVEMBER



Friday November 1



The Folkus Project – 8 PM

Mile Twelve

Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard-driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in Bluegrass and Folk circles, Mile Twelve write and perform captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces. 

Admission: $20



Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

The Way Down Wanderers

High energy percussion, mandolin, guitar, bass, banjo and fiddle weave seamlessly together to create an experience for fans that has sold out shows across the UK and the United States, filling the front rows with fans not just singing along to one tune, but singing along to all of them.

Tickets: $25 in advance


Saturday, November 2



6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Kristen Graves & Karyn Oliver
A double bill: Kristen Graves is a singer/songwriter and humanitarian who was recently listed as part of the “new generation of folk music” in the New York Times. With catchy songs, a penchant for storytelling, and inspiring lyrics, Kristen delights audiences across the country. Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – effortlessly oscillating from bluesy to country and back.

Tickets for this 2-for-1 evening are $18 pre-show (plus a $2 service charge) or $22 at the door


Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Jeffrey Martin

Jeffrey is fortunate to be a part of the great and loving Portland, Oregon music scene. He's shared shows with the likes of Jeffrey Foucault, Peter Mulvey, Amanda Shires, Tracy Grammer, David Wilcox, and others. 

Tickets: $20 in advance



Saturday, November 9


Earlville Opera House – 7 PM

Neptune’s Car

This personable Contemporary Folk duo offer music in a down-to-earth style that is so good the prestigious Great American Song Contest called their Fly Fishing the Big Hole "vivid, focused and engaging," and added, "It's a pleasure to hear songs of this caliber."

Tickets: $20 - $30


Nelson Odeon – 8 PM

Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman

Acoustic Guitar magazine calls Pete Heitzman "A true virtuoso of groove, with a sly touch that, combined with Savoca's in-the-pocket drumming and spectacularly soulful vocals, gives the duo the impact of a four-piece band." Having performed together for decades, Savoca and Heitzman's chemistry leaves audiences uplifted, wowing 10,000 from a festival main stage as effortlessly as they charm an intimate black box theater.  Karen and Pete have garnered eight SAMMY awards, including The Hall of Fame.

Tickets: $23 in advance

Park Coffeehouse – 7:30 PM

Woods Tea Company

This vintage Vermont group, always a favorite of our Holland Patent audiences, perform sea shanties, folk music, and Celtic music, mixed with a lot of laughs.

Tickets: $12


The Other Side – 7:30 PM

Alternative Electronic Music featuring works by:

Sooner (intricate duo playing and ambient soundscapes)

Charlotte Greve (an alto saxophonist/ composer/ vocalist who has carved out a unique niche on both the NYC and German jazz/ improvised music scenes)

Simon Jermyn (ambient improvisations)

Opening set by local electronic music legend PHUNgEYE (Dave Borgia)

Tickets: $10


Friday, November 15



Earlville Opera House – 7 PM

Nate Gross – in the Arts Cafe

Call for details


The Folkus Project – 8 PM

The Acoustic Guitar Project

The Acoustic Guitar Project is an international songwriting project that originated in New York City and has spread around the world. In each city, a guitar circulates from songwriter to songwriter, and each person has one week to write a song on that guitar. This show features the results of those songwriting efforts.

Admission: $15


Remsen Arts Center -- 7:30 PM

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects are a sextet of musicians performing a wide variety of jazz standards, swing, and music from the great Broadway Songbook.

$10 General Admission

$8 Member General Admission

$5 Student General Admission


Saturday, November 16



6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Elis Paul

Ellis Paul’s songwriting credentials are as genuine as the 14 Boston Music Awards he has earned. His music has been consistently recognized and celebrated worldwide, and has cemented his place as one of America’s most talented songwriters.

Tickets are available at the pre-show price of $25 (plus $2 service charge), or $30 at the door


Jazz at The Other Side – 8 M

The Andrew Carroll Group

An evening of impressive jazz piano skills and a great groove

Tickets: $15


Unity Hall – 8 PM

Jay Schnitt and Gina Holsopple

Jay and Gina were the first and second prize winners of last year’s Singer/ Songwriter Competition at Unity Hall. Jay is a remarkable presence in the local music scene with his well-crafted, humorous songs and his entertaining delivery. Mark Sisti, Music Columnist for the Utica OD calls Gina “a phenomenal talent”.

Please note: This show will take place in the intimate, fireplaced setting of the first floor Hinge Parlor room. Seating is limited.

Tickets: $15


Saturday, November 23


6 On The Square – 7:30 PM

Tracy Grammer

Called "a musician and singer of dazzling versatility", Tracy Grammer is among contemporary folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, Grammer has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and headlined several of the nation's top folk festivals. 

Tickets for this performance are $20 pre-show (plus a $2 service charge), or $25 at the door



Earlville Opera House – 7 PM

The Canal Street String Band

With banjo, fiddle, twin mandolins, string bass, dobro, guitar, octave mandolin, assorted "pocket" instruments, and three-part harmonies, the Canal Street String Band puts a brand-new shine on fiddle tunes, sea shanties, cowboy songs, canal ditties, mountain music, western swing, and originals too.

Tickets: $18 - $28


Park Coffeehouse – 7:30 PM

A Double Bill with The Marsh King’s Daughter, and Alexis and Rick

The Marsh King’s Daughter perform a mix of traditional tunes, contemporary and original pieces on guitar, banjo, whistle, bones, violin and Irish Harp.

Rick Kincaid (of Rattlin’ Bog) and Alexis Loomis delight their audiences with their rich vocals and instrumentation.

Tickets: $12




Participating Organizations



6 On The Square

6 Lafayette Park

Oxford, New York 13830

Website: 6onthesquare.org

Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes



Earlville Opera House

18 East Main Street

Earlville, New York 133323

Website: earlvilleoperahouse.com

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

Website: www.folkus.org

Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes



Hamilton College -- Wellin Hall Auditorium

College Hill Road

Clinton, New York 13323

Website: www.hamilton.edu/performingarts

Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes


Nelson Odeon

4035 Nelson Road

Nelson, New York 13035

Website: nelsonodeon.com

Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes


The Other Side

2011 Genesee Street

Utica, New York 13501

Website: theothersideutica.org

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

Website: http://www.foothillsruralcommunityministry.org/park-coffee-house

Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ no


Remsen Arts Center

9627 Main Street

Remsen, New York 13438

Website: www.remsenartscenter.com/wp

Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes



Unity Hall

101 Vanderkemp Avenue

Barneveld, New York 13304

Website: unityhall.com

Can tickets be purchased online? __X__ yes









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