Homer Center for the Arts Brings Diverse Lineup to Spring 2017 Concert Season


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The Center for the Arts (72 S. Main St. Homer, New York) kicks off the Spring Concert Season on March 4th with immigrant rockers Scythian. Hailing from Washington D.C., Scythian brings thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting into a barn-dance rock concert experience.

Tri-Cities Opera from Binghamton visits the Center for “A Night at the Opera” on March 11th. Presented in the European tradition of an intimate dinner cabaret, this year’s event features a partnership with the American Culinary Federation (Syracuse Chapter) - a not-for-profit organization of the region’s top professional chefs who will prepare a five course meal.

On March 25th, what happens when you combine the vocals prowess of the Wainwright family with stunning harmonies of an all female international harmony group? You get the ultimate Folk Revival package not to be missed! Women of Folk features Lucy Wainwright Roche, Sloan Wainwright, and EVA -  these women are a powerhouse of styles all embedded in the roots of American music, from folk, blues, gospel and rock.  

April 1st sees Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown celebrating the 50th anniversary of the blues band's first album release. In 2015, Savoy Brown was inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame and this past April they received the SAMMY Hall of Fame award in Syracuse.  Says Kim, "I enjoy keeping the band on the road, keeping the music alive and giving people inspiration."

Author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, David Sedaris makes a stop on April 9th. One of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, the great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Representing the next generation of American Roots music as interpreted by the artists of Old Boy Records, "New York to Nashville" features some of the best artists in CNY and some of the top up and coming roots artists from Nashville, Tennessee on April 28th. Featuring The Crooners, Digger Jones, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, Nate & Kate, Jimmyjohn McCabe, Quona Hudson, Pete Ruttle, and the members of Driftwood. The night includes three BBQ joints from Central New York competing in a "pulled pork slider competition" -  each slider comes with one side, plus a flight of locally paired beer.

A double bill featuring Cheryl Wheeler and Lucy Kaplansky takes the main stage on May, 6th as these two leading female singer-songwriters in the modern folk scene share country, folk and pop styles in an evening not to miss.

Melanie, who became the voice of an era in one magical instant onstage at Woodstock, has been putting the pieces in order and will perform on May 13th. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with both passion and eloquence, to write at once with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song… and nobody does this better than Melanie.

“The Center for the Arts is proud to be a regional presenter of high quality, national touring acts,” said Ty Marshal, executive director at the Center. “Considering everything that is transpiring recently in our nation, we’re excited to be bringing some of the country’s top Folk, Blues, Americana and Roots based musicians to our unique venue. Nothing is more American than that. Music is the great unifier, and listening to live music together in a beautiful and historic facility can only strengthen our bonds.”  

The Center for the Arts traditionally booked live music September through June. This year, for the first time, they will also be adding summer concerts to their lineup. “It makes sense for us to continue our quality music programming throughout the summer months,” Marshal said. “We’ll be announcing those very special summer performers soon, and are excited to being programming as a year-round venue.”

The Center for the Arts, located in Homer, New York is a 501c3 not-for-profit, cross-discipline arts and events center. The Center’s 400-seat theater, located in a refurbished church built in 1893, with its outstanding acoustics and diverse series of main stage programs, attracts and thrills audiences from Canada, the Mid-Atlantic, and from across New York State.

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C4A 2017 Spring Season


Center for the Arts
72 South Main Street, Homer, NY
Phone: 877-749-ARTS (2787)