Edwards Opera House
Supported by The Sweetgrass Foundation

 

The Edwards Arts Council announces its exciting 2015 calendar of high quality live musical events at the historic Edwards Opera House.  Unless otherwise posted, all shows are Saturday night starting at 7 PM and all tickets are available at the door and go on sale at 6 PM the day of the show.
Like us on Facebook ... The Edwards Opera House is located in the Edwards Town Hall at 161 Main Street, Edwards, New York.  For general information, e-mail George Dodds or call him at 919-360-4462.  Entertainers interested in performing at the Edwards Opera House are asked to e-mail Mike Welch or call 315-267-6883.  You may also write to: Edwards Arts Council, PO Box 241, Edwards NY 13635.  Donations for use and restoration of the Opera House are tax deductible.
 

Calendar of Events 2015

May 30 ... Saturday,
6:30 PM
5th Annual North Country All-Stars ... Variety

The 5th North Country All Stars Gala features 37 of the region's most talented musicians in various unique combinations and always promises a special night of music and fun.  All musicians donate their time to support the Opera House, so do your part and come cheer on the show!  Advanced sale tickets are available at Woods Family Grocery in Edwards, Brick & Mortar Music in Potsdam, Brewer's SLU Bookstore in Canton and Willow Tree Florist between Canton and Potsdam.  All tickets are $15.00

July 12 ... Sunday, 5 PM

Note date and time change!

 

 

 

Paul Myers Jazz Trio ... Jazz

NYC based professional jazz musician/composer Paul Myers brings his trio, World On A String, to the Opera House stage for an evening of quality live jazz usually only available at high end clubs in the Big Apple.  Cool NY jazz for a hot summer night!

The group appearing at the Opera House features Meyers on the nylon string guitar, Leo Traversa on bass and Vanderlei Pereira on drums.  The repertoire includes original compositions and arrangements, using this core of great players/improvisers to perform music that fuses the jazz tradition with Brazilian and Latin and beyond.  Vanderlei, a tremendous player from Brazil, lends a strong accent from that country and he brings in a deep knowledge of Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Leo is a veteran player of all of these styles as well as much African music.

Tickets $12, age 6-12 $5, under 6 free.

August 1 ... Saturday, 7 PM Amy Gallatin ... Folk

The powerhouse duo of Amy Gallatin and renowned resophonic guitarist Roger Williams—20 and 40 year veterans of the New England music scene--joined forces a few years ago to explore their mutual love of country standards, served up with an acoustic treatment in the bluegrass vein.  The result is a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soaring harmonies and red-hot picking, traditional yet modern and distinct.

The two are enhanced on mandolin and vocals by Roger's son, Berklee College of Music student JD, who--in the time-honored tradition of musical consanguinity complements his father's style perfectly--and by veteran bassist Eric Levenson, formerly with Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys and later with Boston City Limits.

Tickets are $12.  Amy's website is www.amygallatin.com.

August 22 ... Saturday, 7 PM Way Down Wailers ... Rock

Local rockers the Way Down Wailers bring their "swamp rock" originals back to the Opera House. You can say you heard their tunes first live, or links to download their tunes for a preview of the show are coming soon!  Tickets $10, age 6-12 $5, under 6 free.

October 24 ... Saturday, 7 PM Jay and Molly Ungar ... Traditional

Jay and Molly Ungar again have agreed to grace our Opera House stage with their renowned and unmistakable original American music. Tickets $26, $22 advance (keep checking the website for availability of advance tickets).

Advance tickets are available by mail.  Send a check or money order to: The Edwards Arts Council, Inc.  P.O. Box 241  Edwards, NY 13635.  Your tickets will be available at the box office.

Directions to Edwards are available on this website.  For questions or comments on the technical side of this website, please contact the webmaster.

Eliza Gilkyson appeared here on November 11, 2006.  She liked the Edwards Opera House so much, she made it the cover of one of her CDs, "Your Town Tonight."  You can see it on her label's web site.  Our web address is listed on the album as well as a photo credit.

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