To all members, guests, ticket holders, performers, volunteers and supporters of the Oswego Music Hall:

In light of the rapidly advancing pandemic virus outbreak, and in order to protect our members, volunteers, musicians, and community at large, 

Ontario Center for Performing Arts (The Oswego Music Hall) is canceling our Spring 2020 events.

We are working with Brown Paper tickets to get all purchased tickets reimbursed.

We apologize for the cancellation and hope that our devoted friends and visitors remain in good health and return soon.


Mark Wahl, Board President

Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 (42nd Season begins)

Season Pass Holders

One price for all events & prime seating

Fall $95~Winter/Spring $125 ~ All Season $210

Student ticket price $10; ages 16 & under half price; under 5 free.

Tickets are available online*, at Rivers End Bookstore (19 West Bridge Street, Oswego NY)  or at the door.

Your email receipt from Brown Paper Tickets is your admission ticket


March 21st                                      $16-$19
Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm

From stirring anthems to whisper-gentle ballads, RPR takes you on a cinematic journey of joy, laughter, tears and reflection with a dynamic tapestry of musical styles that range from folk, rock and blues traditions in unique and refreshing ways.


Band members left to right: Rob Ritchie, Steve Ritchie, Beaker Granger, Al Parrish

"Gorgeous harmonies [that] make the hair on the back of your neck stand up."

 -Roots Music Canada 2018 


"Even better than Tanglefoot; a greater range of light and shadow."

 - Otley Folk Club, Yorkshire

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled.

The Cadleys

with special guest Mark Wahl
April 4th                                           $13-$16
Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm

Following in the tradition of great male-female duets like George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, John and Cathy show how two voices blended in seamless harmony can produce one powerful sound.


Featuring mostly original songs from John’s pen (including a #1 hit, “Time”), the band is John Cadley (acoustic and electric guitar, vocals), Cathy Cadley (acoustic guitar, vocals), Perry Cleaveland (mandolin, vocals), and John Dancks (bass).


With soaring bluegrass harmonies, masterful songwriting, solid musicianship, and great audience rapport, the Cadleys are an entertainment delight on every level.

For more information visit:

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

April 18th                                         $13-$16
Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm

Heather Pierson (piano, acoustic guitar, tenor banjo, ukulele, melodica) is an award- winning singer/songwriter, pianist, and performer ... from New Orleans traditional jazz to blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk.

Davy Sturtevant (acoustic guitar, cornet, dobro, fiddle, mandolin) is an accomplished

singer/songwriter of his own, wielding both an arsenal of stringed and brass instruments and a gorgeous tenor voice. With wit and flair, Davy performs in a way that moves listeners to tap their toes, nod their heads.

Shawn Nadeau (bass) brings an unassuming rock-solid foundation and a keen awareness to every moment of every song, informed by over two decades of wildly varying musical performances, from punk rock to reggae to jazz.

“If you're one of those people who likes any style done well— old-school jazz, folk, pop, classical— you’ll love this prodigiously talented threesome. Keyboards, brass, all sorts of strings, and beautiful singing make for a dynamic show packed with energy and surprises.” ~Sarah Craig, Caffe Lena

For more information visit:

The Hook Songwriter Series

3 Songwriters. 1 Stage. 1 Love

Gina Holsopple, Christine Sweeney, John McConnell 

with Guest Emcee Cam Caruso

April 24th                               $12 Adults $6 Ages 7-16,                                                        Free Ages 6 & Under
Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm

Follow the links below for additional information about the performers:

Christine Sweeney:

Gina Holsopple:

John McConnell:

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled.

The Ruddy Well Band

May 2nd                                            $13-$16
Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm

A homegrown entity formed in Syracuse, the Ruddy Well Band has emerged as one of Central New York’s premier performing string bands. A finely-crafted combination of dynamic rhythms, tight harmonies, and mindful lyrics— the acoustic instrumentalists bring their audience fun, foot-stomping Americana.

Although members of the band have played together in different forms since 2008, officially the Ruddy Well Band was created in 2011 with the release of their self- produced album, Little Blue Marble. Continuing to evolve, they produced Change of Course in 2013 and Building a Fire in 2015. In 2017, Ruddy Well orchestrated the album Common Ground at SubCat Studios featuring original songs sung by the band as

well as local Syracuse area musicians. All proceeds of the album were given to the non-for profit In My Father’s Kitchen.

The Ruddy Well Band— Andrew Ruddy. Monique Ritter, Ryan Burdick, Blake Propst— received a Sammy for Best Americana Album (Change of Course) and received a second Sammy in 2014 for People’s Choice for Best Band.

"So the musical chemistry began... Ruddy and Ritter of Pulaski and Burdick of Baldwinsville are cutting into a huge slice of Americana pie as The Ruddy Well Band."

~Mark Bialczak, Post Standard

“There’s no ambiguity when it comes to figuring out who and what they are. They’re straight-ahead acoustic charm wrapped up in passionate and ample fiddle lines and earnest songwriting.”
~Jessica Novak, Syracuse New Times

For more information visit:

Season Finale with

Sawyer Fredericks winner of NBC's The Voice!

and the Emerging Artist Showcase

May 16th, 2020                    Free for Members
Emerging Artist Showcase - 5pm-7pm 
Dinner Buffet $12 (optional) - 5:30pm
Sawyer Fredericks 7pm-8pm
Sunset Toast and Reception

Americana singer-songwriter, Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family farm in central New York State, cut his teeth at the age of 13, playing local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End. With his deep, beyond-his-years original lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but having been scouted by casting directors at 15, he quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC's The Voice.

Fresh from that whirlwind, Fredericks went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer. Choosing to go independent, for more creative freedom, his 2018 Hide Your Ghost, fully written and produced by Fredericks, sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Fredericks’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout. Considered one of the top ten Americana Albums of 2018, Chris Griffy, writing for No Depression and AXS magazine, calls Hide Your Ghost “a bluesy folk rocker with a no-frills production that relies on Fredericks' raw voice to carry the emotional weight.”

2019 saw Sawyer and his band with official showcases at SXSW, AmericanaFest, Folk Alliance International, and BMI's Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. In November, Fredericks released the title track for his upcoming full length album, Flowers For You. The song, which strongly represents the direction of the anticipated album, harkens back to the signature blues infused roots rock that first drew the nation's attention, alternating heavily featured musicianship with biting self-deprecating lyrics sung with all the fierceness, rage, and frustration of a young man calling out his own shallowness and hypocrisy. The album, slated for a spring of 2020 release, is recorded fully to analog tape at Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY.

For more information, visit:

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled.

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