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Upcoming Events

Winter/Spring 2023

Doors open at 7:00 pm; show at 7:30 pm

National Stage 

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Deeper Than The Skin
featuring Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway

Meet & Greet Reception 6:30
March 25th $16 - $19


 “Deeper Than the Skin” is an experience of singing and listening… of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history.  It brings together a remarkable journey that started 30 years ago. 


Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are two friends… one Black, one White… one from the North; one from the South.  Musicians, storytellers, students of history and world travelers, born 3 days apart. Two separate narratives forged into one powerful friendship aimed at finding common ground and helping others to do the same.


Oswego has a history of being a sanctuary city for Freedom Seekers— when Oswego was a stop on the Underground Railroad and for Jewish refugees during WWII.  In fact, Oswego has more known UGRR sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places than any other county in the U.S.  Oswego’s story extends beyond our borders into neighboring counties (and a neighboring country!) with roots spawned in the South.

Special Guests Tim Hotchkiss, Allie Proud, Pastors Andrew & James Hinman, Ed Elsner, Dot Willsey, Audrey Hurley, and Kelly Jordal who represent the Bristol Hill Church, Starr Clark Tin Shop Museum, Gerritt Smith Estate and gift, the UGRR Consortium of NYS and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum.


Prior to the evening’s performance, concert goers will have an opportunity to meet and mingle with our guests representing organizations dedicated to keeping the history of our region alive.  They will be able to take with them brochures, information on future events, and purchase items for sale which support their cause. 




Guest Curator Series

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Jazz by the Lake
featuring Latin Groove Collection

April 1st  $16 - $19

The Latin Groove Connection is a core-based trio; with special guests, the group can enlarge to a sextet. The trio showcases multi-instrumentalist Barry Blumenthal (keyboards, violin, flugelhorn and harmonica), bassists Chris Colabello, and group leader percussionist David Donley. 
For this event, the guests include guitarist Drew Serafini, drummer Tom Killian, and saxophonist extraordinaire Joe Carello, making this an outstanding sextet. Latin Groove Connection Sextet will perform an evening of Latin Jazz standards from around the world. 

Curator: Dave Kaspar


National Stage 


Jonathan Byrd

April 15th $15-$18


National Stage 

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Loren Barrigar and son LJ Barrigar

April 15th $15-$18

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Loren Barrigar will appear with his son LJ Barrigar. LJ is an up-and-coming guitarist influenced by the infectious stylings of Tommy Emmanuel and Chet Atkins. Since Loren was last at the Music Hall, the duo has been performing shows from house concerts to theaters mainly on the east coast.


Loren started playing guitar when he was only four years old, and by the time he was six, played the Chet Atkins hit “Yackety Axe” in front of thousands of country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He went on to study with Jimmy Atkins (Chet’s brother) which led to a touring career with his family band from Nashville to Las Vegas. Since settling down in Central New York, he has been in constant demand as a studio musician.

Loren's finely-honed songwriting skills have launched his melodies on NBC’s #1 rated show “ER”, “The Young and The Restless” and on a Christmas CD with BB King and Patti Labelle. He has performed with some of the best acoustic players in the world including Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith, John Knowles, Muriel Anderson and Loren’s friend and mentor Tommy Emmanuel, the Australian guitar sensation. He has also recorded with Multiple Grammy winner and legendary producer Lloyd Maines.

In 2010, Loren made a guest appearance at The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society {CAAS} in Nashville with his pickin' pal from New Zealand, Mark Mazengarb. His solo concerts include favorite songs from seven decades, as well as his originals all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal stylings. 

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The Hook 

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The Hook Songwriters Series
featuring Cam Caruso, Gary Carpentier &
Tim Forbes

April 21st  $12 ($10 students, $ 6 ages 7-16, under 6 free

The Hook Songwriter Series is a program that brings local and regional 

songwriters to the Music Hall stage. Each Hook show features 3 songwriters, who share stage-time equally throughout the course of the evening. It’s the perfect format for today’s short attention span!


Follow the links for additional information about the performers: 

Facebook Event Link:

Cam Caruso:

Gary Carpentier: find him on social media

Tim Forbes: find him on social media

3 Songwriters. 1 Stage. 1 Love

National Stage 

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Burns Sisters Band

April 29th $16 - $19

With seamless melodies and amazing vocals the Burns Sisters have shared the stage with many great folk legends, including Arlo Guthie, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Willie Nelson and even the Boston Pops.  They have played venues from Carnegie Hall to the Grand Old Opry, and from hills of Northern Thailand to the hills of Clare Ireland.  The 6-member band is:  Marie & Annie Burns, Doug Robinson, London McDaniel, Harry Aceto, David Borisoff.



National Stage 

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Season Finale featuring Annie Sumi & Travis Knapp

May 13th
Free for members; $15 non-members

Travis Knapp & Annie Sumi blend their artistic sensibilities into an engaging and dynamic folk experience. Weaving together sounds of acoustic guitar, banjo, piano, and lush vocal harmonies, this duo invites the audience to sing and experience the connection that music inspires. 

Annie Sumi is an ethereal-folk artist with a unique ability to capture the subtleties of nature and spin them into melodies. Her latest release "Solastalgia" explores the feeling of homesickness in our environment, in our relationships, and in ourselves.


IG: @universeofannie



Travis Knapp carries his banjo around the country and the world, gathering people's voices in rowdy singalongs and heartfelt sincerity.  He is currently working on his 5th studio album, a folk EP with a string quartet.


IG: @travisknappmusic



NEW:   Oswego Music Hall Guest Curator Program:
The Ontario Center for Performing Arts (aka Oswego Music Hall) offers its resources and expertise to facilitate programs produced and curated by others outside of its own calendar.  Although we facilitate, endorse, and promote these events, they are otherwise independent of OCPA,  and admission to Guest Curator events is not included in Music Hall season passes.

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