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About Us

The Oswego Music Hall evolved from a little coffee house venue called “The Low Life Cafe”. It was created by Richard Reinert back in 1976, on Water Street in Oswego, New York where it was known as the Market House Music Hall. Oswego Music Hall was incorporated in 1979 and received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 1985. The venue relocated twice before settling into the McCrobie Civic Center, a historic municipal building adjacent to Breitbeck Park, overlooking the Great Lake Ontario.

Run by an incredibly reliable team of volunteers, Oswego Music Hall will produce 40 shows and events in 2019, managing about 19,000 volunteer hours. Since Oswego Music Hall’s inception, we have produced diverse and high quality concerts on our National Stage every other Saturday night during our fall, winter/spring seasons. We have been presenting national stage events for 40 years. In 2013 we initiated “Open Mic Fridays” which precede most national stage events. In 2015 we launched “The Hook’’ singer-songwriter series and held our first musician’s workshop.

Oswego Music Hall's programs offer Oswego and the Greater Central New York community exposure to top quality touring musicians, singers and song writers of many genres. We help support artists and music not typically heard in the mainstream media, and we encourage the development of emerging artists from our own community. 

COVID policy:

The Music Hall pays close attention to CDC, State, and local guidelines and is trying to do what’s best for performers and patrons; mindful of everyone’s safety and their enjoyment of the show. Masks are recommended and will be available at the door. Should conditions warrant, we may revert back to stricter requirements without notice. 

Board of Directors

Ellen Wahl
Margaret Bocsor
Al Neveu 
Mike Shaver 
Dave Gillespie 
John McConnell 
TJ James
Cam Caruso
Ranjit Dighe 
Joe Perry 
Kathaleen DeMott 
Mike Moss 
Tom Lambert 
Debra Rose 
Brian Dice 
Jess Novak

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