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

April 11 ... Saturday, 7 PM Crane Faculty Trio ... Classical Music

Chamber Music at the Edwards Opera House ... John R. Lindsey (violin), Kenneth B. Andrews (flute) and Carol Lowe (bassoon) distinguished faculty and worldwide performing and recording artists form the Crane Faculty Trio for a magical night of classical music at the historic Edwards Opera House. 

John R. Lindsey has been a distinguished violin professor for 44 years, with more than 30 years on the faculty of the Crane School of Music.  He is the winner of  2 Mozart awards and of the 2003 International Musician of the Year award, a worldwide performer with awards and accolades too numerous to mention.

Kenneth B. Andrews played flute with the Montreal Symphony and has performed in the US, Canada and Europe. He is currently the musical director and conductor of the Orchestra of Northern New York and professor of flute at the Crane School of Music.

Carol Lowe is a worldwide performer and recording artist formerly with the Atlanta Symphony.  She has performed and recorded at Carnegie Hall and in London, Paris and Munich and is a professor of bassoon at the Crane School of Music."

Dowload the event poster here.

Tickets ... $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for students at the door.

April 25 ... Saturday, 7 PM Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band ... Bluegrass

Harrisville's Atkinson Family are well-known throughout the northeast for their superb bluegrass, with their special chemistry and fun of a family band. They love our "Opry" atmosphere, and it's a rare treat to see them so close to home! Their 2014 show was one of the highlights of last year's Opera House season and we just had to have them back. Tickets $10, age 6-12 $5, under 6 free.

The Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band is found at http://shelen8.wix.com/atkinsons and they can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLixIxvSbuGojvXj1uvdNj5RnusZytDPCX.

May 9 ... Saturday, 7 PM Red Molly ... Newgrass

Red Molly is a superb national act that will grace the Opera House stage this season. A featured act at Merlefest 4 times, the outstanding musical trio of Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (dobro) and Molly Venter (guitar), each an accomplished singer/songwriter with individual recording credits, merged to form the supergroup Red Molly.  Their joyous soaring 3 part harmonies and a capella original compositions as well as stirring covers of folk, bluegrass and honky-tonk tunes have brought audiences to their feet around the world.  You've heard their voices and tunes on media, but the unmistakable chemistry and magic of a live show is not to be missed! Their 2014 release "The Red Album" is wildly cool with an edge that shows these creators are moving beyond the traditional female folk trio to new heights of American fusion music.  Visit redmolly.com to view their videos and sample their unique sound, or buy their music!  See them live at the Edwards Opera House May 9th show at 7 PM, $18 at the door.

May 30 ... Saturday, 7 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!  All tickets are $15.00

July 11 ... Saturday, 7 PM




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 $10, age 6-12 $5, under 6 free.

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

Amy Galatin's unique folk music show promises to be an unforgettable evening.  Don't miss this special singer, a unique summer treat! Tickets $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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