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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.
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Like us on Facebook ... Edwards Arts Council 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.

Tentative Calendar of Events 2016

August 27 ... Saturday, 7 PM The Gathering/She Was Right and Friends

She Was Right The Gathering
September 17 ... Saturday, 7 PM Northbound

September 24 ... Saturday, 7 PM The Goldenaires/Acapella North Chorus

Canton GoldenairesThe Canton Goldenaires
is a Barbershop Chorus affiliated with the national organization, Barbershop Harmony Society.  The Goldenaires was founded in 1963 and are one of the oldest chapters in New York State.  We are a men's service organization dedicated to the preservation of the barbershop style of singing.

We use our love of Barbershop singing to support the communities of St. Lawrence County.  Please look for our performances throughout the year all around the area.  See our Facebook page for more information at: http://www.facebook.com/CantonGoldenaires/
Each year the Goldenaires participate in a Singing Valentines Program to benefit our local high school graduating seniors seeking higher education.  Since the program's inception in 2009 we have awarded $14,000 to local graduates in 12 different schools in St. Lawrence County.

If you are a man with a love of singing please consider attending one of our practices.  We meet every Monday night at 7:15 in the Partridge Knoll Retirement Community Dining Hall at 30 Sullivan Dr, Canton NY.

Acapella North Chorus
is a member of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of femaAcapella North Chorusles singing acapella four-part harmony music in barbershop style. The group will be performing selections from the '60s including several Beatles' songs along with other contemporary music. During its 36-year history they have performed all around the North Country in venues large and small as well as at their annual regional competitions.

Chorus members love to use their gift of song as a way to give back to the community and provide an avenue of enjoyment for audiences young and old. More information about the group can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/AcapellaNorthChorus/
October 1 ... Saturday, 7 PM Fiddle workshops and concert:  Gretchen Kohler and Don Woodcock

Don Woodcock and Gretchen Khoeler
October 7 ... Friday, 7 PM The Trophy Husbands

Trophy Husbands
John Kribs (guitar /banjo), Arlin Greene (bass), Doug Moody (fiddle) and Orion Kribs (mandolin /guitar), collectively known as "The Trophy Husbands",  is a powerful combination of instrumental virtuosity and truly "explosive" vocal  harmonies

As four of the North Country's most highly regarded musicians - they have put their minds, hearts, voices and strings together with a repertoire of both iconic and obscure   Americana, traditional folk music and well crafted original songs.

Guitarist and singer songwriter John  Kribs is the founder of Racquette River Rounders and Johnny & the Triumphs, a former "McKrell" and guitarist for "The BlueBillies". His songs have gone to the top of the "American Play" charts in France and used on NPR's "Car Talk".

 Fiddle virtuoso Doug Moody (Papa Chubby, The Steam Donkeys, and The McKrells) is a veteran of more than 20 years of touring. One of the most sought after "sidemen" in the northeast, he has been drafted into a "countless and eclectic" list of upstate string bands. Bassist Arlin Greene cut his musical teeth with his father, legendary country artist "Smokey Greene". In his long and unique career, he has worked with artists as varied as Dan Tyminski (Allison Kraus), and 80s pop star "D Train" Williams.

 By 15, Orion Kribs was performing regularly with his father. In the 15 years since then he has become an outstanding musician, singer songwriter, and soloist in his own right as a member of the cutting edge alt rock band "Black Mountain Symphony" and country music's "BlueBillies".
October 22 ... Friday, 7 PM The Waydown WailersThe Waydown Wailers

Tickets are $10.00 for this show.

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.Eliza Gilkyson  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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