Gangstagrass kicks off the Music Hall New Year Jan. 11

Pictured are Gangstagrass on stage in Indianapolis, Ind. Photo by Melodie Yvonne.

OSWEGO COUNTY - Hip hop meets bluegrass with the debut performance of Gangstagrass at the Oswego Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Prior to the concert, the public is invited to a “Meet & Greet” reception at 6:30 p.m. The wheelchair accessible venue is the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St. in Oswego.

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Concert tickets are $20 ($17 advance sale). Children 16 and under are half price, students are $10, and under five are free. Purchase tickets at any Saturday concert, on the web or at the river’s end bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St. in Oswego. Find more information online at or email:

The season continues on Jan. 25 with Nakoa on piano and guitar; on Feb. 8 with The Faux Paws (featuring the VanNorstrand Brothers); on Feb. 22 with local favorites Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman. That same weekend the Open Mic series will resume with Cam Caruso as guest host.

On March 7, internationally acclaimed masters of music and storytelling, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will perform followed by the foursome RPR on the 21st. The Cadleys lead off the spring season on April 4 followed by Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio on April 18 and the Ruddy Well Band on May 2. The program year wraps up on May 16 with a finale featuring winner of the eighth season of The Voice, Sawyer Fredericks.

For a complete performance schedule visit the website or pick up an event calendar or poster from the lobby in the McCrobie Civic Center or from the river’s end bookstore.

The Music Hall is a non-profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception in 1978. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service.

Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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