Prolific storyteller Mike Powell Oct. 2 at the Oswego Music Hall

Mike Powell performing at the Oswego Music Hall. Photo by Al Neveu.

OSWEGO COUNTY - Oswego Music Hall continues its 2021-22 season featuring the prolific storyteller Mike Powell on Saturday, Oct. 2.

With a vintage voice, Powell is the underground messenger of blue-collar soul. Further information and videos are found at: or

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. for all National Stage concerts. For a complete performance schedule and ticket information, visit the website at or stop at the river’s end bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St. in Oswego.

Ticket prices for the National Stage range from $15 to $19 at the door. Students are $10. Children 16 and under are half price and under five are free. Purchase tickets at any concert, online or at the river’s end bookstore.

Open Mic Friday leads off the weekend on Oct. 1, with guest host, Marc Warner, lead vocalist with the Cool Kids and Hokum Brothers. Warner begins the evening at 7 p.m. followed by performers who sign up that night, starting at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Further information and videos are found at:

The season continues on Oct. 23 when Nancy Kelly will perform. Further information and videos are found at: or

The wheelchair accessible venue is located in the McCrobie Civic Center, on 41 Lake St. in Oswego. It is adjacent to Breitbeck Park and overlooks Lake Ontario and the Oswego Harbor. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Due to COVID precautions, snacks and beverages will be limited, but available.

Oswego Music Hall is a family-friendly, non-profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception over 40 years ago. 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. To volunteer, email Volunteer Coordinator Michael Moss at

Regarding safety protocols, the Music Hall will adhere to CDC, state, and local guidelines. We will follow protocols adopted by theaters in CNY which is to require proof of vaccination before admittance to shows or a recent negative COVID test result. In addition, masks are to be worn except when seated.

Find more information via the Oswego Music Hall Facebook page, or email

Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the governor and New York Legislature. Other major supporters are the city of Oswego and Shineman Foundation.

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