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Austin-based Ley Line brings World Music to the Finger Lakes

“The female quartet beguile with their magnetic elements and reeling textures segueing easily from folk instrumentation to worldly beats.” – Billboard

The simplicity is what I loved most about this Austin-based group, both in its spare percussion and lovely harmony.” – Bob Boilen, NPRThe all-female band Ley Line pose together

Austin-based Ley Line will bring their unique blend of world music to the Smith Center for the Arts on Friday, July 16th at 8:00pm! Band members include Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, and twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek. All tickets are $20 (plus additional fees). There will be a Patreon and Members-only presale on Thursday, June 10th at 12:00pm, and a general public onsale starting on Friday, June 11th at 12:00pm. Ticket availability is EXTREMELY limited, so don’t miss your chance to enjoy live music! To learn more and purchase tickets, visit

Ley Line blends blues, folk, soul and sounds inspired by their world travels and their own diverse heritages. The band composes songs in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English that uncover the harmony that connects us all. Lush, layered vocals unite with instrumentation as diverse as Pandiero, talking drum, and ukulele. The band taps into the earth energies their name evokes.

In 2019, Ley Line performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival and were featured as the KUTX Artist of the Month. Bob Boilen, of NPR’s “Tiny Desk” fame, featured Ley Line as one of his top picks of 2021’s SXSW Festival. Their highly anticipated sophomore album “We Saw Blue” was released in 2020 to national and international acclaim. They are currently working on the visual EP documenting their three month tour through Brazil that inspired the songs. To learn more about Ley Line, visit

Due to NYS mandate, only 150 tickets will be on sale for this show and all tickets must be purchased online at! The Smith will not be filling orders over the phone or in person at the Box Office. There will be no sales available at the door day of the show. Seats will be sold as general admission, but patrons will receive assigned seating when they arrive at the venue. 

Due to COVID-19, dancing will only be permitted at your seat and will not be allowed in the pit or aisles.

By purchasing tickets for this event you, and all other ticket holders in your party, agree to abide by The Smith’s COVID-19 policies. These policies include, but are not limited to: wearing a face covering while at the venue, maintaining 6 feet physical distance between yourself and other parties, abiding by all signage posted at The Smith Opera House, and not entering the venue if you, or any member of your party, is feeling ill or has been in close contact with anyone with a known case of COVID 19. 

Ticket sales for this show will only be available online through Eventbrite. Will Call tickets will not be available. 

For more information regarding The Smith’s COVID-19 policies, please visit our updates page.

The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Due to COVID-19, our box office is only open by appointment. If you wish to leave a message for our staff, please email or call (315)781-5483 to leave a voicemail. For more information visit