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Upstate

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Saturday, October 15 at 8pm
Smith Opera House

Upstate—a band nearly ten years in the making— is finding its essence. Founding members Mary Webster, Melanie Glenn, Harry D’Agostino, and Dean Mahoney have grown older and wiser over these years, motley in their pasts, yet ever-evolving in their presents. Having cut their teeth together as artists and musicians over hundreds of shows and two studio albums, including 2019’s acclaimed collection ‘healing,’ their four individual artistic visions and distinct musical voices have grown into a whole more significant than the sum of its parts.

At times, Upstate has been known for a large ensemble of eclectic instruments and musicians, while at others for featuring dazzling three-part vocal harmonies. They’ve weaved genres and grooves from across time and across the map, but always filtered through the region of the world they call home in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. They’ve captured audiences in large concert halls and intimate living rooms. They’ve been invited to share stages with heroes like The Wood Brothers and Lake Street Dive, while putting in their ten thousand hours as local dive bar staples. They’ve performed at countless festivals across the United States, at times, as the first act of the afternoon, and yet with all odds against them, Upstate has learned to run the tables, bringing audiences to their feet and joy to their souls.

Entering a new decade in tumultuous times, Upstate has grown to understand themselves both individually and as a unit and find gratitude in being able to play their role in the circle of the song. And through that revelation has recommitted themselves to the values of truth-telling and authenticity above all. Upstate has always been a band that writes honest songs, but 2020 is shaping up to be their most truthful year yet. Audiences can count on what the group has always been known for: musicianship, harmony, and a “leave-it-all-up-there” show. They can also expect something that’s both new and years in the making—a band that’s coming into focus.

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The Smith’s box office will be open for in person and over the phone sales Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Online tickets can be purchased at any time. All over the phone or online purchases will receive a digital ticket sent to your email. You must have a valid email to purchase tickets for this event.

NEW COVID POLICY: Proof of vaccination is no longer required for entry to the Smith Opera House. Masks are no longer required, though we strongly encourage their use particularly by those unvaccinated, including children. The Smith reserves the right to amend this policy as necessary, including at the request of specific artists or presenters.

Policies are subject to change at any time without notice; however, we will make every effort to contact ticket holders to alert them of changes to this policy.

Our box office is located at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva NY, 14456. Our box office can be reached at 315-781-5483 or boxoffice@thesmith.org.

Tickets:$28