For 12-15 yrs in entirety, the Center For the Arts in Homer has been developing its role in this small town tucked to the side of Rt. 81, between Syracuse and Binghamton. Those years started with the intention of providing “main stage” shows. Now, the Center also offers Plays, Musicals, Dance Classes, Voice, Violin, and Acting lessons… meeting space for book clubs… etc.
Friday featured national recording artist, Cracker. Upcoming shows include celebrated singer-songwriters Paula Cole on Oct. 18, John Hiatt on Nov 4, and The Infamous Stringdusters on Nov 14. Most of these national acts feature openers from the Central New York area.
How does CNY’s “most intimate venue” get such a variety of national acts? Executive Director Ty Marshall described the process as follows, look into tour schedules and festivals, possibly finding ones that have a space to fill in their calendar. Also use other partners to book shows “After Dark Presents” and “DSP” have sent talent their way.
Audience members can expect a very intimate experience with great volunteers and staff, hence the moniker “CNY’s most intimate venue”. Snacks, beer, and wine are sold at a reasonable prices. The village of Homer has a charming historic look and feel. The short walk from your car to the venue is quite pleasant! The Center, a former church is surrounded by neighbors and villagers that made this happen.
Thinking about catching a special show soon? A good geocentric location and literally no bad seat in the house makes this venue a “don’t miss!” The Center’s address is 72 S Main St, Homer, NY 13077.