Heartland Passage Tour in Buffalo
September 22 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM| $15
On Friday September 22nd at 7:00 pm, Buffalo’s North Park Theatre will host The Heartland Passage Tour – a unique performance event bringing troubadours, performers and storytellers to celebrate the Erie Canal bicentennial in a most unusual way. This evening will begin a film screening of the new short documentary, Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, by Academy Award winning independent filmmaker Paul Wagner – a meditation on the economic cycles along the canal that speak to the fate of the American dream. Next there will be musical performances by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, famous for “Ashokan Farewell,” and Kimball, Canning, Bolt and McClure, performing the music of traveling troupes along the canal in its heyday.
The tour is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and a Regional Economic Development Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts. The tour Tour is sponsored by City Lore, the Erie Canal Museum and Livingston Arts.
For more information about the rest of the tour go to: www.citylore.org/heartland-passage-tour.
About the Sponsors:
Founded in 1986, City Lore’s mission is to foster New York City – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs. The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse provides engaging educational experiences that champion an appreciation and understanding of the Erie Canal. The mission of Livingston Arts is to enrich the quality of life in the Livingston County and Western New York by encouraging and promoting the arts and cultural activities.