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Heartland Passage Tour in Lyons
September 19, 2017 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
On Tuesday September 19th at 4:00 pm Lyons 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 stop will begin with free dockside story telling at 4:00 pm, with storytellers Dave Gower and George Ward. The celebration will continue at the Ohmann Theater with a 7:00 pm 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, followed by musical performances by Erie Canal songsters the Dady Brothers, Kit Fallon, & George Ward.
About the tour:
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.