Heartland Passage Tour



Party Like it’s 1817 

The Heartland Passage Tour brings songs, stories and film to commemorate the Erie Canal Bicentennial from 

September 2 – September 23

The Heartland Passage Tour is a unique new performance event that will travel on the Erie Canal September 2 – 23 to celebrate the bicentennial of the digging of the canal and demonstrate its cultural and historic impact through songs, stories and the documentary film Boom and Bust. At each stop (see schedule below), singers and storytellers will perform either at dockside or in selected historic venues including a canal cruise boat and the Barge Museum in Brooklyn. Performers include Jay Ungar & Molly Mason,” famous for “Ashokan Farewell,” the theme song for Ken Burns’ Civil War series; Kimball, Canning, Bolt and McClure performing the music of traveling troupes along the canal in its heyday; Erie Canal songsters George Ward, The Dady Brothers & Kit Fallon, and Dave Ruch; and storytellers including tugboat captain, Steve Wunder. Each event will include a screening of Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, a short documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner, a meditation on the economic cycles along the canal that speak to the fate and promise of the American dream.

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Schedule

September 2 – Herkimer
4:00 pm
Barge Canal Terminal, 800 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY
Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal
Free

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Cruise and Concert
5:30 PM
$20
Lil’ Diamond III Cruise Boat
800 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY
The Dady Brothers & Kit Fallon, Storytellers
Tickets: eriecanalcruises.com 

September 3 – Brooklyn
8:00 pm
$15
The Waterfront Museum, 290 Conover St., Brooklyn NY
Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Tickets: Purchase HERE 

September 9 – Albany
8:00 pm
$15
The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany NY
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Erie Canal Songster George Ward, Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal
Tickets: www.thelinda.org

September 10 – Rochester
4:00 pm
$10, $8 Members/Seniors/Students
The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave.,
Rochester NY
Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal
Tickets: www.thelittle.org.  Click for The Little Theatre website and full information, then look for button at top right to find tickets.

September 14 – Medina
6:00 pm
Canal Basin, Manilla Pl, Medina NY
Rain Location: Medina Theatre, 603 Main St. Medina NY
Gretchen Sepik as Surly Sal, cook on the Erie Canal, Dady Brothers & Kit Fallon, Dave Ruch,
Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, storytellers
Free

George Ward

September 15 – Brockport
7:00 pm
Welcome Center, 11 Water St., Brockport
Rain Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 14 State St.
Dave Ruch, George Ward, Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, storytellers
Free

September 16 – Macedon
4:00 pm
Dockside Storytelling
7:00 pm
Price: $10
Canaltown Theater, 1900 NY 31, Macedon NY
Dave Ruch & George Ward, Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal
Tickets: TBD 

September 19 – Lyons
4:00 pm Dockside Storytelling
7:00 pm
Price: $10
The Ohmann Theater, 65 William St., Lyons NY
Dady Brothers & Kit Fallon, George Ward, Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, storytellers
Tickets: Purchase HERE 

The Dady Brothers

September 22 – Buffalo
7:00 pm
$15
North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo NY
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure, Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, storytellers
Tickets: northparktheatre.org 

September 23
4:00 pm
Dockside storytellers, Erie Canal Songster George Ward
7:00 pm
Mohegan Manor, 58 Oswego St, Baldwinsville, NY
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure, Film: Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, storytellers
Tickets: Purchase HERE

Kimball, Canning, Bolt, & McClure

 

From the Artists:

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

The Dady Brothers: Listen here: http://www.dadybros.com/cd4.html

Dave Ruch:

 

Trailer for Boom & Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal

 

 

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 collects and preserves Canal material, and provides engaging educational experiences that champion an appreciation and understanding of the Erie Canal’s transforming effects on the past, present and future.  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 through support of artists, schools and community groups. 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. 

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