Famed musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, known for Ashokan Farewell, the theme song to Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary and other tunes, headline the Baldwinsville stop on The Heartland Passage Tour. This unique performance event brings troubadours, performers and storytellers – and the local premiere of a documentary by an Academy Award winning independent filmmaker – to ten communities statewide to commemorate the Canal’s bicentennial.
Baldwinsville’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 23. Dockside storytelling by Dave Gower, engineer; and George Ward, singer and storyteller, begins at 4:00 p.m. A screening of the new documentary Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal and performances by George Ward; Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure and headliners Jay and Molly begin at 8:00 p.m. at Mohegan Manor, 58 Oswego Street in Baldwinsville.
The Heartland Passage Tour is traveling the entire length of the Canal to a total of ten communities, and Baldwinsville is its final stop. For tickets to the Heartland Passage Tour in Baldwinsville click here. For complete details visit https://www.facebook.com/heartlandpassagetour/.
This project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and a Regional Economic Development Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts. It is sponsored by the Erie Canal Museum, City Lore and Livingston Arts.