SAVE THE SAMPSON THEATRE 2
Last year we raised and donated $1,800 to the Penn Yan Theatre Company for the efforts to restore the local landmark, the Sampson Theatre. The Sampson
"Built in 1910, The Sampson is an early example of a "poured concrete" building, containing over 50,000 cubic feet of concrete. With 2 balconies and 12 boxes, it seated over 900. The stage is 58 feet wide and 36 feet deep with a "fly space" height of 55 feet to the gridiron. Reportedly, this provided ample space for elaborate scenery from the New York City playhouses that could not be accommodated in any Rochester or Elmira theater. The proscenium is 32 feet wide by 25 feet high, and the back row of seating was only about 45 feet from the stage. It is said that there wasn't a bad seat in the house."
PYTCo's fall production this year will be Wizard of Oz, and it just so happens that Ray Bolger (who played the Scarecrow) and Jack Haley (who played the Tin Man) BOTH performed at the Sampson Theatre in the early 1900's when it was functioning.
WHISKEY SHIVERS (Austin, TX)
"A diverse group of masterfully talented musicians who stand out like a sore thumb from the traditional bluegrass world, Whiskey Shivers have made a name for themselves with a genre-pushing sound that the Washington Post called "apocalyptic Americana" and NPR described as "frenetic bluegrass" with a "punk spirit."
EVAN DILLON BAND (Finger Lakes, NY)
"Based out of Upstate, NY Evan Dillon has been a well known musician and vocalist in the Finger Lakes area for over ten years, through wide ranges of musical genres. Now focusing on Country, Rock, Blues, and his own strange interpretation of them all mixed together, he has found his place as a singer and more importantly, as a songwriter."
MORE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TO BE ANNOUNCED!
EVENT WILL INCLUDE A FAMILY FRIENDLY FAIR.
$10 General Admission / Proceeds donated to PYTCo and the Sampson Theatre restoration project.
Firemen's Field (View)
Mace Street & Hicks Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|