Strawbs: Chapter & Verse Tour – 11/17


“Brilliant.”  “Spellbinding.”  “Original.”  “Passionate.”  These are words that respected music journalists have used to describe Strawbs live…today. With five decades of colorful history behind them, Strawbs evolved from 1960s British Folk Movement roots to a powerful and enduring force in progressive rock music.  Led by the charismatic Dave Cousins, who has been called the most talented Dylan-influenced songwriter to come out of England, Strawbs’ dynamic performances,Continue Reading

Tailor Made – November 25


Tink Bennett & Tailor Made have been performing and opening for national acts in the Central New York area and beyond for over 30 years! Each musician brings a career of professional performing, recording and entertaining experience to every show! They have opened for Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Josh Thompson, Sammy Kershaw and Molly Hatchett,Continue Reading

National Philanthropy Day Challenge!

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Each year, National Philanthropy Day is your chance to make every donation count for even more. Be a part of one of the biggest giving events in Cortland County! Show your support for the Center for the Arts while reminding our community that the spirit of giving is alive and well. Here’s how you canContinue Reading

Rebirth Brass Band – December 7


SPONSORED BY GeoLogic When it comes to modern brass bands, every band is different, which is due to the range of instrumental configurations in such groups and the improvisational nature of the genre. But extremely few groups today have the roots, touring experience, popularity, commercial output, and pure sound to stake a claim to beContinue Reading

A Madrigal Feast – December 9


Center Players and  the American Culinary Federation, Syracuse Chapter present… A Madrigal Dinner Saturday, December 9 6:00pm The Madrigal Feast is a 21st century re-recreation of the Renaissance Fetes held in great baronial halls throughout England during Christmastime. You and your friends will be dazzled by stunning pageantry, humor, jests, unmatched music and song accompaniedContinue Reading

A Christmas Carol – December 12, 13, 14


Jim Coon has created his own unique take on the familiar Scrooge story, employing a group of actors to portray the 20+ familiar characters in this retake on a Christmas classic! Center Players presents this retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysteriousContinue Reading

Eileen Ivers – A joyful Christmas – December 16


 Sponsored by Sherbrook Apartments Fiddler Eileen Ivers has established herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today. Recalling the roaring hearths and roars of laughter that are part and parcel of Christmas in Irish families, virtuoso fiddler Eileen Ivers interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even aContinue Reading

Who are We?


We’re a community of artists, art lovers, music makers and listeners. The Center for the Arts, located on Main Street in Historic Homer, New York is one of Central New York’s preeminent presenters of the Arts. Our 400-seat “Whiting Theater,” with its outstanding acoustics and diverse series of main stage programs, attracts and thrills audiencesContinue Reading