Center for the Arts unveils 'The Odyssey Summer Concert Series'

Rusted Root will perform at the Center for the Arts of Homer on Thurs., June 1 (photo provided)

The following is a republished press release from the Center for the Arts of Homer.

The Center for the Arts in Homer, New York, announces The Odyssey Summer Concert Series. This three-concert series takes place over the months of June, July, and August, and is the first time that the Center for the Arts extends its concert programming throughout the summer months. Temporary air conditioning will be installed in the Whiting Theater to accommodate patrons.

“We’re always excited to welcome top notch artists to Central New York throughout the year,” said director Ty Marshal. “Extending our concert programming throughout the summer months does take some extra effort, but in the end we believe it is important to serve our mission as a world-class venue throughout the entire year.”

Located in the former First Baptist Church of Homer, the Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary not-for-profit arts center formed in 2003. (72 S. Main St. Homer NY 13077)

On Thursday, June 1, the Center welcomes Rusted Root. On Friday, July 7, Tim Reynolds returns with his band TR3, and on August 18, the Devon Allman Band takes the stage in the Center’s Whiting Theater.

“Since many of our audience members travel from surrounding regions to attend our concerts, we’re calling this series “The Odyssey” to encourage intrepid music and culture lovers to visit the Cortland County region, which is especially beautiful in the summer months,” said Marshal. “We’re consciously pairing with other events and organizations in Homer and Cortland to inspire visitors to come for the day, or stay for the weekend in a ‘choose your own adventure’ styled series that begins at the Center for the Arts.”

Hotels, restaurants, and other area organizations are offering deals and discounts to concert-goers, who can utilize their ticket stub to receive percentages off hotel rooms, meals and admissions to other cultural venues.

The series is consciously paired with exciting local events, as well. June 1st (Rusted Root) pairs with the Homer Fireman’s Field Days. July 7th (Tim Reynolds & TR3) takes place during the same weekend as the Cortland County Junior Fair, and August 18th(Devon Allman Band) takes place the same weekend as “Magic on Main Street” in Homer.

Concert-goers may also visit to assist them in filling out their itinerary. Everything from live theater with Cortland Repertory Theater at Little York Pavilion, to tours of the CNY Living History Center, the 1890 House Museum, and outdoor activities at Lime Hollow Nature Center are included in the Experience Cortland website.

“Summer is the perfect time to plan an affordable and memorable adventure with family and friends, and we’re confident that The Odyssey Summer Concert Series offers an opportunity for folks to take a chance on the region’s many diverse offerings – it will be an epic adventure filled with music, theater, festivals and more – that’s a guarantee,” said Marshal.

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Rusted Root
Thursday, June 1

Doors open at 5:00pm – preshow music by Buddhish at 7:00pm

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision.

Tickets: $30 – $34 (Children $10, Active Military/Veterans $10)


Tim Reynolds & TR3
Friday, July 7

Doors open at 5:00pm – preshow music with Joe Driscoll at 7:00pm

It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Tim Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz.
Tickets: $30 – $35 (Children $10, Active Military/Veterans $10)


​​Devon Allman Band
Friday, August 18

Doors open at 5:00pm – preshow music with The Hoffman Family Band at 7:00pm

The dirty blond hair is the same, the body posture is also the same, and there are touches in the voice that have a similar genetic connection, but Devon Allman has toiled long and hard to establish his own musical identity, separate from his legendary dad, Gregg Allman.

Tickets: $22 – $28 (Children $10, Active Military/Veterans $10)