WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) -
Updated June 19, 2020
UPDATE ON OPERA HOUSE OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 SITUATION
The Clayton Opera House has announced several adjustments to the start of its 2020 performance season due to federal and state guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.On March 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on public gatherings of 500 or more and a restriction on smaller gatherings, and on March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that gatherings of 50 or more people be postponed for the next eight weeks. Clayton Opera House staff members are monitoring the public health situation regarding COVID-19, and the Opera House is rescheduling some near-future shows. Please reference the following list to keep up to date on any rescheduled or cancelled performances. Any tickets purchased for a rescheduled show will be honored at the rescheduled performance. Those who cannot attend on the new show date should call the box office to discuss other options.
The first musical performance of the season will be Sawyer Fredericks on September 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm
But Capitol Steps satire show will actually be there before then... see schedule below.
19 year-old singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an every-growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows through the US. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality TV, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer. His 2016 A good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. In 2018, Sawyer once again went independent, reclaiming full artistic control, creating an album entirely written by Sawyer, self-produced and self released. The highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Frederick’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a self-described “free range folk,” incorporating elements of blues, roots rock and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.
The following shows have been cancelled or rescheduled:
The Trews- Rescheduled for October 16th, 2020
Comedian, Mike Marino- Cancelled for 2020
Mayhem Poets-Rescheduled for September 18th, 2020
Band of Heathens-Cancelled for 2020
Tom Rush-Rescheduled for October 8th, 2020
Shawn Colvin- Cancelled for 2020, possible rescheduling for 2021
The Capitol Steps- Rescheduled for 2021
The High Kings- Rescheduled for August 18th, 2021
The David Bromberg Quintet- Rescheduled for June 10th, 2021
The Steeldrivers- Rescheduled for July 22nd, 2021
Comedian, Jen Kober- Cancelled for 2020
Decarlo- Cancelled for 2020
Soulsha- Rescheduled for July 1st, 2021
The Edwards Twins- Cancelled for 2020
We apologize for any inconveniences that these changes in scheduling might have caused. Tickets for summer events are available now available for purchase, either online or by calling the box office at 315-686-2200. The Clayton Opera House performance hall and box office will not be open to public access until federal and state restrictions have been lifted. During the temporary closure, Opera House staff will disinfect all performance areas of the venue, including wiping down all surfaces, cleaning all areas and cleaning the carpets. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.