CRT Downtown - Cabaret


Feb
7 Fri
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Comedian Brad Zimmerman "My Rise to the Middle"

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: January 2, 2020 12:34 PM to February 6, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
MY RISE TO THE MIDDLE

Written and performed by Brad Zimmerman
"a unique and original voice in the world of comedy"

Born and bred in Oradell NJ, Brad moved to NYC and "temporarily" waited tables for 29 years, while pursuing his dream of comedic acting. He now works all over the country in theatres, comedy clubs, casinos, JCCs...you name it, he's done it! He became Joan River's opening act of choice for over seven years, leading Joan to say, "I've had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Billy Crystal, Garry Shandling, and Brad Zimmerman." He's also worked with Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Julio Iglesias, and had the great honor of opening for George Carlin for two years until George passed in 2008.

My Rise To The Middle explores a man's lifetime struggle to make it as an actor in NYC. Following his hit Off-Broadway show My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy, Brad's comedic stories of his childhood, loooooong tenure as a waiter, and a misbegotten love life shed light on his career breakthrough in his late 50's.

And in a true gift of support, this performance is a BENEFIT for CRT, with Brad donating his time and talents to support the performing arts in Central New York! Don't miss this hysterically funny, poignant and easily identifiable story that will inspire as much as it will entertain!

Beer / Wine Cash Bar

Tickets: $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door

Feb
15 Sat
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An Evening with Mike Powell & Chris Merkley

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 2, 2020 4:45 PM to February 15, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
"An Evening with Mike Powell and Chris Merkley"

Heartfelt lyrics, soulful voices, fingerpicked guitars and hilarious stories. These two Cortland-based musicians bring their unique, worldly talents to the intimate setting of CRT Downtown for a one-of-a-kind musical experience!

Over a decade ago Mike Powell left his career as a professional lacrosse player to pursue life as an artist. Dubbed as an "underground messenger of blue-collar soul", Powell has developed a deep admiration from some of the top songwriters in the industry. His emotive writing creates an inspiring presentation that NYS Music calls, "An exhibit in honest talent...one of the premier songwriters in music today." A prolific writer who has released 8 albums, Mike has shared the stage with the Oak Ridge Boys, Bad Company, Martin Sexton, David Lindley, Shooter Jennings, Sarah Lee Guthie, Sean Rowe, Vance Gilbert, Richard Smith, Peter Mulvey & many more.

Chris Merkley has performed over a thousand shows across the US to the streets of Paris. He has released nine albums with a variety of groups which include song writing duo Merkley & Morgan, acoustic American roots rock band The Crooners, and the swampy blues rock trio of Digger Jones. Chris has also composed and produced an extensive catalog of original music for TV and has songs featured in several independent films. As a solo performer, he seamlessly weaves his way through foot-stomping Blues and downhome Americana music driven by homemade percussive wooden boxes, resonator guitar, and wailing blues harmonica. His concerts are an inspirational journey through songs best compared to a cross-country ride on a freight train!

Beer / Wine Cash Bar

All tickets: $10

Feb
28 Fri
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Opening Night Gala "Creative Cortland" Art Gallery

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 5:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 2, 2020 12:52 PM to February 28, 2020 7:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Opening Night Gala:
Friday, Feb. 28 from 5-8pm

Weekly Hours:
Saturday, Feb. 29 from Noon - 5pm
Sunday, March 1 from Noon - 5pm
Monday - Friday, March 2 - 6 from 9am - 5pm
Saturday, March 7 from Noon - 5pm
Sunday, March 8 from Noon - 5pm

CRT Downtown becomes a hip and trendy gallery showcasing the work of Cortland's very best artists, including professionals, amateurs and students!

Meet the artists at our Grand Opening on Friday, February 28 from 5PM - 8PM, and enjoy light appetizers with beer/wine cash bar. Tickets for the Opening Night Gala are $10 per person.

Entrance to the gallery is free with a $5 suggested donation.

Mar
27 Fri
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"How Sweet it is !" Steve Leslie Sings James Taylor

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 6, 2020 4:44 PM to March 27, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Direct from Nashville, this Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist performs the music of James Taylor in this authentic and spellbinding concert event! In the intimate setting of CRT's downtown space, Steve's warm baritone and exceptional guitar technique (not to mention his uncanny resemblance) will have you singing along to such classics as Carolina In My Mind, Shower the People, You've Got a Friend, Up on the Roof and many more!

Beer / Wine Cash Bar

All tickets: $25.00
Mar
28 Sat
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Comedian Tim Walkoe

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADVANCED: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCED Public Onsale: January 6, 2020 1:21 PM to March 27, 2020 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Nonstop laughter from start to finish!...he leaves the audiences laughing so hard it's hard to catch up to the next joke!" - The Chicago Tribune

Tim is one of the most sought-after comedians today. He has appeared Fox TV's Murder In Small Town Xplus shows on A&E, HBO, Showtime, TNN, and PBS. A musician and improvactor, Tim has headlined at over 100 comedy clubs nationwide, and appeared in concert with Kenny Loggins, Whitney Houston and Elvis Costello. He is a veteran of NPR's "All Things Considered" and created the character of "Eddie Vestoon" which can be heard on over 200 radio stations nationally. Don't miss this great night of laughs!

www.timwalkoe.com

Beer / Wine Cash Bar

Tickets: $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door
Apr
18 Sat
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"Well-Strung!"

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 16, 2020 4:43 PM to April 18, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This hunky quartet will give you a new reason to love classical music! A NYC based string quartet, Well-Strung is one of the hottest groups touring the country and the world today! Their unique blend of vocals and strings is created by fusing classical music with today's hottest hits! Mozart meets Kelly Clarkson, Bach joins Taylor Swift, there might even be a "Frozen" tune to "let go"...all with incredible string musicianship and intricate four-part harmony! Audiences around the world go crazy for their amazing vocals, skillful playing technique and their playful, one of a kind "POPssical" arrangements. This is not your everyday string quartet! Past performances include The Today Show, at the Vatican and President Obama.

Check them out Well-Strung.com and on YouTube!

Beer / Wine Cash Bar

All tickets: $30.00
Apr
25 Sat
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Close to you: The Music of the Carpenters!

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 6, 2020 1:39 PM to April 25, 2020 1:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her memorable love songs that topped the Billboard charts more than a dozen times. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their beautiful renditions of Carpenters classics. Lisa's amazing four octave range allows her to sing the hits like "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays" in their original key, keeping the songs genuine and recognizable for the audience. Not an impressionist, but rather a tribute artist to an amazing talent, this show is a trip down memory lane like no other!

Check out a sample at http://closetoyouonline.com/home/videos/

Beer / Wine Cash Bar

All tickets: $25
Apr
25 Sat
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Close to you: The Music of the Carpenters!

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 6, 2020 1:43 PM to April 25, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her memorable love songs that topped the Billboard charts more than a dozen times. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their beautiful renditions of Carpenters classics. Lisa's amazing four octave range allows her to sing the hits like "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays" in their original key, keeping the songs genuine and recognizable for the audience. Not an impressionist, but rather a tribute artist to an amazing talent, this show is a trip down memory lane like no other!

Check out a sample at http://closetoyouonline.com/home/videos/

Beer / Wine Cash Bar

All tickets: $25
May
2 Sat
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Judy Carmichael "Swing Time!"

CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: January 6, 2020 1:54 PM to May 2, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Judy Carmichael
"Swing Time!"
A Celebration of the Great American Songbook and Swing Era Music!

A Steinway Artist and Grammy-nominated pianist/singer-songwriter

From Carnegie Hall to The Guggenheim Museum in Venice, to the Avondale Castle in England and Castle Fraser in Scotland, Judy is considered one of the leading interpreters of stride and swing piano! Count Basie nicknamed her "Stride," because of the command with which she plays this physically demanding jazz piano style. She has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, CBS' Sunday Morning, and NPR's Morning Edition. This amazing, family-friendly (and encouraged!) performance features Judy's interpretations of I Got Rhythm, Why Can't You Behave, Honeysuckle Rose, as well as her own soulful, witty compositions.



Beer / Wine Cash Bar

All tickets: $25.00

CRT Downtown - Cabaret

24-26 PORT WATSON ST.
CORTLAND, NY
UNITED STATES