Saranac Brewery in Utica announced the lineup for its annual summer music series, Saranac Thursdays, on Tuesday. The kick-off event takes place May 18 with a 25th anniversary show from local show band Classified. The 19th year of the series continues throughout the summer, with hard rock act the Bomb closing it out Aug. 31.
Syracuse-based groove rockers, Barroom Philosophers make their Utica debut on the Saranac stage July 13 and local favorites, the Canadian Celt-Rockers Enter the Haggis make their annual return to the courtyard the final Thursday in July. Other popular regional acts slated to play include the Old Main, Annie in the Water, Chris Eves and the New Normal and Gridley-Paige and 3 Inch Fury presenting “Rock of Ages.”
The series features local and regional acts from 6-9 p.m. each Thursday. Cover charge for each 21 and over show is $5, which includes your first drink. A portion of the proceeds from the series is donated to the local United Way. The events raised $41,000 for the organization last year.
2017 Saranac Thursday Series
May 18 – Classified (25th anniversary show)
May 25 – Soundbarrier
June 1 – Showtime
June 8 – The Crazy Fools
June 15 – Ladies Drink Free
June 22 – Last Left
June 29 – Gridley Paige and 3 Inch Fury Present: ROCK OF AGES
July 6 – Sir Cadian Rhythm
July 13 – Barroom Philosophers
July 20 – Annie in the Water
July 27 – Enter the Haggis
Aug. 3 – The Matt Lomeo Band
Aug. 10 – The Old Main
Aug. 17 – Lonesome Dove
Aug. 24 – Chris Eves and the New Normal
Aug. 31 – The Bomb
See Enter the Haggis’ official video for “One Last Drink” shot partially at last summer’s Saranac Thursday performance below.