The F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica announced the lineup for its 20th anniversary Saranac Thursday series. The annual event showcases many local and regional acts with the occasional national act as well. This year’s series kicks off May 24 with the Rome-based classic rock outfit, Work Related.
In addition to 20 years of Saranac Thursdays, the brewery is celebrating 85 years of Utica Club, the brewery’s flagship beer, and 130 years of the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.
Gates to the courtyard open at 5:30 and performances begin at 6:00 p.m. each week. A portion of the proceeds benefits the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area. The events have raised more than $600,000 to date.
2018 Saranac Thursday Schedule:
May 24 – Work Related
May 31 – Chris Eves & The New Normal
June 7 – Big Mean Sound Machine
June 14 – Eric Tessmer Band
June 21 – Our Common Roots
June 28 – Follow the Muse
July 5 – Gridley Paige
July 12 – Last Left
July 19 – LDF
July 26 – Sir Cadian Rhythm
Aug. 2 – Showtime
Aug. 9 – The Old Main
Aug. 16 – The Crazy Fools
Aug. 23 – Handsome Young Ladies
Aug. 30 – The Bomb
Sept. 6 – Floodwood