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Pop Goes the Classified


While Boilermaker Weekend is event-packed I have often thought a musical event on Saturday would be a nice touch, particularly for our out of town visitors. Utica has a rich arts and culture history, why not showcase a bit of it?
Enter, Greely Ford (from the band Classified), Michael DiMeo (from the Utica Pops orchestra) and Jerry Kraus (from the Stanley Theater). They had an interesting idea for a concert on Boilermaker Saturday- my ears perked up.
The band Classified, famous in the area, is reuniting for this special concert, this will be their first local gig in a year and a half.
This event will be the debut of the Utica Pops orchestra that will feature over twenty five musicians.
Finally, the concert is taking place at the Stanley Theater, simply one of the most magnificent theaters in the northeast.
Ticket prices run from fifteen to fifty dollars.
A five dollar discount is offered as a special incentive to this year’s Boilermaker participants. Think about it; ten bucks for a concert at the Stanley-unbelievable! There are also special discounts for Stanley Members and active members of the military.
The program will consist of the Utica Pops and Classified playing both alone and together. Classified’s playlist (think Chicago) really lends itself to the addition of the “Pops Punch’.
One of the keys to this event is the time- concert begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm giving our runners time to get in a good nights sleep.
There are a number of ways to get tickets by phone (315-724-4000), the web (TheStanley.org) or at the box office located in the Stanley lobby. The Stanley has a list of Boilermaker participants for the special discount.
A great stage great price, two great musical acts (one old, one new), sponsored by a great race (at least I hope you think that).
The proceeds will go towards the Stanley Center for the Arts.
See you there!

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