|Joe Crookston will give us a great, high energy concert, plus he will be bringing his paintings and sculpture for viewing.
From touring with Gordon Lightfoot, headlining major US festivals, receiving Folk Alliance International “Album of the Year,” releasing Nine Becomes One (2023) to being named Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence, Joe is on fire. He is known for his heartfelt songs that touch on all aspects of the human experience, ranging from narratives to fantasy. His work includes a collection of original songs retelling stories of the Finger Lakes, with real-life protagonists including a drunken rooster of Corning, an escaped slave and a survivor of the concentration camps, both of whom settled in Elmira.*
Did you know that Crookston’s art has been on display at various venues
including at the True North Gallery in Waterdown, Ontario?
His art was installed in the gallery alongside paintings by other musicians,
including Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, and Janis Joplin.
* These projects are made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program (SCR), a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.
Concerts are held at 144 Cedar St. Corning, NY on the corner with 1st Street in the red brick Methodist Church
Use the street level door on First St.
Limited mobility hint: There is one flight of stairs indoors. There is a chair lift if you can sit on it- bring your own helper and phone ahead if this is needed.
ADMISSION: We give you options of credit/debit, Apple Pay or Google Pay on line.
Or you can scan the QR code at the admission desk with your smart phone.
Or you can just pay with cash or check at the concert, if you prefer.
$25 general / $5 full-time student or disabled / under 14 free w/adult
Be part of this celebration of community and music and art- we can’t wait to greet you in person and enjoy the concert together !!!
Covid considerations: If you have possibly contagious symptoms, please stay home and ask for a refund of your advanced ticket. Masks are optional, based on your own personal health risk assessment.
We use a ticketing system called “Zeffy” which uses Stripe to process the financials, giving you the options of credit/debit, Google Pay, Apple Pay in advance from a computer or phone. When you arrive at the concert you also have the option of scanning a QR code to pay on your phone. But we still accept cash and checks at the door. We never see your credit card details. Zeffy is only for non-profits and they cover all the transaction fees for us, so every penny you spend or donate goes to our organization. And you also have the option to give Valley Folk Music a donation, on the payment page, for which we thank you in advance. Donations help assure the continuation of the concert series expenses. We are a 501(c) non-profit and your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.