Drink Beer | Talk History!

Join the Phelps Mansion Museum in both learning history and drinking beer on November 18th. Local historian, Matt Hollis, hosts a presentation detailing the transformation of music following the Civil War.

“Jelly Roll, Joplin, & Jim Crow: Music in the Late 19th Century”

Musical styles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States mirrored the very real social and cultural changes in the decades following the Civil War and Reconstruction. As the US transitioned from slave economy to one of free labor, sentiments of hope and nationalism dominated the American musical landscape.

Yet these expressions also included a whimsy or nostalgia for a “lost age.”

While some of these were innocent reflections on the inevitable changing of the national landscape, others tapped into long-held stereotypes in support of the Jim Crow-era racial hierarchy. Nonetheless, innovative currents of musical structure and performance paralleled massive waves of immigration and internal migration, giving birth to some of the United States’ most beloved musical genres: ragtime, blues, and jazz.

Matt Hollis is a historian who has studied numerous topics ranging from the American Revolution to slave societies in the Atlantic world. He has edited a vast collection of papers and taught courses on world civilizations and American history at several universities.


*Reservation ONLY*

    • Non-Members: $10.00/person
    • Members: $8.00/person
    • First drink is free is with admission.

NonMember $10.00 USDMember $8.00 USD

enJOY Jazz with the Upstate Jazz Collective featuring Joe Magnarelli – with Tom Brigandi, Joe Carello, Jimmy Johns, and Dino Losito. The Firehouse enJOY Jazz Series features some of the best jazz musicians in the region, with host and curator Mike Carbone. For more, visit: https://www.joemagnarelli.com


Please note: Dates, times, locations, performers and prices are subject to change. 

Mike Titlebaum & Catherine Gale return to the Firehouse for another enJOY Jazz – and they’re bringing their Quintet (Jeff Campbell, Aaron Staebell, and Gary Versace) with them. The Firehouse enJOY Jazz Series features some of the best jazz musicians in the region, with host and curator Mike Carbone.
For more, visit:
http://miketitlebaum.com or http://catherinegale.net 

 Please note: This performance will take place outdoors under the RestArt Tent. Dates, times, and performers are subject to change.

Proudly Underwritten by The Jazz Fund.

enJOY Jazz under the Firehouse Restart Tent
Featuring Al Hamme’s 8-Alarm-Fire Jazztet
Monday, August 16 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $10

enJOY JAZZ Nights occur on select Monday evenings starting at 7:00 PM. Each concert features musicians and vocalists curated by host Mike Carbone.

Jazz programming is proudly underwritten by The Jazz Fund.

Please note: Dates, times, and performers are subject to change. Please purchase tickets in advance as this performance is likely to sell out. Seating will be  pre-assigned and tickets may not be available on the evening of the show.

Enjoy an afternoon of piano with local favorite, Rick Pedro, known for the fastest fingers in the Southern Tier

Sunday, July 25 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $15/$10

Whether you love the Great American songbook, Ragtime or Dixieland jazz or a mix of Elton John, Billy Joel and even Pink, Rick will set your feet a-tappin’.

Please note: Dates, times and performers are subject to change. Seating will be  pre-assigned.

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