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KYAC brings back concert series this month

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

Musicians from throughout the country will soon flock to Mill City for the return of the annual KYAC Concert Series, which has been on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 wildfires.

The first of nine performances is scheduled for Sept. 10 at Stewart’s Hall (158 SW Broadway St.), with concerts scheduled through April 2023.

The variety of music ranges from country western to folk rock to blues/punk fusion, with acts traveling from as far as New York City and as near as Silverton. 

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door, though advance tickets are available through kyacfm.org.

The concert series had been held annually at Trexler Farm, a cafe and performance space in Mehama, however the pandemic forced the venue to close and KYAC, organized through Santiam Hearts to Arts, began seeking alternatives.

Hearts to Arts already partnered with the Mill City Odd Fellows, who own Stewart’s Hall, which houses KYAC as well as the Santiam Community Chorus and other Hearts to Arts programs. The Odd Fellows had an eye to renovate the building so it could regularly host large events, and plans were made to eventually re-open the concert series there.

The ‘22-’23 season kicks off Sept. 10 with Fine Company, a trio of folk musicians from throughout the Pacific Northwest. They bring decades of experience and a passion for music to the stage, and are eager to be in front of live audiences again.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. For additional information, including ticket reservations and a full performance schedule, visit kyacfm.org or call 503-507-2941. 

Proceeds support the ongoing programs and community outreach of KYAC.

KYAC ‘22-’23 Concert Series

Stewart’s Hall  • 158 SW Broadway St., Mill City

$25 per admission • 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

– Sept. 10: Fine Company

– Oct. 22: Thunder Ridge

– Nov. 19: Terry Robb

– Nov. 26: Mary Flower

– Dec. 10: Fern Hill

– Jan. 7: Joni Harms

– Feb. 11: Mark Stewart

– March 4: Syco Billy’s String Band

– April 15: The BBQ Boys

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