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Gary Carpentier, Sera Bullis, Ryan Burdick at Music Hall Oct 26

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It will be a special night on Friday October 26, when local luminaries Gary Carpentier and Ryan Burdick join rising star Sera Bullis for an intimate evening of entertainment.

The three will share the stage to perform original compositions and tell the “stories behind the songs.” Make sure to get there early, as this is likely to be a sold out show!

Gary Carpentier

Gary Carpentier is a 27-year-old native of Oswego, NY. He is a singer/songwriter with a dash of "old-school crooner" mixed into his style. Gary has been performing regionally, in Central NY, for 6 years as a solo musician and more recently as 1/3 of the “McConnell, Caruso and Carpentier” trio. Most notably in October of 2017, Carpentier made an appearance on the NBC’s Emmy Winning reality TV series,“The Voice,” as a part of Team Adam Levine. Out of 90,000 people who auditioned, Gary was a part of the top 48 selected. For more information, you can find him on the following social media platforms: Facebook: @GaryCarpentier, Instagram: @garycarpentiermusic, Twitter: @garycarpentier

Sera Bullis

Sera Bullis is a singer/songwriter from Syracuse, New York. Sera began singing at a very young age and after a few years of piano lessons, began writing songs. She plays piano, cello, ukulele and dabbles a bit on electric guitar. Sera made her very first public appearance performing her original music at the Auburn Public Theater opening for national folk singer Cheryl Wheeler at age twelve. Sera has been featured on the Syracuse News Channel 9 Carrie Lazarus Extraordinary Talent program twice for songwriting and has won multiple singer/songwriter competitions in the region. She has performed locally as an anthem singer at the Carrier Dome and NBT Bank Stadium. She also sang at the US Tennis Open when she was ten years old. At age 15, Sera has written over thirty songs and has just released her first EP, The Road to Marcellus, this past December. Sera's album recently won a SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) for Best Pop and Sera was also honored with winning the Brian Bourke Best New Artist Award. One of the songs, Way With Words, from her album, won 2nd place in the Teen Category of the 2017 International Songwriting Competition. For more information visit:

Ryan Burdick

Ryan Burdick is a lifelong musician whose focus spans genres but remains fixed on meaningful lyricism with earnest, universal themes. Burdick’s roots are rural, performing as a child with his father (also a singer/songwriter) in small towns along the source of the Genesee River in the Southern Tier of Western New York. He has carved his reputation in Central New York performing solo since 2005 throughout the region. Ryan is perhaps best known, however as vocalist, guitarist, and percussionist for the Ruddy Well Band. The group has had many notable performances across the state, has produced three albums, and won two Syracuse Area Music Awards in 2013 for Best Americana Album, and People’s Choice Award. For more information visit:

In addition to The Hook, the Oswego Music Hall offers Open Mic Fridays every other weekend through Dec. The next open mic takes place Friday Nov 2. Headlining the National Stage on Nov 3, will be RPR. All shows start at 7:30 pm and doors open at 7:00. For a complete performance schedule and ticket information, visit the website at or stop at the river’s end bookstore, 19 West Bridge Street in Oswego.

You can enjoy performing artists at the family friendly Oswego Music Hall, located in the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY. The atmosphere is intimate with candle-lit tables surrounding a small stage. Light snacks, desserts and beverages are available for purchase. Ticket prices begin at $2 for Open Mics, $12 for Hook events and $16 for the national stage. Children under 12 are half price and under 5 free. Purchase tickets at any Hook or Saturday concert, on the web or at the river’s end bookstore.

The Music Hall is a non profit organization that has been run entirely by volunteers from its inception 40 years ago. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through various tasks— from running the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service. Find more information online or email: [email protected]

Concerts are made possible in part with funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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