The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie is ramping up its offering of shows in the wake of COVID restrictions being relaxed by public officials.
Bardavon members beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday can purchase tickets for City and Colour on Oct. 22 at the Broadway Theater at Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston; and Anaïs Mitchell & Bonny Light Horseman Feb. 20, 2022, at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston.
Tickets for both shows go on sale to the public at 11 a.m. Friday. The cost for reserved seating tickets for City and Colour start at $40. General admission tickets for Anaïs Mitchell & Bonny Light Horseman cost $34; $48 for the first five rows. Bardavon members receive a $5 discount on tickets for both shows.
These two offerings mark the latest indication that the Bardavon, its sister theater UPAC and the Hudson Valley arts scene overall are back in business after more than a year of shuttered venues and lost revenue triggered by the pandemic.
City and Colour’s Dallas Green will perform solo and showcase the success he has enjoyed with his 2008 double-platinum album, “Bring Me Your Love;” and three consecutive number one releases in Canada: “Little Hell” in 2011, “The Hurry and the Harm” in 2013 and “If I Should Go Before You” in 2015.
Bonny Light Horseman just a few weeks ago dazzled an intimate audience on the lawn of the Woodstock Library, during a rainstorm, as part of a New York State-supported, post-pandemic arts program. The band pre-pandemic delivered a riveting show at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock.
Bonny Light Horseman illustrates the artistic genius of Mitchell, the singer-songwriter whose Broadway smash “Hadestown” won eight Emmys, including Best Musical. The Bonny Light Horseman all-encompassing, all-consuming musical experience also features Eric D. Johnson of the Fruit Bats and The Shins; and Josh Kaufman, who has worked with Hiss Golden Messenger, Bob Weir and The National.
The Bardavon recently announced that it was reopening with new shows and performances that had been canceled because of the pandemic. The theater’s upcoming schedule includes:
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Aug. 22 at UPAC
Brit Floyd on Aug. 29 at UPAC
Acoustic Dispatch on Sept. 25 at the Bardavon
David Sedaris on Oct. 16 at the Bardavon
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons on Oct. 24 at UPAC
“Words & Music: Patti Smith” on Nov. 13 at UPAC
The Mavericks on Dec. 18 at UPAC
Celtic Woman on March 20, 2022, at UPAC
Stomp on May 26, 2022, at UPAC
The Bardavon and UPAC box offices are selling tickets and answering questions remotely, Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the Bardavon at 845-473-5288. Call UPAC at 845-339-6088. Or you can send an email regarding tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org. The box offices will reopen for in-person sales on July 6. Tickets can also be purchased at ticketmaster.com, though fees will apply.
As far as the pandemic is concerned, the Bardavon and UPAC’s ventilation and filtration systems have been upgraded in the lobbies, theaters and backstage areas. And air purifiers and hand sanitizers have been installed. Masks and vaccination and negative COVID test verification will be dictated by CDC guidelines in place at the time of each performance.
Visit bardavon.org for information.