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Upcoming Events

Welcome to the Schoharie River Center!

The Crooked Road comes to Burtonsville!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of The Crooked Road On Tour, coming to the Schoharie River Center’s Cultural Center on Thursday April 7th, 2016 at 7:30pm.  The featured musicians and dancers for this performance are The Whitetop Mountain Band, Sandy Shortridge and Julie Shepherd-Powell.


They are on an East Coast tour and asked if they could come and perform for us.  This is an opportunity to experience some of the most popular performing artists of the Appalachian Mountains in an intimate setting. To learn more about the Crooked Road on Tour and to reserve your seats, click here.














































The Schoharie River Center’s Cultural Center is an historic 1857’s church retrofitted as a performance venue, providing an opportunity for an intimate audience interaction with this national tour.  


Advanced tickets are just $10.00 for SRC and NYFS members, $15 for non-members and $20 at the door.  Seating is limited, so click here to reserve your seats today!  Support for this tour comes from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Summer Programs

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The Crooked Road - 7:30pm  at the SRC Cultural Center (2047 Burtonville Road, Esperance, NY).  Featuring The Whitetop Mountain Band, Julie Shepherd-Powell and Sandy Shortridge.  Seating is limited, so reserve your seats today!

Traditional Timber Framing Workshop Build a Sugar Shack! - 7/6/16 - 7/10/16 from 8:30am to 5pm each day.  Learn how to hand cut joinery without power tools.  Workshop size is limited - register today to guarantee your spot!

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Whitetop Mountain Band

is one of the busiest groups in the Appalachians, performing concerts and for dances in America and abroad.  They have deep roots in mountain music and their members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking.  They are a tour de force of playing, singing, and dance, and they are gifted entertainers as well.

Julie Shepherd-Powell is an award-winning flatfoot dancer and clawhammer style banjo player, Julie has made Appalachian music and dance a lifelong study.  Julie has taught old-time banjo and flatfooting all across the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and has called square dances from Knoxville to New York.  She also performs with the Railsplitters, a high-energy Appalachian old-time string band. 

Sandy Shortridge is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer who has lived in the mountains of Southwest Virginia all her life.  She is one of four daughters from a coal mining family in Buchanan County.  A master storyteller through song, Sandy conveys the emotions and pride that many mountain people share for their home and culture.  As folklorist Joe Wilson noted, Sandy’s music has a power derived from “three chords and the truth”, an often spine-tingling combination.