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We were pleased and proud to  be recognized as one of the  Best Venues for live music in the 2019 and 2020 SAMMY Awards. Our thanks to the Syracuse Area Music Awards board and all those that voted, and congratulations to the venues we share this distinction with.

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Friday, February 28 at 8 PM. Tickets - $15/ $12.

Central New York’s Better than Bowling is a 5-piece classic rock group that delivers powerful vocal harmonies, shredding solos and has been referred to by the Syracuse newspapers as “laugh-out-loud fun”. Their eclectic repertoire extends from Crosby Stills & Nash to The Indigo Girls, Van Morrison to Tom Petty, and The Ventures to JimiHendrix.

Better Than Bowling features Arty Lenin, recipient of the Best Rock Instrumentalist award from the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS). Also featured is vocalist Sharon Allen whose strong, passionate voice and intense delivery have made her a central New York favorite with a devoted fan base.  Pedal steel guitar player George Newton capably demonstrates that the steel guitar can be used with all types of music. He has shared the stage with Peter Tosh, Muddy Waters, The Winters Brothers Band, and Orleans. He is best known to Unity Hall audiences for his affiliations with the Merry Pranksters and the DustDevil Band.  Bass player Tom Navagh has played with The Alligators, Crawdaddy, and delivered back-up vocals with the national recording group Dakota.  Drummer Wayne Stevens is best known for his tenures with The Mercurys and The Merry Pranksters, and has shared the stage with Duke Jupiter, Benny Mardones and

Jeff Altman.

Put them all together and you have a virtual jukebox of classic rock that raises the

musical question, “What’s Better than Bowling?”