Musician Bruce Hornsby performs at the debut of the Mercedes-Benz 2014 E-class at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) ORG XMIT: MIPS122
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Date(s) - 06/29/2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Smith Opera House


Bruce Hornsby, a singer-songwriter and pianist who has excelled in various genres, from rock, folk and bluegrass to jazz and gospel, has had a long and varied career as a band leader, solo artist and studio musician. With 1986’s “The Way It Is ,” Hornsby performed the incredible feat of  turning a song about homelessness and social responsibility into a #1 hit. Hornsby is also known for his affiliation with The Grateful Dead, performing at many of the band’s shows and reunion concerts. He has been touring with The Noisemakers since the late 1990s.

This creatively insatiable pianist and singer-songwriter brings  to the Smith stage songs from his 2019, critically acclaimed, album, “Absolute Zero.” The New York Times writes, “‘Absolute Zero,’ his 21st album, is one more daring, rewarding turn in his catalog: 10 knotty, thoughtful yet rambunctious songs that juggle scientific concepts, history and human relationships.” A free download of the album is available with every concert ticket purchase.

Folk singer Sam Amidon opens for the band. Of Amidon, NPR writes “…his highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around.”

Tickets for the reserved seating show are $39.50-$65 plus service fees and are available at the Smith Opera House Box Office and online at

The Smith Center for the Arts, stewards of the historic Smith Opera House, provides diverse arts and educational enrichment opportunities year-round for Finger Lakes residents and visitors. The Smith Opera House is at 82 Seneca St. in Geneva, NY. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 315-781-5483 during box office hours or visit  


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