Universal Preservation Hall Opening Soon with Impressive Show List
You may have heard the name, you may have seen the building but after 20 years in the making, they’re opening and they already announced their list of can’t miss acts for the season.
The Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga was built in 1871, except it was used as a Methodist church. At that time, people like President Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Douglass, and President William Howard Taft gave speeches inside the building. In 1976, the building was sold to the Universal Baptist Church. In 2000, after some time in disrepair, it was condemned. Until many Saratoga residents got together to save the building from being knocked down. Then, in 2015, Universal Preservation Hall became a part of Proctors Collaborative, “dedicated to serving the community through arts, education, sustainable economic development and rich civic engagement.”
Renovations began in 2018 and finally, it will be open in February 2020.
They are less than 60 days away from opening night and have quite an impressive line-up of the first 15 shows that they announced.
- OPENING NIGHT is Rosanne Cash, February 29th
- March 4th: Sounds of the Hall, UPH turns into a jazz club
- March 6th: An Evening with Chris Botti
- March 8th: The Marvelous Marquise Family Circus
- March 13th: Megan Hilty
- March 14th: Howard Jones Acoustic Trio
- March 15th: Irish Hooley with the Screaming Orphans
- March 17th: Rochmon Record Club Presents Paul Simon’s “Graceland”
- March 20th: One Night in Memphis
- March 21st: Journeyman
- March 27th: Joey Alexander
- April 4th: PB&J Cafe – Stinky Cheese Man
- April 9th: Musicians Hall of Fame Rock Supergroup – The Hit Men
- April 23rd: Bakthi Kumalo & the Graceland Experience
- April 24th: The Okee Dokee Brothers
- April 29th: Steep Canyon Rangers
- May 9th: Top of the World – A Carpenters Tribute
- May 16th: Yogapalooza – with Bari Koral Quartet
- May 22nd: Bee Gees Gold