The 2024 ArtRageous Extravaganza

June 29, 2024 - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

ArtRage’s annual ArtRageous Extravaganza will take place at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society at 3800 E Genesee Street in Syracuse.

We welcome you to a festive night of live music, local brews, great food, good friends and a silent auction all to support ArtRage Gallery!


Karin Franklin King as our AMAZING Master of Ceremonies!

The Kambuyu Marimba Ensemble of Syracuse

Kambuyu is a marimba ensemble that has opened the ArtRageous Extravaganza for so many years that we can’t remember having one without them! They play music rooted in the musical traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Their ensemble instruments include: 7 marimbas: 3 sopranos, 2 tenors, 1 baritone and 1 bass. The marimbas are accompanied by hosho, or gourd rattles, and sometimes drums. They play happy, percussive music—very rhythmic and driving—meant for dancing. In most songs, one of the soprano marimbas plays lead, while the other instruments provide curious, supportive counter-rhythms and chords. The music is absolutely infectious.


The Cadley’s

Two singers, one voice. The Cadleys have been entertaining audiences throughout Upstate New York and New England with their powerful mix of traditional bluegrass, “new acoustic” a la Alison Krauss, and many of John’s originals, which have been recorded by national artists such as Jim Hurst (five-time IBMA guitar player of the year), Missy Raines (five-time IBMA bass player of the year), Grammy-nominated and world renowned banjo player Tony Trischka, Washington, DC, recording artist Dede Wyland, Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, famed guitarist Richard Kiser, and Lou Reid, who, with his band Carolina, took John’s song “Time” to the #1 spot on the bluegrass music charts, where it remained for three months and was performed by Lou, Vince Gill, and Ricky Skaggs on The Grand Ol’ Opry.

The Cadleys’ music has been captured on six CDs—two with John and The Lost Boys, two John and Cathy duet albums, and two solo projects featuring John’s songwriting.

Their live performances bring it all to life. Joined by mandolinist extraordinaire Perry Cleaveland and award-winning bassist John Dancks, The Cadleys deliver a show that offers everything an audience comes go see: hair-raising harmony singing, virtuoso musicianship, entertaining audience rapport, and the feeling that they’ve enjoyed a truly special night of music.