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The 8th Step

The Eighth Step / 8th Step at Proctors 432 State Street
Schenectady , NY , 12305
Phone: 518-434-1703
42° 48' 46.6488" N, 73° 56' 41.2764" W
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The Eighth Step presents the best contemporary & traditional folk/acoustic music in Upstate New York...founded 1967, now an independent non-profit music collective in residence at historic Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, NY

Founded 1967 along Albany’s Washington Park, The Eighth Step marks  its 47th season in 2014-15, its eighth in residence at Proctors.


For almost five decades “The Step” has brought to Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, the Hudson Valley and lower Vermont -- and often way beyond -- a steady stream of incredible acoustic music: folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic & world music, theater and dance. Its four-decade performer roster comprises a folk “Who’s Who” that includes Pete Seeger, Richie Havens, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Paxton, banjo wizard Tony Trischka, Odetta, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, David Grier, Bucky & JOhn Pizzarelli, Holly Near, Dave Van Ronk, Gordon Bok, Ronnie Gilbert, Tom Rush, Patty Larkin and Scottish fiddler Johnny Cunningham.

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