Saranac Thursday signups due

UTICA — The F.X. Matt Brewing Company is accepting music press kits from area bands wishing to perform for Saranac Thursdays this year.

Music press kits may be sent to F.X. Matt Brewing Co., Attn: Saranac Thursdays, 811 Edward St., Utica, N.Y. 13502, or electronic kits may be e-mailed to by Friday, March 8.

The event, in its 15th year, will run Thursday evenings from May 23 through Sept. 12 at the F.X. Matt Brewing Co. Tour Center courtyard, Court and Varick streets. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with music to run from 6-9 p.m.

The brewery is now accepting music demos and is limiting each group to one performance date. That will give new groups the opportunity to submit their work and enhance the music schedule, said Fred Matt, president of Matt Brewing Co.