As summer keeps heating up, Saranac Thursdays are there to cool you down with cold beverages and cool music. This week, "Showtime" (our morning man Keith James' Alma Mater) takes to the stage at the F.X. Matt Brewery on the corner of Court and Varick Streets in Utica. Here are more details.

Here's what Showtime is all about according to their facebook page.

"Founded 1997

Genre Pop/Rock/R&B

Members Joe Rossi (Drums)

Justin Smithson (Vocals, Guitar)

Jose Lopez (Bass, Vocals)

Shawn Smith (Acoustic, Vocals)

Mike Marro (Keyboards, Vocals)

Jerry Crimmins (Percussion, Vocals)

Hometown Herkimer

General Manager Joe Rossi

Influences The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chicago, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Marvin Gay, The Police...

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Gates will open at 5:30 PM with live music from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Admission to the event is $5.00, which includes one beverage. Ages 21 and over allowed. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area.”

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