John Mellencamp is coming to The Stanley Theatre on October 12, 2016. It's not the first time he's been to the area, but it got us thinking about which Central New York towns could be added to the lyrics when he sings "Small Town".

But I've seen it all in a small town
Had myself a ball in a small town
Married an L.A. doll and brought her to  __________
Now she's small town just like me

We took John Mellencamp to several of the smallest places in the area. Maybe when he takes the stage, he'll reference your town!

CJ/TSM Utica

Holland Patent doesn't seem to fit the lyrics, but hey you never know what John will come up with.

CJ/TSM Utica

Chuckery? Is that even a town? Technically no. But it's fun to say. It's a hamlet on Route 12 south of New Hartford's Town Park. Surely you've heard of The Breakaway Lounge, one of the area's best "underrated" bars.

CJ/TSM Utica

Paris is too big to be considered one of New York's "very small towns", but what about Paris Station? Or Paris Green?

CJ/TSM Utica

Hecla? Where the heck is Hecla? It's just up the road a piece from Westmoreland, of course.

CJ/TSM Utica

Hecla Union Church, a cemetery and a few houses are about all you'll see there.

John could reference any one of Central New York's smallest places from the stage -

Mercury Records 1985

"Small Town" was a top 10 hit on John Mellencamp's 1985 album "Scarecrow". It also contained two other top 10 hits - "R.O.C.K. in the USA" and "Lonely Ol' Night". You can buy the album by clicking here. You can get tickets to his October 12th show at The Stanley by clicking here.