As Halloween weekend came to an end, Love and Theft, and Joel Crouse kept the party going at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park New York, a smaller concert venue in the upstate area.
The spike in popularity of country music in New York and the rest of the northeast over the last few years has resulted in an abundance of growth, development and increased appreciation of of the genre by many who may not have given it a chance in the past. New York City’s first county music radio station in decades and their first county music festival ever have arisen from this growth that has also allowed up and coming artists to play in smaller venues on Long Island, NYC and upstate New York. In the past, only the biggest superstars of country music came to Long Island and NYC, and when they did, they played in enormous venues (Madison Square Garden, Jones Beach etc.) that are inaccessible to many due to cost.