Remembering Utica’s Four Acres Club
One of the Utica area's best remembered clubs was Four Acres in Marcy. It was located at the corner of River Road and Maynard Drive in Marcy and hosted concerts in the late 1970s.
Some of the more memorable concerts at the venue were Elvis Costello and the Ramones, who recorded an album, Eaten Alive Vol. 1 at the venue. From a discussion on Utica Topix, commentors recalled concerts from Joe Jackson, Eddie Money and John Cougar Mellencamp.
Four Acres also served as the New York state debut for southern rock band Stillwater. A recording of that concert was recently loaded to YouTube.
Four Acres Club Today
Today the site of the Four Acres club is the Empire School of Dance. However if you want just a glimpse of the old days, the original Four Acres sign can be seen from the rear of the building.
BONUS VIDEO - The Hidden Vault at Bagg's Square in Utica
Nearly forgotten under the Genesee Street overpass is the Proctor Memorial Building at Bagg's Square Park in Utica. The Haunts and Legends of NY crew got a chance to go inside and we were surprised by a secret vault.