The Courtyard at the FX Matt/Saranac Brewery on Court Street in Utica hosted its first Saranac Thursday last night.  The rain didn't quite hold off for the full event but the spirits that come up for Utica's weekly summertime celebration couldn't be dampened.

The weekly music series is a benefit for the United Way of Greater Utica and a full schedule of upcoming Saranac Thursday performers is here.