Jason Anderson returns to South Newfane Schoolhouse for fundraising concert

SOUTH NEWFANE — Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Anderson made his South Newfane debut to a packed room in 2018. Two years later, the stage was set for an encore performance when the world shut down.

As COVID-19 ground life - and Anderson's touring plans - to a halt in 2020, he decamped to the internet, launching a series of online performances that allowed him to stay connected to family, friends, and fans around the world throughout the dark days of the pandemic.

After more than 150 virtual gigs under his belt, the former band member of Strand of Oaks is finally hitting the terrestrial road again on a much-anticipated tour of the eastern United States, including a fundraising show at the South Newfane Schoolhouse, 387 Dover Road, on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m.

“With sold out shows in Boston and Philadelphia, it's clear that Anderson's audience is just as ready for live music as he is,” say promoters. Armed with a cache of new material, the prolific songwriter has kept busy, with three EPs and a full-length record all released over the last three years. Find out more about his music at

The South Newfane Schoolhouse is owned and operated by the South Newfane Community Association. It was built in 1867 as a one-room schoolhouse that remained in operation until the 1950s. Today, the bright, airy schoolhouse is a valuable community resource providing residents with a place to meet, view the work of local Rock River artists, host a wedding or party, or dance to a local band. Learn more at

Throughout the Covid pandemic shutdown, the space also provided a safe alternative for individuals away from home for much needed respite, music, martial arts, and yoga practices, as well as providing a beautiful place for reflection. It also became home to the local Little Library after the renovation of a neglected storage space. South Newfane Community Association is currently raising funds to help cover deferred maintenance.

Advance tickets are available for $15 at A portion of the concert proceeds supports the South Newfane Schoolhouse Building Fund.

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