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Beer & Wine Train

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A Local Favorite!

Watch the scenic countryside roll by while sipping on the best wines and brews on this New York beer and wine train. Travel from Utica’s Union Station north to Remsen Station, enjoying a selection of quality drinks along the way. This almost three-hour train tour from Utica is a great way to spend a relaxing evening as you chug along.

Passengers receive a complimentary beer or wine glass (glass only – beverage not included) with each regular adult ticket purchase.

Dates and Names of Bands Below

April 26 – The Mechanix Trio
May 10 – Gridley Paige Naked and Scared
May 24 – The Swamp Drivers
June 7 – Follow the Muse
June 21 – Shawn “Big Sexy” Smith
July 12 – Kiss FM: DJ Brandon
July 26 – The Mechanix Trio
Aug 9 – Master Thieves
Aug 23 – Strung Sideways
Sept 6 – Gridley Paige Naked and Scared
Sept 20 – The Mechanix Trio
Oct 4- The Old Main
Oct 18 – The Swamp Drivers


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  • Departing

    Departs Utica: 7:00 pm
    Arrives in Remsen: 8:00 pm


    Departs Remsen: 8:45 pm
    Arrives in Utica: 9:45 pm

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  • Please be advised this trip is wheelchair accessible for standard size chairs. The maximum door opening width is 26 inches wide. Please make sure to measure your wheelchair before you make a reservation. If you have any questions or would like to reserve wheelchair seating, please contact the office toll-free at 1-800-819-2291.

    Restrooms on the train are not wheelchair accessible, however there are wheelchair accessible restrooms in all of our stations.

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  • The Mechanix Trio

    Genuine 60s – 70s Classic Rock, plus fun originals
    Our 7th season playing on ASR Beer & Wine Trains
    Wayne – keyboard, John – guitar, Vince – drums



    Professional musicians with Redneck ingenuity that make high energy music with unique instruments like no other band in the USA.



    Gridley Paige Naked and Scared

    GRIDLEY PAIGE are Central New York Icons. Their side project Gridley Paige Naked and Scared allows Tim and Matt to do a stripped-down version of the band. Playing songs that influenced the two from Men At Work and Richard Marx, to Modern Day Pop from Train and Maroon 5. Interactive fun for everyone.



    Follow the Muse

    Nick Piccininni (guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals) branches off from other projects, bringing his singing and songwriting to the forefront of Follow The Muse. Josh Crossman (bass, vocals) and Nate Keida (drums) add their raw energy to this powerhouse trio.



    Shawn “Big Sexy” Smith

    For more than 5 years Shawn typically played 3 or 4 nights a week with Showtime and other bands, and within these years he would find his calling. Shawn ended up auditioning for NBC’s The Voice season 5 in 2013 and made it to Team Ceelo with his rendition of Zac Brown Bands “Chicken Fried”. Shawn ended up being eliminated in the Battle Round. Shawn continues to captivate and entertain crowds everywhere he goes.


    Brandon C the DJ

    Disk Jockey (DJ) 97.9/105.5 Kiss-Fm


    Master Thieves

    Syracuse-based Master Thieves has evolved into a hard-hitting rock-n-roll outfit that effortlessly blends the improvisational wizardry of the jam band scene with strong vocal harmonies, tight, original arrangements, and a passion for live performance.



    Strung Sideways

    Jim Inman and Bob Merrick are your friendly neighborhood string band, Strung Sideways. And Ken McConnell plays a little bass from time to time. Born out of their long time mutual admiration of the blues and southern-rock bands such as the Allman Brothers, their on the spot instrumental creations showcase their intelligently designed vocal harmonies, playing a barrage of acoustic instruments from the darkness of the banjitar to their lighthearted playfulness when the kazoos come out.



    The Old Main

    Hailing from the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, The Old Main has drawn favorable comparisons to bands such as The Avett Brothers, The Band, and Dawes, while retaining a sound and style uniquely their own. Acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo, upright bass, drums, and ringing vocal harmonies make up The Old Main’s raw acoustic sound, and their high-energy live performances are enjoyed by all. Seth Becker- Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica. Nash Robb- Vocals, Upright Bass, Mitch Eckler- Vocals, Drums