Holiday Magic at Saratoga Arts

SARATOGA SPRINGS –  Billboard charting singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski ( and award-winning troubadour Marcus Ruggiero ( will co-headline a holiday concert at Saratoga Arts on Thursday, December 15.  Tickets are by donation and benefit Saratoga Arts. This show is all ages.


The show begins at 7 pm.

General doors open 6:30 pm.

Those who donate $30+ are invited to a 6 pm VIP Wine and Artist Meet and Greet Reception.

Cassandra Kubinski’s previous Capitol Region appearances include multiple shows at Caffe Lena and for Sing in the Streets, the downtown Saratoga music festival; the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Virtual Holiday Homes Tour; airplay on WEXT and WEQS; and performances at Wildwood School in Schenectady.  She co-wrote “The Music Lives On”, a song for Caffe Lena’s Annual Fund Drive.

She’ll bring her signature piano-based acoustic performance of songs from her Billboard-charting EP Holiday Magic, songs from which are featured on Pandora’s “Today’s Top Christmas” playlist alongside Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, and Sia.

Piano man Billy Joel has this to say about Kubinski: 

“Cassandra Kubinski is very similar to the singer/songwriters of the late 70’s…proves that the genre (singer/songwriter) can still be transcendent.” – Billy Joel

Marcus Ruggiero is a Los Angeles International Film Festival award winning songwriter from Schenectady, residing in Saratoga Springs.  He’ll perform some holiday favorites, and songs from his extensive catalog of original music that he’s performed from Saratoga’s City Center, to Lake George and beyond.

Audiences can expect a festive atmosphere, over an hour of holiday and original songs, and an opportunity to purchase bespoke artist merchandise and holiday gifts.

Saratoga Arts’ mission is to enrich the region by cultivating a vibrant arts community and by ensuring that the arts are accessible to all. In its 30+ years, Saratoga Arts has brought the arts to over 1,000,000 people through its programs and provided performing and visual artists the opportunity to earn over $3,000,000 in arts sales and performance fees. Saratoga Arts is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that relies on the support of members, friends, and community.

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