Swearingen & Kelli

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Swearingen & Kelli transport audiences back to the golden age of the 1970s, faithfully recreating the magic of timeless classics by iconic artists such as Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Roberta Flack, Carole King, John Denver, Fleetwood Mac, and more. Joined by drummer Josh Kanusky, this show celebrates one of the greatest eras of the singer-songwriter.

Aj Swearingen, born in Bethlehem, PA, and Jayne Kelli, a native of Lapeer, MI, fused together as a duo in 2012. Since then, their siren harmonies and songwriting have led to four albums together, earning them features on The Bluegrass Situation, Americana Highways, Wide Open Country, Gretsch Guitars, and more. Red Line Roots praised their approach as "beautiful and rare...one others would do well to emulate down the road." With songs heavily nodding to the folk and country of the '60s and '70s, they've shared the stage with legends like Kenny Rogers and Crystal Gayle, to folk icons Tom Rush and David Bromberg.

"their vocal harmonies cannot be beaten" - No Depression “the duo sounds as good as John Prine with Bonnie Raitt on “Angel From Montgomery.”- Americana Highways "Swearingen and Kelli are two voices made for each other" - Cowboys & Indians Magazine



The Kate parking map - accessible parking is available on Main Street and in the parking lot behind the Kate

Parking at the Kate is free and easy! There is not one dedicated parking lot; however, there is ample parking surrounding the venue.

Parking on the street is limited and shared by all Main Street merchants. We ask that you consider one of the suggested off-street parking locations in blue where Kate patrons have permission to park.

Shows start promptly at the time posted to our website and printed on your tickets. Planning to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show is always a great idea—plus, it give you a few minutes to explore the Katharine Hepburn Museum!


The Kate is located at 300 Main Street in downtown Old Saybrook, a short distance from the I-95 corridor as well as the Route 9/I-95 interchange. Get Driving Directions


The Kate’s Concessions/Bar area is open for most shows, offering bottled water, soda, juice, and a selection of movie theater candy. For those 21 and over, a selection of beer, wine, prosecco, and simple mixed cocktails are available.

Cash or credit cards are accepted and beverages purchased at the Kate may be taken into the theater.

Concessions/bar may not be available for all performances and selections may vary. For more information, contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453.

Nearby Dining Options

Consider one of the many great nearby restaurants for a bite to eat before or after the show. To explore options, check out our Dining page.

The Kate theater is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Cultural Arts Center. The orchestra level is accessible by elevator from the 1st floor lobby; the balcony is accessible only via stairs. Accessible seating locations may vary slightly by event and are clearly identified on the interactive seating chart for each performance. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Box Office at (860) 510-0453. For additional information, please reference our Box Office & Theater Policies.

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