The West Kortright Centre is a non-profit arts & community center in Delaware County, New York.
In 1975, local residents rallied to save the defunct West Kortright Presbyterian Church, and the building began its second life of service as the West Kortright Centre. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Artists presented at the West Kortright Centre over the past 40 years include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thomson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; bluegrass, country, and roots musicians Rhonda Vincent, J.D. Crowe, The Cox Family, Claire Lynch, Rail Road Earth, Mary Gauthier, and Linda & Robin Williams; traditional musicians Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band, Solas, Fairfield Four, Vässen, Johnny Cunningham, Susan McKeown, Karan Casey, and Barachois; Naumburg Chamber Music award winners; jazz performers Jack DeJohnette, Teddy Wilson, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Burrell, Jacky Terrasson, Steve Lacy, Sonny Fortune, and Dakota Staton; folk musicians Greg Brown, Leo Kottke, Amos Lee, Odetta, The Roches, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Nellie McKay, and Richie Havens; blues musicians Mose Allison, Henry Butler, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, John P. Hammond, The Holmes Brothers, James Cotton, Olu Dara, Pinetop Perkins, and Junior Wells; monologists Paul Zaloom; and international performers including Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Hassan Hakmoun, Bhundu Boys, Luciana Souza, Kanda Bongo Man, The Skatalites, Susana Baca, Oregon, and Vocal Sampling.