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2016 Summer Art Series

Schedule of 2016 Summer Arts Series

(check back soon for 2017 schedule)

All events are free and open to the public, though donations are greatly appreciated and support the continuation of the Arts Series.

Papadon Washington
Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM, Wanakena
Don Washington is a real gift to the music of the north country. He brings African-American gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, and more with his band. It’s a perfect evening to celebrate another summer and our national independence.

Ana Egge & The Sentimentals
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM, Wanakena
Ana and her band come from Brooklyn, but will be coming here after a long tour to Denmark. Ana’s music draw from elements of rock, folk, and many other eclectic styles. The band is terrific, too. Don’t miss it!

Allie Fox & Her Band
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM, Wanakena
Allie is another local musician (Canton, NY) and a very interesting signer/songwriter of a somewhat different sort. She is young but has been developing an audience through her album “Ivory Tower.”

Northern Lights Orchestra
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM, Wanakena
Northern Lights Orchestra has played here each summer for a number of years. The details of this summer’s repertoire are not available yet, but they will come soon.

The Mike & Ruthy Band
Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM, Wanakena
This is a relatively new band started by Mike and Ruthy. They have a new album Bright As You Can, described as a “14 road-tested tunes of radio-ready acoustic pop, broody rock, county soul, and boot-stomping porch folk.” Ruthy is the daughter of Grammy-winning Jay Ungar (Ashoken Farewell, etc.)

35th Parallel
Saturday, August 20, 2016  at 7:00 PM, Wanakena
A unique and creative duo of Gabe Halberg, percussion an Mac Ritchey, strings. Their name comes from the latitude line intersecting the regions that inspire their music: the Middle East, North India, the Mediterranean, and the southern United States.

Mist Covered Mountains
Sunday, August 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM, Wanakena
An outstanding group of fiddlers led by Danna Hebert, an outstanding performer and world-class teacher at Smith and Amherst.

These concerts are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regranting program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the  St. Lawrence County Arts Council.  The performances are also made possible by a generouse grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation.

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