Real Good for FREE: Lake George Arts Project’s Summer Concerts

The Lake George Arts Project is once again presenting the Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series, a summer-long series of free weekly concerts in Lake George’s Shepard Park, located on Canada Street in the middle of town. The summer concerts take place from July through August at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings. The concerts will be held rain or shine.

While the music ranges from bluegrass to surf music, the focus in Lake George this summer is definitely on the blues from Local 518 faves like George Fletcher’s Foldin’ Money to international stars like Marcia Ball.

Here’s the complete schedule for the 2014 Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series:

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JULY 2:
NO OUTLET and GEORGE FLETCHER’S FOLDIN’ MONEY: The all-star trio of Tony Markellis, Dale Haskell and Kevin Maul lead this double-bill of Local 518 blues.

JULY 9:
JIM GAUDET & THE RAILROAD BOYS: Smart songs with a wry twist of humor – bluegrass-style.

JULY 16:
ERIC LINDELL: The New Orleans singer-songwriter-guitarist pumps the soul into funk, blues and roots-rock in support of his new album, Live in Space.

JULY 23:
CHRIS BERGSON: The NY guitarslinger and his band fire up an evening of the blues in support of his new album, Live at Jazz Standard.

JULY 30:
ALBERT CUMMINGS: The Williamstown-based guitarist and his band whips up the blues in support of his latest album, No Regrets.

AUGUST 6:
MARCIA BALL: The singer-piano pounder raises roofs and tears down walls with her infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional brand of southern boogie, rollicking roadhouse blues and heart-felt ballads that fuse together New Orleans R&B with Austin’s deep songwriting tradition.

AUGUST 13:
BIG FEZ & THE SURFMATICS: Cowabunga, dudes and dudesses! It’s time to hang 10 with Nippertown’s premier surf band led by guitarists Donny Fez and Johnny Fez (aka, Don Young and John Haggerty).

AUGUST 20:
THE OUT OF CONTROL RHYTHM & BLUES BAND: Recent inductees into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame, the veteran Local 518 band pumps out their trademark horn-fueled brand of upbeat, rousing R&B.

AUGUST 27:
THE PINE LEAF BOYS: Straight outta southern Louisiana, the award-winning Cajun band has earned four Grammy nominations and been featured on HBO’s acclaimed “Treme.”

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING REAL GOOD FOR FREE EVENTS FOR 2014:
Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack, 6pm on Tuesdays
At the Plaza @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 5pm Wednesdays
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon on Thursdays
Alive at Five @ Jennings Landing, Albany, 5pm on Thursdays
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm on Thursdays
UpBeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm on Fridays
Music Haven Concert Series @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady, 7pm on Sundays

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