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Festival Fever: Bands ‘N Beans @ Roaring Brook Ranch, 3/2/14

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Big Fez & The Surfmatics

Big Fez & The Surfmatics

The Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George will serve up a day of hot chili and even hotter music from 2-7pm on Sunday (March 2) for the Lake George Arts Project’s annual fundraising bash, Bands ‘N Beans.

Bands performing on two stages throughout the day include Rich Ortiz & Friends, Stony Creek Band, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Chris Ballini, Rick Rourke, Dirt Cheap, Black Mountain Symphony and Tim Wechgelaer & Friends.

The beans part of the event will feature more than 30 area restaurants who will compete in a chili cooking contest. Everyone in attendance is invited to vote for their favorite chili of the day.

Admission is $20, with tickets available at the door.

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Festival Fever: Jungle Boogie Music Carnival @ Roaring Brook Ranch, 10/25&26/13

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Now that the frost is officially on the pumpkin, you might assume that festival season is all over for the year. Au contraire…

This weekend, you can rock and roll your way through the Jungle Boogie Music Carnival, a Halloween-themed resort carnival featuring bands, DJs, performance art, dancers, fire spinners, art vendors, killer sound, lights, lasers, visuals, and creative decorations all on three stages for two days.

The bash takes place at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George, and, of course, wild costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $60 for the weekend, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help save endangered wildlife.

Here’s a line-up of who’s performing:

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LIVE: Bands N’ Beans @ the Roaring Brook Ranch, 3/4/12

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Tim Wechgelaer and Chris Cary

Tim Wechgelaer and Chris Carey

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

When it comes to fundraising, the Lake George Arts Project is one smart organization. Instead of appealing to a select few from only the arts community to raise money for their ongoing arts programs, year-round Courthouse Gallery exhibits, free Shepard Park summer concert series and their long-running Jazz at the Lake, a weekend jazz festival in September, they always cast a wide net for all to come, contribute to the cause and enjoy a fun event.

One such fundraising shindig is Bands N’ Beans. Held every year at the tail end of winter, it is, without a doubt, the seasonal party event of the Lake George region!

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Be Here Now: Bands N’ Beans @ Roaring Brook Ranch, 3/4/12

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Bands N’ Beans @ Roaring  Brook Ranch

Yeah, it’s finally chilly out there.

Now it’s time to get chili indoors, too. Specifically, indoors at the Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George from 2-7pm on Sunday afternoon, when the annual Bands n’ Beans shindig serves up hot music and even hotter chili.

More than 30 area restaurants will be serving up their own unique, simmering chili recipes Among the participants this year are newcomers Samantha’s Cafe, the Barnsider Smokehouse BBQ, the Olde Log Inn, Orange Cat Cafe, the Market Place Steakhouse, Cafe on the Park, Pub on 9 and Ranchero’s Steakhouse & Cantina. Each of the 1000 or so expected attendees can vote for their favorite chili.

But chili is only half of the Bands n’ Beans equation. There’s also non-stop music on two stages throughout the five-hour bash. The smaller, more intimate Powder Horn Room will play host to Phil Camp, Chris Ballini, Rick Bolton & the Dwyer Sisters and Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey. Meanwhile, Rich Ortiz & Friends, the Stony Creek Band, Dirt Cheap and Groove Therapy promise to keep the dance floor hopping in the big Sky Rider Room.

Tix are $20 with all proceeds going to the Lake George Arts Project and their efforts to present such programs as the Lake George Jazz Weekend, the Summer Concert Series in Shepard Park, the Courthouse Gallery exhibition series and the Peoples Pixel Project.

Benefit Concert for Country/Bluegrass Pioneer Smokey Greene, 9/25/11

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Smokey Green

Smokey Green

Nippertown country music pioneer and bluegrass legend Smokey Greene has entertained generations of fans with his music over the years. But he’s hit a rough patch, and he’s undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is doing well, but the expenses are mounting.

So his friends are putting together a benefit concert for him, and it comes as no surprise that many of the area’s top country music performers have signed up to donate their time and talent to help him out.

The benefit concert is scheduled to take place at the Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George at 1pm on Sunday. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.

Here’s the line-up of musicians who are scheduled to perform:

Cabin Fever with Brian Jiguere
Al & Kathy Bain with Gary Blodgett
City Limits with Randy Rollman
Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
Leigh Gibson (of the Gibson Brothers)
Jonesville with Kevin Maul
Cedar Ridge
Fred Lantz & Company

If you can’t make it to the show but would still like to help out, donations can be sent to: Arlin Greene, PO Box 57, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846

Be Here Now: Bands n’ Beans @ Roaring Brook Ranch, 3/6/11

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Hot chili and red hot music are the two key ingredients of the 20th annual Bands ‘n Beans party at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George from 2-7pm on Sunday, March 6. One of the biggest spring parties of the spring, Bands ‘n Beans is a benefit for the Lake George Arts Project, and proceeds will go to help fund the Lake George Jazz Weekend, the Summer Concert Series in Shepard Park and art exhibitions at the Courthouse Gallery.

Over 40 restaurants and individual chefs will compete in a chili-tasting contest. Each of the 1000 or so expected attendees will be able to vote for their favorite chili in both the restaurant and individual chef categories. Bentley’s Restaurant of Malta will be defending its 2010 Best Chili title against some formidable new entries, including the Black Watch Steakhouse, Wholy Crepe, Bar Vino, West Side Grill, and more.

The bash also features a non-stop parade of great local music, who will be performing on two different stages. Among the many bands slated to perform are Folding Sky, Chris Ballini, Rich Ortiz, Tequila Mockingbirds, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, the Stony Creek Band, Rat Tail Jimmy, the Electric City Horns and more.

Admission is $20, and tickets will be available at the door.

Be Here Now: Bands ‘n Beans @ Roaring Brook Ranch, 3/7/10

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Up in the north country, the annual Bands ‘n Beans blowout signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It’s also become one of the biggest parties of the year.

The 19th annual Bands ‘n Beans bash takes place from 2-7pm on Sunday at the Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George. And as usual, at the heart (and perhaps the heartburn) of B&B is red hot chili and even hotter music.

Approximately 50 area restaurants and individuals will be competing in the chili cooking contest this year. (Last year’s first prize winners were Bentley’s Restaurant of Malta in the restaurant division, and the team of Tony DeStratis and Rex Patt in the individual competition.) And as always, each of the 1000 or so expected attendees will sample the entries and vote for their favorites in both the restaurant and individual categories.

While you’re chowing down on your chili – and likely doing a bit of drinking as well – you’ll be entertained by some of the area’s finest musicians who will keep the live music flowing non-stop on two stages all throughout the festivities. Among the featured performers will be Chris Ballini, Phil Camp, Rich Ortiz, Tequila Mockingbirds, Folding Sky, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, the Stony Creek Band, the Alan Payette Band, Big Medicine and Chain Lightning.

Admission is $20, and tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds from the Bands ‘n Beans benefit will go directly to the Lake George Arts Project.

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