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Lake George, NY 12845
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The Lake George Arts Project's Summer Concerts take place Wednesday evenings July through August , 7 PM (unless noted otherwise) at Shepard Park in Lake George, NY.  Rain or shine: Call (518) 668-2616 for rain venue.

“The Lake George Arts Project consistently presents a diverse mix of performances at Shepard Park – whether it’s the Wednesday night summer concert series or the amazing fall jazz festival – artists are always of the highest quality. The fact that these are free and open to the public further emphasizes the essential role that the Arts Project plays in heightening the cultural climate of Lake George.”
- Peter Lesser, Executive Director, Empire State Performing Center (The Egg)

"The Summer Series is phenomenal and impacts the whole regional music scene. Bands play a Shepard Park show once and suddenly they have a Capital District following. This series is sophisticated, fun and consistently excellent. It's hard to imagine summer in Lake George without it!"
- Sarah Craig, Executive Director, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY.

2018 Performers:

July 11: Chris Smither
Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” Over the years Smither forged lifelong friendships with many musicians, including Bonnie Raitt, who went on to record his songs, “Love You Like A Man” and “I Feel the Same”. What quickly evolved from his New Orleans and Cambridge musical experiences is his enduring, singular guitar sound – a beat-driven finger-picking, strongly influenced by the playing of Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin’ Hopkins, layered over the ever-present backbeat of his rhythmic, tapping feet (always mic’d in performance).

July 18: High Rollers ~ Blues with Matt Mirabile & Jill Hughes
A blend of New Orleans Jazz & Blues featuring vocal powerhouse Jill Hughes and guitar slinger Matt Mirabile. 
Band Members: Jill Hughes vocals; Matt Mirabile guitar & vocals; Jason Ladayne, piano; Steve Aldi, bass; and Chad Ploss, drums.

July 25: Incendio
The music of Incendio (which means “fire” in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) echoes a mix of infuluences ranging from classical, to jazz, to rock, to flamenco, to Celtic, even bluegrass can be heard in their music. It is no surprise that their blend of influences has led to a sound that is a truly unique. Whether it is rapid acoustic guitar melodies or expansive use of undulating synthesizers, the music. of Incendio tells stories. Incendio’s intention is to take the listener on a sonic adventure.

August 1: The Lustre Kings
The Lustre Kings boast a devoted international fanbase and continue to perform over 150 dates a year, including regular stops at nightspots, festivals and casinos like Tip Top Deluxe, Skinny Dennis and The Continental Club, Viva Las Vegas, Heritage Folk Festival and the Rockin 50s Fest, and the Potawamoti Hotel. Gamsjager, a Gretsch guitars endorsee who has taught for the National Guitar Workshop, has been a guest at prestigious venues ranging from the Kennedy Center to the Montreal Jazz Fest. 
 

August 8: Les Grand Hurleurs
The Quebec-based Les Grands Hurleurs is now touring with its ¾ Fort show inspired by the repertoire of its newest award-winning CD.  The trio plays music that is deeply anchored in tradition and steeped in numerous criss-crossing influences. With ¾ Fort, traditional music flirts with classical, Manouche, electronica, and folk music. The band present original, open-minded music, very much alive yet respectful of its roots.
 

August 15:  Rad Trads
Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a reputation as one of New York's most entertaining live acts. Their unique genre-bending stylings bring an American feeling that consistently win over audiences with relentless energy, charisma, and enthusiasm. They never fail to draw their audiences in, unable to stop dancing, and always leave wanting more.  
 

August 22: Dylan Perrillo Orchestra
The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra is a colorful ten-piece ensemble of instruments and musicians from NY's Capital District celebrating the beginnings of jazz.  The group began playing together in early 2013, performing arrangements from the 20s to 40s. The DPO prides itself on bringing America's most original musical tradition to people of all ages in their community.
 

August 29:  Prof. Louie & the Crowmatix
The music of Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, based in Woodstock, New York, is steeped in Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Gospel and American Roots music.  The band is led by Aaron Louis Hurwitz.  Aaron has a history of collaborating with the legendary musical group The Band for over fifteen years.  He was nicknamed "Professor Louie" by Rick Danko, due to his work and friendship with The Band.  The Cromatix 2017 recording Crowin' The Blues was on The National Contemporary Blues Music Reports Charts in the top 20 for the first quarter. Their CD Music From Hurley Mountain was voted best concept record & group by Radio Crystal Blue in 2016. PL&C have been inducted into Blues Hall Of Fame, New York Chapter and hold a permanent place in the Canada South Blues Museum.

The Lake George Arts Project is able to present the Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series thanks to the generous support from the Village of Lake George, the Town of Lake George, and the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.