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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


2017 Performers:

July 5:

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra have been playing shows for over 30 years. They built their name by playing many festivals and venues annually. Their style is a mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz.

July 12:

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys ~ Americana

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have come a long way from their days of jamming in cafes. Listed as one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015, they still love a good jam or late night pickin’ session. Their sound draws on influences from soul, blues, folk, jazz and even a hint of techno.

July 19:

Western Centuries ~ Cool Country

Western Centuries are a diverse bunch. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, they hit a rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity.

 

July 26:

C.J. Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band

C.J. Chenier, son of the 'King of Zydeco' Clifton Chenier, joined his father's Red-Hot Louisiana Band. After Clifton's death in 1987, C.J. picked up the accordion and took charge of his father's ministry - to spread the word of Zydeco music to the world. Chenier has helped push the genre to new heights with his virtuosity.

August 2:

Incendio

Incendio’s music ranges from classical, to jazz, to rock, to flamenco, to Celtic, to even bluegrass. It is no surprise that this blend of influences has led to a sound that is a truly unique.

August 9:

McKrells

Lead by front man Kevin McKrell. The McKrells bring a blend of traditional Irish music with a bluegrass twist. Their upbeat sound will be sure to have you dancing.

August 16:

Adam Ezra Group

The Adam Ezra Group music is inspired by grassroots organization. What fuels change in the world directly influences this folk rock group.

August 23:

Sweetback Sisters

The Sweetback Sisters combine powerful vocals with southern melodies for a refreshing twist on country music. Their unique style will bring back memories of country music’s old time classics.

August 30:

Hot Club Saratoga

Hot Club of Saratoga has played in coffee houses, restaurants, bars, clubs, swing dances, festivals, weddings, and numerous private parties. Their gypsy swing remains close to its origins, but they are not afraid to expand the genre. Their music is sure to make you smile and move.

 

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.