Lake George Summer Concert Series

NOTE: Tonight’s MURIA MULDAUR show has been moved indoors due to inclement weather. Join us at King Neptune’s Pub, 1 Kurosaka Lane (about 2 blocks south of the park)

The Lake George Arts Project’s Summer Concerts take place Wednesday evenings July through August at 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.

         

2019 Summer Concert Performers

Summer Concert: Huntertones – Hipsters w/ Horns

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Huntertones brings people together around the globe with fun, imaginative and fearless music. Their high energy, horn-driven sound features genre bending compositions and unconventional covers. Every show is a social experience celebrating the joy of music.

Honest, genuine, skillfully executed music without limitations that is uplifting and cannot be quantified. – Jon Batiste

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Summer Concert Series: Blues Night with Mulebone & Matt Mirabile Band

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mulebone

Mulebone is the Brooklyn-based blues musical duo of Hugh Pool on guitar, boot board, vocals, and harmonica, and John Ragusa on any number of flutes, tin whistles, jaw harp, and Conch shells. This is a predictably unpredictable group, delightful, unusual, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Some of the best blues you’re likely to hear this side of 1925. Hugh and John don’t just rehash classics from the blues greats, they recreate them as their own, and write originals that fit in seamlessly with that repertoire. The real deal. – JEFF RASPE, Music Wizard WBJB-FM; 90.5

 

Matt Mirabile


From sweet and soulful to full on jam Matt Mirabile has it covered. Deeply rooted in Blues, Soul, R&B, and Funk, he began performing at age twelve and quickly went from a being a young novelty player to being a serious threat on the guitar. With nearly two decades of professional playing experience Mirabile’s musical journey has brought him to many parts of the US and even Europe. He has shared the stage with blues greats such as, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Lurrie Bell and Kenny Neal. Mirabile plays with a tone and feeling well beyond his years and keeps his audience wanting more.

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Summer Concert Series: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys’ sound is steeped in the tradition of “Acoustic Americana Roots Music.” They deliver a dynamic blend of traditional mountain music fused with Gaudet’s diverse contemporary songwriting. Gaudet’s unique percussive rhythms become the perfect springboard for his voice to follow and his melodies are downright infectious. It’s typical during any live performance to see the band’s fans shouting right along on favorites like “So Far So Good.” Gaudet has assembled a strong cast of characters in the Railroad Boys.

Individually the Railroad Boys are Jim Gaudet on guitar and vocals, Bobby Ristau on bass and vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin and vocals, and Mat Kane on fiddle.

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Summer Concert Series: The McKrells

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The McKrells are one of the Capital District’s most well-known Irish and bluegrass acts, who performed at the top of the local music scene for 15 years before taking a hiatus in 2006. Folk singer, songwriter, and artist Kevin McKrell has had his songs recorded and performed by artists from around the world. He has performed in theaters, clubs, and on festival stages across the United States, Canada, Ireland and the U.K.

Led by Kevin, the New McKrell’s is a high energy collective and a who’s who of North Country Roots Music, each player a top draw in their own right. John Kribs is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is known throughout the Northeast for the classic roots rock band Johnny and the Triumphs, along with the beloved Raquette River Rounders.

On mandolin is Orion Kribs, a world-class string player capable of break neck speed and nuanced solo work so crucial to the McKrell sound.

Arlin Greene is the bass backbone of the group, a member of a musical family that has attained legendary status in the northeast. Son of the great Smokey Greene, he is a bassist of exceptional abilities, whether it is a high energy bluegrass stomp or one of McKrells’ Celtic ballads.

On percussion is Brian Melick, an active teacher and instrumentalist that has been featured on over 375 professional recordings.

On fiddle is Doug Moody, a Buffalo N.Y. legend for his work with the alt-country band The Steam Donkeys.

With each player in The New McKrells capable of lead singer status, the harmony vocals of this collective of like-minded musicians are stunning, the energy explosive, and each song a gem. They have been called amazing, stunning, brilliant … McKrellica.

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Summer Concert Series: Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness, this Milwaukee based band brings forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over. Intricate but free-swinging, explosive yet intimate, fresh and green as grass. Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest), the streets of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture.

Tomorrow Sound are an elite crew of offhand adepts who bring plenty of their own wood to the fire. Drummer Reggie Bordeaux casts his nets with a mystifying subtlety bringing his own fleet-footed refinement and grease. Multi-instrumentalist Bob Jennings, lends his bandleader the luxury of implying a much larger ensemble with his multi-hued contributions on keys and reeds. Bassist Mike Fredrickson (a distinguished singer-songwriter in his own right) anchors and prods with the best of them.

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Summer Concert Series: Big Medicine

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, Big Medicine has been exciting audiences from Albany to Lake George and beyond for a decade and a half. Performing for local venues, festivals, weddings, television – events of all kinds – public and private.

The band is led by Jeff Walton on guitar, harmonica and vocals, and features the beautiful voice of Becky Walton. Tim Wechgelaer plays violin, mandolin and guitar; Rick Bolton is on lead guitar; and Pat Perkinson and Mike Lomaestro hold it down on bass and drums.

Strong vocals and harmonies by all members are accompanied by supple R&B and folk-rock grooves with rich acoustic-based textures. A healthy dose of originals, seductive renditions of songs by others, and an unbridled creative energy… great reasons to check out Big Medicine.

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