The Lake George Arts Project’s concerts are back and we’re excited!
Our Summer Concert Series brings the most FUN bands to Shepard Park for concerts on Wednesday nights in July and August. All of our concerts are FREE – so grab your family and friends and bring them to Lake George for an evening of great music!
Note: Covid did impact our schedule a little, so our Summer Concert Series will start on July 21st this year.
OUR 2021 LINE-UP
Wednesday, July 21 @ 7pm
Robanic with the Caribbean Sound
The only authentic reggae band in upstate New York, ROBANIC plays a wide and colorful range of Caribbean music including old-school reggae, traditional rock-steady, ska, calypso, contemporary lovers rock, as well as the hottest new dance-hall sound from Jamaica. The four-member ensemble is made up of talented musicians with decades of experience. Learn more: http://robanicreggaemusic.com/
Wednesday, July 28 @ 7pm
The Spirit of Johnny Cash- Harold Ford, Our June & The Cash Band
Harold Ford’s voice and physical resemblance to Johnny Cash are unmistakable, making him a natural as a Johnny Cash tribute artist. Harold Ford grew up in the foothills country between the Berkshire and Green Mountains bordering New York State. Raised on the old American pioneer songs, at the age of four, Harold began singing duets and harmonies with sister Dorothy. His father accompanied them on the banjo and Mother followed along with the piano. Music and a pioneering love of America became an integral part of his existence.As an adult, Harold spent many years driving the cross country roads and corridors of America, often with family in tow. Weaving his way north, south, east, west and settling in towns and villages along the way, Harold explored the back roads, country woods and the people of this great land. As a true American figure and artist himself, Harold Ford’s many experiences make him a storyteller in his own right and lend a deep identification to Johnny Cash’s music. Learn more: https://thespiritofjohnnycash.com/
Wednesday, August 4 @ 7pm
Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra
Formed October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY, this 12 piece orchestra is led by the Bronx-born bassist Alex Torres. They have been presented by hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers and events annually to perform their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as Salsa, Merengue, Cha-cha, Bomba, Plena and Latin Jazz. The Orchestra has been the recipient of numerous awards including the New England Cultural Arts Preservation Award, the New York State Music Achievement Award, the Schenectady League of Arts Award, The Governor´s Excellence in Arts Award, The NAACP Albany Chapter Award and 3 awards from NY Capital District Original Music Awards in 2016. Learn more: https://alextorres.com/home
Wednesday, August 11 @ 7pm
The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra
The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra from Albany, NY performs popular American music from 1890-1950 taking a particular liking to the songbook of the 1920’s. Complete with a six-piece horn section, violin, vocalist and rhythm section, DPO boasts an impressive line up of accomplished musicians of their own accord. Beginning in 2013, the big band has steadily been working towards building an audience for their unique interpretation of classic and not-so-classic, jazz-influenced compositions. Learn more: http://www.dylanperrillo.com/dylanperrilloorchestra
Wednesday, August 18 @ 7pm
The Stony Creek Band
Yes, they plan on playing, even though the weather may be unpredictable…
For over 40 years, the Stony Creek Band has been one of the most enduringly popular musical groups in the northeastern United States. The Stony Creek Band has thrilled generations of fans with its high energy blend of rock, folk, country and bluegrass; a sound that has consistently defied description but is “a product of the landscape as authentically upstate as any Hudson River School painting or sculpture by David Smith” and performed in a manner described by one reviewer as “a ferocious ensemble attack; like a runaway train!”. Over the last 40 years, the Stony Creek Band has evolved from an acoustic trio with roots in traditional folk and country music to a purveyor of American idioms, and back again. The band’s music is the sound of mature, seasoned artists who have outlasted the years and their own baser instincts to mentor and encourage younger artists, enrich their communities and preserve and transmit a living memory. With the release of 2013’s Stony Creek Band Live! album, the band has successfully captured the proverbial “lightning in a bottle” bringing to fans around the world the sound, raw energy and contagious excitement of the Stony Creek Band’s legendary concert performances. Don’t miss the fun!!!! Learn more: https://stonycreekband.com/home
Wednesday, August 25 @ 7pm
Mark Gamsjager & 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 Kennedy Center (Washington DC) to the Montreal Jazz Fest. Beginning with 1995’s Mark Gamsjager Rocks & The Lustre Kings Roll, the band staked a claim to a modern take on the reverb-driven sounds of early rock, leaning also on touchstones of country, blues and R&B. Other artists, like the famed “Queen of Rock,” Wanda Jackson, hear the authenticity in The Lustre Kings. Perhaps that’s why she hired Gamsjager and the group as her backing unit for many tours. “I have worked with many bands around the world through the years,” Jackson says, “and none are better than Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings. Their fine showmanship and musical ability make them the greatest in my book. They rock!!” Learn more: https://www.lustrekings.com/
Our Summer Concert Series would not be possible without the support of The Town of Lake George, The Village of Lake George, The New York State Council on the Arts, and our generous Anonymous Donors!