Let the concerts begin!

To the Editor:

The Altamont Free Library is pleased to invite everyone to our Summer Concert Series.

Once again, we will present six Tuesday-evening concerts in Orsini Park, beginning July 1 and ending Aug. 5. We have put together a nice array of performers that will appeal to a wide audience of all ages.

The concerts will kick off on July 1 with last year’s most requested group, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, featuring local native Nick Viscio. Be prepared for foot-stomping music with a range of vocal and instrumental styles sure to entertain.

July 8 will feature another popular group, Sensemaya with its Latin jazz sound.

On July 15, Running the River will entertain with its blend of classic trational Irish, country rock and folk tunes.

Our own David Warner will be the featured performer on July 22 with his folksy style and a guest performer. As a warm-up for David, Kevin Begazzo, former Mio Vino waiter, will bring the unique style of Beatbox on the stage.

Rusticator with another “hometown” performer, Brig McCutcheon, will perform on July 29. They will present an acoustic sound with an Americana spirit. Their influences stretch far beyond the outlaw country genre.

Our series will end on Aug. 5 with Swing Shift, a swing band with male and female vocalists and a range of styles from the 30s to the early 50s.

All performance will start at 7 p.m. but do come early and pick up some dinner or snacks at our local eateries or pack a picnic from home. If the weather does not cooperate, performances will be held at the village hall, which has plenty of room for all to come and enjoy.

Our concert series is made possible in part through a community Arts Grant, a program funded by the Arts Center of the Capital Region through a partnership program of the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional funding has been provided by the village of Altamont, Mio Vino Restaurant, and the Home Front Café, and free will donations will be taken at the concert.

We look forward to seeing everyone each week.

Yvette Terplak

Secretary and Concert Chair

Altamont Free Library

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