Held FREE, 7 to 9 p.m., rain
or shine under cover at Veterans' Memorial Field, 311 Athol Road, Athol,
NY, every Monday in July and August. Guests should put on their dancin'
shoes, wear layered clothing for changeable mountain weather, and consider
bringing a chair for most comfortable seating. An informal market featuring
items from local artisans, vendors and gardeners, will be set up as
available*. Light refreshments will be served by local not for profit
groups. Find us just 6 miles from Northway exit 23 via NYS routes 9
and 418, and Athol Road.Questions? Phone 518-623-9649 or email ThurmanInfo@aol.com.
*Thurman residents interested in vending at the concerts (any
or all), please contact town hall, 623-9649.
2012 (The 2013 concert schedule has not yet been
finalized. When ready, it will appear at www.ThurmanNYEvents.com , where all other events are listed)
July 2 - The Cards
The Cards is a new band comprised of musicians well-known and highly-respected
in our region: Dean Schermerhorn - bass/piano/vocals, Don Young - guitar/ukulele/bass/vocals,
Lane Schermerhorn - drums/vocals, Frank Orsini - fiddle/mandolin/vocals.
The Cards play a variety of styles, from traditional American, Canadian
and European instrumental tunes to pop and swing standards, including
some country favorites. The long experience of the players offers many
combinations of instrumentation, and vocal renditions of well-known and
seldom-heard musical selections, with fun and danceable results. FREE
FIREWORKS FOLLOW THIS CONCERT!
July 9 - Grafton
Street Trio [please note that this is the correct date;
previous listing had a typo]
Members of this group play and have played with outstanding bands in our
region. David Danks (mandolin and guitar-"St. Regis River Valley
String Band", "Zillionaires"); David Jones (Irish uilleann
bagpipes and fiddle - "Adirondack Pipes and Drums of Glens Falls"
and "Gaelic Roots"); Diane Jones (fiddle - "Irishtown Breakdown",
"Gaelic Roots" and "McNamara's Band"). Watch for their
July 16 - Warren County Ramblers
Beloved in our region, this bluegrass group showcases the talents of Hoddy
Ovitt (guitar, 6-string banjo); Johnny Mosher (lead vocals, mandolin,
guitar); Kenny Myers (bass); Pete Bolster (guitar) as they play traditional
bluegrass tunes and keep the crowd smiling with banter.
July 23 - Vintage
Debbie (bass) and Wil (lead guitar) Pixley, Kenny Darling (rhythm guitar),
and Bub Sherman (drums) play '50s and '60s country spiked with an occasional
rock and roll tune, call a square dance now and then if asked, and offer
up a heaping helping of just plain fun.
July 30 - Adirondack
Walt Kirby (Banjo, Guitar); Gary Sprung (Mandolin); Larry Blackhurst (Bass);
Steph Svrchek (Guitar, Fiddle), Karen Sprung (vocal harmony) perform topnotch
bluegrass and old country tunes with outstanding instrumental and vocal
August 6 - Aged
in the Hills
This band in its 30 year career has performed in front of thousands of
people at large concerts such as Price Chopper's 4th of July Celebration
at the Empire State Plaza in Albany and WGNA's CountryFest. George Schacher
- vocals, guitar, mandolin, pedal steel, fiddle and harmonica; Darcy Schacher
- vocals and percussion; Cherry Schacher - bass and vocals; and Chris
Turano - drums. They play a mix of country, Cajun, blues, vintage rock
'n roll, bluegrass and Irish music. Don't miss it.
August 13 - Staber
& Chasnoff with Daryl Smith
Judith Chasnoff (guitar) and Dick Staber (mandolin) and friend Daryl Smith
(banjo) will blend hauntingly beautiful harmonies performing a program
of folk and bluegrass music.
August 20 - Warren County Ramblers
Hoddy Ovitt (guitar, 6-string banjo); Johnny Mosher (lead vocals, mandolin,
guitar); Kenny Myers (bass); Pete Bolster (guitar) play traditional bluegrass
tunes and keep the audience laughing with homestyle humor.
August 27 - The
Come sigh goodbye to summer as Melba Deen (guitar), Mark Guarino (bass
guitar, mandolin), John Kribs (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Doug Moody (fiddle)
and Kevin Maul (pedal steel guitar) entertain with country, bluegrass,
Americana, offering close-harmony vocals styled after the old-time "brother
acts" like the Everly Brothers, Louvin Brothers and Blue Sky Boys.
A final note... Thanks for sharing your summer with us.
Thurman's free Monday Night Concerts in the Park are made possible by
funds from Warren Countyoccupancy taxes.