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.

 
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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 CD!

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 Country
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 Mountain Bluegrass
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 showmanship.

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 Bluebillies
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 County
occupancy taxes.

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