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June 26, 2013

Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series to kick off July 2

The Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series will kick off its ninth season in scenic Lakefront Park. The Village Parks Commission will again host the venue for nine musical performances. Area bands and soloists will perform a wide genre of music, according to organizers. 

The family-oriented concerts are showcased on the historic bandstand at 7 p.m. Tuesday in July and August. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and  dancing shoes. There is no charge for admission. 

Leading off the season on Tuesday, July 2, is Heaven’s Back Door. This is a quartet of acoustic musicians interpreting traditional and contemporary blues and jazz along with their own original compositions.  

The remaining concert schedule of events includes:

July 9: New York Players, a 10-piece, show-stopping, horn-fueled, high-energy dance band will wow audiences with a variety of music, according to a media release. 

July 16: Cooperstown Community Band, celebrating its 152nd anniversary performing patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes and other favorites.

July 23: New Horizons Barbershop Chorus & Full Circle Quartet, singing a capella music in the barbershop style.

July 30: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues, honoring soulful women in music from the early days of blues right up to the modern era.

Aug. 6: Cooperstown Community Band, celebrating their 152nd anniversary performing patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes and other favorites.

Aug. 13: The Saints Jazz Quintet Plus One, enjoy an eclectic mix of jazz standards, Dixieland, blues and Latin music along with vocals.

Aug. 20: Flame, changing the world through music, these musicians who happen to have disabilities, connects with all ages.

Aug. 27: The Donny Brooks, a mix of traditional and modern Celtic music with an emphasis on high energy, Celtic rock.

For more information, and to get updates about the The Lakefront Concert series, send an email to Rich McCaffery at  or call 547-5256 or Teri Barown,village of Cooperstown clerk, at 547-2411. 

The village of Cooperstown purchased Lakefront Park in 1936 and expanded it by an additional purchase in 1961. The 2.6 acre park is a popular venue for relaxation, reading, boat-docking and concerts. The main entrance is on Lake Street and marked by natural stone posts, with stone steps descending to the park and lake. Pioneer Street boarders the park to the west.




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