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August 15, 2013

Hungry for Music to be added to concert series

Cooperstown Crier

---- — An additional highlight of the Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series has been added. 

Hungry for Music will be returning for the second year on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Established in 1994, HFM is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that supports music education and cultural enrichment, both in the United States and abroad, by acquiring and distributing quality musical instruments to underserved children with willing instructors and a hunger to play. Jeff Campbell, founder and director, will be present to collect any donation of instruments to further the cause in supporting the HFM mission.  

Campbell said he has a deep conviction that every instrument he puts into a kid’s hands is a tool for peace in the world. Since 1994 Campbell’s agency has made it possible for thousands of kids to participate in music programs that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend because the cost of the instruments was prohibitive for their families. For more information on HFM, visit

Community members are encouraged to bring their no longer needed instruments. Donations will be collected to support the Friends of Music & Arts in Cooperstown. Piano’s cannot be accepted.

The remaining concerts for the season include:

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.

Concerts are held on the historic bandstand at 7 p.m. in Lakefront Park. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket and dancing shoes. There is no charge for admission. 

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.