Whitehall announces summer concerts

T he 2011 Whitehall Summer “Music In the Park” concert series schedule has been released and the Friday evening performances are scheduled to begin on July 8.

The concerts, which are held on Friday nights in Riverside Veterans Memorial Park will continue through August 26.

The concert will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. and admission is free. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs or a blanket to sit on.

The series begins on July 8 as the Willie Playmore Band is set to perform during the annual Whitehall Canal Festival.

The band describes their music as “classic and modern rock you can dance to.”

Food, a cake booth and all the other attractions of the Canal Festival will also be available at this performance.

Although not technically part of the Music in the Park concert series, the following evening, July 9, “Children at Play” returns to the Riverside stage from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
This high energy cover band plays a variety of music from various genres including: classic rock, 80’s, modern country and top 40.

A fireworks show will follow the performance.

On July 15, The Talegatorz will take the stage. This old time jazz band performs classic and traditional jazz from the turn of the century through the forties.

Musicians from throughout the area will travel to Whitehall on July 22 as the Hartford Community Band is slated to perform.

The band, which was formed over 20 years ago, consists of about 35 members from various communities in the area.

The group plays many types of music including: classics, jazz, Broadway tunes, marches and novelties.

Closing out July, the Moonlighters will play the final concert of the month on July 29.

A 15-piece band from Hartland, Vt., the group has been playing together since 1994.

The band includes trumpets, trombones, drums, guitar, bass, saxophones, clarinets, keys and a couple of vocalists who help create that big band sound the group is renowned for.

August begins with another local band as the Rutland City Band is scheduled to take the stage on August 5.

Started in 1876, the band is the oldest municipally supported band in the United States. Under the direction of Hank Vaughen, the band has been providing quality musical entertainment for 135 years.

On August 12 the Adirondack Fiddlers come to town. Made up of fiddlers ranging from teenagers to 80 year olds, the groups plays old time jigs, reels and waltzes.

The following week, August 19, Enerjazz will take the Whitehall Stage.

Described as “Vermont’s High Energy Band,” the 19 member band plays big band songs as well as contemporary music.

The concert series will be capped with a performance by Fair Haven based “Out of Control.”

The group focuses on classic rock and some pop/country crossovers.

The Music in the Park concert series is made possible by donations and contributions from local businesses and organizations including the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.

 

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