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April 11, 2014

Belleayre announces 2014 festival lineup

Blues great Buddy Guy, “Redneck Woman” Gretchen Wilson and five nights of jazz shows are among the highlights of the 2014 season at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount. Tickets go on sale Tuesday.

The season will begin July 5, when the Belleayre Festival Orchestra will perform “The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony” featuring vocals and a full rock band. 

On July 12, the Belleayre Blues Show will feature headliner Buddy Guy. Opening the show will be special guest Quinn Sullivan, a 15-year-old blues prodigy.

Country singer Gretchen Wilson will perform July 19, followed by the Belleayre Festival Opera’s July 26 performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia Di Lammermoor.”

The Catskill Mountain Jazz Series will begin a run of five shows on Friday, Aug. 1, with the Django Reinhardt Festival. 

Three “Hot Latin Nights” will begin Thursday, Aug. 7, headlined by Mexico’s Alberto Solis and Gil Gutierrez. 

Norbert Leo Butz will bring his Tony award-winning talents to Belleayre on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Saturday Night Live alumnus Colin Quinn will headline Comedy in the Catskills III on Saturday, Aug. 23.

The 2014 season will close with a full day of “Brooklyn Hipster Bands” on Aug. 30, headlined by The Hold Steady. 

All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. For additional information, call (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344; visit; or email: 

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