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July 3, 2014

Pathfinder to host 17th annual concert series

Pathfinder Village will present its annual Summer Concert Series starting July 12, featuring free performances by a variety of local and regional musicians. 

“Our concerts are a great place for friends to gather to hear talented local groups and musicians; there are some truly magical moments as the performers play off the energy of the Village audiences,” said Paula Schaeffer, the village’s director of enrichment programs, in a media release. “The Pathfinder Village Summer Concert Series is now in its 17th year, it’s a wonderful tradition that really makes summer special. The programs are open to all in our area, and we’re anticipating another great summer series.”

Pathfinder Village is a nonprofit, planned community devoted to supporting adults and children who have Down syndrome and other disabilities.  

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the village’s pavilion. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or other seating. The schedule is as follows: 

July 12: Hammered dulcimer duo Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn will play songs inspired by the New York’s North Country and other folk tunes.

July 19: The Small Town Big Band, featuring performers from throughout Otsego County, will play classic jazz, swing, and Big Band favorites. 

July 26: Stone Soup, a band from the Mohawk Valley, plays a variety of acoustic music from blues to bluegrass, folk to jazz. 

Aug. 2: The Sidney Community Band, will bring its repertoire of popular music and show tunes.

Aug. 9: Monkey and the Crowbar will “rock out” to Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Jimmy Buffet and more. 

Aug. 16: The Beth Zaje Band, a group of young musicians with lots of energy, will bring its eclectic mix of rock, country and pop to the Pavilion.

Aug. 23: The Blues Maneuver will break out its “mighty horn section” in a versatile repertoire of swing, blues, R&B and oldies.  

Aug. 30: Plan B, a trio from Otsego County, will perform classic country, bluegrass, folk, rock and old-time traditional tunes.

To find out more about the concert series, call Pathfinder Village at 965-8377, ext. 126, between noon and 4 p.m. weekdays, or find Pathfinder Village’s fan page on Facebook. Information about Pathfinder Village is available online at 

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