The Sherburne Rotary Club will bring its 23rd summer concert series to Gaines Park in Sherburne starting Wednesday and running through Aug. 7. Concerts will begin begin at 6 p.m. and end by 8:30. Food will be available to purchase from the Rotary food booth.
Bruce Huggins and Alder Hollow Band will start the season. The Alder Hollow Band specializes in classic, dance-oriented country music and live show performances. All members of the band have been inducted in the New York State Country Music Hall of Fame.
The second concert on July 17 will includes three local acts. Katie Stewart will kick off the concert. She sings country covers from Dixie Chicks and Miranda Lambert and has begun writing her own songs. Pamme Swan, who describes her music as original central New York folk music, will follow. The concert will end with a set by Rabbit in the Rye, a progressive folk rock trio from Hamilton.
The third concert, on July 24, is a standby for Music in the Park. Smyrna Citizens Band brings generations of musicians, strong vocals and music to engage the audience.
On July 31, the Slim Redmond Trio will perform. The Ithaca area group is rooted in reggae, folk and world music.
The final concert of the summer, on Aug. 7, will feature music by Driftwood, a rock band from the Binghamton area.
The Sherburne Firehouse and Sherburne-Earlville Central School auditorium are rain locations for the concert series; signs will be posted to direct concertgoers to the appropriate facility. Concerts are free and open to the public; money raised through donations is used to fund local projects and causes. The 50/50 raffle at each concert is split between the winner that night and three local food pantries.