Old time band to play tonight

The second summer Concert on the Green in Bainbridge will be held at 7 tonight.

The members of First Baptist church will host a brownie and ice cream social during the concert and all are invited to arrive early for the social.

Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket. If it rains, the concert and refreshments will be held in the Town Hall Theatre.

For other information, call 967-7228.

Magic performances planned

The lights will come up on Artie Martello’s first of three performances of Mysterious Moments, at 7 p.m. today at The Open Eye Theater, at 960 Main St. in Margaretville. He and his assistant Phyllis Horowitz perform at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.  Three restaurants will providing dinner and theater , with Binnekill Square, The Inn Between and The Hanah Resort providing patrons vouchers for preferred seating at the theaete after dinner or brunch. 

Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors,  or $10 for those up to 25. Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free of charge Sunday.

Space is still available for 6- to 10-year-olds in this year’s Youth Theater Workshop at The Open Eye Theater. Two weeks of camp will be offered 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 22 to  Aug. 2. Carol Jones Schwartz and Lynda Sharpe will direct the camp that leads to the production of “Too Many Frogs” by Sandra Fenichel Asher. Workshop students will be joined by teen and adult actors in performances at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4. 

For more information, call (845) 586-1660, or email openeye@catskill.net

Lettermen to play Lake House

The Lake House concert series will continue Saturday when The Lettermen perform at 7 p.m. on the large outdoor stage.

The Lettermen were signed to Capitol records in the summer of 1961 and the group’s hits have been numerous including “Goin’ Out Of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Hurt So Bad,” “Theme From A Summer Place,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “When I Fall In Love,” “Graduation Day” and “Shangri-La.” 

Tickets for The Lettermen are $15, $25 or $30. The Lake House is on county Highway 22 in Richfield Springs. For more information, visit cooperstownhotel.com.

FSC to host ‘JANE’ readings

Franklin Stage Company’s season will continue this weekend  with two rehearsed readings of “JANE,” a comedy about love and marriage. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Written in 1947 by S.N. Behrman, and based on a short story by Somerset Maugham, “JANE” is the tale of a guileless but astute “country cousin” who rattles, ruffles and transforms her high society London family, and its elaborate web of relationships, merely by telling the truth  and acting on it. 

FSC is in Chapel Hall at 25 Institute Street in Franklin. Reservations are recommended and can be obtained by calling 829-3700 or reserve@franklinstagecompany.org. More details about FSC’s season can be found at www.franklinstagecompany.org.  

Doobie Brothers to perform

The Doobie Brothers will take the Belleayre Music Festival stage at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The California band racked up a string of gold and platinum albums, along with hit singles like “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” “Jesus is Just Alright” and “China Grove.”

Founding members guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston and guitarist Patrick Simmons will lead the band at Belleayre. Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.

The shows will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for all shows are on sale via Ticketmaster. For more information, call (800) 942-6904, ext. 1344, or visit belleayremusic.org

Julliard jazz ensemble set 

Friend of Music will host its fourth concert of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday, featuring a jazz performance through the auspices of the Juilliard School in New York City. 

This is the third year Friends of Music has included a jazz concert in the series. 

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the concert at the Cyr Center in Stamford. Parking is available. There is a suggested donation is $12 per person, and $6 for seniors and students. There is no charge for those younger than 13. 

Visit www.friendsmusic.org for a more information about the series. To learn more about Juilliard Jazz Studies, visit www.juilliard.edu.


Jazz band reunion concert planned

A special band production by the Cooperstown High School Jazz Band will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Lakefront Park in Cooperstown. The Jazz Band reunion will be showcased on the historic bandstand with Otsego Lake as its back drop. 

The Cooperstown Central High School Reunion Jazz Band is composed of musicians from 1975 up to today’s graduating alumni with special guest conductor Dan Martin, director of music at Laurens Central School. There will also be appearances by past CCHS band directors as well.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/CCSJazzBandAlums/.

Cooperstown concert series to continue

On Tuesday, the Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series will continue for its ninth season in scenic Lakefront Park. New Horizons Barbershop Chorus & Full Circle Quartet will sing a cappella music in a barbershop style.

The Village Parks Commission will host the venue for six more performances. Area bands and soloists will perform a wide genre of music. The family-oriented concerts are showcased on the historic bandstand each Tuesday in July and August at 7 p.m. 

Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket for the free show.


Smyrna Citizens Band to perform

Sherburne Rotary Club will brings Smyrna Citizens Band to Gaines Park on Wednesday for its 95th Music in the Park summer concert series. 

Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end by 8:30 p.m. The series will continue through Aug. 7. Food is available from the Rotary food booth. 

Attendees should bring their own chair or blanket.  Money raised 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. 


Open mic set at Blue Deer Center

Blue Deer Center will have continue its monthly open mic in the Yurt from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Open mics are held the fourth Thursday of each month.

Admission is free. 

Blue Deer Center is at 1155 County Route 6, in Margaretville. For more information, call (845) 586-3225.


WKC to host songwriter, band

Songwriter Iris DeMent, on vocals, piano and guitar, is on tour for the first time with a band, including percussionist Bryan Owings, vocalist Jason Wilbur, bassist David Jacques and pedal steel guitarist John Graboff.

She will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the West Kortright Center at 49 W Kortright Church Road. Cost is $34, or $30 for WKC members or $18 for those younger than 19.


Party of Two and Band to play

Susquehanna Trail Campground and Music Park at 4292 State Highway 7 in Oneonta will present Party of Two and Band at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27.  The group will present a 1960s and ‘70s night featuring the hits of Neil Diamond . Party of Two, the duo of DJ (Davey Joe) Potter, vocalist, and JoAnn Bertone Chmielowski, pianist, will be accompanied by drummer Joe Tokarowski, and bass player MW Degan, and will feature special guest vocalist Judy Pitel, with trumpet player Peter Daum and backup vocalist Autumn Harmony. 

Admission is $8 in advance, or $10 at the door.

Camping is available. For more information, call Susquehanna Trails at 432-1122 and visit www.susquehannatrailcampground.com.

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