One of the blessings of summer in these parts is the music we can find around town most any day of the week. Concerts range from the magnificent Levitt AMP series on Monday nights in downtown Utica to the diverse sampler of sound that echoes through our local village and town parks, usually in the community gazebo. Local talent abounds.
Wouldn’t it be great to get several of these groups together for a day of music?
Well, it’s happening. On Saturday, you can enjoy a day of free music on the Village Green in New Hartford. It’s the second annual Summer Band Festival, hosted by the New Hartford Citizens’ Band, and it gets underway at noon and goes through the afternoon.
• Noon: The Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble.
• 1 p.m. The Ilion Civic Band
• 2 p.m. La Banda Rossa (The Red Band)
• 3 p.m. Lyncourt Community Band
• 4 p.m. New Hartford Citizens Band
Intermission ensembles also will perform, including the Paris Hill Brass Quintet, Licorice Sticks and Festival Trumpets.
There will also be hourly 50/50 raffles, basket raffles and food trucks.
Spend a day close to home listening to talented local musicians, eating some fun food and enjoying your family, friends and neighbors. This is what summer is all about.
I'm the bass drummer in the New Hartford Citizens' Band and last year's first Festival was a big success although there were only 3 bands. This year the Festival is bigger and better with 5 bands (and more music in between) as well as food trucks. Plenty of music, plenty of good food, and plenty of friendly people. Hope to see you there sometime throughout the afternoon, 12 Noon until 5:00PM, at the New Hartford Village Green on Oxford Rd. near Genesee St. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and a friend.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. -- St. Francis de Sales
Post by Pizzaballa on Jul 31, 2019 15:43:48 GMT -5
I think it is crazy the the Buses do not allow a person to carry a folding chair yet they allow those push walkers the old people use. Damn. If I go I will stand. I won't eat from food trucks I do not trust them and the food is to caloric. The last time I went to one of these at the park with Polish Saint statue across from the Museum I was questioned if I was there to cause trouble. Apparently I have a face of a hit man. LOL
we have several venue's in my neighborhood. Thursdays at the library after Farmers Market and on Wednesday at I-Square... A few weeks ago we had the Rochester Philharmonic play. It was a perfect night and great when everything comes together. Same for the other burbs. And a concert at the Lake every wednesday night in the summer all free . Just bring a chair and your good to go.