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Summer Concert Series


Mark your 2018 Calendar for our 21st annual Summer Concert Series!

EDMESTON, NY, June 4, 2018... Join the entire Pathfinder Village community as it celebrates its 21st annual Summer Concert Series this summer.  A mainstay of the local arts schedule, these concerts feature free, live music performances each Saturday evening in July and August, starting on July 7th  at 7 p.m.  The public is cordially invited.

“The Pathfinder Village Summer Concerts offer tremendous opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of music in an informal setting,” said Paul Landers, Pathfinder Village’s president and chief executive officer.  “It’s remarkable that we’ve been able to offer weekly concerts each summer, and we’ve had great support from the New York State Council on the Arts, regional arts organizations, talented musicians, and the community through the years.”

“The concerts allow music lovers to gather, and there are always some magical moments as the performers play off the energy of our audiences,” said Paula Schaeffer, Pathfinder’s director of Enrichment Programs.  “Many of the bands and performers return each year because of the audiences; many guests return as well to see really great performances that run the gamut from country to jazz, from rock to big band.”

Pathfinder Village is a non-profit, planned community devoted to supporting adults and children who have Down syndrome and other intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Through quality residential, educational, vocational, and recreational programs, individuals grow toward fulfillment and independence, while giving back to the local communities. Pathfinder also offers many avenues for community inclusion, through events, its adult day service offerings, a full-service café, youth soccer games, and through a weekly fresh produce market on Thursday afternoons, Pathfinder Produce. 

The Summer Concert Series is a Decentralization Program.  These programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, which is administered by the Chenango County Council of the Arts, with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  The series is also made possible with funds from private donors, Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program, and WGY’s Christmas Wish.

Concert-goers are asked to bring lawn chairs, wear comfortable shoes, and bring jackets to the performances.  Parking is available on-site.  To find out more about the concert series, please call Pathfinder Village at (607) 965-8377, ext. 126, Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m., or visit Pathfinder Village’s page on the popular social networking site, Facebook.
 

In 2018, Pathfinder Village Summer Concerts include:
 
July 7
7 p.m.

The Real-Time Dixieland Band returns to the Pavilion to start off another tremendous summer full of music with their great renditions of foot-stomping classics and popular tunes in the  Dixieland style.

July 14
7 p.m.

Hammered dulcimer virtuoso Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn will show off their artistry, playing songs inspired by the New York’s North Country and other folk tunes.

July 21
7 p.m.

Pathfinder welcomes a new group, Heaven's Back Door, this year.  If you like funky acoustic blues on the harp, guitar, and bass, Heaven's Back Door is open wide. Come on in! 

July 28
7 p.m.

Betsy and the ByeGons will bring back the sounds of '60s Girls' Groups, hot Classic Rock, and some rockin' country!  The band delivers solid fun, with beats that will make you want to dance all night!

Aug. 4
7 p.m.

Monkey and the Crowbar will “rock out” to Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Jimmy Buffet and more. One listen and you’ll want to hear these guys again and again!

Aug. 11
7 p.m.

The Small Town Big Band will play classic jazz, swing, and Big Band favorites. The band features talented amateurs who play for the love of the Big Band sound.

Aug. 18
7 p.m.

Dirt Road Express returns to the Pavilion with their great renditions of the best of today's country hits and yesterday's classics.

Aug. 25
7 p.m.

One of the region’s best-loved old-time bands, the Sidney Community Band, will close out our 2018 season with its repertoire of popular music and show tunes.

For more information about Pathfinder Village, please call (607) 965-8377, or visit the Village’s website at www.pathfindervillage.org.  The Village also offers regular tours and hosts a variety of programs and events that are open to the public.

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