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Summer Concert Series

Mark your 2017 Calendar for our 20th Annual Summer Concert Series!

EDMESTON, NY, May 12, 2017... Pathfinder Village, a remarkable open-access community, will pull out all the stops during its ever popular Summer Concert Series this July and August.  The concerts, a mainstay of the regional entertainment schedule, feature live performances by local talent on Saturday evenings and are free to the public.

“This is our 20th year of presenting live concerts at the Pathfinder Pavilion; the performances are a great opportunity to enjoy the talented musicians we have right here in our own region,” said Paula Schaeffer, the Village’s director of enrichment programs. “The concerts allow friends and music lovers to gather in an informal setting; there are some magical moments as the performers play off the energy of our Village audiences.  The programs are open to everyone, and we’re anticipating another great summer series.”

Pathfinder Village is a non-profit, planned community devoted to supporting adults and children who have Down syndrome and other 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, a newly renovated 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 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 2017, Pathfinder Village Summer Concerts include:

July 8
7 p.m.

The Blues Maneuver will break out its mighty horn section in a versatile repertoire of swing, blues, R&B and oldies.  This band, one of our favorites, can play it all! www.bluesmaneuver.com.

July 15
7 p.m.

One of the region’s best-loved old-time bands, the Sidney Community Band, will bring its repertoire of popular music and show tunes.

July 22
7 p.m.

Pathfinder welcomes a new group, Crow Ridge, this year. The 4-member band specializes in a unique repertoire of modern country, alternative country and Americana, and provides high-energy, danceable cover songs, along with tunes where one can simply kick back and enjoy the music!  www.crowridgeband.com

July 29 
7 p.m.

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

Aug. 5
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. 12
7 p.m.

Stone Soup plays a variety of acoustic music from blues to bluegrass, folk to jazz. The band features Joe Sinchak, Pete Liljeberg, Nick Frirsz, and Suzanne and David Bladek in intricate harmonies.

Aug. 19
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. 26
7 p.m.

Dirt Road Express returns to the Pavilion to close out another tremendous summer full of music with their great renditions of the best of today's country hits and yesterday's classics.

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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“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village