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Summer Concert Series

Returning for musical afternoons in  July & August in 2022!

Join the Pathfinder Village community as it celebrates its 24th annual Summer Concert Series at the Pathfinder Pavilion. A mainstay of the area summer arts scene, these concerts feature free, live performances each Saturday afternoon in July and August, starting on July 9th at 2 p.m.

“Live concerts at Pathfinder are a cause for celebration,” said Paul Landers, Pathfinder Village’s president and chief executive officer. “Our annual concert series has been a tremendous outreach event through the years and has featured many memorable performances. We appreciate the great support we’ve received from the New York State Council on the Arts, regional arts organizations, donors, musicians, and our communities.”

Pathfinder Village is a non-profit, planned community devoted to supporting people who have Down syndrome and other intellectual/developmental disabilities. Through quality residential, educational, vocational, and enrichment programs, individuals grow toward fulfillment and independence while giving back to our local communities. Pathfinder also offers many avenues for community inclusion through events, adult day services, the Bakery & Café, and Pathfinder Produce, the weekly fresh produce market that has serves the public on Thursday afternoons.

The Summer Concert Series is made possible with public funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; regionally the program is administered by The Earlville Opera House. Additional support is provided by private donors, Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program, and WGY’s Christmas Wish.

Concertgoers are asked to bring lawn chairs and follow prevailing public health protocols while visiting the campus. Parking is available on-site. To find out more, please call (607) 965-8377, ext. 101, Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m., or visit pathfindervillage.org.

In 2022, Pathfinder Village’s Summer Concerts will start at 2 p.m. and include:

  • July 9, 2 p.m. - New in 2022!  Josh Breen MusicJosh Breen is a country solo performer who brings artistry and soulfulness to classic standards and modern favorites. You'll enjoy his great interpretations, all presented on a six-string guitar.
  • July 16, 2 p.m. - The Real-Time Dixieland Band:   Mark Sands and The Realtime Dixieland Band have been pleasing CNY audiences since 2017.  The group is made up of some of the area’s finest concert musicians and has fun with New Orleans-style jazz that developed in the early 20th century. Their repertoire includes songs by some of the world’s most renowned jazz artists, including Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, and many more.
  • July 23, 2 p.m. - Lazy II An annual favorite, Lazy II returns to Pathfinder for a mid-summer performance. With the unique lead vocals of Tracie Coleman, the band plays a variety of country, classic rock, and party standards. The band has a great way of engaging audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
  • July 30, 2 p.m. - Monkey and the Crowbar:  Monkey and the Crowbar is an energetic ensemble of professional musicians that plays a lively array of rock hits and original tunes. They perform music by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, and more.
  • Aug. 6, 2 p.m. New in 2022!  Double Barrel has a loyal following in the Utica-Mohawk Valley area and plays a blend of classic rock and country for all occasions.  “Less is more” as this talented duo plays a variety of old-time hits on the drums and guitar. 
  • Aug. 13, 2 p.m. - Panther Creek is an energetic band that plays a mix of Americana and Zydeco-style music. Two fiddles, bass, guitar, drums, and Louisiana accordion make for an authentic sound that will have your feet tapping and dancing.  All the Panther Creek professional musicians have side projects so when they get together it’s a special time -- Fun for all, and, yes, you can dance!
  • Aug. 20, 2 p.m. - Dirt Road Express:  A regional favorite, the Dirt Road Express is a classic country and early rock band that features vocalist Ellen Harrington, backed up by guitarist Mike Tooley and drummer Ken Whitney.  You’ll enjoy their country renditions of songs made first made popular by Elvis, Patsy Cline, Hank Snow, and other beloved legends. 
  • Aug. 27, 2 p.m. - The Small Town Big BandThis 14-piece swing music band is comprised of people of all ages and from all walks of life who enjoy making music together. The ensemble features brass, reeds, rhythm, and vocals, and performs hits from the 1930s to the present in the Big Band style.

Pathfinder Village is a non-profit, planned community devoted to supporting people who have Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through quality residential, educational, vocational, and enrichment programs, individuals grow toward fulfillment and independence while giving back to our local communities. Pathfinder also offers many avenues for community inclusion through concerts, events, adult day service offerings, the Bakery & Café, youth soccer games, and Pathfinder Produce, the weekly fresh produce market that has reopened to the public on Thursday afternoons.

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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