Summer Concert Series
Returning for musical afternoons in July & August in 2021!
Enjoy the sounds of summer as Pathfinder Village reintroduces its annual Summer Concert Series. A mainstay of the local arts calendar, these concerts feature free, live music performances on Saturday afternoons in July and August, starting on July 10 at 2 p.m.
New this year, all performances will be streamed over Pathfinder Village's Facebook page.
“The sounds of live music once again at Pathfinder is a cause for celebration and will be enjoyed by everyone,” said Paul Landers, Pathfinder Village’s president and chief executive officer. “As we welcome back concert-goers, we ask that everyone follow our safety measures to help protect one another.”
Pathfinder will rely on social distancing, masking, and guest check-ins at each performance to keep our community safe. All concerts will be live-streamed through the Events tab on the Pathfinder Village Facebook page.
The Summer Concert Series is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature and is now administered by The Earlville Opera House. Additional support is provided by private donors, Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match Program, and WGY’s Christmas Wish.
Concert-goers are asked to bring lawn chairs and follow all Pathfinder safety protocols while visiting the Village (questionnaires, masking, and social distancing). Parking is available on-site and indicated with signage. To find out more about the concert series, please call (607) 965-8377, ext. 101, Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Please note that in-person attendance requirements may change as CDC and NYS DOH guidelines are updated.
In 2021, Pathfinder Village’s Summer Concerts will start at 2 p.m. and include:
- July 10, 2 p.m.: One of the region’s best-loved old-time bands, the Sidney Community Band, will start off our 2021 season with its repertoire of popular music and show tunes.
- July 17, 2 p.m.: The Real-Time Dixieland Band returns to the Pavilion to fill another summer weekend with their great renditions of foot-stomping classics and popular tunes in the Dixieland style.
- July 24, 2 p.m.: Folk legends Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn will show off their artistry, playing songs inspired by New York’s North Country and other traditional favorites. As an added plus, the All the Perks Coffee Truck, an Edmeston-area favorite, will be on hand to sell great-tasting coffee drinks, smoothies, and other cool treat favorites.
- July 31, 2 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!
- Aug. 7, 2 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 & David Bladek in intricate harmonies.
- Aug. 14, 2 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. 21, 2 p.m.: The Small Town Big Band always puts on a great show with classic jazz, swing, and Big Band favorites. The band features talented amateurs who play for the love of the Big Band sound.
- Aug. 28, 2 p.m.: Monkey and the Crowbar offers a great mix of bands and performers from the past: The Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Jimmy Buffet, and more.
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 recreational 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 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.