A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain
Ballard Park, Westport, NY
Thursday evenings at 7:30 July 3rd–August 27th, 2014
North Country resident and Grammy award-winning trumpeter Taylor Haskins is pleased to announce Soundwaves, a free summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY. This is Haskins’ first summer as curator & organizer of the 19th annual Westport Community Concert Series at Ballard Park. Despite Taylor’s jazz background, this summer he will bring to the stage diverse variations on world music, folk, bluegrass, classical, as well as jazz.
He says, “There are simply very few concert settings as beautiful as the pavilion at Ballard Park. Having performed on hundreds of stages around the world myself, I know that any musician will feel inspired to play here.”
Taylor’s motivation to helm the series stems from an awareness that music can be a tool to revitalize our local economy.
“Anything that brings a community together can be a catalyst for positive change, including a park, a visitor center, a lakeside beach, a local trail system, even a summer concert series.”
This summer Taylor has curated a program of 8 performances by internationally renowned artists that is musically on par with the best summer festivals.
The 2014 summer series begins July 3rd at 7:30 and continues every Thursday night through August 27th on the hillside amphitheatre overlooking Lake Champlain, known as the Ballard Park Performance Pavilion. Bring a blanket/lawn chairs and a picnic. The rain site is across Main Street/Route 22 in the acoustically amazing historic chapel of the Westport Heritage House.
Soundwaves Concert Schedule
Concert lineup for summer 2014 is as follows:
- 7/3 Taylor Haskins’ ‘Fuzzy Logic’ – featuring Ben Monder, guitar with the Meadowmount School of Music String Orchestra
- 7/10 Ryan Montbleau (opening: Jay Fiegl)
- 7/17 Barika
- 7/24 Samuel Torres & Manuel Valera
- 7/31 Meadowmount String Quartets
- 8/7 Joe Brent & Sara Caswell’s ‘9 Horses’ (opening: Staber & Chasnoff)
- 8/14 Michael Chorney & Hollar General – featuring Brett Lanier, pedal steel; Magic City the songs of Sun Ra – 8 piece ensemble – featuring Miriam Bernardo (double bill)
- 8/21 Jason Lindner’s ‘Super Future Griot’ – featuring Nate Smith and Gilmar Gomes
- 8/28 Rebecca Martin & Larry Grenadier
To learn more or to schedule an interview with Taylor Haskins in regards to Soundwaves please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-962-8845.
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- Essex Community Concerts 2014 Season (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)