The Willsboro Music Program presents the Willsboro Bluegrass and Traditional Music Festival! You may have also heard of it referred to as the Bluegrass for the Next Generation Festival! This event will be held at the Willsboro Central School on Sunday, June 2, from 2:00-9:00pm. Admission is $10/person.
Several bands will be performing for your pleasure. Enjoy this Pot Luck Cookout and a day of workshop sessions, open jams, and performances by some of the finest bluegrass and traditional music makers from either side of the lake! If you want to join in, then bring your own instrument or sign one out for the afternoon. Come for the whole event or just for part of it!
Outdoors (weather permitting)
2:00 Cheryl Blanchard & Friends
2:45 Jim Wade & Friends
3:15 Don Vicaro & Friends
4:00 Wadhams Waddlers
4:45 Donnie Perkins & Earl Southmayd
5:15 Joan Crane & Friends
6:00 Pete Sutherland & Friends
7:00 All BGNG Players Perform (Liza Jane, I’ll Fly Away, Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Amazing Grace)
8:00 Dick Staber, Judith Chasnoff, Donnie Perkins, Steve Light, Dave Bevins, Steve Feinbloom
Please know that people may come and go as they please throughout the day. There are several wonderful restaurants in Willsboro and Essex and you may want to go stick your toes in the lake to cool off if the weather continues to be hot and muggy. If there are a lot of kids, we can play kickball in the field too…
For more information contact Jennifer Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 963-4456, ext.221.
If you need directions to the new school (as opposed to the old school which is now a senior living facility), it’s at 29 School Lane in Willsboro, NY. Follow these directions to the school. The last ferry leaves Essex, NY, for Vermont at 8:30 p.m.
Willsboro Bluegrass for a New Generation
Participants in the Willsboro BGNG program have been coming to bi-monthly workshop sessions since January.
People of all ages and levels of experience have come together to learn more about traditional music making thanks to a very generous donation of instruments, recordings and books for the school and community and the generous contributions of our musical mentors from both sides of the lake!
It has been a great privilege to be able to support the growth of this musical culture here at the Willsboro Central School!
We will resume our workshops in September once school reopens for the 2013/2014 academic year.
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- Whallonsburg Grange Concert: Archie Fisher (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)