Enjoy “Music in the Park” Tuesdays in July at the Islands Center at Knight Point State Park
Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. $5 admission fee includes Park so come early and swim. Bring blankets or chairs, picnic or buy one there. Members of the Champlain Islands Farmers Market will be selling picnic food and award winning East Shore Vineyard offers wine tastings as well as wine by the glass or bottle. Credit cards only accepted at the Chamber, by phone or in person. Call 372-8400 or email email@example.com.
Start your summer off with a rocking evening with Mango Jam and their Cajun/Zydeco/Caribbean beats! This band has been delighting audiences in the region for over 15 years. Their fun-filled sets will get you up on your feet, or at least twitching your toes. Guitarist and song-writer Josie Ritter sings lead, backed up by band members on accordion, sax, drums and bass. Quick report: 85 adults and a zillion kids showed up for the concert. Don’t miss the next one!! Learn more on the Mango Jam website or on Facebook.
Starline Rhythm Boys
Tuesday, July 17 Postponed due to rain until Tuesday, August 7
If you haven’t had the “Danny Coane experience” now’s the time! He has fronted bluegrass, country and blues, but the rockabilly got him in the end. The “Boys” have been performing around the USA for years, gathering fans everywhere. Billy Bratcher plays slap bass, Al Lemery mans the Fender, and Danny is lead singer, banjoist and guitarist extraordinaire. This band is “pepper-hot”, and puts on a fantastic show. Learn more (and listen!) at www.starlinerhythmboys.com.
Dave Keller Band
Tuesday, July 24
Dave just won the 2012 award for Best Self-Produced CD of the year at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis!!! The IBC is a battle of the blues bands and is sponsored by The Blues Foundation. Five record label heads chose his CD as the finest of a crop of 74 CDs, submitted by blues societies around the world. Champlain Islands, meet the Dave Keller Band! Listen to his new CD at www.davekeller.com. Then come on up to the concert. Dave has been honing his talent for over twenty years. It’s the gritty guitar licks, deep soul and a super funky band that keeps them coming. Dave’s band members play organ, drums and bass. Don’t miss the debut performance of the Dave Keller Band in the Islands.
Jenni Johnson and the Junketeers
Tuesday, July 31
Renaissance woman Jenni Johnson is a self-taught vocalist who has performed internationally for audiences in Yaroslavl and Rostov, Russia and Paris, France. A juried artist with the Vermont Arts Council and a member of the New England States Touring Program, Jenni takes her music to schools and communities. She also sharpens her musical skills working with national jazz/blues musicians from New Orleans. Jenni has 3 CD’s available. Check her website: jennijohnson.net for additional information. Jenni now combines her formal education in counseling with her passion for teaching fitness and performing music.