Albion kicks of extended season of concerts at Bullard

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 June 2024 at 9:18 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Jim Aina, left, and Mike Rutkowski of the band Carlton Station opened the Village of Albion Summer Concert Series this evening at the amphitheater at Bullard Park.

Albion will have concerts 11 Wednesdays and all will be at Bullard Park this year, after some of the concerts have been by the canal and in the downtown in recent years.

The concerts are mainly funded with state arts money that is administered by the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council. Bidleman Ford also is a sponsor of the concerts this year.

The events include food and beverage vendors. This evening there was the Albion Masonic Lodge, Wild Flour Deli & Bakery, and Last Call Cocktail Co.

Carlton Station’s Jim Aina and Mike Rutkowski performed on the amphitheater while people brought lawn chairs to the park. Chris Moore followed Carlton Station on the stage this evening.

The concerts are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., except on July 3 when there are two bands performing from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The lineup for the rest of the year includes:

  • June 12: Albion Jazz Band
  • June 19: Triple Play
  • June 26: Highway 31
  • July 3: Ryan and Company from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Who Dats from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • July 10: Soul Street
  • July 17: Zackstreet Boys
  • July 24: Grupo IFE
  • July 31: Savage Cabbage
  • Aug. 7: Shot Gun Pauly
  • Aug. 14: Eclipse
  • Aug. 21 and Aug. 28: rain dates

The spray park was popular this evening at Bullard, providing some relief on a warm day.

Other concert series in Orleans will be getting started soon.

The Yates Community Library’s Concerts on the Lawn is on Mondays from June 24 to Aug. 26.

The Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association has concerts on Tuesdays at the Orleans County Marine Park from June 25 to July 30 (with Aug. 6 and Aug. 13 as rain dates).

Medina’s Blue Thursdays are at State Street Park on Thursdays from June 20 to Aug. 8.

The Village of Holley’s Concerts at the Gazebo are Fridays from July 5 to August. 23.