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Albion kicks off concert series on Thursday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Bands will play at canal gazebo off Platt Street

File photos – The Dady Brothers, shown performing during last year’s debut concert series in Albion, will be back on Thursday to play in Albion.

ALBION – The Village of Albion will kick off its second concert series with the Dady Brothers playing bluegrass, Irish and folk music in a concert Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Dady Brothers were featured last year in Albion when the village started its concert series. The first season was on a closed off section of East Bank Street. The venue is shifting to the gazebo along the canal across from the Fire Department on Platt Street.

Village Clerk Linda Babcock is the main coordinator for the concerts, which run every Thursday until Aug. 13. The village, the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council and several sponsors are helping to fund the series.

CRFS is contributing $1,000 and other donors include the Albion Merchants Association, Albion Agencies, Christopher-Mitchell Funeral Homes, Hazy Jade Gift Shop, Jim Babcock Construction and Krantz Furniture.

The Albion Fire Department will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers during the concerts. On Thursday, the Merchants Association will be having a chicken barbecue to raise funds for events to promote the business district.

The concert lineup includes the Dady Brothers on June 18, Triple Play Band on June 25, Who Dats on July 2, Creek Band on July 9, Jonesie & The Cruisers on July 16, The Lonely Ones on July 23, The Dirty White Boys on July 30, Julie Dunlap & High Maintenance on Aug. 6, and Amanda Lee Peers on Aug. 13.

A crowd watches the Dady Brothers perform in concert about a year ago in downtown Albion.