Canal-side proves comfortable spot for concerts in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 June 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – John Dady, part of the Dady Brothers with his brother Joe, performed along the Erie Canal in Albion this evening, the kick off of a new season of concerts on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

The venue shifted from a closed off East Bank Street to the spot by the canal and Platt Street.

There were about 150 people at the concert this evening and several commented they like the new location ny the canal.

John and Joe Dady perform by the canal with a boathouse in the background. The brothers played bluegrass, Irish and folk music between the lift bridges on Main and Ingersoll streets.

Community members brought down lawn chairs and relaxed while members of the Albion Fire Department sold hot dogs and other food from the fire hall.

The concert lineup from the rest of the series includes 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.