Summer concert series, festivals return to Orleans County

Posted 26 June 2021 at 8:48 am

Photos by Tom Rivers: The Dave Viterna Group performed on July 2, 2019 at the Orleans County Marine Park to kick off the summer concert series. There were about 500 people at the concert. The band kicks off the series on Tuesday at the Marine Park in Carlton.

Press Release, Orleans County Tourism Department

The Summer Sizzle has just begun in Orleans County with live concerts and events! After suffering a year without live entertainment, festivals and fairs, get ready to fill your dance card!

Orleans County Tourism recently published a Summer Concert & Events rack card featuring the weekly summer concert series and major festivals taking place in Orleans County. Pick up a schedule at your local libraries, info centers or contact the Tourism Office at 585-589-3100. And, visit our website’s calendar for additional events as many are still being organized,

OONA Concert Series – The first concert to kick off the summer starts next Tuesday, June 29. The Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association in partnership with Orleans County Tourism hosts the OONA Summer Concert Series at the Orleans County Marine Park in Point Breeze opening with the Dave Viterna Group. The Clarendon Lions Club will be back serving grilled items, along with Dubby’s serving their specialty wood-fired pizza and the Black North Inn selling beer and wine. New this year will be a merchandise tent featuring items from Orleans County Tourism, the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum and OONA – all branded to promote our region.

Doug Egling of Albion performs a solo on his saxophone during a performance on June 27, 2019 in Albion’s Canal Concert Series. Egling performed with the Trellis Cooper Band.

OONA organizers expect record crowds this summer after taking a year off due to the pandemic. The series will welcome first-time performers at the marine park – Highway 31 (July 6) and the Trellis Cooper Band (July 27). The Who Dats (July 13), the Brick Band (July 20) and Jonesie & the Cruisers (Aug 3) round out the series. Rain dates are scheduled for August 10 and 17. Admission is $2, $5 for a family and free to OONA members and seasonal dock renters at the Marine Park.

HOLLEY – Friday concerts are at the Holley gazebo on the Erie Canal. They begin July 9th through August 13 and feature the Don Newcomb Band, Dinosaur Stampede, the Who Dats, Triple Play, Old Hippies and the Chris Moore Band.

YATES – On Monday, July 12th, the Yates Community Library in Lyndonville begins an 8-week series featuring a variety of genres along the banks of picturesque Johnsons Creek and the library grounds: Mystic Sisters, Old Hippies, Celtic Spirit, Blue Sky, Eagle Creek, Mr. Mustard, Laces Out and the Barker Community Band.

ALBION – The village of Albion hosts four Thursday night Concerts on the Canal at the gazebo at the end of Pratt Street starting July 22 through August 12. They include Jonesie & the Cruisers, the Who Dats, Cold Fusion Arts and the Trellis Cooper Band. The Albion Fire Department will be serving food and beverages.

The villages of Holley, Albion and Yates Library concerts are free and are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by GO Art.

Additional events include the Friday night Cruise-ins at the Medina Canal Basin, a weekly fundraiser for the United Way of Orleans County, the Lyndonville Lions Club’s 4th of July Celebration and fireworks on the 4th, the Kendall Fire Dept Carnival, July 15-17, the Orleans County 4-H Fair July 26-31 and more that are still being organized.

Get your dancing shoes polished and celebrate live music in Orleans County this summer!