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SVAN MUSIC PROGRAMS

2019

SACANDAGA LIVE
Summer Concerts

In keeping with our goal of bringing the Sacandaga region affordable, quality, live music, SVAN continues its “Sacandaga Live” series with a variety of monthly concerts for the community to enjoy.

 

Concerts are held most Saturdays from July 6 through August 24 at 6:00 rain or shine. The outdoor venue is Northville Waterfront Park, Main Street, Northville, NY.  You’ll find this lovely park right behind the historic Northville 5 &10 Cent Store. In case of rain we will head inside the BCon Auditorium across the street at the corner of Bridge and Main. Many of the concerts begin with “Youth Stage”, where young talent from the area are showcased before our main event. 

 

 

 

The Lustre Kings Saturday, May 18
6 PM


St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall
Bridge Street Northville

This musical event is a wonderful evening of food and entertainment. 

Admission $12 ($10 SVAN members)

An optional ham dinner will be served for $10 prior to the concert at 5:00. The dinner will include salad, potato, vegetable, roll and dessert.
Reservations are requested.   

Call or text 518-863-8047 to reserve your seat.

 

The Albany, NY based roots rock combo is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with its fifth album, Go Green, and a steady string of dates from New York to New Orleans. The Lustre Kings offer Americana at its reverb-driven best, with a distinctive sonic stamp courtesy of Gamsjager’s Gretsch and his great big voice.

“The first thing that will hit you is the sound,” proclaims Metroland, “big, luscious and right.”

“The key to The Lustre Kings’ music is their masterful ability to swing—something of a lost art since rock & roll lost the roll in favor of rock,” adds Nippertown.com.

Catch the band’s infectious, entertaining live show when The Lustre Kings come through Northville on May 18, 2019!

 

Matthew Boyce & 10 Piece Elvis Tribute Band

Saturday, July 6  
6:00 PM

Matthew Boyce and his 10-piece Elvis Tribute Band will be performing during the “Northville Doin’s, Fourth of July Celebration” on July 6th at 6:00.

We are thrilled to have Matthew back on stage for SVAN. He performed as Elvis a few years ago as part of the SVAN Youth Stage.

Since the age of 3 years old, he’s been singing the tunes of Elvis Presley guided by his grandmother and aunt who are huge fans. At the age of 7, Matthew took his passion to the stage and has been performing there ever since. Matthew is considered by many to be one of the most historically accurate representations of Elvis due to the amount of time and effort put into this tribute. Everything you see on stage from the microphones to the guitars to the jumpsuits, is exactly what you would see on stage with Elvis, vintage from the time.  Here’s a link to watch a video of Matthew and his band. https://youtu.be/b3LerHwVEK0

 

 

Upstate Bluegrass Band

Saturday, July 13
6:00

As their name implies, The Upstate Bluegrass Band is a locally-based and locally-active group of some of the best Bluegrass and acoustic musicians from Kingston to Montreal. Featured are Don Y0ung on guitar, Arlin Greene on bass, Fred Lantz on mandolin, Frank Orsini on fiddle and Scott Hopkins on 5-string banjo, with all the band members contributing lead and harmony vocals. The band excels at all the hallmarks of classic Bluegrass, including the tight vocal harmonies, instrumental fireworks and oft-times blazing tempos. Also included are some Western swing selections and the crowd-pleasers and mass-market hits that enliven the Bluegrass repertoire.


Besides performing at private events and popular concert venues they have also been on the roster of strolling acoustic groups at the Saratoga Racecourse for over a decade, entertaining and engaging throngs of trackgoers both young and old. Their dynamic brand of Bluegrass with a varied and fun repertoire, high-calibre vocal and instrumental prowess, and high-energy performances make them a popular diversion between races.

 

The Andrew Wheeler Blues Band

July 20
6:00

Last summer an unexpected storm cut short a very popular concert with Andrew Wheeler Band. SVAN is pleased to once again present this very entertaining group.

The Andrew Wheeler Bandmembers are Sonny Speed, Alexander Kash, Michael LaPorte, David Bacheldor, Andrew Wheeler and Donna Marie Floyd Tritico. Join us as the band takes us on a blues guitar journey through story and song - taking you from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago...and beyond!
https://youtu.be/TE0veKz6cJ

 

 

 

Hitrick and Brooks

Saturday, August 3
6:00

Hitrick and Brooks are three local musicians that were part of the SVAN Youth Stage a few years ago. They were so popular that they have been invited back as headliners ever since. Their concerts have been among SVAN’s best attended. Three best friends (brothers) from Broadalbin, NY. They’ve been playing covers for 6 years in Albany, Amsterdam, Northville, Mayfield, Broadalbin and other locations in the Capital District.

They play music from the 50s to today, especially 60s/70s pop/rock. They cover artists including Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Elton John, and everything in between. A debut album, “Only Just Begun”, was released on July 21st, 2018.

 

 

Summer Classical Concerts

August 4, 3:00 pm

Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St.
Mayfield, 12117
$12 (SVAN Members $10)

The concert at Mayfield Presbyterian Church will feature CLMF Resident Artists. Program may include Bridge Suite I, Stravinsky Apollon (Pas de Deux to end), Bernstein Serenade III-V.

Presented by Caroga Arts Collective, Caroga Lake Music Festival is a five-week summer music festival in the Adirondacks offering a series of free performances and community outreach programs in the upstate New York region and beyond. Attracting thousands of audiences locally and nationwide, Caroga Lake Music Festival is dedicated to increasing accessibility to chamber music, cultivating creative and interactive experiences and showcasing some of the world’s top professional artists from the U.S. and abroad.

 

Little Jack

Saturday, August 10
6:00

Featuring members of Get Up Jack, Big Fez and The Surfmatics, The Standard Clams, and The Red Haired Strangers, LITTLE JACK performs their favorite Irish sing-alongs, together with their favorite rock and country tunes, all in outstanding three-part harmony.  You'll hear songs from the Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners, right along side music from The Eagles, The Beatles, and The Band. 

Come join Mike DeAngelis (vocals, guitar), John Haggerty (vocals, guitar), Scott Apicelli (vocals, box kit), and Mike McLean (bass) for a great night of music and laughter!

 

 

Hot Club of Saratoga

Saturday, August 17
6:00

Hot Club of Saratoga, the Capital Region’s premier gypsy swing ensemble, plays a repertoire that reflects the spirit and style originated by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in The Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Most prominently developed in 1930’s and 40’s Paris, this genre has been kept alive through a long line of gypsy jazz artists since that time. Most of the tunes Hot Club of Saratoga plays were written or recorded by Django at some time in his musical life, hot swing music of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.  

 

Sidetracked

Saturday, August 24
6:00

Sidetracked is a diverse musical collaboration of young and old. Comprised of four members, ranging in age from thirty something to cruising past sixty, they all contribute equally to an energy and a sound that most listeners just can’t seem to get enough of. They all truly believe that the whole is greater than any sum of its parts, as the blend of voices and instruments majestically recreates your favorite rock and roll tune. Don’t miss the opportunity to get out of that dull and boring routine, come on and get “Sidetracked”!

Scott Garling (Lead Vocals, Drums) Dave Roner (Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals) Phil Iannon (Lead Guitar, Vocals) Gary Cunningham (Bass,Vocals)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

SVAN would also like to thank The Village of Northville and The Town of Northampton for their continued support of our musical programs.

Northville Waterfront Park, Main Street, Northville, NY.

 

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The Lustre Kings

 

Matthew Boyce & 10 Piece Elvis Tribute Band

Upstate Bluegrass Band - July 13

 

The Andrew Wheeler Blues Band - July 20

Hitrick and Brooks - August 3

 

Caroga Lake Music Festival - August 4

 

Little Jack - August 10

Hot Club of Saratoga - August 17

Sidetracked - August 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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