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ADK Carousel to host Summer Gala
SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Carousel Summer Gala will host their Kick off event the ADK Arts & Heritage Festival at the Adirondack Carousel, Corner of Depot St. and Bloomingdale Ave.
The event will kick off with street performers, live and silent auctions, artistic food and local beer tasting, live music & dancing with the Tri- Lakes Community Jazz Ensemble.
The festival will begin at 6:30 and go through 11p.m. on June 28.
For more information call 891- 9521.
Garcia Project to play at Waterhole
SARANAC LAKE — The Garcia Project, will perform at the Waterhole, 48 Main Street, 10 p.m. +21. on June 28
The Saratoga Springs based band creates The Jerry Garcia Band Experience with members Mik Bondy on guitar and vocals, vocalist Kat Walkerson, bass player Dan Crea, drummer Aaron Martin, keyboardist Greg Marshall, and visual artist Drew Suto.
The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. Its about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another. Its The Garcia Project.
Kat Walkerson adds heartfelt and soulful female vocals to the mix. She brings an awesome energy to the project and you can feel her love for this music though her singing. Kat has performed with Melvin Seals and JGB.
Mik Bondy fills the “Jerry” role with modesty and an understanding that no one can replace Jerry. A long time Jerry-head, Mik enjoyed the last few years of Jerry’s life following the JGB around whenever he could. Recently, Mik has performed with Melvin Seals and the guys from JGB Band.
For more information about the band go to www.thegarciaproject.com.
Spiritual Rez to take over Smoke Signals
LAKE PLACID — Spiritual Rez will perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, 8 p.m. on
The Spiritual Rez reggae dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. The band pairs with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing.
The Boston based band gets their sound from lead vocalist and guitarist, Toft Willingham, bass player Jesse Shaternick, Ian “Meat” Miller on the drums, trombone player Quinn Carson, saxophone player Kory Stanbury, keyboardist and keytarist Mohamed Araki and Rob O’Block on lead guitar.
Rooted in rock, reggae, and funk; their diversity exemplifies their love and desire to put on a live experience that can shake a stage like a psychedelic dance earthquake.
For more information about the band go to www.spiritualrez.com.
ROTA Gallery to host spoken word, rap show
PLATTSBURGH — ROTA Gallery to host two part rap and spoken word poetry performance featuring: Al Basics and Rail will perform at 50 Margaret Street, on June 29 at 7 p.m.
Basics will be bringing his mix of poetry and music to the ROTA stage with songs from his new album and older songs.
Rail, local poetry and sound assault will follow Basics on the stage.
Samples of Basics music can be heard at www.albasics.com.
Admission is based on a $3 to $10 pay-what-you-can sliding scale.
Formula 5 will perform at Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Formula 5 will perform at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, at 10 p.m. on Saturday June 29.
Formula 5: A band that truly represents Upstate New York! With members ranging from Albany to Troy to Lake George, this 4-piece brings together its diverse influences to create a unique yet familiar sound that keeps the audience moving. With thought-provoking and soulful lyrics, soaring melodies, and an emphasis on tight instrumentation and improvisation, this band brings a familiar freshness to the term “jam band”. With their roots in jam, jazz, funk, electronica, blues, bluegrass and many others.
Miranda Di Perno to play at Smoke Signals
LAKE PLACID — Miranda Di Perno will perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, at 8 p.m. on June 30.
Miranda Di Perno is a singer-songwriter from Vancouver, Canada. Rooted in soul, pop and R&B. Miranda began a more in depth exploration of jazz when she moved to Montreal in 2009. Her studies and love of music have recently carried her down to New York City where she is enrolled in The City College of New York’s vocal jazz program. Miranda has performed in many venues and events across Canada, most notably at the 2011 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Fusing the many genres that have influenced her, shall share the latest developments in jazz, soul and original material. Miranda will also perform on Tuesday, July 2 at the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series.
Joining Miranda on the stage will be band mates Olivier Court on keys, Richard Emery on guitar, Dylan Kaminkow on bass, and Brendan Mcguckin on drums.
For more information, to check out her music and stay up-to-date with performances go to www.facebook.com/mirandadiperno or www.mirandadiperno.bandcamp.com.