Upstate NY Autism Alliance
LAKE GEORGE — No less than 10 bands will be performing onstage this weekend for one of the region’s leading annual charitable fundraisers — Soup ‘r Bands.
This ever-popular party to benefit local autism awareness is to be held from 6 p.m. until about midnight Saturday Oct. 22 at Roaring Brook Ranch Resort.
The event combines five hours of live rock music, a dance floor crammed with partiers — and tastings of creative soups, as chefs from more than 30 restaurants and taverns compete for awards based on votes cast by attendees for their favorite soups.
Bands scheduled to perform are the Radio Junkies, Saving Atlantis, Dirt Cheap, the Tim Wechgelaer Band, Funkalicious, Hasty Page, Sugar Pill, The P.J. Ferguson Duo, James Hood and Drew Duprey.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Roaring Brook Ranch, The Full Moon Bar and Grill at Glen Lake, Core Fitness of Glens Falls, The Bullpen Tavern of Glens Falls, and O’Toole’s Restaurant in Queensbury.
Rooms at Roaring Brook are available at a discounted rate of $75 per for two people by calling 668-5767
Hosted by Annik for Autism, the event raises money for the Upstate NY Autism Alliance organization and Autism Task Force of Hadley-Luzerne and Greenwich. Payment is by cash or checks — draft checks payable to Annik for Autism. Credit cards are not accepted.
Besides music, dancing and soup, the event includes silent auctions of goods and services donated by area businesses and individuals.
Traditionally, all proceeds go to underwrite services and support to help area children afflicted with autism spectrum disorders.
Sponsors include the above enterprises, plus Lia automotive dealerships, Gross Electric, Midas Muffler and Beechwood Homes.
Providing chefs and their soup creations are Lake George eateries: Barnsider Barbecue, Caffe Vero, Christie’s on the Lake, The Garrison, Fort William Henry, King Neptune’s, Olde Log Inn, The Boardwalk Restaurant, the Lake George Beach Club, Lake George Steamboat Co., Roaring Brook Ranch, Mama Riso’s, The Caldwell House Restaurant and The Georgian Lakeside.
Restaurants from Warrensburg participating are: Ashe’s Hotel, The Grist Mill, Lizzie Keays Restaurant and George Henry’s tavern. From Queesnbury are: Beans Country Store, Full Moon Bar and Grill at Glen Lake, O’Toole’s Restaurant, The Outback Steakhouse, The Log Jam and Deliciously Different Catering.
Eateries from Glens Falls participating include Dizzy Chicken Rotisserie, and Cirelli’s Osteria and the Grateful Den. Also providing chefs and soups are: Long Horn Restaurant & Pub of Lake Luzerne, O.P. Fredericks of Loon Lake, “Craft on 9” of Fort Edward, Sticks & Stones of Schroon Lake and Lisa’s Great Eggspectations of Hudson Falls. For more information, call Andrea Jacobs at 744-8952.