LONG LAKE - The Fulton Chain Gang will return to Long Lake to entertain locals with their high-energy hybrid of country and rock music Saturday, Sept. 4.
Their performances will be part of Long Lake's second annual Labor Day Chicken Bar-B-Que. They will showcase their music from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. This event is co-sponsored by the Long Lake Fire Department and the town of Long Lake.
For more than 15 years, The Fulton Chain Gang has entertained audiences throughout Central and Northern New York. They have shared the stage with numerous artists including Billy Currington, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw, Tracy Lawrence and Toby Keith.
"They are very high-energy", said Long Lake director of tourism Alexandra Verner Roalsvig. "There stage presence and hard-driving country-rock style always pleases the crowd and keeps them coming back for more."
The "Gang" blends early country and southern rock with more contemporary music to build a show that is enjoyable and appealing for all ages. From detail ranging from lighting to sound, the band consistently delivers high energy entertainment.
"They fill the dance floor and deliver crowd-pleasing performances," said Roalsvig.
LLFD broke records with last year's barbecue and they hope to host another successful event this year. Dinners will be on sale and takeouts will be available.
The fire department is celebrating 75 years of service in the community and is currently raising funds to support the construction of a new fire department building.
Shawn Wright has been leading the department as chief for 10 years and is excited about what the department has accomplished during the past 75 years.
"We have come a long way," he said.
The department has seen the community lose a lot, he said, referring to the Blarney Stone Restaurant that was destroyed by fire last Memorial Day, but they have been fortunate enough to save a lot as well, he acknowledged
The department will be conducting a raffle for a 2010 Polaris Ranger 400 provided by Progressive Motorsports in Hudson Falls towards this cause. Tickets are available for $10 at area businesses. Fireworks will close the event at dusk.