GLENS FALLS -Long Island-based alt-rock band As Tall As Lions will headline the first-ever ARCS Music Fest on Saturday July 17, 2-7 p.m., in Crandall Park. ARCS stands for Art Reaching Community Service.
Sponsored by several organizations at Adirondack Community College, the festival will be held rain or shine. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Glens Falls Parks and Recreation programs and area soup kitchens.
Other featured musical acts include Caribbean Breeze Steel Band, Glens Falls-based acts Hourglas and The Collectibles, and Josh LaMay and Brother Ghost.
Stu Bartow, professor of English at SUNY Adirondack, will perform a poetry reading. Several artisans will be on hand to display their work. Food will be available for sale from area service organizations.
ARCS Fest organizer and recent SUNY Adirondack graduate Katie Nelson said this week the purpose of the festival is to reach out to the community to bring education, art and music together. She created the festival as a requirement for her Music Business course at SUNY Adirondack.