TUPPER LAKE - The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce will celebrate local music this Saturday, July 17, during its second annual Tupper Lake Street Fest and Business Expo.
Two bands from the Tri-Lakes region, Inisheer and Tres Amigos, will treat Street Fest patrons to a wide variety of songs, each with its own twist on the musical art form.
Inisheer plays original and traditional music from Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, Nova Scotia, New England, and the Appalachian region. Tres Amigos plays pop, folk, blues and classics.
Tres Amigos and Friends will be under the Music Tent on Cliff Avenue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will give a world premiere performance of "Power to the People," which was recorded in two versions: the "Hoffman version" for Doug Hoffman's campaign; and the "National version" for the Tea Party movement across the U.S. The regular Amigos - Bill Foley (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Bob Mann (guitar, vocals) and Larry Reandeau (guitar, banjo) - will be joined by Friends - Pat Mann (drums, banjo, vocals) and John Reandeau (bass, vocals).
The Celtic band Inisheer will give a concert at 1 p.m. in the historic Beth Joseph Synagogue on Lake Street. Since 2003, Inisheer has been entertaining northern New York with high-energy, upbeat performances for audiences of all ages. The six band members are: Joel Perkins (fiddle, keyboard, vocals); Eric VanYserloo (hand percussion, djembe, vocals); Phil Perkins (bass guitar); Sue Grimm (flute, whistle, accordion, hammered dulcimer); Phyllis Perkins-Ezero (keyboard, fiddle, vocals); and Steve Borst (guitars, vocals).
The concerts are made possible, in part, with a Developing Community Arts Grant with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered locally by the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks. Both are free and open to the public.
In addition to the music, the Tupper Lake Street Fest and Business Expo will feature a classic car show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., including artists, arts and crafts, street vendors, sidewalk sales. The activity will be centered on Park Street, Cliff Avenue and Lake Street and will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, call the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce at 359-3328.