The debut of Thurman’s 2012 Monday Concert in the Park series July 2 drew a large crowd, not only to see the versatile band titled The Cards, but to experience the glorious fireworks that followed. thurman's Monday night concerts are held rain or shine, as the town's Veterans Park pavilion offers shelter.
The Monday Night Concert series has been a hit so far with residents of northern Warren County, and this week’s concert will feature the local mountain music of Hoddy Ovitt and the Warren County Ramblers with their traditional bluegrass and country tunes.
A favorite in our region, this group showcases Ovitt on guitar and six-string banjo; Johnny Mosher on mandolin, guitar and lead vocals; Kenny Myers picking bass and Pete Bolster on guitar.
On July 23, Vintage Country Band will be featured, and their undoubtedly be mixing old country favorites, 1950s and 1960s tunes and square dances.
The concerts, which start at 7 p.m., are held in Veterans Memorial Park, behind the Thurman Town Hall in Athol.
Light refreshments are available at the concerts, and proceeds benefit the John Thurman Historical Society. Youngsters can enjoy the playground at the field. Guests may wish to bring a comfortable chair and wear layered clothing for changeable Adirondack weather.
The concerts are held rain or shine, as the park’s pavilion and bandstand offer shelter from inclement weather.
The concerts are to continue through August.
The first of 2012’s summer concerts, held July 2, had a large turnout. Many in the crowd were drawn to the fireworks show, which was an impressive specacle, particularly in our rural town. Onstage were The Cards, a group anchored by Dean Schermerhorn on piano and Don Young on guitar.
The following week — demonstrating the wide range of music offered at the concerts — was the noted regional Irish band, the Grafton Street Trio performing July 9.
Area vendors, gardeners and artisans are are encouraged to set up tables to sell their wares at these concert events. Set-up time is 6:30 p.m., but arrangements for a table should be made in advance. To reserve a space or to obtain more information, call the Thurman Town Hall at 623-9649.