Muscians Jess Rigby and Matt Hall perform for BBQ Night performance at Conroy’s Organics.
For those looking for a break from the usual night out, Conroy’s Organic hosts a weekly BBQ Night with burgers right from the farm, live music, family fun activities and more every Thursday.
“We have games in the back, and the kids just run wild,” said Co-Owner of Conroy’s Organics Mary Conroy-Bushey. “We decided to make good use of all the space we have out here and encourage people to come out and enjoy the fresh air.”
BBQ Nights are held from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through the end of August at Conroy’s Organics, 8173 Route 9 in Plattsburgh. BBQ Nights include an accompaniment of music, games such as games like Kan Jam, volleyball, horseshoes, and ladder ball, wine tastings from the Conroy’s shelf, and music to keep the family barbecue alive long after customers have cleaned their plate.
For $8.95, guests can have a Conroy’s Beef Burger, a side of salad and a beverage. Or for $9.95, the Conroy’s beef burger can be substituted for the weekly specialty burger that varies week to week, or for $7.95 guests can have a veggie burger.
Conroy’s paired with the ROTA Gallery in Plattsburgh to connect with local musicians who perform during the BBQ Nights.
“In approaching acts to play at the Conroy’s BBQ Nights, I tried to think about showcasing the diversity of our music scene here,” said ROTA Gallery Matt Hall. “I wanted to give local and regional artists playing original music a chance to share their stuff at a new venue.”
Elliot Daughtery, Marketing Director for Conroy’s, said attendance has grown more and more since the first Burger Night on Thursday, June 13.
“It’s very family oriented, cows will come over because of all the excitement, each musician brings their own younger crowd and then we have an older following and families with children,” Daughtery said. “It’s a pretty mixed blend and we wanted it that way.”
Conroy’s specializes in local meats including grass fed beef from their own Heritage herd of Scottish Highland Cattle, natural pork and lamb products, free range poultry, eggs and wild Alaskan Salmon, shipped direct from Alaska.
“We’re making meats people can sample and buy, I don’t think a lot of people think of us as producing burgers and fresh meat,” Daughtery said.
Daughtery said the mission statement of ROTA matches the fundamental basics Conroy’s strives to follow by emphasizing the local aspect of businesses, talents and products.
“It’s really exciting to be able to use ROTA as a way to connect local artists with local businesses, instead of outsourcing these performances,” Hall said. “I appreciate Conroy’s letting us give local musicians a chance.”
Upcoming shows will include Adrian Aardvark on July 18; Oh! Betty on July 25, and on Aug. 8, Kim LeClaire and her crew of drumming, folk music, dance will perform for the Burger Night festivities. There will also be performances by Russ Bailey and Franz Pope and more.