Past Performances

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Acoustic Trio

July 4  @ 4:30PM


On3 is a three-piece band comprised of Tupper Lakers, Jim Boucher (vocals and mandolin) Josh Pratt (percussion), and Eric Pasternak (vocals and guitar) of Bloomingdale. On3 mixes strong vocal harmonies with traditional songs, originals, classic rock, and instrumentals to create a unique live experience.  At times quiet, and at other times rockin'.  

The dynamics that they present span generations of music and draw from a wide variety of influences, including artists such as Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, and John Mayer, as well as 100 year old traditional music. And sometimes, nothing is off limits!

Night School

Classic Rock

July 4  @ 7:00PM

Alright class, settle down…Night School is a five-piece dance-rock band from Tupper Lake, NY consisting of brothers Andrew and Ben McClelland, alongside Jay Martin, Micah Tyo, and Ryan Gillis and back-up vocalists Lauren Mather and Corrine Mather. Performing some of the most popular dance hits from yesteryear and today, everything from The Beatles to Talking Heads, from Rick James to The B-52’s. Night School is guaranteed to get you moving and grooving. Class is in session.

Stephen Gratto

Circus Performer

July 5 @ 11AM

 New York State School Superintendent by day, Stephen moonlights as a physical comedian and much much more.  His performances are fast-paced and exciting displays of many classic vaudeville and  circus skills including juggling, unicycling, rope walking, object balancing, and many other feats of daring, bravery, and side-splitting  foolishness.

Altered Tones

Alt & Rock Music

July 8  @ 7:00PM

The Altered Tones. A local band featuring four members on guitar, bass and drums playing acoustic and electric covers of classic alternative and rock songs. 

Blessid Dirt


July 10  @ 7:00PM

Tereson Dupuy and Eric Pasternak make up this beautiful, Adirondack grown acoustic duo called Blessid Dirt. Both singer-songwriters, their original music is ripe with life experiences most can relate to.

Classified as heavy-folk, they have been influenced by greats such as John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Townes Van Zandt and Led Zeppelin alike.  Eric, a native New Yorker, dazzles listeners with some wicked good pickin’ with a brilliant lyrical balance. He brings a dry humor and real life edge to this duo’s setlist. While Tereson, a transplant from New Orleans, adds a bit of soulful Southern charm, making this duo something to be experienced. 

Blessid Dirt just released their debut album, appropriately titled “Blessid Dirt.” It is a good sampling of their range of songwriting that is still being explored as they grow as artists. 

Two of a Kind


July 12 @ 11AM

We are an award-winning husband & wife musical duo, specializing in interactive performances for children and families. We get audiences of all ages involved in the performance, through singing, movement, sing language, lyrics-on-the-spot, puppets and more. We feature a wide variety of musical styles, with vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work and multi-ethnic drumming and percussion. Many thematic programs are available, including songs about reading & books, environmental science & animals, and interpersonal topics such as diversity, conflict resolution, character education and making a difference. We also do lots of songs that are just plain fun and silly.”

Ursa and the Major Key

Indie Psychedelic Rock

July 15  @ 7:00PM

Ursa and the Major Key (Plattsburgh, NY) combines the classic sounds of the 60s and 70s with a modern musical palette. The band fuses influences from classic artists including The Beatles, The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, and The Band, as well as modern artists like Whitney, Beach Fossils, Pacific Range, and Levitation Room.



High Energy Soul, Funk & Jazz

July 17  @ 7:00PM

"Gadget" band plays soul, funk and jazz to bring you to your feet! They came together to celebrate the original funk, soul and jazz of the late 60s and early 70s along with more modern interpretations of the genre. It features original music by Crispin Catricala and select covers from John Scofield, Medeski, Martin and Wood along with New Orleans funk based band "The Meters" among others. The band features veteran performers Crispin on guitar, Michael Hurt on bass, Butch Gage on drums and Dave Casner on keys. 

Kit's Interactive Theater

Colonial Faire

July 19 @ 11AM

 This interactive show depicts the arduous life of early America as well as the revelry. Though days of rest and merriment are few, today is the day of the Colonial Faire.  Help indentured servant Katie Cotswold finish her chores so all may skip off to the faire.  Partake in the games and frolics where merriment abounds just before the rollicking Maypole dance!

Performance combines history, dance, music, imagination, and improvisation with a great mixture of humor. Kids and adults are cast right into the show.

Developing her original style of interactive theatre since 1987, Kitty writes, choreographs, produces, and performs all of her material for Kit’s Interactive Theatre. Her passion for history and love of theatre have inspired her to create 16 different, high-energy programs ranging from Ancient Egypt to Women’s Rights. With so much creativity, spontaneity and wit packed into each show, adults have as much fun as the kids! Great for ages 5 thru adult.  

The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

Tribute Songs

July 22  @ 7:00PM

For over 20 years, the Dave Matthews Tribute Band has been performing sold out shows around the world; playing over 2,000 concerts in 46 states and 9 countries. Throughout the years, the band has evolved from a bar hopping cover band into a dedicated and true tribute band with one goal; to recreate the classic Dave Matthews Band sound so many of us know and love. 

Since 2004, the DMTB’s ruthless touring schedule has been unparalleled. There is no prefix song title to name the group, and the DMTB is the only nationally touring tribute to the Dave Matthews Band. Like so many DMB fans, we can’t help but miss the iconic sounds of a high energy violin balanced with jazzy saxophone lines, or a sparkling acoustic guitar supported by smooth bass and explosive drumming. That is the magic sound that captivated so many of us all those years ago, and the Dave Matthews Tribute Band aims to bring that sonic joy back for all to share.

While most DMB fans never witnessed the real band before they became the platinum-selling artists they are today, The Dave Matthews Tribute Band prides itself on giving audiences this opportunity at intimate venues as well as iconic clubs and outdoor stages around the world.