Summer Performance Series

2024 Summer Performances

Summer performances are at the Tupper Lake Sunset Stage in Flanders Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Rain location: Tupper Lake High School Auditorium

All performances are free and open to the public

Tupper Arts would like to thank the generosity and kindness of the following businesses

Corporate support means we can continue to bring you the performances you love to see every summer! 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Summer Performance Series at the Bandshell, please reach out to Evie at

Darkside Skinny Dippers

Diverse Rock 'n' Roll With Attitude

July 24  @ 7:00PM

Since the beginning of time ‘twas written in the stones, that one day a band would come. Well, that band did come and they’re ready to come again. Formed in the late 60’s as an art collective, Darkside Skinny Dippers, often known more affectionately as the world’s greatest hashtag #DSKINNYD, evolved into a ferocious rock band that defined the course of music history in the late 70’s into the mid 80’s. Since reuniting over Zoom in 2020 this group of youngish men have been working tirelessly 1-2 times a year, perfecting their craft and completing the Richard Simmons 5-minute ab workout in its entirety. They feel confident they can bring you a show that at least half of 20% of you can tolerate. Recommended by 0 out of 10 doctors, the band all but guarantees a baby boom that would rival the mid 40's-mid 60's. In short, #DSKINNYD is best described as diverse rock and roll with attitude! There’s a little something for everyone. But don’t take their word for it….


Shakespeare in the Park

Hamlet (Abridged)

July 29  @ 7:00PM

One of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies, Hamlet explores themes of revenge, madness, mortality, and the moral complexities of action and inaction. As the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet's life is thrown into chaos following the sudden death of his father. When the ghost of his father appears to reveal a shocking truth, Hamlet is set on a path of revenge! This timless story resonates with audiences for its exploration of ambition and the human condition.

There will be two Tupper Lake performers in this production: Annachristi Cordes in the title role of Hamlet and George Cordes as the Ghost of Hamlet’s father.

Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham

Spring Street

New/Classic Rock & Blues

July 31  @ 7:00PM

For 15 years, Spring Street has been rocking the tri-lakes with a unique mix of old and new rock.

One of the hottest bands in the Adirondacks, Spring Street serves up Val's incredible vocals over an instrumental section that gets you

moving at every show.  Whether they're cranking out an old rock classic or a new hit song, Spring Street delivers night after night.

Val Rogers - Vocals

Ed Schaum - Guitars and Vocals

Josh Pratt - Drums and Vocals

Andrew Russell - Bass and Vocals

Lynn DeWalt - Multi-Keyboards and Vocals

Frankie & the Moonlighters

Nostalgia Band

August 5  @ 7:00PM

Frankie & The Moonlighters are a nostalgia band, formed in 2022.  They perform hits from the 50s and early 60s with period correct wardrobe and stage set.  The band is made up of members from all walks of life who work regular jobs, in addition to performing.  Hence, The Moonlighters.  The band is comprised of Frankie Wayne as lead vocalist, The Moonlighters, Donna Fortune – lead and backing vocals, Jessica Kemp – Lead and backing vocals, Melissa Nugent – Lead and backing vocals, with Mike “Mad Dog” Harrigan on guitar, Kevin KMAN McLaughlin on drums, Sue “Suzie-Q” Grimm on Keyboards, and Barb “Boom-boom” Curtis on upright bass. 


DiTrani Brothers

Eclectic Originals, Ragtime/Jazz

August 7  @ 7:00PM

The DiTrani Brothers, by way of bent melodies and driving rhythms, play perilous tunes for the hopeful influenced by elements of Balkan music and early American jazz/swing. The band delivers both wistful and raucous performances that allude to past traditions with a contemporary sentiment. 


Mickey and Claire

Classic Rock

August 12  @ 7:00PM

Info coming soon

Adirondack Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Standards, Funk, Blues, R&B

August 14  @ 7:00PM

The AJE is a small jazz ensemble made from select members of the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra. Each performance, a different group of AJO members is featured to fit a customized selection of jazz standards, funk, blues, R&B, or whatever type of music we choose to play! The AJRE is promoting music education in upstate New York.


Gratefully Yours

Premier Grateful Dead Cover Band

August 19  @ 7:00PM

Gratefully Yours has emerged as one of the premier Grateful Dead cover bands in the Northeast. Based out of the Hudson Valley in NY, the band is comprised of an all-star lineup of long time jam band musicians from the area. Their willingness and ability to improvise, and their openness to spontaneity and the energy of the moment lie at the core of their performances and truly sets them apart. It is about creating that Grateful Dead “magic” that Gratefully Yours truly aims to “cover” and pay tribute to. The band members are:  Alex Mazur, Jude Defalco, Garrin Benfield, Frank Casciaro, Robert Schiff and Jessica Barlow


Martin & Kelly

Contemporary Country

August 21  @ 7:00PM

The incredibly talented duo of Jilly Martin and Ryan Brooks Kelly have become the next must-see act from New England to Nashville. With compelling song-writing, dynamic vocal harmonies, and good ole’ country pickin’ Jilly & Ryan bridge the boundary between traditional and new country. Most recently they warmed up audiences for artists such as Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Big Town, Alabama, Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar, Lonestar, Chris Janson, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sara Evans, the Bacon Brothers, and many more!


Join us every week at the Tupper Lake Sunset Stage on Martin Street at Flanders Park for a FREE evening of music.