POTSDAM -- What a Raquette Music and Dance presents the second Ives Park Concert Series, musical performances held on six consecutive Saturday evenings starting Aug. 26 and ending Sept. 30.
There is also a children’s concert Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m.
The performances begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
The concerts are held in the Ives Park Gazebo on the banks of the Raquette River in downtown Potsdam with rain location at the United Methodist Church at 26 Main St in Potsdam. Check Facebook and the website for rain location updates.
The opening festival concert starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 with three bands -- Bee Children, Ten Speed Taxi, and The Currys.
The remaining concerts are Crescent Street Jam, Sept. 2; Northbound, Sept. 9; Animal Crackers, Sept. 10 at 3 PM; Funk Mode, Sept. 17; Crane Latin Ensemble, Sept. 23; and Waydown Wailers, Sept. 30.
All concerts are free, family-friendly and open to the public. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. There will be a bucket passed for donations, and all donations over $50 will be recognized in future reports and programs. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed.
The Ives Park Concert Series is supported by the graphic design work of Catherine LaPointe-Vollmer of LaPointe Illustrations and sound engineering by Marcus Alvarez of M.A. Entertainment.
The series is supported by local individual and business contributors including DMT Foam, Nikki Coates & Associates, Brick & Mortar Music, North Country Neighbors, Hampton Inn & Suites, all program advertisers, and Commercial Press Inc, who printed all posters and programs for the series. North Country Public Radio is media sponsor for the opening festival.
The series is also made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by SLC Arts.
What a Raquette Music and Dance, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to foster the cultural community of music and dance in the North Country.
For more details about the organization and their programs visit whataraquette.org or their Facebook page, facebook.com/whataraquette.