The Claverack Republican Club kicks off the free “2016 Summer Concert Series” July 7 with a performance by Thunder Ridge from 7 to 9 pm under the pavilion at the Claverack Town Park, off Church Street in Mellenville.
The concert season continues Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm during July and August.
On July 14 Peaceful Country will rock the house with their classic country music and a few oldies mixed in for fun! This five piece group consists of lead, rhythm, bass, drums, and pedal steel.
Thursday August 4 is “Emergency Services Appreciation Night” at the Town Park with a special concert by the always popular South Bound band, and complimentary hamburgers and hotdogs for the selfless firefighters, EMS responders, and police officers that serve the Town of Claverack day-in and day-out. This special event is supported by sponsors Johnston & Pulcher, Inc. and Columbia County Treasurer PJ Keeler.
A special treat is planned for August 11 with the 8-piece Capital District band, The Oldies Show, performing favorites from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Featuring three lead singers, this band has opened shows for Lou Christie and a host of other doo-wop stars and has performed throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City.
That evening will also feature an optional chicken barbeque beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a barbecued half chicken, potato and macaroni salads, baked beans, a roll and desserts. Tickets for the barbecue are $12 and are available by calling Bob or Joni at 721-8270 or any other Republican Club member. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Additional food and snacks will be available throughout the evening.
Staying in tune with the oldies theme, there will also be a classic car cruise-in on the grounds.
Other concerts in the series are 217 Band on July 21, King of the Forest on July 28, and encore performances by Peaceful Country on August 18 and Thunder Ridge on August 25. As always, admission to the concerts is free.
These family events, which have become a tradition in the town of Claverack, are a way for the Claverack Republican Club to thank the community for its support throughout the year. The club wishes to acknowledge “Gold sponsor” A. Colarusso & Son, Inc., “Silver sponsor” Pattison, Koskey, Howe, Bucci, CPA’s PC, “Friends of Claverack sponsors” Dells Plumbing, Heating & A/C Inc, Furniture Plus, JJRT Aquatic – JJRT Enterprises Inc, Kozel’s Restaurant, Johnnie Walker Insurance, Johnston & Pulcher Inc, Meltz Lumber Company, Brandon’s Auto, Valley Energy, Columbia County Treasurer PJ Keeler, Morris Associates Engineering & Surveying Associates PLLC, NY State Senator Kathy Marchione, Pro Printers, Ricks Home Inspections LLC, Speed's Garage Inc, and “Booster” TD Bank for their support and partnership in these family-oriented events.
For more information on the concerts, call Joni or Bob at (518) 721-8270, email ClaverackRC@aol.com.