Cassadaga Summer Concert Series Begins Wednesday

Big Tone is pictured performing on Cassadaga’s Floating Stage on Cassadaga Beach. Submitted photo

CASSADAGA — The village of Cassadaga will begin its 2018 summer concert series on Wednesday, June 27.

Most concerts will take place on the floating stage located at Cassadaga Beach, 45 Park Ave., Cassadaga, while some will take place right on the beach. Those attending can come by boat or bring a blanket or chair, a picnic and drinks or purchase food at the beach with proceeds going to the Cassadaga Food Pantry.

The concert schedule includes:

¯ 6 p.m. June 27, a strawberry social with the Cassadaga Area Concert Band, which will perform a variety of music including swing, old standards, patriotic and show tunes. Strawberry shortcake will be available for a small donation. The evening is Sponsored by the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga.

¯ 5 to 7 p.m. July 1 will feature Big Tone, which consists of four Chautauqua County youth playing rhythm and blues, classic rock and whatever happens to suit them at the time. The concert is sponsored by the Cassadaga Lakes Association.

¯ 5 to 7 p.m. July 15 will feature “Dave Golando’s Big Band, playing big band era music featuring area professional jazz musicians. The concert is sponsored by the United Arts Appeal Project Pools Grant.

¯ 5 to 7 p.m. July 29 featuring the Rustic Ramblers, a veteran group using guitar, bass, drums, pedal steel guitar and vocals for a traditional country sound. The concert is sponsored by the village of Cassadaga.

¯ 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 12, for the third consecutive year, will be Kokomo Time performing 1950s, 1960s, 1970s calypso and beach party music. The concert is sponsored by the village of Cassadaga.

¯ 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 will feature 23 Skidoo with its array of 1920s, Dixieland and Bourbon Street-style jazz. The concert is sponsored by the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga.

As part of Cassadaga’s Labor Day Festival, there will also be a concert on Sept. 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. featuring the Marauder Steel Drum Band, a group made up of Dunkirk Middle School students performing on authentic steel drums. The concert is sponsored by the Cassadaga Lakes Association.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at the American Legion Post 1280 on Maple Avenue, except for the strawberry social, which will be held at the Community Building at 22 Mill St. For more information, call 665-8855.

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