CALLICOON, NY — During the past two (very long) COVID years, while much of the country was locked down, something extraordinary was happening in Sullivan County. Despite the challenges of …
CALLICOON, NY — During the past two (very long) COVID years, while much of the country was locked down, something extraordinary was happening in Sullivan County. Despite the challenges of a pandemic, many of the local live music venues rose to the occasion, and moved their stages outdoors.
Many of the local musicians lowered their fees, or even played for free. Venues like Rafters Tavern and the Western Hotel in Callicoon, Cabernet Franks in Parksville, the Dale in Mountain Dale, the Liberty Soul Stage and the Bashakill Vineyards kept the music going.
To celebrate and acknowledge the creative spirit of the business owners and musicians in the county, the Sullivan County Historical Society wrote a grant to produce a small concert series on some of these new outdoor stages.
The first free concert will take place Friday, June 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Western Hotel in Callicoon. The Electric Chords will perform a solo set, and will also perform a set with Little Sparrow.
Come out and hear two of the county’s most popular bands, organizers say.
The second concert in this series will feature Rounder recording artist Van Manakas, along with folk singer/conga player Ellen Iovino. It will be hosted by Little Sparrow and some very special guests, and takes place at the Liberty Soul Stage on Saturday, July 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information, call 845/434-8044, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you have an outdoor stage you would like showcased, call 845/671-9548.
This project is made possible (or made possible in part) with funding from a Sullivan County Arts and Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
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