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CAROGA LAKE – In a press release last week, the Caroga Music Festival announced a series of 26 concerts that will run from July 3rd to August 22nd.

Executive and Artistic Director Kyle Price stated that this summer series marks both the 10th anniversary of the music festival and the 100th anniversary of Sherman’s Amusement Park, which is now the permanent home of the music festival.

Since the first presentation of classical chamber music at the Caroga Chapel in 2012, the music festival has encompassed a variety of musical genres including jazz, bluegrass, roots, rock, ragtime, Latin America and world music. Performances take place outdoors in Sherman’s Park in Caroga Lake.

“We are very excited to celebrate this groundbreaking season with over a hundred incredible artists this summer.” said price. “The concert experience at Sherman’s is added to exciting new levels, including a partnership with Stump City Brewery and other local suppliers. In the spirit of Sherman’s centenary, we plan to offer carousel rides for children and concert-goers before the show. “

Caroga Arts follows CDC and New York State guidelines to develop health protocols for artists, patrons, staff, and volunteers. The concerts presented by Caroga Arts at Sherman’s have a reduced capacity and seating will be in physically distant groups of 2, 4 and 6 people assigned upon entering the park. Concert-goers can reserve tickets for free and paid seats for Sherman’s concerts from June 17th at

According to the press release, the performances include an evening of tango music from Argentina, ragtime piano music, jazz singing, Indian tabla with cello and a range of bluegrass roots artists: Sierra Hull, Hawktail, Eddie Barbash, North and South Dakotas, and Saunders Family Band .

The Caroga Lake Music Festival features renowned local talent such as Jocelyn and Chris Arndt, Girl Blue, Wild Adriatic, and North and South Dakotas, all of whom are making their CLMF debuts at Sherman’s. Seasonal Caroga residents include Grammy-winning bassist Geoff Saunders of Canada Lake and singer-songwriter Bill Ackerbauer of Green Lake with his 8-year-old son, who will also perform at Sherman’s this season.

The summer schedule listed at Sherman’s Park includes:

∫ July 3rd – Red, White, Blue and Bluegrass Concert with Girl Blue from the Capital District and The North and South Dakotas. The event is free but requires reservations available from June 17th at

∫ On Saturday evenings, bluegrass virtuoso Sierra Hull on July 31, Fort Plain blues / rock siblings Chris and Jocelyn Arndt on August 7, ragtime pianist Ethan Usian, on August 14, rock group Wild Adriatic Perform on August 21st.

∫ Wednesday nights at Sherman’s will feature bluegrass music by Hawktail, July 28, jazz saxophonist Eddie Barbash from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, August 4, Latin music, August 11, with Tango Renezvous and jazz singer Laurin Talese, August 18th, play.

∫ Classical music is the theme on Friday evenings July 30th, August 6th, August 13th and August 20th.

∫ Special venues will be World Music on the Canada Lake Barge on August 22nd with members of the Silk Road Ensemble.

Children’s concerts with Bill and Finnegan Ackerbauer on August 7th and Cara Samantha from American Idol on August 13th will include carousel rides after the concerts.

Other Caroga Music Festival presentations will appear:

∫ July 24th – KASA Quartet at The Glove’s Marquee, Gloversville.

∫ July 29th – CLMF at Pine Lake Lodge (Caroga)

∫ August 1 – CLMF on the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, Northville

∫ August 5 – CLMF at the Johnstown Midsummer Concert Series

∫ August 8th – CLMF at the Caroga Museum

∫ August 10th – CLMF at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

∫ August 15 – CLMF at Johnson Hall, Johnstown

∫ August 19 – CLMF at the Nick Stoner Inn, Caroga

∫ August 21 – CLMF at The Glove’s Marquee, Gloversville

Other upcoming Caroga Arts events;

∫ June 1-12 – Your body is your virtual Strad Institute

∫ June 10 – “Peter and the Wolf” virtual performance in collaboration with the Wheelerville School July 25th – Caroga Arts golf excursion for the benefit of Caroga Arts

∫ August 7th – Caroga Lake Cornhole Tournament benefiting WCLA and Caroga Arts

∫ July 1 to August 21 – Caroga Arts Photography exhibition at Sherman’s.

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