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Waydown Wailers


This July promises to be bursting with some super outstanding concerts and other stellar events happening in and around our spectacular North Country. From picturesque Lake Placid to the almighty Oswegatchie Delta, music festivals and other gala proceedings abound. So pack your gear (there's even some riverside tent camping offered) and your industrial-strength bug spray and prepare to party-hearty in the great northern frontier.


Situated on beautiful Lake Placid in Mid's Park on Main Street, Lake Placid, New York, The Pine's Inn presents a wallop of a line-up in their historic state-of-the-art pavilion on the lake. This promises to be an amazing concert experience come rain or come shine. Come early, stay late!

July 7 at 7:00 PM

World Rock Night with Rusted Root.

Their music has been featured in block-buster films such as Ice Age, Twister and Matilda, and award-winning TV shows like New Girl, Ally McBeal, Charmed and Chuck as well as a series of Enterprise Rent-A-Car national commercials. Their mesmerizing live performances have found them touring alongside international sensations Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page's reunion tour among numerous others.

July 14 at 7:00 PM

Celtic Night with Jubilee Riots

Formally branded as Enter the Haggis, The Band Jubilee Riots have released a staggering seven studio albums and have toured internationally. They have been featured artists on such syndicated TV talk shows as Live with Regis and Kelly and A&E's Breakfast with the arts, as well as being featured in an upcoming concert/documentary airing on PBS.

July 21 - 7:00 PM

New Orleans Night with Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, (La Nouvelle-Orléans) The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is all hard-hitting glistening brass. Established in 1977 by Benny Jones together with members of the Tornado Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen revolutionized the New Orleans brass band flair by infusing funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans Jazz style. This unique sound-blend has been a major influence on the New Orleans brass bands scene ever since.

July 28 - 7:00 PM

AMERICAN ROCK NIGHT with Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Best and modestly described as Cowboy Hippy Surf Rock, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have shared the stage with such mega-stars as Neil Young and Willie Nelson. Featuring Anthony LoGerfo on drums, Corey McCormick on Bass, Lukas Nelson on Vocals/Guitar, and Tato Melgar on Percussion

Sterling Stage 20 Year Anniversary Party

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 9:00 AM - Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 11:30 PM (EDT)

Sterling Stage 274 Kent Rd Sterling, NY 13156

A remarkable four-day music festival offering tent camping (Campfires, grills, and coolers allowed), BYO booze privileges, and more than a couple dozen outstanding professional bands, Sterling Stage 20 Year Anniversary Party is a must-attend happening. This year's event features Max Creek, Tim Herron Corporation, Jam Factor, The Kitchen Dwellers, Roach Powder, Roach Powder, Ed Balduzzi, The George Wesley Band, Eric Brown Band, Los Blancos, CJMG Band, Ameribeat Orchestra, The Primate Fiasco, among many others.

Max Creek

Unpretentious, extremely joyous, Max Creek is an extremely popular North Country band celebrating 40 years of touring. Known for sculpting wildly entertaining gigs from their 200+ super song catalog stuffed with pleasing rockers, ballads, deep jams and the ever-popular crowd-pleasing sing-alongs, Max Creek is a family of seasoned pros that attract a multi-generational crowd. Featuring guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Mark Mercier and bassist John Rider along with drums and percussionist Bill Carbone and Jamemurrell Stanley.

July 3rd - 7:30 PM - Main Stage

July 3rd - 9:30 PM - Main Stage

July 4th - 7:30 PM - Main Stage

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Town Green, Wanakena New York

July 3 - 7:00 PM

Found on the Shore of Cranberry Lake in the town of Fine in St. Lawrence County.

Waydown Wailers

The astonishing super cool Waydown Wailers with their signature swamp rock, Blues, and jam sound known as Outlaw Jam Rock, is a band on the top of the innovative music scene now pouring from a cool North American spigot. Streaming like a refreshing blast of harmony over a burnout music wary countryside, The Waydown Wailers are boldly original, tunefully deep, and forever lingering on the soul.

Their soon to be released CD State of The Union, a super unique resonance defined by rock-hard lyrics, great musicianship, and hand-clapping, foot-stomping melodies arrives soon on the revered Woodstock Record Label.

All day festival NY Sackets Harbor/ Parade Grounds, Wilcox, Sackets Harbor

July 4th to July 25th

The 1913 Centennial Park was recognized as early as 1866 as a special plot of land to be set aside to honor all the military personnel who had fought and died in the War of 1812. In 1878 the land was called the Old Battle Ground and was used for patriotic meetings, political rallies, church picnics, and other events.

July 4 - Village's annual Fourth of July Fireworks, est. 9:30 PM

July 9 – Pencil Drawing Class with Jessica Hayden, 9am – 12 noon,

July 11 – The Smuggler's Secrets: A Program for American Girl Fans.

July 11 – 1812 Marine Guard living history camp, Memorial Grove, 9 AM – 4pm Saturday.

July 18 – Annual Kite Fest; free kites while they last; 1pm, barn lawn. Saturday.

July 25 – A Tasteful Era: The Delicious and Decorous Menus of Mid-19th Century Cooking in America.

48th Annual Potsdam Summer Festival

July 9-11

Signaling the official start to summer in the North Country, sponsored by the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce, the 48th Annual Potsdam Summer Festival runs concurrent with Alumni weekend for both SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University. The local community comes together every year for three days of arts, music, and entertainment. The gorgeous downtown Historic District is cordoned off to provide a safe environment for families and visitors alike to enjoy live music, vendors, food trucks, craft fairs, sidewalk sales and many other special events.

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Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina Present The Outlaws

July 9

31 Holland Street; Alexandria Bay NY 13607

Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in Alexandria Bay, New York, Bonnie Castle Resort is your gateway to the breathtaking beauty of the Thousand Islands.

The Outlaws are Southern rock legends celebrating 40 years of triumphs to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Returning with a new repertory of songs, The Outlaws focus on a new mission bound together by history, harmony and the road.

Mood fest - 54 East River Street, Ogdensburg, NY

July 18

A sensational musical jubilee with sensational north country bands such as Waydown Wailers, National act high energy Blues Chaz DePaolo, Les Dudek and rock legends Blue Coupe.

July 18 at 7 PM

The angry orphans of Blue Öyster Cult and the Alice Cooper group, Blue Coupe is an iconic tribe of rock stars. Showcasing Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Dennis Dunaway alongside Blue Öyster Cult's multi-instrumentalist Joe Bouchard and his brother, extraordinary drummer/percussionist Albert Bouchard, Blue Coupe is a musical tour de force. With classics such as "School's Out," "Under My Wheels" and "Astronomy" (covered by Metallica) Joe, Albert and Dennis have sold over 15 million albums and have been awarded over 30 gold and platinum records worldwide.

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Norwood Village Green

Presents Waydown Wailers July 23 at 7:00 PM

Waddington Summer Concert Series

July 10

Northern Lights Orchestra 7-9 pm - Island View Park presents a Celtic Journey featuring a number of Celtic classics arranged for full orchestra. Old Town Hall if rain. Free, donations accepted.

July 17

The Rustic Riders 7-9 pm - Island View Park. A Tupper Lake trio playing original music with traditional roots. Fresh arrangements of American standards and Traditional tunes. Old Town Hall if rain. Free, donations accepted.

July 24

Fritz's Polka Band 7-9 pm - Island View Park from Verona, NY. This band plays everything from modern-style Polka to Country to Rock and even Blues. Old Town Hall if rain. Free, donations accepted.

July 31

Six Foot Midget 6-8 pm (NOTE EARLIER TIME) Island View Park. Potsdam based rock & roll band playing since the 90's. Old Town Hall if rain. Free, donations accepted


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