The Village of Tupper Lake will formally open its new bandshell in Flanders Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2. All are welcome to attend.
The Tupper Lake Bandshell was designed by architect Andrew Chary and constructed with funding from the New York State Department of State under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, donations of over $40,000 raised by the Tupper Lake Lions Club and Tupper Lake residents and friends, and generous donations of labor and equipment by local contractors and Lions Club members.
Lion Tom LaMere and Trustee Clint Hollingsworth directed the construction of the new facility, working with local volunteers and a village committee comprised of Mayor Paul Maroun, Village Clerk Mary Casagrain, Trustee Ron LaScala, Lions Club President Dan McClelland, ROOST's Michele Clement, Community Development Director Melissa McManus and others.
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, Tupper Lake will celebrate the opening of the new bandshell and the Fourth of July with the first concert of the 2019 Tupper Arts Summer Sunset Series.
The opening concert will feature Tupper Lake's newest band, Night School, featuring a mix of the Ben and Jay band and Abbott Hayes from a decade ago. Performing popular tunes of the seventies, eighties and current will be the McClelland brothers, Andrew and Ben, their cousin Ian Roantree, Jay Martin and Micah Tyo.
After Night School, George and Liz Cordes, combined with an assortment of talented family members and friends, will treat the Tupper Lake audience to a medley of Americana and patriotic pieces to welcome in the annual Independence Day holiday. Beginning about 7p.m. the musical tribute will precede the annual fireworks in the park at dusk, presented by the chamber of commerce through support from the village and town boards.
The full Summer Sunset Series program of events to be held at the new Tupper Lake Bandshell can be viewed at www.tupperarts.org.
Organized by Tupper Arts the series has been substantially underwritten by the Village of Tupper Lake.
Admission to every performance is free, but donations are most welcome to help Tupper Arts bring more entertainment to town this year.