Free Friday Night Concert Series Returns to Lake George’s Shepard Park

The Fridays at the Lake: Band and Brews Concert Series at Shepard Park in Lake George will feature bands from a variety of genres with the first show scheduled for Friday, June 24.

Now in its seventh year, the summer festival series has expanded to include a revolving schedule of restaurants/bars who serve as hosts of the beer/wine tent and food service.

With the exception of the first and last night, there will be an opener at 4 p.m. followed by a headlining act from 6 to 8 p.m. Kicking things off on June 24 is big/swing band Georgie Wonders Orchestra. They’ll play favorites from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s including covers from Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Bunny Berrigan and more. Food and beverages will be sold by King Neptune’s Pub.

Other acts include the Refrigerators, Spiritual Rez and Funky Dawgz Brass Band. The concert series will close out on Sept. 2 with Skeeter Creek, five-time winners of No. 1 County Band and three-time winners of Best Cover Band by Metroland.

Admission is free and the events are family and dog friendly. There will be children’s activities including a bounce house, face painter and air brush artist.

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Friday’s at the Lake 2016 schedule:

June 24: No opening act scheduled; Main act — Georgie Wonders Orchestra (big band/swing)
Food and beverages by King Neptune’s Pub.

July 1: Opening act— Richie Ortiz; main act — New York Players (funk)
Food and beverages by Backstreet BBQ.

July 8: Opening act — Jonathan Newell Band; main act — Audiostars (rock)
Food and beverages by King Neptune’s Pub.

July 22: Opening act — The After Fab; main act — The Refrigerators (Party Band)
Food and beverages by Duffy’s Tavern.

July 29: Opening act — The Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones tribute band); main act —Emerald City (rock)
Food and beverages by The Boardwalk Restaurant.

Aug. 5: opening act — Meet the Mockers; main act — Grand Central Station (pop)
Food and beverage by Fire & Ice Bar & Grill.

Aug. 12: Opening act — Richie Ortiz; main act — Spiritual Rez (reggae/ska)
Food and beverages by Backstreet BBQ.

Aug. 26: Opening act — Jonathan Newell Band; main act — Funky Dawgz Brass Band (funk/jazz)
Food and beverages by The Boardwalk Restaurant.

Sept. 2: no opening act scheduled; main act — Skeeter Creek (country)
Food and beverages by Duffy’s Tavern.

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