Historic Carol Theatre in Chestertown Prepares for Summer Concert Series

Stationed in Chestertown, a 20-minute drive from Lake George, The Carol Theatre opened its doors in 1931, and its rich history will glide into the Summer with seven new shows.

Walter “Pop” Wertime built the historic building, known as the Chester Theatre at the time, and enjoyed nothing more than bringing live, vibrant entertainment to the region.

Following Wertime’s passing in the 1950s, the new owner ensured to push out impeccable content for the community and renamed it the Carol Theatre after his daughter.

For 80 years, live events, movies, and other forms of entertainment passed through the historic theater, but in 2013 they shut their doors. Many of the new movies and productions coming out did not fit their old projection systems but in 2019, a local group of volunteers known as the Tri-Lakes Community Alliance took over, rebooting the location.

Since the mark of the Tri-Lakes Community Alliance take over, they have put on concerts and live shows every Summer. The Carol Center for the Arts ownership position has helped the theater continue its performing arts traditions and turn its films into a more digital era market.

Beginning June 14, the Summer show series will return to the theater, with the concerts running until August 11.

Summer Concert Schedule

Seagle Festival (Free Concert), June 14 at 6:00 pm – The oldest summer vocal training program in the United States comes to perform at the Carol Theatre.

June 30 – TBD

Margo Macero Band, July 8 at 7:30 pm – Glen Falls-based vocalist Margo Macero brings her whole band to Chestertown for an amazing Summer concert. Buy Tickets Here!

July 14 – TBD

Mamma’s Marmalade, July 22 at 7:30 pm – Bluegrass and pop group Mamma’s Marmalade performs covers, classics, and original pieces from their catalog. Buy Tickets Here!

The Wheel, August 5 at 7:30 pm – The Grateful Dead cover band has their own take on the group’s rock hits. Buy Tickets Here!

Thor Jensen, August 11 at 7:30 pm – Singer and songwriter Thor Jensen, who has performed here in the past with Hot Club of Saratoga, is back for a solo performance. Playing in multiple bands and putting out his own music, Jensen will have an unforgettable showing at the Carol Theatre.

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