The Tom Hovey Summer Music Festival began on July 11 at the Meadow Links Golf Pavilion and will continue to host live musical performances every Monday evening at 7:00 pm with the last show on August 29.
President of American Federation of Musicians Local 443, and talented cellist, Ruth Berry, founded the concert series alongside fellow AFM member, the late Richard Daley, in the spring of 2021. It is in part to Richard Daley’s vision and commitment that the music festival is held for the community to enjoy.
The Tom Hovey Summer Music Festival allows professional musicians to share their craft with the community and honors the legacy of athlete and Richfield Springs resident, Tom Hovey. The festival supports the immense talents of these musicians alongside a unique atmosphere.
On July 11, classic rock duo Brian Murphy and Jeff Ruzich opened the festival among the scenic grounds of Meadow Links. The Dan Sales Jazz Trio performed on July 18, and the Hartwick College Jazz Trio will grace audiences with more fantastic jazz pieces on July 25. Other musical acts include Glimmerglass Trombone Trio, Aaron Brask and The Old Masters, and many more.
All performances for the Tom Hovey Summer Music Festival are free and open to the public, in part due to funding from the not-for-profit, 443 Concerted Works Inc. Guests are more than welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, or with the ample parking available, listen in the car with the windows rolled down. In the event of bad weather, performances will still take place in a well-ventilated pavilion. For the full lineup of the performances, see below.
July 11: Brian Murphy and Jeff Ruzich: Classic Rock
July 18: Dan Sales Jazz Trio
July 25: Hartwick College Jazz Trio
August 1: Glimmerglass Trombone Trio
August 8 John O’ Connor; original songs and ballads
August 15: Aaron Brask and The Old Masters; classic and original jazz
August 22: Bill Scranton and Jeff Ruzich; jazz/pop
August 29: Lauren Mettler: classic and original folk