Adirondack A&E e-News # 280

Essex County Arts Council Out and About

Essex County Arts Council Arts Administrator Susan Hughes looks at Blues at Timbuctoo in this edition of Out and About.


Blues at Timbuctoo

Sunday, September 17, 2023,

If you only attend one music event post-Labor Day, make certain that it is Blues at Timbuctoo (BT2), sponsored by John Brown Lives! This enjoyable day of Blues music takes place on Sunday, September 17th at the John Brown Farm in Lake Placid, supported for several years by ECAC’s CAP program.

In this evocative setting, BT2 is a musical celebration of the Blues and its power to connect us to one another and to the history, faith and hope that inspired it. This delightful day-long celebration brings outstanding national, international and local Blues, Jazz and acoustic Blues performers together in a free “concert and conversation” with audiences of all ages and walks of life at one of the nation’s most significant human rights destinations to cultivate Dr. King’s vision of “the beloved community.” Musicians perform at the entrance to JBL!’s “Dreaming of Timbuctoo” Exhibition at the Farm while audiences settle in on the grassy slope in lawn chairs or on picnic blankets.

BT2 is free and open to people of all ages. The target audience is the diverse and eclectic community of Blues fans across the county, the region and beyond. We encourage local and visiting families and millennials to come and picnic, children to run and roam the grounds of the 270-acre historic site, and teachers to bring their classes, including aspiring young musicians.

Headlining the 2023 line-up will once again be Jerry Dugger and the Harlem Blues Project and keyboardist/vocalist David Keyes. New this year are Jake Blount, Grant Dermody and Frank Fotusky, and the Adirondack Blues Reunion.

Neal Shusterman to visit Saranac Lake next week!

New York Times best-selling author of over thirty novels for children, teens, and adults.

Friday, September 22, 9 am

Next Friday, YA author of over 40 books for young adult and middle grade readers, Neal Shusterman will give an address at the Harrietstown Town Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

School groups and individual members of the public are encouraged to register HERE.

Shusterman’s books will be for sale at the event from Saranac Lake’s Book Nook. He will sign copies after the talk.

Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St, Saranac Lake

Last Concert of the Summer!

Fiesta Caroga featuring Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra

Friday, September 15, 7 pm (but come early for more fun activities!)

More info and tickets HERE.

Sherman’s Park, Caroga Lake

ALCA Art Gallery Exhibits

Through October 8
Artists Reception: Sunday, September 17, 2 – 4 pm

Indian Summer

Gallery 1:
Beautiful Northeast
Deborah Dorsey New York, NY

Lea’s Mycena

Gallery 2:
Threads of Nature
Connie Noftsier Croghan, NY

Nereid # 1

Gallery 3:
Everyday People
Cheryl Horning Greenwich, NY

More info on ALCA HERE.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake

Presented by NCPR

Celebrating public art with the North Country Mural Map

By Amy Feiereisel (Community Engagement Reporter) & Ana Williams-Bergen (North Country At Work Coordinator)

Explore NCPR’s Mural Map to see what public art is in your neck of the woods!

Read the full article HERE.

Lake George Arts Project Presents

Jazz at the Lake

Friday – Sunday, September 15-17, 2023

Now in our 39th year, Jazz at the Lake is one of the Northeast’s premier jazz festivals. Set against the backdrop of beautiful Lake George, Jazz at the Lake (Lake George Jazz Weekend) celebrates the vibrant and diverse genre of jazz and brings together talented musicians from around the country.

Free music festivals are disappearing but The Lake George Arts Project is committed to keeping our festival FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. Created with our mission of providing income opportunities for artists and presenting high-quality arts programming for the region in mind, Jazz at the Lake promotes artistic expression, creates enriching cultural experiences, and supports artists and our local economy.

Get full details HERE.

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