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Yates Concert Series final performance

Staff reports
The Chronicle Express

The final Yates Concert Series performance of the summer will be Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 6-8 p.m. (note the earlier time due to earlier sunset) at the Creekside Center at the Finger Lakes Museum in Branchport (3369 Guyanoga Road). The Museum grounds may be entered from the south end of Guyanoga Road or from Route 54A directly across from the Branchport Library.  

“High Country” features Roy Litteer of Dundee on fiddle, Chuck Ackley from Montour Falls on guitar and vocals, and Betsy Galbraith from Watkins Glen on autoharp.

Featured performers for this concert are “High Country” long-established Finger Lakes performers who play authentic country and bluegrass music. “High Country” features Roy Litteer of Dundee on fiddle, Chuck Ackley from Montour Falls on guitar and vocals, and Betsy Galbraith from Watkins Glen on autoharp. They are known for their own brand of great blended music and fast fiddling old-time country tempos.  Come sing along, clap your hands, or just listen and have a fun time!

Attendees should bring lawn chairs and face masks and arrive early to claim their 6 feet of space.  Attendance will be limited if we run out of safe space! 

Having had to cancel their long tradition of Concerts on the Courthouse Lawn this summer because of the pandemic, the Yates Concert Series directed its energy in 2020 to provide a series of PopUp mini-concerts at “Live Music HotSpots” in the village of Penn Yan during July, and then a series of safe, limited size outdoor musical performances in various venues across Yates County Wednesday evenings throughout August.  The YCS wishes to thank the Villages of Dresden, Dundee, and Penn Yan, and the Finger Lakes Museum for graciously providing beautiful outdoor venues to host outdoor musical performances safely, and to them and the Chronicle-Express for publicizing these performances.

The Yates Concert Series is presently establishing a Community Event Partnership program in conjunction with a grant recently received from the James P. Gordon Trust.  The goal of this program is to provide music groups to enhance free community events for public enjoyment.  YCS believes that music enhances all types of community events and festivals and is excited to have the opportunity to make this possible.  YCS invites applications from organizers of free community events for one of these partnership grants.  To obtain an application, send an e-mail describing your organization and contacts, event, event history, date/time/location, expected attendance, who benefits from the event to yatesconcerts@gmail.com.