Concert to raise money for new music festival

SARANAC LAKE – The Waterhole will host a concert featuring plenty of local talent to raise money for Northern Current, the community music festival that will be held here Labor Day weekend.

The fundraising concert will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, May 10, with doors opening at 8 p.m. The lineup consists of local acts Theresa Hartford, Steve Langdon, the Curios, the Grass Company, Crowfeather and Scarsdale Vibe.

The show will begin with local singer/songwriter Theresa Hartford. Steve Langdon will then take the stage with his acoustic guitar and harmonica act playing blues and folk.

The Curios, featuring Brianna Knapton and Michael Portal, is a dive into downtempo trip hop infused with indie and jazz influences. Following them will be the Grass Company, a traditional blue-collar bluegrass group that features Ken Casler on banjo, Kris Casler on mandolin and Clinton Green on guitar.

Next up is Crowfeather, a fun, weird mix of funk, punk and rock with Shaun Kittle on drums, Luke Meissner on guitar and vocals, Clint Green on bass and vocals, and Chris Morris on trumpet, keys and vocals.

Closing out the show is Scarsdale Vibe, a band that plays punky garage rock fused with surf, country and blues. The band is Eric Ackerson on guitar, Eric Sternberg on drums and Ives McCarty on double bass.

To stay up to date on Northern Current and its fundraising events, lineup announcements and other festival info, go to NorthernCurrentADK.com or join the flow on social media: @NorthernCurrentADK on Facebook and Instagram, and @NorthernCrntADK on Twitter.

Northern Current is a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Saranac Lake Rotary. Anyone who would like to support the festival can make a contribution to the Adirondack Gives campaign at adirondackgives.org/campaigns/join-the-flow-northern-current-music-festival. Gifts can also be sent to Northern Current, PO Box 1176, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Checks must be made out to the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, with “Northern Current” in the memo line.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for area businesses. Anyone interested should email northercurrentadk@gmail.com.

This project is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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