Ellenburg Depot natives Eric and Leigh Gibson and their bluegrass band — The Gibson Brothers — topped the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award nominations this year with eight, IBMA officials announced Aug. 14 at their Nashville headquarters.
Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.
The local country-rock duo of Jennifer Gadway and Katy Cole — a.k.a. Decadence — will hold a CD release party for “Tales From the Mountains” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Copperfield Inn ballroom on Main Street in North Creek.
Naturalist and Outdoor Guide, Elizabeth Lee, is leading a hike up Cheney Mountain on Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn about the natural history of Cheney Mountain and support a great cause. RSVP by Aug. 23. All proceeds benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.
Silver Bay meeting Aug. 14
Local residents are being asked to participate in a project chronicling life in the Adirondacks a century ago. The J.S. Wooley Project is an effort to collect information and photos from Wooley, a famed photographer in the region at the turn of the 20th Century. A meeting on the project will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Silver Bay YMCA auditorium.
Port Henry music festival Aug. 24
MoriahStock is expanding. The third annual music festival in Port Henry will start with a bang this year as PAC Entertainment brings its wrestling show to the event.
Organizers of the Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year with 10 bands on Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.
Schroon Lake event Aug. 11
The Adirondack Folk Music Festival is returning to Schroon Lake. The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.
Authors from around the North Country were at the Elizabethtown Farmer’s Market July 12, celebrating the first local authors day at the site.
While rain made its first appearance at the 165th Essex County Fair Aug. 1, it did not dampen the spirits of some of the fairs youngest competitors.
Events continue today
The opening day of the Essex County Fair was officially opened with the dedication of the new cattle barn and some excitement on the track.
This year, moving to Friday night, Aug. 2, the rollover competition will be joined by a new event, the 4-cylinder figure 8 races at the grandstand area.
The Mettawee River Theatre Company will present their new production “Taliesin” on the lawn at the lakeshore of the Crown Point State Historic Site on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m.
Free concert, drama slated
Tom Callinan will close out the 2013 Ticonderoga Festival Guild Arts Trek Series with “Songs of the Earth” Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10:15 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus pavilion.
165th agricultural fair to feature new midway, opening ceremonies