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Saranac Lake summer heats up with music meltdown

SARANAC LAKE Some of the best musicians in the business will perform in Saranac Lake next weekend. The first Mountain Music Melt Down is planned for Saturday, June 30 from noon-9 p.m. and Sunday, July 1 from noon-7 p.m. at the North Country Community College.

This event is designed to provide entertainment for the whole family, said concert organization Les Hershorn of Lazar Bear Productions. Spend a beautiful day in the Adirondacks enjoying national and international recording groups along with many regional artists.

The event will feature two stages and more than 15 bands, performing in a mix of many genres of music covering bluegrass, folk, country, rock, world and jazz.

The music festival features world-renowned, flat picking living legend Doc Watson, country folk rock heroes New Riders of The Purple Sage and Commander Cody, Yugoslavian Blues guitar slinger Diva Ana Popvic, Cape Verde Africa Guitar and Percussion Jam Masters Tcheka, and regional bluegrass favorites The Gibson Brothers. Other performers include Chaz De Paolo, Raisin Head, Sven Curth, Monsterbuck, Russ Bailey/Steve Feinbloom, Becky Sutter, Sabbatical and the George Bailey Trio.

Along with great music, theres plenty of opportunity for good eating in the food and beverage garden. Vendors will include the Eat & Meet Grill, Woodies Dog & Brats and Gallaghers.

The Mountain Music Meltdown is produced with the cooperation of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Adirondack Days. A guitar signed by the headliner acts will be auctioned on Sunday at the event as a fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are available by calling the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce at 518-891-1990 or Ampersound at 518-891-3114. Local vendors also include Blues Berry Bakery in Lake Placid and Coffee Camp in Plattsburgh. For ticket prices or to buy tickets online, log online to www.lazarbearproductions.com .

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