Castleton plans a very musical Fourth of July

CASTLETON - This July promises to be the most musical month of Independence ever. On July 4, the popular Castleton Summer Concert on the Green series will be held at Crystal Beach on Lake Bomoseen. The venet features the Jonathan Newell Band and starts at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 4.

Established in 1997, the band is led by concert pianist, singer/songwriter and electric guitarist, Jonathan Newell. Newell surrounds himself with a six-piece act of exceptional musicians. the band includes favorites from Led Zepplin, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, the Doors, Grateful Dead, "Boss" Springstein, Aerosmith, U2, and Dave Mathewsamong others.

The concert is free and open to the public. No rain date has been scheduled.

The festivities continue on Tuesday, July 6, on the Castleton Green with the 10-piece big-horn sound of the New York Players. Players 'eader, Mike Emery has been drumming professionally since 1978 before moving to Albany, N.Y.. Lead female vocalist is Tracy Curry who toured with New Moon, Trilogy and Expo, and was the house musician for two years at Disney World.

This concert is free and open to the pubic. It will perform rain or shine; the rain site is the Castelton State College tent.

Call 273-2911 for more details.

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