Moriahstock planned

— More than four decades after Woodstock became the most famous music festival ever, the town of Moriah will host its own concert event.

Moriahstock, billed as “a summer day of peace and music,” will be held at the Port Henry band stand Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 1 p.m. The band stand is located at Park Place, between the town hall and the senior citizens center.

“This is a great showcase for some of our great local bands who have volunteered their great talent,” said Tim Garrison, a Moriah town councilman and event organizer. “And it’s the beginning of an annual tradition that both my friends and my kids will enjoy.”

The free event is part of an ongoing revitalization effort organized by the Moriah Community and Economic Development (EDGe) group along with the pH7, and the Moriah Chamber of Commerce with the support of the town of Moriah and the village of Port Henry.

MoriahStock will feature local bands Loose Connection, 5 Story Fuse and Generationz.

“It came together with the help of George Potter, band leader of Loose Connection. George managed to get three local bands to perform,” Garrison said. “He has lined up 5 Story Fuse, led by Mike Esposito, and the Mountain Lakes band called Generationz, and George’s own band, Loose Connection.

“This is set to be a fun filled afternoon of free live entertainment for all,” he said.

The concert is expected to last six hours.

Moriahstock is the brainchild of John Deflice.

“John thought it would be a great showcase for local artist to display their talents on stage for the benefit of their community,” Garrison said. “It’ll be a casual, fun afternoon gathering for the entire family. Attendees are encouraged to visit local eateries and/or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along with the music.”

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