Starline Rhythm Boys to make an appearance in Veterans Park

CROWNPOINT - Honky tonk is coming to Crown Point.

The Starline Rhythm Boys will perform in Veterans Park Thursday, June 30, at 6:30 p.m. The free concert is being sponsored by the town events committee.

The concert is part of an effort to attract people to the town.

"Even before the (Lake Champlain) bridge went down were we concerned about declining interest in the community," said Joe Bodette of the event committee. "There seem to be fewer and fewer reason to come to Crown Point.

"We have a beautiful town green that gets little use," he added. "We want to have some events that generate some interest. Hopefully local people will enjoy them and some visitors will stop by, too."

Bethany Kosmider, Crown Point supervisor, said the events committee is also working on movies in the park this summer, a town-wide lawn sale and a free community picnic in the fall.

"They're working hard and coming up with a lot of nice ideas," Kosmider said of the events committee. "Crown Point is coming to life."

Bodette said people are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets for the free show. Concession items will be available.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Crown Point Central School.

Who are the Starline Rhythm Boys?

"They're my favorite band," Bodette smiled. "They play honky tonk, it's a lot of fun."

Honky tonk gets its name from the bars that host lively country music. The music is especially popular in the Southern and Southwestern United States, although the the Starline Rhythm Boys are from Vermont.

The band features Billy Bratcher, Danny Coane and Al Lemery. It formed in 1998.

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