Port Henry Moriahstock is hoping for better luck this year.
The inaugural music festival in Port Henry in 2011 just happened to fall on the same weekend Hurricane Irene ravaged the area.
“We had about 125-150 people; it was a really nice event,” said Tim Garrison, a town board member and event organizer. “The only problem was Hurricane Irene.”
The second annual Moriahstock will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Port Henry band stand in Park Place beginning at 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Adirondack Auto group in Elizabethtown and by Boyea’s Deli and Lakeside in Port Henry and Moriah Center, the concert will feature five local performers.
“We have lined up Loose Connection, Aunt Eunis, Generationz, Blaise Bryant and RJ Trackwalker,” said George Potter of Loose Connection. “This will be a nice summer day full of fun and filled with great music thanks to all of the local bands and performers that are donating their time and talents.”
Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava is looking forward to the event.
“It’s a fun-filled day,” Scozzafava said. “It showcases local talent and is a great time. I just hope we have good weather. I’m sure Beth Sherlock would be very pleased.”
Sherlock, now deceased, donated the money to construct the town bandstand.
George’s Restaurant will serve food at Moriahstock and the Moriah Chamber of Commerce will sell “Moriahstock 2012” T-shirts for $10. The chamber will also hold a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Moriah Labor Day celebration.
“We invite everyone to come to Port Henry and enjoy an afternoon of music and fun, Aug. 25,” Garrison said.
The free event is part of an ongoing revitalization effort organized by the Moriah Community and Economic Development (EDGe) group along with pH7 and the Moriah Chamber of Commerce with the support of the town of Moriah and the village of Port Henry.