Port Henry A musical tradition is returning to Moriah this summer.
The Moriah Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor a concert in the park series. Concerts will be held Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the community bandstand in Place Park, adjacent to the town hall and train station in Port Henry.
Loose Connections will perform the first show on July 13. The Fritz Polka band will follow on July 20, with the Moriah Baptist Church choir on July 27 and RJ Walker on Aug. 3.
People are asked to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the shows. Refreshments will be sold.
Moriah has hosted summer concerts in the park for more than two decades, according to Jack Woods, Moriah Chamber of Commerce president.
“People just love them,” Woods said of the programs. “They draw a lot of people to town. Everyone has a great time. It’s really good to see the community come together on a nice summer evening.”
The concerts are free, although donations are accepted to help defray expenses.
“No one has to make a donation,” Woods stressed. “We just want people to enjoy the concert and have a good time. It’s all about having fun.”
The performance by the Fritz Polka Band is a highlight of the series every summer, Woods said.
“People are very pleased to have the Fritz Polka Band back,” Woods said. “We have a lot of people with Polish heritage in the community. They really look forward to the polka music. The band is very popular.”
Ronnie Cunningham assisted the chamber in arranging the concerts.
The concert series is supported by the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks.