Clinton Community College
Plattsburgh Some lively music will be featured in the upcoming weeks at the annual summer music series, “Concerts on the Bluff.”
On Wednesday, July 31, folk group Towne Meeting will be performing followed on Wednesday, Aug. 7, by musician Roy Hurd.
Formed in 2006, Towne Meeting, whose members are Rich Sutphen, Dennis Hulbert, Justin VanCour, Miles Moody, and Gary VanCour, has played at numerous venues, including the Peru Gazebo and the first annual “Freedom Fest” at Ausable Chasm Pavilion last summer.
“It’s been great fun,” VanCour said, “most of us [in the band] are retired and we’re having a blast.”
Last year the group was invited to play at “Concerts on the Bluff” but couldn’t make it because of scheduling conflicts.
VanCour said Towne Meeting is looking forward to performing and they’re so happy they were asked to come back again.
He said they will also be performing a brand new song that Dennis Hulbert wrote. Titled “Singing with Friends,” it highlights the band members’ relationship.
“It really expresses how we enjoy getting together,” VanCour said.
“Concerts on the Bluff” is now in its 39th year and has included performances in the past by other local musical groups including Too Tall String Band and The Back Porch Band.
The series kicked off July 10, featuring Inca Hoots, whose members are John Geno, Peter Grosskoph, Bruce Patenaude, John Seiden, and Guy Szalkowski. On July 24, Rick and the All-Star Ramblers Western Swing band took the stage.
“Concerts on the Bluff” takes place at Clinton Community College in the pavilion next to the Forrence Center Gymnasium. The musical performances generally run from 6-8 p.m. and take place rain or shine, with the gym being the alternative location in inclement weather. Bring lawn chairs, bug spray and a willingness to dance.