Rouses Point summer concert series kicks off July 11

2013 Summer Concert Series in Rouses Point

The 2013 Summer Concert Series on the Rouses Point Samuel de Champlain Stage is free and open to the public every Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments are available at each performance and are courtesy of the Rouses Point Fire Department Auxiliary. For more information call Steve Merchant at 297-2954. The stage is located at 39 Lake St. Rouses Point.

11 July—“Pirate Kings and Drama Queens” an original play by Dan Gallagher presented by Adirondack Regional Theatre, sponsored by Pfizer and Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society; free popcorn donated by American Legion Montgomery Post 912

18 July—”Just Us” (rock ‘n roll, country western), sponsored by Stewart’s Shops and Rouses Point-Champlain Historical Society

25 July—”Towne Meeting” (folk, acoustic rock to country) and Classic Car Club–sponsored by the Village of Rouses Point

1 August—”Completely Stranded” (comedy), sponsored by the Village of Rouses Point

8 August—”The Chillbillies” (Kevin Connely Band, rock ‘n roll, country), sponsored by the Village of Rouses Point

22 August—”Cumberland Head Barbershoppers,” sponsored by the Friends of the Stage

27 August­—Scott Merchant and two guest performers including Laura Capito and Meredith Ham, sponsored by Village of Rouses Point and Friends of the Stage

29 August—”Back Porch Band” (country folk), sponsored by Friends of the Stage

— The fourth annual “Friends of the Stage” series in Rouses Point starts Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The free event will run every Thursday through the rest of July and August, and will include a Tuesday night performance on August 27.

Various entertainment acts include live bands, comedians, and a play.

“What we basically do is try and promote local talent that there is in the area,” said Steve Merchant, one of the founders of the series.

Merchant wants people to have a good time and enjoy themselves—he’s even seen some get up and dance to the music.

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