CHESTERTOWN A variety of summer entertainment events are planned in August and September for the towns of Chestertown and Horicon — the most in recent history.
Following several recent near-sellout events at the revitalized Carol Theater, the next performance features Laura Roth, a world-class, seasoned singer, actress and comedienne featured onstage Saturday Aug. 2, according to Cindy Mead of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance.
The Business Alliance has been responsible for establishing a wide variety of events in town as well as revitalizing commerce. Their spinoff group, the Adirondack Performing Arts Council, is now booking events for the Carol Theater, which until a few years ago was vacant and shuttered.
Tickets for Roth’s performance are $15.
The theatrical group Shakespeare in the Raw will be performing “The Tempest” Saturday Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m.. This troupe will be presenting “Henry V” on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for either performance are $20 to $25 with children under 12 free.
The same venue will be hosting rock groups Last Daze and Flackjacket in concert Wednesday August 13 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10.
For more information on Carol Theater events, call the Performing Arts Council hotline at 494-4495.
The Tri-lakes Business Alliance has also started a biweekly series of Thursday concerts on the lawn of the Chester Municipal Center in Chestertown.
About 140 people turned out for a performance of Stony Creek Band July 24 in an installment of the “Music on Main Street” series.
Upcoming performances in this series include the Steven L. Smith Band on Aug. 7 with their hard-driving country rock, and the Master Cylinders on Aug. 21 with their straight-ahead rock music. Both concerts are free and occur from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..
In other news from the Business Alliance, their benefit golf tournament July 26 had nine foursomes participating and the proceeds from the event were about $2,500.