Music Events

McCarthy Family Trio to Perform in Raquette Lake August 24th

On August 24th at 7pm Join the McCarthy Family for a concert at the Raquette Lake School.

The McCarthy Family is a singing group that specializes in three-part-vocal harmony renditions of folk favorites from both the United States & Ireland. The trio features American treasures such as Stephen Foster’s, Hard Times; and Henry Clay Work’s, My Grandfather’s Clock; as well as more modern favorites by Woodie Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan and others. Traditional songs from Deirdre’s native Ireland are also featured. Deirdre has brought the lively, lilting musical culture of her native land to audiences here in America with traditional songs sung in English such as, I’ll Tell Me Ma, She Moved Through the Fair, and Molly Malone, as well as haunting songs sung in the ancient language of her homeland, Irish Gaelic. With their unique blend of Irish and American cultures, it is the McCarthy Family’s wish to give each audience a concert experience that is highly entertaining and richly educational.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

Bob Milne Ragtime Pianist August 25th, 2017

The Town of Long Lake will host a performance by ragtime virtuoso Bob Milne on Friday, August 25th, 2017 7:30 p.m. performance at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street, Long Lake, NY.  General admission at $12 a ticket.

Milne interlaces his performances with tidbits on the history and technique of ragtime and boogie woogie piano showcasing a unique American art form. He has performed for President George H. W. Bush. In an interview with Jennifer Cutting at the Library of Congress, Milne described the technique he learned came from watching someone play billiards and how effortless they made it look.

He earned a music degree in French horn performance at the Eastman School of Music and taught himself to play piano completely by ear. From playing night after night in bars and clubs, Milne progressed to the concert stage.

Known as a “Ragtimist” (a term he coined), Milne acquired both a vast repertoire of tunes and extensive knowledge of their origins. These histories and the stories of the piano players who were playing them are anecdotally incorporated into Milne’s presentations.

Milne has produced 11 solo piano recordings to date. He has also composed more than 40 works for multiple instruments including piano, trumpet, flute and violin. 

Bob Milne is a well-established Long Lake favorite. General Admission is $12. To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  This is a general admission event.


Bad Chaperones Perform in Long Lake, NY

On Saturday, August 19th The Bad Chaperones return to the Long Lake Town Beach Stage from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Bad Chaperones have played the Long Lake 4th of July event for several summers and return this August for a full-blown concert for the final Music by the Lake installment.

The Bad Chaperones hail from the Saratoga/Albany region.  They’ve performed at The Horseshoe Inn, Siros, Caroline Street Pub, Prime at Saratoga National, Dango’s, Gaffney’s, Ice House, Harvey’s, Graney’s Stout, The Barrel Saloon, and in Sharon Springs as well as University of Albany, Sienna College, Hall of Springs, FORD, GE, and Glen Sanders Mansion.

Their music features a mix of pop and rock, danceable hits from the 90’s through today featuring pop and rock.  Their upbeat vibe, danceable music and family friendly atmosphere make this an ideal event for the whole family.

Parking is available at the Long Lake Municipal lot at 1179 Main Street, Long Lake Town Hall or Long Lake Central School.  Food will be sold on site for both events by Long Lake’s Fat River Foods featuring grilled sausage and pepper sandwiches, steak sandwiches, quesadilla’s and summer specials to be announced.

This event is free.

For more information about these events contact the Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Office at 518-624-3077 or check

Thursday Night Concert Series in Raquette Lake & Long Lake


North Country Artists Concert: Judy Garrison and Babbette LeBlanc will perform in concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring keyboard, guitar, drums, and vocals, Garrison and LeBlanc will play a variety of soft rock, classic pop, and originals.

A native of Long Lake, Judy Garrison graduated from Long Lake Central School. She graduated from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and went on to teach public school music for 37 years Ms Garrison lived in the Finger Lakes region for many years where she played oboe in the Finger Lakes Symphony, Finger Lakes Wind Ensemble, and the Greater Rochester Wind Band. She moved back to Long Lake in 1993, and with her husband Dave, created the Garrison/LeBlanc Trio. Formerly, she was the organist at Calvary Methodist Church in Long Lake. Ms Garrison currently plays keyboard with the band Reflections and the Garrison/LeBlanc Duo.

Babbette LeBlanc, also from Long Lake, is a pharmacist by profession. Ms LeBlanc plays the drums and guitar and sings with the Garrison-LeBlanc Duo and at many easy-listening and soft rock venues. 

The concert is free, but donations are appreciated.  A reception to meet the artists will follow the program.  For more information, call 518 624 2056.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Funding is also provided by the Long Lake Lions Club and Stewart’s Shops.

St. Williams on Long Point Concert Series at the Raquette Lake School

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7pm Lake Effect Winds at the Raquette Lake School

The Lake Effect Winds is a wind quintet from Central New York that has existed for over twenty years. The quintet enjoys finding and performing unique arrangements and original quintet compositions of both a serious and light-hearted nature for trio, quartet & quintet. Instruments featured are: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. At Raquette Lake we will be performing music for a fun and relaxing summer evening, including   pieces by Piazzolla, Jacob, Ligeti, Copeland and others.

Dark Marbles Play LL Beach

On Friday, July 14th The Town of Long Lake welcomes The Dark Marbles in concert as part of it’s new 2017 Music by the Lake series.  The free concert will be at the Long Lake Town Beach at 1258 Main Street at 6pm until 8pm.  This is a record release party for the Dark Marbles celebrating their 21-song CD, “Back to the Garage” recently mixed down at  GCR Studios, owned by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, NY.

Initially formed in 1987 in Buffalo, the Dark Marbles moved locations several times: first from Buffalo to New York City in 1995, to Cranford NJ in 2002, and then, in 2009, to Long Lake, NY. 

The line up for Music on the Beach concert features Eric Peter on lead guitar, Deb Schuster Stuppiello on Bass, Tony Stuppiello on drums and Yod Crewsy on guitar and lead vocals. 


In 2005, the band released a 3-song CD entitled “Let’s Go!” consisting of one song by Roalsvig as well as two other songs by Buffalo songwriters Buck Quigley and Bernie Kugel.

In 2011, the band issued an 18-song CD entitled “Variety Pack” which included a version of Arthur Lee and Love’s “She Comes in Colors”.  The CD received favorable reviews in Timothy Gassen’s Book “The Knights of Fuzz”, the definitive Bible of neo-garage and psychedelic freak beat artists featuring garage band music.

Over the years, the band went through many personnel changes and opened for such acts as: Ani DiFranco, Scott Carpenter and the Real McCoys, the Irving Klaws, the Outlyers, the Howling Thurstons, Hazy Jane, the Von Ghouls, the Coffin Daggers, the Apes, Mondo Topless, the Insomniacs, the Trash Mavericks, Sky Saxon and the Seeds, the Nines, Muck and the Mires, the Demands, Jason Ringenberger from Jason and the Scorchers, Maybe Pete, the Anything People, the Anderson Council, the Black Hollies, Mod Fun, and the Grip Weeds.

Now based in Long Lake, NY, the band has released a 21-song CD entitled “Back to the Garage!” Much of the basic tracks were laid down by Yod Crewsy, and lead guitar features Eric Peter of Newcomb, NY.  Assisting on keyboards is Rocky” Belcher, Tom Smith on saxophone, and Steve Signell on mandolin. John Weyl, a blues musician from Rochester, lends his lead guitar riff to “Mercy, Mercy”, a song made famous by the Rolling Stones. 

The concert is all ages and free.

Big Band Slated Veterans Day Weekend in Long Lake NY

The Joey Thomas Big Band hits the Long Lake Town Hall stage on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm to honor our Veterans. The Long Lake Town Hall is located at 1204 Main Street in Long Lake, NY, doors open at 7p.m. Enjoy Big Band Treasures and a Veterans Salute to say thank you to our Veterans for their service. The Great American Songbook and Big Band Swing are core to America’s musical heritage. In addition to tributes to the Dorsey brothers, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, in the air will be the sounds of Cab Calloway, Harry James and Frank Sinatra.

The Joey Thomas Big Band is an award winning seventeen piece Orchestra founded by Joey Thomas in 1992. Joey Thomas entered the U.S. Navy in June 1961. Assigned to a Navy Band, he served on five aircraft carrier cruises, including two on the U.S.S. Intrepid, which now serves as the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

Joey Thomas Big Band in Long Lake, NY November 12th

As a member of Unit Band 146 out of Norfolk, VA, Joey served as an American Ambassador of Good Will performing concerts across Europe and the eastern United States. After his military service, Joey continued performing on the road with many Top 40 bands, one of which performed shows with Dick Clark’s Cavalcade of Stars in the late 60’s. After a decade on the road, Joey settled in New York’s Capital Region satisfying his love of music and maintaining his chops by playing with a number of Top 40 and party bands including The Kings Four and Morgan BLVD.

A part of the New York’s Capital Region professional music scene since 1972, Bob plays the three tier theater organ, piano, and trumpet. For many years he accompanied himself using keyboards, midi pedals, a drum machine and sound system. He is thrilled to be the featured male vocalist with The Joey Thomas Big Band .

Bob’ Father’s introduction to Joey Thomas was through his son George, then a member of The Joey Thomas Big Band trombone section. In 2000, Joey needed a vocalist to fill in for a gig, and thus their musical collaboration began. Bob has performed with The Joey Thomas Big Band throughout New York State in a variety of venues and for special events in New England, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and at Sealand in Florida.

Growing up in a musical family, Bob’s music life began at home. This exposed him to the great singers and songs of earlier generations and pop music of the day while fostering his love of music. He spent many of his early years playing the organ and directing his church choir. Bob’s first professional gig was at the age of 14 at Dante’s Steak House in East Greenbush.

Bob honed his skills working in many Capital Region clubs and has performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Proctor’s Theatre, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Egg in Albany, as well as the Spa Little Theatre and Saratoga Music Hall. In addition to performing with JTBB, Bob is also the featured singer with the local wedding and party band High Definition. He has also has sung with the Bud Bryer Big Band and the Yankee Doodle Band.

Bob is a graduate of Albany High School and Bryant & Stratton College in Albany, NY.

Under the leadership of Joey Thomas, the members of the Joey Thomas are dedicated to the perpetuation of these American treasures through performances of the classic arrangements used by the original hit makers to new works written specifically for the Band.

Tickets are $15 General Admission at the door, $10 for Veterans and Active Duty Military and children under 18. Cash or check only. Tickets are available in advance at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake, NY 12847. Call 518-624-3077 to make your reservations. Concert starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00p.m located at the Long Lake Town Hall, 1204 Main Street. For more information

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondacks Lakes Center for the Arts.

Concert Slated Friday, January 15th at the Long Lake Library

A coffee house performance at Long Lake Public Library’s “Café Livre,” will feature the C.C. Vagabonds, an amazing musical group who channel the great musical traditions of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappeli. The event will occur on Friday, January 15th, at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments (pie) available supplied by Kelly’s Roadside Stand.

The C.C. Vagabonds have come to represent jazz and gypsy music in every sense and style. With scorching riffs and smooth melodies, the Vagabonds have developed their own unique blend of traditional Django Reinhardt style music, with modern takes on classics and jazz standards.

CC Vagabonds celebrate the jazz style of Django Reinhardt in Long Lake, Friday, January 15th

CC Vagabonds celebrate the jazz style of Django Reinhardt in Long Lake, Friday, January 15th

Comprised of local working musicians with over 40 years of musical experience and training, the Vagabonds will grab the attention of all crowds and show them why this music is still alive and vibrant today.

RondeauFest August 15th

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a great music line-up for the 4th annual RondeauFest on August 15th at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion starting at 4pm and going until 9pm. Don’t miss this roster comprised of talented musicians, including Sons of Octomom, Dog Town Cadillac, Bob Stump and Roadside Attraction, Deep Blue, and The Jones Boys. Tickets are only $10, with those 18 and under being free. The Little Bus will be running across town, providing ride from your doorstep to the show! Call 323-5000 for a ride!

Eric Peter Leads the Sons of Octomom, returning to the RondeauFest stage in 2015

Eric Peter Leads the Sons of Octomom, returning to the RondeauFest stage in 2015

Kicking off the night Bob Stump and the Roadside Attraction featuring Singer songwriter Bob Stump and Fiddler Doug Moody. Bob Stump performs Americana music. His music is a hybrid of sounds, covering great guitar styles from the likes of Doc Watson, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Merle Travis and other greats. He combines this with his own high energy picking and story telling. His songs are played on XM Radio and a few have publishing deals in Nashville. The troubadour has played hundreds of gigs and shows from Montana to Austin, Nashville, New York, New England and the Adirondacks.

Fiddler Doug Moody is a classically trained street seasoned musician. The result is a very exciting combination of sounds. Doug has toured with numerous bands over the years from the south to north and across the pond. Performing in Austin, New Orleans, New York and Paris as well as countless places in between. He morphs into blues, gypsy jazz, country, bluegrass, folk, rock, and other genre. Doug is also an accomplished singer, in his younger days studying opera.

Following this opening set we have a local band from Tupper Lake, The Jones Boys. The Jones Boys hail from Tupper Lake playing original songs, rock & roll, blues and country music from the 50’s on up. Incorporating originals with tight hooks, and harmony, we play the kind of music that gets your foot tapping and head rocking. A dynamic rhythm section backs solid guitar licks, and scorching solos. You will hear anything from Johnny Cash, to the Beatles, Jethro Tull, to Tennessee Earnie Ford. The Jones Boys play all genres and appeal to all ages.

Following this local favorite we have Deep Blue. Deep Blue features Long Lake’s own John Weyl. There’s a new music wave and its color is Deep Blue. These talented musicians deliver an exciting live blues experience that is sure to get you on the dance floor. The band delivers a tasty performance of blues standards and contemporary gems, from Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy to Coco Montoya and Robben Ford. The group draws upon a wealth of experience. Each member has played professionally for more than 25 years. They are able to leverage their instrumentation, which includes guitars, bass, drums, flute, harmonica, and saxophone to provide a jazzy blues groove that you must hear for yourself


The 2014 hit, Dog Town Cadillac, featuring female vocalist Jennifer Raymond from Decadence returns to RondeauFest for a second year. This is a band that runs on the fusing of rock and country music to produce a sound that gets you feet tapping and blood flowing. Jennifer Raymond Gadway- guitar and vocals, Archie Anderson – Lead guitar and vocals, Tim Howe – Bass and vocals and
Dickie Ogden – drums

Closing out the night with an Adirondack favorite the Sons of Octomom return to the pavilion state. The Sons of Octomom feature Eric Peter on lead guitar and vocals with Tyler Peter on drums and Jeff Belding on bass. Eric Peter is the talented and irreverent lead singer and guitarist for Sons of Octomom. He started singing at the age of three, and by 13 was playing guitar and harmonica. Early musical influences included Credence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, Isaac Hayes, Janis Joplin, Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, and Neil Young. After making the local rounds of garage bands, dances and talent shows during his teenage years in Schodack, NY, Eric was discovered at age 17 by a talent agent working with Nashville recording artist Mirinda (now known as Mirinda James). For three years, Eric performed with Mirinda and The American Country Band, and in 1987 was nominated for male vocalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association. Most recently, Eric has been performing throughout upstate New York as a solo artist, and playing together with the talents of Rocky and the Mooseknuckles, the Dark Marbles, and of course Sons of Octomom.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and set up for an evening of great music. RondeauFest is located at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Bring rain gear, warm clothing, acoustic instruments, drums, bug spray, sunscreen, face paint, friends, lawn chairs and a picnic. Tickets are $10 and kids 18 and under are free. All ticket sales are cash, sorry no credit cards. No glass bottles are permitted on site. This event will happen rain or shine.

RondeauFest claims its name from Noah John Rondeau, a notorious Adirondack hermit, who dwelled at Cold River Flow in the woods north of Long Lake off and on for over eighteen years from 1929 until 1950. Noah John Rondeau wrote in code, distanced himself from civilization and lived off the land through harsh winters.

Big Easy Playboys in Concert

At 6pm on Saturday, July 25th, pull your boat up to the Long Lake Town Beach and start off your Saturday night with a healthy dose of Cajun and Zydeco from the bayou to get your blood pumpin’. Then add the sounds of New Orleans R&B and Louisiana rockabilly to the mix of roots rock and blues to cook up the Louisiana dance party known as the Big Easy Playboys.

Big Easy Playboys Performing on Saturday, July 25th, LL Town Beach

Big Easy Playboys Performing on Saturday, July 25th, LL Town Beach

The Big Easy Playboys are traveling to New York State from New Orleans on a short summer tour and Long Lake is excited to have them. From Louisiana favorites from Jambalya to the Zydeco Boogaloo, folks will be dancing the evening away. The Big Easy Playboys are based in New Orleans, but draw heavily from the Cajun/Zydeco culture thriving all around Louisiana. They incorporate the classic instruments of Cajun accordion and fiddle with the bluesy/roots rock sound of guitars and pulsing drums and gives the listener a dose of music that lives and breathes life into the Big Easy.

The ADK Trading Post will be on site serving up some favorites including Jambalaya, BBQ Pulled Chicken in a Cup and other goodies! Dance the evening away with a belly full of good food!

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

“National Treasure” Bob Milne – Live in Long Lake

Internationally renowned boogie-woogie pianist, Bob Milne, will perform live in three locations! He kicks off Durant Days in Raquette Lake with Raquette Lake Navigation’s historic tour of the Great Camps. On Friday, July 31st, Bob will play piano at Camp Pine Knot for a short 20 minute concert during the special luncheon cruise tour of the historic Great Camp Tour which makes stops at St. Williams, Camp Pine Knot and other surprises. Call 315 354-5532.

On Friday, July 31st at 7:30pm, Bob will perform a concert at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. This is a great partnernship between the Town of Long Lake and the Arts Center and we are excited to partner to host a special concert there.

Some people love Bob so much they will hit all three performances. His final performance during his mini-tour will be at the Long Lake Town Hall on Saturday, August 1st at 7:30pm.

Tickets for the shows in Blue Mt Lake & Long Lake are $12 a person.

Bob Performs three concerts in 2015.  Raquette Lake, Blue Mt. Lake and Long Lake July 31st & August 1st.

Bob Performs three concerts in 2015. Raquette Lake, Blue Mt. Lake and Long Lake July 31st & August 1st.

Milne has had a long career as a successful concert pianist and has even been officially recognized as a “National Treasure” by the Library of Congress. He has traveled the world entertaining audiences and is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the United States Department of State. He enthusiastically shares his knowledge of piano playing and music with his listeners, as well as the incredible histories of others like him.

As a recording artist, Bob Milne has produced numerous collections of solo piano rags, blues, boogies and folk/traditional tunes. Milne is the author of “The Journeyman Piano Player,” a collection of humorous anecdotes taken from his early years as a working musician. The book has become highly regarded by working professionals and amateurs alike, and has been suggested as required reading for anyone entertaining the notion of pursuing a career in music.

Bob Milne is a well established Long Lake favorite, so be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind performance! Admission is $12. For ticket information, call (518) 624-3077.

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