Monday, August 15, 2016

Long Lake RondeauFest Line Up Set

grit n graceThe Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department has announced the music line-up for the 5th annual RondeauFest Summer Music Fest in Long Lake, August 20th at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, 6 Pavilion Way, from 5 pm to 10 pm.

RondeauFest claims its name from Noah John Rondeau, a noted 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.

The festival lineup includes:

5 pm: Sammich is a 5-piece funk jam band and a staple of the Nectar’s music scene in Burlington Vermont. Musicians feature, Sam Luke, lead vocals, guitar, Dylan (Mich) Berno, lead guitar, Gyasi Garcia, keys, vocals, Shakir Stephen, bass, Dalton Muzzy, drums. In 2016 Sammich opened for funk bank, Formula 5 at Nectar’s. Sammich has played the Vermont scene performing at Waterworks, the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge After Party, Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, Mt. Snow, and Jay Peaks Resort. This will be their first appearance at RondeauFest.

sons of octomom6 pm: The Sons of Octomom feature Eric Peter on lead guitar and boast their third year at RondeauFest. Eric Peter is the lead singer and guitarist for Sons of Octomom. Early musical influences included Credence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, Isaac Hayes, Janis Joplin, Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, and Neil Young. 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 the Sons of Octomom.

7 pm: Uncle Jimmy plays Outlaw Country mixed with Rock N’ Roll. Scott Evans, Sean Greenwood, and Matt Vachon, have been playing live music in the Burlington, Vermont area for over 20 years. They perform a blend of high-energy, high-quality, rowdy country rock, 90’s hits and danceable classics. Most recently Uncle Jimmy has performed at Burlington, VT and Essex Junction, VT venues including: The Growler Garage, Martells at the Red Fox, Smitty’s Pub, Hop’n Moose Brewing Company and the Hinesburgh Public House.

8:30 pm Grit N Grace features modern country, rock, and dance. The music selection and covers include: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, AC/DC, Little Big Town, Cheap Trick, Sara Evans, The Cars, Allman Brothers, Gretchen Wilson, The Who, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Dierks Bentley, Johnny Cash, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trick Pony, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum, Allison Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Florida-Georgia Line, The Henningsens, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Vince Gill, The Doors, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Nicks, Pistol Annies, ZZ Top, and more. Dave Brown, lead guitarist has been a fixture in the Fulton Chain Gang since their inception and currently performs with Grit N Grace in the Syracuse, NY region. In 2016 Grit N Grace will be performing around Central NY including: Tioga Downs Casino, the Texaco County Showdown, the Fonda Fair, and the Vernon Downs Casino.

Fat River Foods is a locally owned Food Truck trailer will be on site selling food items. Chef’s Dustin Traynor and Chris Hample, formerly of the Blarneystone in Long Lake, will be serving up freshly prepared sausage and peppers sandwiches, quesadillas, steak sandwiches and more.

Tickets are $10 and kids 18 and under are free. All ticket sales are cash, no credit cards. No glass bottles are permitted on site. If you carry it in, carry it out. This event happens rain or shine. Pro-rated admission is not available for late arrivals. $10 is firm for the duration of the event.

Photos of Grit N Grace and Sons of Octomom provided.

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