60th Anniversary Celebration & Music Fest
August 5, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (live music)
Included with general museum admission
Join us for a mountainous musical celebration on the grounds of the Adirondack Museum, with talented regional and national performers. Stay tuned for more details!
Musical Performances from 2016
The 2017 lineup is in the works but take a look at what happened in 2016!
10:30 a.m.: Ryan Leddick
11:00 a.m.: Alex Smith
11:30 p.m.: Long Lake Camp for the Arts
12:30 p.m.: The JamCrackers (Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan, and Peggy Lynn)
1:45 p.m.: The Noncommittals
3:00 p.m.: Michael Bacon
4:00 p.m.: Musician Jam led by Alex Smith
4:30 p.m.: Strum, drum, and sing-along! Bring your guitar, fiddle, bongos, and join the jam
V.I.M. Tent at the Summer of '16 Music Fest
Friday, July 8, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
FREE for museum members!
At the Adirondack Museum, you're not just a member, you're a Very Important Member! Even the best Summer of '16 Music Fest fans need a break from groovin' to the tunes, so we've set up our version of a V.I.P. tent just for you. Hang out in the shade of our members-only tent, grab a cold drink and a snack, put your feet up, and chill. Members can also enter a drawing for a set of autographed CDs from the great Summer of '16 acts!
About the Musicians
Michael Bacon is an accomplished composer for film and television, with numerous awards to his credit. He is represented for film and television by First Artists Management. His recent film score projects include: ALL ABOUT ANN: Governor Richards Of The Lone Star State for HBO, MORGENTHAU for WNET/PBS by Dog Green Productions, The Buddha for PBS by David Grubin. Teddy: In His Own Words for HBO (Emmy Winner for HBO), Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words, Boy Interrupted (Sundance selection) for HBO, The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer for PBS, the theme for Bill Moyer's Journal, and African American Lives (1 and 2), This Emotional Life, Faces of America, and Rescuing Russia. He lives in New York City with his wife, Betsy, and son, Neil.
Alex Smith and the Mountain Sound
Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, in the heart of New York's Adirondack Park, and his music strives first and foremost to echo the people of that area. He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with grace while paying homage to the masters who came before him.
Dan Duggan, nationally touring performer and teacher, is rapidly being acknowledged as one of the finest dulcimer players and composers in the country. As recipient of the prestigious National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Dan's accomplishment, though based on technical merit, is even more considerable as he is the first winner to have performed all original compositions.
Peggy Lynn, singer, songwriter, and educator, brings an infectious enthusiasm to all her endeavors. With a sultry, yet powerful alto voice, Peggy gives a clear message of the passion underlying her songs. While her style and range give meaning and feeling to all her work, her most powerful message, her passion, is for the contributions and burdens of women. Peggy ranges from folksy to blues with equal ease, alone or harmonizing with others.
Dan Berggren's roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning musician and educator grew up on the land farmed by his mother's family for generations and has worked in the woods with forest ranger and survey crews. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Dan has developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains.
The Noncommittals won't commit to anything, except showing up at a gig, and possibly playing some great music. They call themselves "the world's best Junior High garage band" for good reason! ALL of them graduated Junior High and most of them have been in garages! They play R&B, Soul, Rock (Psychedelic, Classic, and British), Reggae and Light Opera (just kidding about that last one). They're committed to fun, with a capitol F.