Concert on the Canal – 06-18-15

Tonight kicked off this year’s Concerts on the Canal series. Every Thursday until August 13th there will be a free concert right there on the canal at the end of Platt Street behind the fire department and Village Hall in good ole Albion, NY. Just come, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the music! Tonight, the Albion Merchants Association sponsored a Chicken BBQ and the Fire Department had hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. From now on, the Fire Department will continue to have the hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks available – all at a reasonable price! Scan down after the photos for the line up of bands scheduled for the season.

It was a perfect night to be out enjoying the weather with the temperature about 72 or so, a nice gentle breeze, and just enough sun to keep it warm, but not hot – there was a possible thunderstorm forecast, but we didn’t see any signs of it, except for a passing dingy cloud or two! The band for the kick off concert was the Dady Brothers playing bluegrass, folk, and Irish tunes. Mom and I went for the Chicken BBQ and enjoyed a gorgeous evening sitting on the bank of the canal before I had to leave to attend a meeting.

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Nice size crowd listening to the Dady Brothers

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Hey, there’s the right idea – pull up in your boat, dock, and enjoy the music without having to lug along a lawn chair or blanket……

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The first bay is the fire dept grilling hamburgers and hot dogs…..down at the third bay is the Albion Merchants Assoc serving up Chicken BBQ!!!

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You know I can’t be near the canal without snapping a photo of it – here is a tug and a cabin barge docked on the north side of the canal right across from the band stand!

Sooooooo – come out and enjoy some summer music and see who you can run into to talk to. The music plays from 6:00-8:00 every Thursday evening. Here is the planned line up of bands for this season:

  • June 18 – Dady Brothers
  • June 25 – Triple Play Band
  • July 2 – The Who Dats
  • July 9 – Creek Band
  • July 16 – Jonesie & The Cruisers
  • July 23 – The Lonely Ones
  • July 30 – The Dirty White Boys
  • Aug 6 – Julie Dunlap & High Maintenance
  • Aug 23 – TBA

Sponsored by the Village of Albion. Other sponsors include Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, Albion Agencies, Hazy Jade Gift Shop, and Jim Babcock Construction.

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