'On the Lawn' series at the Lycian Centre heats up

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:49

Sugar Loaf, N.Y. — The Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the line-up for it’s 7th annual “On the Lawn” free summer concert series with a diverse selection of impressive musical talent. Next Thursday, July 21, the United States Military Academy Jazz Knights from West Point will once again grace the outdoor stage. The Jazz Knights, in their top-notch style, will perform big band favorites, original compositions and popular music and arrangements for jazz ensemble. On July 28, join Still Surfin’ for their phenomenal five-part harmonies. This incredible Beach Boys tribute band tours nationally and rocked the Lycian concert series in 200? As an added treat, major sponsor Cheeseburger in Paradise will be on site offering their famous cheeseburgers and (non-alcoholic) signature drink, “Island Paradise.” The musical fun continues in August. On Aug. 4, Mark Gamsjager and The Lustre Kings takes to the stage for the first time at the Lycian. The powerhouse Albany, N.Y., combo has wowed crowds from Manhattan to Seattle and all points in between. They capture the spirit of the Rockabilly and Sun Studios era and they do it with uncommon fervor, commitment and flair. On Aug. 11, The Greyhounds and Offshoots will share the stage. The Greyhounds will rock the night with upbeat 50s and 60s rock n’ roll, rockabilly and beat music. Offshoots describe their music style as “a rockin’ groove; exploring new frontiers while embracing the roots of rock n’ roll.” Annie and the Hedonists bring a blend of acoustic blues, jazz, swing, old time and bluegrass on Aug. 18. Led by Annie Rosen, Annie and the Hedonists go back to the roots of folk music and coffeehouse crooners with skillfully arranged covers of timeless songs from many genres. The series finale will feature two bands, Nailed Shutt and Free Shrimp Band on Aug. 25. Nailed Shutt is a classic rock, reggae, and jam band. Free Shrimp Band blends rock, country, blues and soul. The night will bring lots of favorite music tracks to give the summer an amazing rock n’ roll send off. Concerts are on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. They are held on the front lawn of the Lycian Centre and are free to the public. Concert goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, family and friends. Refreshments will also be available on site. During inclement weather concerts will be moved indoors, at the discretion of the management. For more information about the concert series contact the box office at 845-469-2287 or visit www.lyciancentre.com.