Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Join us for our final concert of the summer!

A change of plans….Unfortunately, The Ray Sikora Band is unable to join us for our final concert of the summer. 

We are happy to announce that we have found a new band! 

   The Acoustic Wolves will perform our August concert  
  and close out the 2013 Summer Concert Series!   

The Acoustic Wolves, George and Jeff, will be playing many of your summertime favorites as well as many other songs that you are sure to recognize. Come join us on the beach at Lake Marcia and sing along!

The Acoustic Wolves
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Lake Marcia Beach Area
High Point State Park
6 pm - 8 pm

In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Please remember to bring your own chairs!

The summer concert series at High Point State Park is FREE, but donations of $5 per adult are appreciated. 

Seating at Lake Marcia Beach Area is lawn seating. Please bring your own blankets and chairs. All concerts are family friendly events.

Concessions are available at the beach. Picnicking is encouraged. Alcohol is prohibited. 

Park entrance fees apply before 4 pm and will be charged at the gate. 

See you on the mountain!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Welcome Emish!

Please join us as we welcome the Celtic Rock band Emish to the Friends of High Point State Park 2013 Summer Concert Series!

Saturday, July 20, 2013
6 pm - 8 pm
Lake Marcia Beach

(In the event of rain, concert will take place in the HPSP Interpretive Center) 

Emish, 2013 promo pic
New York natives, Emish, have forged their own Americana folk rock sound by colliding a background of Irish, rock, and folk influences. This independent, power-folk band initially found success in a grassroots manner. Supported by their local and dedicated fan base, Emish has repeatedly been voted the "Best Band of the Hudson Valley", including the 2012 title. Since it's inception in 2005, the group has grown to include support from the national stage as well. Their high energy, live performances and distinct sound have catapulted Emish to be a sought-out headlining act at major festivals and concerts across the US, including the likes of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Folk & Irish festivals, as well as, the more intimate setting of theaters or small concert settings.

In Emish's fourth album, the group ventured further into the Americana movement focusing on their original songs written by award winning front man, Bobby Curreri, while highlighting the bands multi-instrumentalists Christy Brown and Jen Curreri on fiddle, flute, cello, accordion, trumpet and whistle and rounding out the sounds with powerful rhythm of bass and Andrew Hulle on percussion. With the anticipated release of this album, which was completely funded by their fan base, it will be more evident than ever why one of the largest US festivals, Irish 2000 has quoted Emish as a "Force to be reckoned with", while the NY based IPH radio station awarded the first annual "Mighty Craic Award" to Emish. Bobby Curreri has also been named as the"Best Singer/Songwriter" of both 2011 and 2012 while the full band took home "Best Band" for the fourth year.”

Bobby Curreri - Guitar, Lead Vocal, Song Writer
Jen Curreri - Vocals, Trumpet, flute, Whistle
Christy Brown - Fiddle
Andrew Hulle - Drums, Percussion

2007 - This Light
2008 - One More Round
2011 - Sinners Make the Best Saints
2013 - Sparkle

Discover more about Emish on their website

The summer concert series at High Point State Park is FREE, but a suggested donation of $5 or more per adult is appreciated. All concerts will take place on the beach at Lake Marcia and run from 6 pm to 8 pm. In the event of rain, concerts will take place in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Bring your own blankets and chairs. All concerts are family friendly events. Picnicking is encouraged, but alcohol is prohibited. Concessions will be available. Park entrance fees apply before 4 pm. 

The concert series will come to a close on Saturday, August 17, with beach party tunes performed by the Ray Sikora Band.

The Friends of High Point State Park have brought many musicians to the mountain over the years through their summer concert series and other special events. It is with great pride that the Friends of High Point State Park present their first compilation CD, “Music on the Mountain: Performers at High Point State Park,” which features sixteen songs by groups and individuals who have generously shared their musical talents in performances at High Point State Park. The “Music on the Mountain” CD may be purchased for $10 at the High Point State Park office and Friends of High Point State Park events.

We hope to see you on the mountain this summer!