Colton Riverside Gazebo Performance on July 10 Features Fat River Kings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 29, 2012
FROM: Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee
CONTACT: Ruth McWilliams (315-262-2450; ruth@catamountlodge.com)

The second performance in the summer series of Colton Riverside Gazebo Performances will be held Tuesday, July 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm featuring a genre-hopping American roots band based in Long Lake known as the Fat River Kings. The three-member group led by Steve Signell specializes in unique arrangements of covers as well as original music in tight three-part harmonies. Steve Signell, Brian Beaudin and Jason Hall draw upon a wide range of musical styles including rock, country, celtic, bluegrass, reggae and more.

The series of performances, weather permitting, is being held at the Gazebo behind the Museum at 95 Main Street in the hamlet of Colton overlooking the Raquette River. The Museum is located next to the Zion Episcopal Church and across the street from the Town Office. The rain location is the town’s large covered Pavilion on Sugar Bush Lane in the hamlet of South Colton next to Swift Field. Signs will be posted if the performance is moved from the Gazebo to the Pavilion.

Audience participants should bring their own chairs or blankets for sitting on the lawn in front of the Gazebo (or on the concrete floor in the Pavilion if moved). Volunteers will be on hand to assist people if desired. The Colt’s Pride Booster Club will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts and drinks at reasonable prices before and during the performance to support extracurricular activities at the Colton-Pierrepont Central School. And bathroom facilities will be open to the public during the performance.

There is no charge to attend the Gazebo Performances showcasing singers and musicians from places along the Raquette River as the series is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council. Donations will be accepted at each performance to support the performances as well as other town tourism and beautification activities; and a special drawing of artwork featuring the Gazebo by local artist Judy Filarecki will be held at each performance as a fundraising activity.

More information about the performances and other summer activities is available on the town website (www.townofcolton.com) and from town tourism and beautification coordinator Ruth McWilliams (315-262-2450; ruth@catamountlodge.com).

Photo: The Fat River Kings of Long Lake will perform its genre-bending roots music for the 21st century on Tuesday, July 10 starting at 6:30 pm on the Gazebo grounds along Main Street in Colton. The three member group includes (left to right) Brian Beaudin, Jason Hall and Steve Signell.

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