LAKE GEORGE — The LGD/50 Summer Concert Series continues tonight with a performance by Warren Haynes.
The Grammy Award-winning guitarist and vocalist is a prolific songwriter and producer who is known both for his solo work, and for his work with the Allman Brothers Band, Gov.’t Mule and the Dead. Gates at the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45.
Following that, Get The Led Out heads to the Commons for a three-night celebration of “The Mighty Zep.”
The acclaimed Philadelphia-based band will bring the music of Led Zeppelin to life from Friday to Sunday. Each of the performances will include two sets, with a different setlist each night. Capital Region musician Rich Ortiz will perform opening sets on Friday and Saturday, while Wild Adriatic will kick off the evening on Sunday. The latter show will also include Independence Day fireworks.
Get The Led Out consists of six veteran musicians who recreate Led Zeppelin songs, with a strong focus on the band’s earlier years. They also perform deeper cuts that were seldom performed live. The weekend of shows will include an acoustic set of Zeppelin favorites like “Tangerine” and the “Battle of Evermore,” featuring guest singer Dianna DeSantis.
“Led Zeppelin are sort of the classical composers of the rock era,” said lead vocalist Paul Sinclair. “I believe 100 years from now they will be looked at as the Bach or Beethoven of our time. As cliché as it sounds, their music is timeless.”
Gates open each evening at 5:30 p.m. with music starting at 6:30 p.m. Single-person general admission tickets, as well as four or six-person pod tickets, are on sale. For more information visit adkmusicfest.com/LGD50.
Free Wednesday concerts
The Lake George Arts Project is slated to bring back its Summer Concert Series in July and August, featuring free concerts on Wednesday nights at the Shepherd Park Amphitheater.
It starts off on July 21, featuring a performance by Robanic with the Caribbean Sound. The four-piece band performs reggae, traditional rock-steady, ska, calypso and more.
The following week, on July 28, Johnny Cash tribute artist Harold Ford will perform. Ford, who grew up in the foothills between Berkshire and the Green Mountains, started singing at an early age and has cultivated a voice and storytelling abilities similar reminiscent of Cash.
Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra are up next on Aug. 4. The 12-piece orchestra is well-known in the Capital Region for performing a blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bomba, plena and Latin Jazz.
The Dylan Perrillo Orchestra takes the stage the following week on Aug. 11. Based in Albany, the orchestra contains a six-piece horn section, violin, vocalist and rhythm section. It performs American music from 1890-1950, with a focus on the 1920s.
Then, on Aug. 18, The Stony Creek Band brings a mix of rock, folk, country and bluegrass to the series. Performing for more than 40 years, the band has remained a popular music group in the northeast.
Mark Gamsjager & The Lustre Kings round out the series on Aug. 25. The Lustre Kings brings a modern take on the reverb-drive sounds of early rock and incorporates country and blues.
Every show starts at 7 p.m. For more information visit lakegeorgearts.org.
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