Board members of the Freedom Park Foundation were all smiles Thursday as the foundation announced its 34-date 2013 summer schedule.
“It’s going to be a great, great season,” said Nell Burrows, president of Freedom Park Foundation.
Thursday was, as Scotia Mayor Kris Kastberg put it, “the official summer kickoff of the summer season for the village of Scotia.”
19: Hair of the Dog — celtic folk/rock
22: “Little Elvis” Paul Hunt
23: Music Company Orchestra — classical
26: Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band — pipe & drum
28: Summer of Doug — rock (music at 8 p.m., fireworks at dark)
30: The Lustre Kings — rockabilly
3: Funk Evolution
6: Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra
7: Capt Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers
10: Screaming Orphans — pop/celtic rock
11: Scotia-Glenville Community Band
13: Wild Adriatic — rock & soul
14: The Zucchini Brothers — children’s rock
17: Audiostars — party rock
20: Erin Harkes — singer/songwriter
21: The Route Fifty 5 — brass quintet
24: Sirsy — rock duo
25: Scotia-Glenville Community Band
27: Rattail Jimmy w/ Alan Payette — classic rock
28: Dyer Switch Band — bluegrass
31: Joey Thomas Big Band
3: Flame — rock
4: The Puppet People — children’s
7: Skeeter Creek — country
10: The Standard Clams — standard jazz
11: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
14: Schenectady Light Opera Company Presents “High School Musical”
15: Schenectady Light Opera Company Presents “High School Musical”
17: Schenectady Light Opera Company Presents “High School Musical”
18: The Wister Quartet — classical
21: The Refrigerators — party rock
24: Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra — polka
25: Brian Patneaude Quartet
28: Grand Central Station — party rock
Highlights on this year’s schedule are the Screaming Orphans, a pop-rock group from Dublin, Ireland, on July 10; Wild Adriatic, a rock and soul group, on July 13; Sirsy, a rock duo, on July 24; and a three-night performance by Schenectady Light Opera of “High School Musical” from Aug. 14-17.
The foundation also had other news Thursday: Bill Pytlovany, head of digital media for the foundation, announced the launching of its new website, www.freedomparkscotia.com.
Freedom Park Association worked with Elite Venture Media, a local company, in constructing the new website.
“It provides mainly information and gratitude and appreciation to the sponsors because we depend on the sponsors and our members,” said Pytlovany. “This way anybody who comes to the website will automatically see who our sponsors are, so they can do business with them and can thank them for coming down here.”
The website’s main use is to provide fans information about upcoming performances, along with background on the individual performers.
Freedom Park is located in the village alongside the Mohawk River, next to Jumpin’ Jack’s restaurant.