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Happy Birthday Scotia!!! This is the Village of Scotia’s Centennial Expert Option year and there will be lots of special events at Freedom Park to help celebrate. On Sunday afternoon, June 6th, Freedom Park will host a Centennial Family Picnic from 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Bring your own picnic basket and enjoy a Banjo Band at 2:00, the barbershop harmonies of the Electric City Chorus at 3:00, and dance to the Burnt Hills Big Band starting at 4:00 in the amphitheater. There will be a Centennial parade starting at 10:00am on Saturday, June 12th with post-parade festivities in Collins Park preceding the 7:00 pm Charlie Smith Blues concert on stage. The following Saturday, June 19th, Freedom Park will host the Centennial Block Party from 5:00 - 9:00 pm with two groups joining us for a 50’s Night - Jimmy and the PopTops band and an a’capella doo-wop group, The GTO’s.

In addition to expertoptions these big Centennial festivities, June in Freedom Park will include visits from Blues legend Ernie Williams, Doc Spring and friends, and The Burners UK. Want more? We have Story Telling, contemporary Christian and more blues from Vermont with the Nobby Reed Project. Still haven’t had enough? How about Hair of the Dog coming to Freedom Park for the first time? We haven’t even gotten to the Fireworks yet.

On Friday, July 2nd, the waterski show will start at 7:00 pm with Deja’ Blue on stage from 8:00 until the “rocket’s red glare” at dusk. Mike Seddon from Live Sound Inc will be making a guest appearance in the technical booth for this show. What a way to start the Holiday Weekend.

All of our expert options favorite groups are back for 2004. We also welcome a dozen new acts to the Freedom Park Stage. In addition to the six already mentioned, we are pleased to present the following: Martha Gallagher - the Adirondack harpist who was the guest star at Melodies of Christmas this year; the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company - an extremely talented troupe with great family appeal; the mellow jazz of Music by McIntosh; the Georgie Wonder Orchestra - terrific big band music; the incredible Kim Wilder fronting her new band Wylders; and the newly created Scotia Glenville Community Band lead by SGHS Music Director Allison Atchley.

There will be events every Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday on the Freedom Park Stage from June 6th through August 29th. All shows start at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted and go on rain or shine.

 

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