GOOD LISTENING — The Springville Jazz Orchestra entertained the crowd in Fiddler’s Green Park on Thursday, Aug. 22. File photo from the August 24, 2013 issue of the Springville Journal.
SPRINGVILLE—The Fiddler's Green Park summer concert series is set to feature performances from a wide range of musical genres. “We have a little bit of everything,” said Concord Town Supervisor, Gary Eppolito. “Mostly country music, but we’ll have everything, bluegrass, Irish music, oldies, pop rock, we try and mix it up.” The concert series is co-sponsored by the town of Concord and the village of Springville.
Paul Zittel & Pure Country kick off the series on Sunday June 8, at 3 p.m., as part of the Dairy Festival. The Paul Zittel Band features country music to the likes of Merle Haggard, George Strait, Johnny Cash and other classic icons.
Regular concerts will be held on Thursdays through- out the summer, starting at 6:30 p.m. On June 12 The Kokomo Time Band will bring a tropical-oldies sound to the park playing classic beach, Tex Mex and oldie favorites. The following week NY Rockin’ Revue switches up the beat by performing classic pop and rock songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and now. On June 26, the park will feature big band sounds of Buffalo Silver Band.
The following Friday on July 4, Paul Zittel & Pure Country returns, this time at the Town Park starting at 5:30 p.m., playing until the holiday firework show.
On Thursday, July 10, one of the more popular acts will be in town, with the traditional country act of Gene Hilts & the Rustic Ramblers. “Gene Hilts is very popular, they’re one of the groups we have every year,” said Eppolito. Another crowd favorite, The Springville Jazz Orchestra will perform the following week on July 17.
Paul Zittel & Pure Country will be back for a third time on July 24, and on July 31, The Road Runners will close out the month playing classic oldies hits from the 50s and 60s, which have landed the group multiple Buffalo Music Award nominations.
In August, the Mercantile Musicians will be performing country and bluegrass, giving Fiddler’s Green its namesake. Bluegrass on the seventh provides a great intro to the Irish sounds of the Blarney Bunch, on August 14.
The concert series wraps up where it started with traditional country performances from Craig Wilkins & Western New Yorkers on August 21 and Country Memories performing on the August 28.
Fiddlers Green Park is located on the corner of Buffalo Street and Franklin Street in Springville. The concerts will go on rain or shine. In case of inclement weather the performance will be moved to the Concord Town Hall.