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Bruce Express operates on Saturdays

Milford — The Cooperstown Blues Express presents Parlor Cats on Saturday, August 20th.

According to media releases, The Parlor Cats are a hard-hitting Chicago blues party band from Binghamton.

Boarding begins at Milford Depot at 6:30 PM and the train leaves the station at 7:00 PM. For customers over 21, a full cash bar allows him to ride for 3 hours.

For more information, call 607-353-8030 and visit

Festivals featuring duos

COOPERSTOWN — Guitarist Gigi and violinist Dambi Um, two young virtuosos well known for their respective instruments, will join the Cooperstown Summer at the Otesaga Resort Hotel on Lake Street in Cooperstown on Monday, August 22nd at 7pm. A duo performance as part of a music festival. 24 seasons.

According to media releases, the duo presents a genre-spanning program of works by Corelli, Paganini, Piazzolla and Ella Fitzgerald in performances designed to expand the audience’s conception of each instrument’s capabilities.

Festival founder and artistic director Linda Chesis said in a release that the performance offers something different. It’s a rare opportunity for these two of her finest musicians to join forces.

“These are two strong performers on stage as a duo, an incredibly intimate format,” says Chesis. “You’ll see a side of these two that you can’t see anywhere else.”

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students and children. These can be purchased in advance online at or by calling Purplepass Tickets (800-316-8559) and selecting option 1. There is a $2 service charge for each phone order.

Spectators must present proof of vaccination, including required booster shots for those who qualify.

Sunday concert set

Jefferson — Real Time The Dixieland Band will be playing at the Bandstand at Jefferson Town Green on Sunday, August 21 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

According to media releases, the 7-piece band will play an all-time favorite program.

Hosted by the Jefferson Historical Society, the concert will be followed by an ice cream social with ice cream provided by Stewart. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs.

Evening with Strings…Heart Strings

MIDDLEBURGH — The Heartstrings Project evening will take place on Saturday, August 20th at 7pm at the Walt Whitman Books at 304 Main St. in Middleburg.

According to media releases, the Heartstrings Project is an indie folk and Americana group living in the woods of New York’s Hudson Valley. Its members are Luke Wigodny, Marina Pires, Nissa Grant and Samuel Kiggins.

With cellos, violins, guitars, and vocals, the group balances craftsmanship, moving between harmonies and creating landscapes of varying textures, from fantastical cinematic ballads to traditional stomping folk songs. .

Numbered seats are limited to 22 seats. $18 tickets can be purchased in person at W. Whitman Books during normal business hours or at using a credit/debit card.

Proof of COVID double vaccination is required at the door for entry. Face masks are optional.

Midweek recital on tap

Hobart — The Organ Recital will take place on Wednesday 24th August at 6pm at the Hobart Presbyterian Church Sanctuary on Maple Street, Hobart. Performing is organist Eddie Chen, a native of New York City and a student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School.

According to media releases, Zheng has performed in cities across North America, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York and several times in Beijing, China.

In addition to his studies, Zheng is the Artist-in-Residence of St. Ignatius at Antioch Episcopal Church in New York City.

He plays Hobart Church’s MP Möller pipe organ, installed in 1914 and restored in 1979. His performances include works by Bach, Vivaldi.

Originally scheduled for May, the postponed event will also feature Stanford vocalist Heather Waltz and pianist and Juilliard student Yulan Ji.

Country band to perform

LICHFIELD SPRINGS — The Riley Lamb Band will perform country music at Spring Park on US Route 20 in Litchfield Springs on Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm as part of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Litchfield Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. will play

The 15-year-old Otsego County teenage girl is a recording artist from Nashville, according to media releases. She started playing the guitar at the age of eight, and a year later she began singing while playing. For two years he performed at fairs, festivals and parties. By the time he was 11, he had his own band. He and his band average 60 shows a year.

play to read

COOPERSTOWN — Read the play The Venetian and talk back with playwright Matt Burbot on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 PM in the Fenimore Art Museum amphitheater.

According to media releases, in “The Venetian”, the Moorish general Othello wants to give his beloved Desdemona a beautiful, secret wedding befitting him, but that means borrowing money. Unfortunately for him, the Jewish moneylender Shylock has spent far too long among the dreaded people of Venice to see this marriage as nothing more than a death sentence for Othello. However, unbeknownst to Shylock, his daughter has begun an illicit love affair, and the whole world could collapse on their heads. Tragedy’s crossover, The Venetian, uses two classic outsiders to question the true meaning of immigration, assimilation, national identity, and acceptance.

Admission to play readings is free with a suggested donation. For more information, visit

Art & Music Double Header

STAMFORD — “Wild Portraits,” a humorous animal exhibit by local artist Alejandra Castaneda, opens Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at Headwaters Arts Center, 66 Main Street, Stamford. increase. It will be followed by a 7pm performance featuring Uncle Shake at Veterans Memorial Park. For more information, visit event sponsor or call 607-326-7908.