Ballard Park Performance Pavilion, on the shores of Lake Champlain - home of the Westport Community Concerts

2019 Summer Concert Series

Thursday evenings at 7:00pm

July 11, 2019: Mango Jam

For 28 years, Mango Jam has been entertaining crowds and celebrating the Zydeco and Cajun sounds of Louisiana! The six piece dance band hails from Burlington, Vermont and plays straight-ahead Zydeco, Cajun, Caribbean and a little bit of blues. They even played for Senator Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Announcement event in May of 2015. More about Mango Jam.

July 18, 2019: Brewflies Revenge

Brewflies Revenge is a quintet of world class instrumentalists playing original compositions with elements borrowed from jazz, caribbean, and traditional fiddle styles. Their work also includes covers of some of the great American songwriters including Bob Dylan, Stephen Foster, and Randy Newman.

July 25, 2019: HEARD

HEARD is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvising together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond. Their debut CD Karibu reached #15 on the WorldJazz charts and 2018's daring Flyway is similarly garnering much critical acclaim. Energetic and upbeat, Heard will open your ears and hearts - and get you up and dancing! More about HEARD.

August 1, 2019: Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark is a Nashville recording artist (originally from Lake George), independently making a name for himself in the music industry. He released his first original EP titled Take a Chance and has a new popular single called Show Me How has almost a half a million streams on Spotify. More about Ryan Clark.

August 8, 2019: Meadowmount School of Music

These exceptional young classical musicians come together in the Adirondacks for summer training toward a professional career in music. A string ensemble will play classical repertoire such as Mozart and Vivaldi as the evening summer breeze and meteor showers complete the stage set. More about Meadowmount School of Music.

August 15, 2019: Swale

Based in Vermont, Swale is a fearless outfit begun in 2002 that rolls the dice—musically speaking—with each catchy, bewitching track. They blend the best elements from various genres—including country, soul, indie rock, and pop—to create evocative, edgy sounds that stick in the brain like barbed wire. All four members sing and all four members possess sublime voices that compliment each other across the 15 stellar tracks that comprise the band’s latest offering, There’s No One Here. More about Swale.

August 22, 2019: Joe McGinness

Joe McGinness is currently one of country music’s best kept secrets with his creative, catchy songwriting and energetic performance skills that rival many of his industry peers. Growing up in the Champlain Valley of Vermont and Upstate NY, Joe was introduced to music at a very young age by his family. Through many years of playing music professionally, Joe has crafted his own unique blend of Country Music. His most recent single A Better Man, which was co-written and produced by Kent Slucher (drummer for Luke Bryan), made the iTunes Top 100 Country Releases Chart. More about Joe McGinness.

 

Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from Cloudsplitter Foundation, Essex County Arts Fund, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Rogers-Carroll Family Foundation, Chazy Westport Communications, and many generous supporters. Farm fresh meals available from DaCy Meadow Farm.