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Concert Season Continues

By Elizabeth Riggs

August continues to bring amazing concerts to the area. Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy a summer evening listening to live music under the setting sun and stars!

Ken Hardley

Monday, Aug. 7 through Friday, Aug. 11

Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca

As part of the Artist-in-Residence program, Allegany State Park Presents Ken Hardley, a musician, entertainer, and socialite from Upstate New York. A lifetime dedicated to restless explorations of a variety of musical and literary mediums makes Hardley a performer of broad musical taste and perspective. Whether hosting Rolling Hills Radio, fronting a band, emceeing an event, or playing solo, Ken Hardley creates a wry, edgy, warm funny, unpredictable, cerebral atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. Performance times will be posted in the weekly activity schedule available at the rental offices and on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark.

Allen Hopkins:

Irish American Music

Aug. 10 @ 7 p.m.

Cattaraugus County Museum, 9824 Route 16, Machias

Allen Hopkins is a folk musician, though his repertoire includes — American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary. Hopkins can play, with varying degrees of expertise, guitar, banjo, mandolins of all sizes, Autoharp, English concertina, harmonica, bass (acoustic and electric), Dobro, Appalachian dulcimer, ukulele, and other odd instruments from tiple to kalimba. Hopkins has participated in over a dozen recordings, and played many concerts, coffeehouses and regional festivals.

Sean Patrick McGraw

Aug. 14 – Aug. 18

Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca

As part of the Artist-in-Residence program, Allegany State Park Presents Sean Patrick McGraw, a singer and songwriter, and a WNY native who gained national recognition in 2004 as a semi-finalist on USA Network’s Nashville Star. Since then, McGraw has continued to perform as well as write songs that have been licensed by ESPN, recorded by major country artist—Montgomery Gentry, as well as others that have been placed on TV programs such as HBO’s True Blood and Sons of Anarchy. Performance times will be posted in the weekly activity schedule available at the rental offices and on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark.

Allegany State Park 9th Annual Beach Party

Aug. 18, 6-10 p.m.

Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca

Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area as Allegany State Park and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council team up once again for their 9th Annual Beach Party. This year’s beach party will feature opening performances from Keith James, Sean Patrick McGraw, and headliner Kevin McCarthy, a singer, songwriter and professional musician for over 16 years. For more information, check the Allegany State Park Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark.

Katy Weber

Aug. 21 – Aug. 25

Allegany State Park, 2373 ASP Route 1, Salamanca

As part of the Artist-in-Residents program, Allegany State Park Presents Katy Weber, a singer, songwriter, and teacher in the Hamburg Central School district. Weber performs at local coffeehouses and the Explore and More Children’s Play Museum, among others. Performance times will be posted in the weekly activity schedule available at the rental offices and on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark.

Jim Kimball: Music of WWI

Aug. 24 @ 7 p.m.

Cattaraugus County Museum, 9824 Route 16, Machias

As part of the 2017 Summer at the Stone House Event Series, Jim Kimball, a professor at SUNY Geneseo, will be giving a presentation and performances on “Music of WWI” at the Cattaraugus County Museum. This is a free event that is part of 2017’s Summer at the Stone House Event Series at the Stone House.

Olean Outdoor Festival

Aug. 25 from 8-11 p.m.

and Aug. 26 @ 7-11 p.m.

Bradner Stadium, 680 East State Street, Olean

As part of the weekend festivities, the Olean Outdoor Festival will feature live music on both Friday and Saturday nights, after days filled with food, crafts, comedians, fireworks, a river regatta, an archery competition, wine tastings, a best chicken wing contest, and more! Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 8-16, and free for kids under 8. For more information, visit the event’s website: www.oleanoutdoorfest.com. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Rehabilitation Center, Homecare and Hospice, St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, Make A Wish Buffalo, and several other local charities.

Donny & Marie Osmond

Saturday, Aug. 26 @ 7 p.m.

Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, 77 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca

Legendary 70s entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond are back with an unforgettable new stage show featuring all the remarkable singing and dancing the superstar duo are famous for. The brother and sister team, along with the rest of the Osmond children, have been entertaining audiences since their teenage days. Tickets start at $45 and are available on the casino website: www.senecaalleganycasino.com/events.

Craig Campbell

Thursday, Aug. 24

@ 7:30 p.m.

Good Times of Olean,

800 East State Street, Olean

Best known for chart-topping singles “Family Man,” “When I Get It,” “Keep Them Kisses Comin’” and “Outskirts of Heaven,” Craig Campbell is one of country music’s rising stars. First launching onto the country music scene in 2011, Campbell’s prior work has earned him comparisons to country greats Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Clint Black, and has had songs he’s written cut by Garth Brooks himself. Campbell will bring his talents to Olean as the fifth act in the Nashville Nights concert series at Good Times of Olean. Tickets are available at the front desk for $25.

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