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Sherman’s Revival Series: Red, White, Blues & Bluegrass (& Fireworks!)

July 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Celebrate our country’s Independence with a Blues & Bluegrass festival at Sherman’s! There’s no better place than Sherman’s Amusement Park to spend July 4th weekend with your family and friends enjoying live music. Plus enjoy Fireworks at the waterfront made possible by Vroomans Hotel, Canada Lake Store & Marine, Campers Corner Store, and Ruby & Quiri.

This event is free and open to the public with donations appreciated.

This event’s Fireworks are made possible by the generous support of Vroomans Hotel, Canada Lake Store & Marine, Campers Corner Store, and Ruby & Quiri.


Sherman’s Revival Series: Red, White, Blues & Bluegrass (& Fireworks!)
Friday, July 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Sherman’s Amusement Park
Bath Ave, Caroga Lake, NY 12032

Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor
Folk duo Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor earned national recognition as co-lead singers and primary songwriters of the O’Connor Band, a group they co-founded along with O’Connor’s father, seven-time CMA Award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor. They wrote the majority of the band’s first album, Coming Home, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums Chart and won a GRAMMY Award in 2017.

Both independently and as part of the O’Connor Band, Lee and O’Connor have collaborated with Paul Simon, Zac Brown, Kenny Loggins, Clint Black, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, and many others. Their music has accumulated more than half a million streams on Spotify, and they have performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and Fenway Park, as well as some of the most prominent festivals and performing arts centers around the country.

Dealt The Blues
An eclectic mix of blues and rock ’n’ roll, from Willie Dixon to Muddy Waters, and Elmore James to Robert Johnson, as well as all the hits by your favorite classic groups. We keep the dance floor full and the audience energized!

Insolent Willies 
The Insolent Willies play a boisterous blend of acoustic roots-rock, sort of like if Jerry Garcia’s plumber hooked up with Bob Marley’s hairdresser, they had a baby who grew up listening to old Johnny Cash records, then later in life that kid went into a pet store and bought a monkey and taught it to drink Irish whiskey, smoke cigars and play the fiddle, then that monkey met some other cantankerous creatures who played bass, drums, banjo, accordion and guitar and they started playing for people with good taste and everybody liked it and they all lived happily ever after… The Insolent Willies are led by Mohawk Valley singer-songwriters Bill Ackerbauer and Frank DeVer Pullen. They play shows as an acoustic duo, or as a full band with the likes of Paul Gavry (accordion, fiddle) and Dave Tower (drums), and occasionally Mike Gowans (guitar) and Tom Russo (keys, percussion). The Insolent Willies draw inspiration from all over the musical map, and their shows feature original songs as well as covers spanning rock, blues, vintage country, reggae, soul, pub songs and more.

Durey Creek Bluegrass Band
Durey Creek Bluegrass Band gets its name from a stream in Fulton County, NY, that flows by the North Bush United Methodist Church, where the band originated.

Nancy Purcell, vocals
Jeff Nasadoski, banjo
Marilyn Fegley, rhythm guitar
Bob Zink, bass






July 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sherman’s Park
W Caroga Lake Shore Road
Caroga Lake, NY 12032 United States
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