Angola gazebo concerts set

The summer 2018 Angola Park & Gazebo Committee Concert schedule has been completed. The concert series is held at the Gazebo in Angola’s Centennial Park. The summer lawn chair concert series was established in 1983. The community is thanked for 36 years of support.

The opening concert on Wednesday, June 20 is Creek Bend, featuring authentic American mountain music. Local residents, the Panfil Brothers, are members of this group. The evening is sponsored by the Lake Shore Central Teachers Association.

The second concert will open on June 27 featuring Peter Ciraolo: All Star Big Band, an 18 piece professional group that has been well received at the park in the past. The evening will see Sinatra vocals presented as part of the program. The performance is sponsored by Goya Foods Great Lakes and the American Musicians Union.

On July 4, 23 Skidoo will offer Bourbon Street Style music with a Yankee Doodle Twist to the show. Jayd Molner is featured on trumpet with the group. “Friends” of the Village are sponsoring the concert.

July 11 will see The Erie County Wind Ensemble, a 40 member band present the program. Many of the members of the group are professional musicians and/or music teachers in public and private schools throughout Western New York. The Newcomb-Long Post #928 of the American Legion will Post the Colors at the opening of the concert and the band will follow the posting with the Star Spangled Banner.

On July 18, the Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra from the Lancaster Schools will make their second appearance at the park. They are so popular that they have to be booked over a year in advance! TOPS Friendly Markets – Angola Store is sponsoring the evening.

On July 25, Cahal Dunne from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be featured at the park. He is billed as an “Irish Piano Man” and puts on a fast moving, high energy performance. He plays a winter circuit in Florida each year and is very popular throughout the Northeast and yes, in Ireland. Cahal’s return to Angola is sponsored by the Evans Township Lions Club and the Angola Park and Gazebo Committee.

On Aug. 1, Josie Waverly, billed as “A Country Star from Hilton, New York,” will be back at the Gazebo following several years of absence. One time when she was in Angola, she stayed overnight in Western New York and opened the Erie County Grandstand Show for country star Sawyer Brown. Josie’s return is sponsored by Evans Bank and The Evans Agency.

On Aug. 8, The Rustic Ramblers, a four piece true country music band, will present the program. They have been well received throughout Western New York and came recommended by a weekly concert attender and as a group we should invite to Angola. The evening is sponsored by Shultz & Company Hardware and Appliances, Angola’s Oldest Business established in 1861.

The Formula Band billed as Buffalo’s Best Italian Band, will be at the park Aug. 15. They present a wide variety of Italian music, older tunes and current music; some of which they obtained while touring Italy and Sicily a few years ago. The evening is sponsored by Chiavetta’s Catering and Chicken Barbecue.

On Aug. 22, Buffalo Jazz and Swing featuring show tunes, big band music and vocals will be at the park. This is the band that was featured in the movie “The Natural” that was filmed in Buffalo in 1984. FlexOVit USA with support from the American Musicians Union is sponsoring the evening.

The closing concert on Aug. 29 will see the popular German show band The Frankfurters at the park. They present a wide variety of German music from traditional “Beer Garden” tunes to popular German dance music and a variety of special presentations including 13 foot long wooden Alpine horn selections, a variety of bells and just about everything one could imagine that they picked up from an extensive Southern German, Switzerland and Austrian tour a few years ago. The concert is sponsored by the Lake Shore Federal Credit Union.

The rain location for the concerts will continue to be the New Angola Theater on North Main Street, which is made available through the cooperation of SASi (Claddagh). Arrangements are under way for food service at the park each week and the ice cream man has in the past stopped each week.

Members of the Park & Gazebo Committee hold a spring cleanup at the park each year. The Village of Angola Department of Public Works, under the supervision of Raymond Ashton, attends to the weekly maintenance of the park facility. The concert series is coordinated and produced by the 14 member Angola Park & Gazebo Committee in cooperation with the Angola Village Board.

Improvements at the park this year include the complete repainting of the Gazebo, the removal and replacement of a dead ash tree, treating three remaining ash trees to preserve them for as long as possible, and the installation of 17 new LED light fixtures for the stage of the Gazebo. The re-lighting project is in cooperation with National Grid and their Lime Energy associates. The new lighting will save the Village $300 per year in light bulb and electric power cost.

Concert times are 7 to 9 p.m. Handicapped parking is available off Center Street.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and plan to enjoy the 36TH SEASON OF CONCERTS in the Gazebo at Angola’s Centennial Park, which is in the block behind the Post Office.

For information as to the use of Centennial Park and the William G. Houston Gazebo for weddings, special programs and events, contact the Angola Village Hall at 549-1126.

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