South 79 to perform on Cassadaga Lakes’ Floating Stage

Submitted Photo South 79 will perform on Cassadaga Lake’s Floating Stage on June 30 from 5-7 p.m.

CASSADAGA — Cassadaga Lakes Concert Series is hosting the award-winning bluegrass band, South 79, on June 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. The floating stage is located at Cassadaga Beach, Park Ave, Cassadaga.

South 79 is an award winning Eastern Ohio based traditional bluegrass band. The band’s unique sound blends the combination of original, contemporary, country, and bluegrass music.

Hershel Blevins (on Dobro), founding member from Ashtabula OH, spent time touring with the King of Bluegrass Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys, before starting his own family band The Blevins Brothers and later South 79.

John McNaughton (on Bass) from Six Nations, Ontario is an award winning vocalist, winning Ontario’s Male Top Vocalist of the Year Award, and has spent time touring with other Ontario based bands.

Scott Pearson (on Mandolin/Fiddle) from Warren, PA is a highly awarded musician winning many competitions and state titles on Mandolin, Guitar, and Fiddle, and is also a Nashville recording artist.

Mitch Meaders (on Banjo) from Cortland, OH is a master at almost every bluegrass instrument, and is an accomplished studio musician on Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar and Bass.

Toby Hammond (on Guitar) from Dewittville, NY is a Nashville recording artist, and also spends time filling in with other bands as much as possible.

Come by boat or bring a chair or blanket. Bring a picnic or purchase your food and drink from the Citizens for a Better Cassadaga. You won’t want to miss this concert! This concert is sponsored by a Tri-County Arts Council Grant and the Blue Oar Guesthouse.

In case of inclement weather, this concert will be held at the American Legion Post 1280 at 228 Maple Ave. or the Community Building on 22 Mill St.