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Historical Society Summer Concerts on the Waterfront 2018 

“The World on a String”

Now in our 34th Year! Overlooking sparkling Lake Ontario and Black River Bay, Concerts on the Waterfront Series is hosted by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society every Sunday afternoon from June 24th through September 2nd, 3:00 until 5:00, at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.  Pack a picnic, bring a lawn chair, gather up your friends and come enjoy the music!

Rain site is the Sackets Harbor United Presbyterian Church, unless otherwise posted.

June 24           Sacci Big Band  The area’s best known big band with swinging music and vocals. Hear the music of Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s

July 1               * Peter Salaff String Quartet Four young members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra help us celebrate strings with classical and modern pieces. Children’s String Program: learn to play the nose flute!

July 8                * Stu Fuchs & Sarah Carlisle Ukulele master and virtuoso, minstrel delights with world music and fun instruments

July 15              Beartracks Banjo, Dobro, Guitar, Vocals and Fiddle make this a Bluegrass String Festival

July 22               Atlas  A big, brassy party band from Syracuse. Dance on the Battlefield to great 20th century hits from Motown, and Earth Wind and Fire

July 29               The Mosaic Foundation Six-piece authentic reggae and roots band from the Finger Lakes

August 5           10th Mountain Division Band  Professional soldier-musicians play a wide range of music, inspiring soldiers and citizens of the North Country

August 12         Annie in the Water  High-energy, Vermont-based acoustic rock band comes home. NOTE: The rain site for this concert is the Sackets Harbor Ballroom on West Main St. in the village.

August 19          The Kathy Sommer Project  Five of NNY’s finest musicians showcasing the violin in a musical melange of jazz, Latin and world genres.

August 26           Chloe Watkinson: Tribute to Women in the Blues  Chloe’s powerful voice sings a tribute to Women in the Blues, with five of the best soul, rock, and jazz musicians from Toronto.

September 2     DeSantis Orchestra  Syracuse’s premier big band brings great music and vocals of the last 40 years

Concerts on the Waterfront is sponsored by the Watertown Savings Bank, Davidson GM Supercenter, and Davidson Nissan, and local businesses and organizations, and music-loving individuals and groups, as well as our weekly Pass the Hat.

* Select Concerts made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the The New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the St Lawrence County Arts Council.




New Music Program! Coming on Saturday, September 15th, from Noon until 6:00 p.m., the Sackets Harbor Historical Society announces our own “Porch Music Fest,” a part of the National Porch Music program.

Click on the forms below for more information and to access printable forms to sign up as a musician, event volunteer, or to become a Porch Music Host.

Sackets Porch Music Fest -Venue FAQ and registration

Musician FAQ and registration

Sackets Porch Music Fest – flyer