FREE Concert on Floating Stage to Feature Barbershop Harmony

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Outdoor summer concert performances on Lily Dale Assembly’s floating stage will conclude with a performance by the Harmony Production Company Quartet on Sun., Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public as a gift to the community from Lily Dale Assembly.

The Harmony Production Company quartet is a barbershop harmony quartet consisting of David Lewis singing tenor, Dan McLaughlin singing lead, David King singing bass and George Jarrell singing baritone. The quartet is the 2016 District Senior Quartet Champion. The group’s performance will feature three distinct sets of music (patriotic/gospel, doo wop and traditional barbershop) all performed in the style of barbershop harmony.

Lily Dale’s floating stage was built in the early 1990s and donated to the Lily Dale Assembly by the Lily Dale Fine Arts Council, a group of volunteers who planned and coordinated a summer concert series on the stage for more than a decade. The stage was rebuilt five years ago by Lily Dale Assembly and is anchored in Cassadaga Lake behind Lily Dale’s Leolyn Hotel. This will be a relaxing and enjoyable evening of music in a great location on the shores of beautiful Cassadaga Lake.

“Lily Dale Assembly attracts a significant portion of its summer visitors from communities in the area,” says Lily Dale Assembly Executive Director Susan Glasier. “This concert is our way of saying thank you to those communities.” There is no charge for admission; concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets or to come by boat.

This event is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.