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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Park Circle Music Fest coming to Angelica


On Saturday June 11, 2016 Angelica Community Radio, Inc. will sponsor the inaugural “Park Circle Music Fest” featuring sixteen concerts in numerous musical styles at four venues on Park Circle in Angelica, NY – “The Town Where History Lives”. 
A $10 day-pass includes up to eight concerts, with each venue just a leisurely stroll from the next.  Each musician will perform multiple sets, so that guests can choose to experience all eight groups simply by moving from venue to venue between sets.
This year’s extraordinary musicians include:
 
Roxanne Zeigler and John Gaspar -- Lyre, Lyre Harp Duo
Lisa Caravan -- Cello
Sam Nitsch -- Guitar & Vocals
Jessica Boss and the Boss Tones – Old-Time Fiddle & Bluegrass
Joe Bellanti – Boogie-Woogie Piano
The Dady Brothers – Irish & Celtic
Rintaro Wada Trio – Piano, Violin, Cello
The White Hots – Swinging and happy blues and jazz
Tickets are “pay one price” at $10.00 for adults and teens. Children twelve and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.  Concerts begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
For a copy of the complete schedule of events, please visit www.wraq.org or our Facebook Page: Park Circle Music Fest.
The Park Circle Music Fest coincides with opening day of the Angelica Farmers’ Market, featuring local fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats, honey, cheese, baked goods, jams, nursery plants, flower bouquets, maple syrup, and natural body care products, plus live music performed in the Gazebo.
The festival had its start in 2015, the result of discussions between Festival Director Nancy Strelau and Angelicans Don and Karen Ash.  Mr. Ash said, “We had all agreed our picturesque Park Circle National Historic District would make a perfect setting for a music festival.  With Angelica Community Radio as primary sponsor, it has become a much-anticipated annual event.”  Mrs. Strelau said, “The Park Circle Music Fest is bringing together fine regional musicians from the Southern Tier, Buffalo and Rochester; a community that welcomes and appreciates the performing arts; and a beautiful historic district seemingly unaffected by the fast-paced cadence of modern life."
Mrs. Strelau is an Associate Professor on the faculty at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY where she also serves as Director of Orchestras, Strings Program Coordinator, and Auditions Coordinator among other responsibilities.  She is the Past President of the New York American String Teachers Assoc (ASTA) and a sought-after guest conductor.
Advance Tickets are available at the Angelica Sweet Shop, 44 W. Main in Angelica, NY. They can be purchased securely on-line on Angelica Community Radio’s website: www.WRAQ.org, or from any WRAQ board member. 
On Festival Day, tickets can be purchased at the Angelica Community Radio’s booth at the Angelica Farmers’ Market in Park Circle, or at the door of each venue.
For more information, please contact Angelica Community Radio at 19 W. Main St., PO Box 1, Angelica, NY.  You may call 585-466-5031 or contact us via our website at www.wraq.org.
The Park Circle Music Fest 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.