Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival

Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival is a free outdoor festival that draws 10-12,000 people to East and West Parks of downtown Norwich, NY, each year on the weekend after Labor Day, this year September 7 and 8, 2024. This nationally ranked festival provides juried art and fine crafts for sale in an interactive atmosphere, acoustic music by professional singer-songwriters, literary arts, creative culinary arts, and hands-on art experiences for all ages. Admission and all activities are entirely FREE of charge: rain or shine.

NBT Bank Summer Concert Series – Keller Williams

Musical Mad Scientist, Keller Williams, is coming to Norwich, NY! Each of his over 20 albums contains a single syllable title with each title serving as a concise summation of the concept guiding each project. . Keller’s albums reflect his pursuit to create music that sounds like nothing else. Un-beholden to conventionalism, he seamlessly crosses genre boundaries. The end product is music that encompasses rock, jazz, funk and bluegrass, and always keeps the audience on their feet. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, bass, guitar synthesizer and drum samples; a technique called live phrase sampling or “looping”. The end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica, a genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.” Keller’s constant evolution has led to numerous band projects as well; Keller & The Keels, Grateful Grass, KWahtro, Keller and the Travelin’ McCourys, Grateful Gospel and More Than A Little to name a few. Keller can be found playing clubs and festivals around the U.S. with these projects throughout the year.
www.KellerWilliams.net

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

For nearly a decade, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have been hailed for their explosive brand of modern soul, equally celebrated for their three studio albums and electrifying live performances. Arleigh grew up amongst an intensely musical family in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains, co-founding Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds with her brother Jackson at just 18. The band based itself in Brooklyn and soon earned a rep as one of the hardest working outfits anywhere in the world, playing upwards of 150 shows each year including headline dates, sold out residencies, and top festivals. “Sister Sparrow, Arleigh Kincheloe’s nom de disque, is a soul queen,” raved The Washington Post, while NPR simply noted, “one of the biggest voices in rock music.”

NBT Bank Summer Concert Series

General Clinton Canoe Regatta

The world’s longest single-day flat-water marathon canoe race. Enjoy three days of canoe racing, carnival rides, Taste of the Regatta, a wrestling tournament, live music, and fireworks. Youth races and The Benson Realty Generation Gap Race is Friday evening. Saturday features the 15-mile sprint race 5K, the Hall of Fame induction, hot air balloon tethered rides, and the Jericho Arts Canoe Chair Auction. Racing is all day Sunday with the 70-mile endurance race, following the Susquehanna from Cooperstown to Bainbridge.

Visit the website for more information or to register for any of the races.

The Otselic Valley & NYS DEC Annual Fishing Heritage Day

In partnership with the South Otselic Fish Culture Station and Gladding Braided Products, LLC, the Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association (OVF&HA) is proud to announce its annual Fishing & Heritage Day. Hatchery tours, DEC and Trout Unlimited-led fishing clinics for children, exhibits at the Center: arts and crafts, antiques, vintage tractor display, cornhole tournament, local music, balloon twisting, fly fishing lessons, food vendors, demonstrations, and more! For a complete schedule of activities, visit the website.

Upstate Renaissance Faire

Upstate Renaissance Faire is a two day family friendly event featuring period vendors and performers.  Guests are encouraged to attend in period costume and can participate in interactive booths, watch period demonstrations, listen to minstrels, shop, and enjoy great food!  On site parking is free!  Adult admission: $15, Children (ages 6-13): $5, 5 & Under: FREE!  Veterans, Active-Duty Military, Fire, Police, & EMS bring you ID for admission discount!