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DPAO’s concert season includes classics, country hit makers and ‘Nutcracker on Ice,’ twice

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A battle of rock ’n’ roll tribute bands, the classic rock band Styx and a platinum-selling country duo are among the acts announced Thursday by the Disabled Persons Action Organization for its annual concert series.

First up is “Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown,” set for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown. Taking the side of the Beatles is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top tribute bands. They engage in a musical “showdown” of the hits against premier Stones tribute band Satisfaction. The act is a national touring show.

The multi mega-million selling band STYX will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, indoors at the Watertown Fairgrounds Arena. Styx draws from over four decades chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts. Styx signed their first recording contract on Feb. 22, 1972. Among their hits: “The Grand Illusion,” “Renegade,” “Suite Madame Blue,” “Rockin’ The Paradise,” “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights),” “Too Much Time On My Hands” and “Come Sail Away.”

The band’s 17th album, “Crash of the Crown,” was released in 2021. There are two original members of the band who still tour with it.

Academy of Country Music new vocal duo/group of the year nominee Parmalee will perform at the Watertown Fairgrounds Arena at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 16. Parmalee is one of only four groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive top 10 Singles from a debut country album. Brothers Matt and Scott Thomas grew up in the small town of Paramele, North Carolina. They are joined by cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain. Parmalee’s hits include “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes,” “Already Callin’ You Mine” and “Roots.” The band’s latest album is “For You,” released in 2021.

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Waydown Wailers to open for Saturday’s ZZ Top concert

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WATERTOWN — Canton-based band Waydown Wailers will be the opening act for Saturday’s ZZ Top concert at the Fairgrounds Arena.

The ZZ Top concert is part of the Car-Freshner/FX Caprara Family of Car Dealerships 2022 Summer Concert Series presented by the Disabled Persons Action Organization, Carthage Area Hospital and Watertown Savings Bank.

Reserved and general admission tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. concert. To purchase tickets, visit dpao.org or call DPAO at 315-782-0044. General admission tickets are also available at local Kinney Drugs Store outlets.

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Randy Houser to headline the AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert at FMWR’s Mountainfest

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FORT DRUM, NY –  Country music artist Randy Houser is set to headline AmeriCU’s ninth Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert as part of the Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (FMWR) Mountainfest.

The concert, which has been recognized multiple times by the Credit Union National Association as the best promotional event in the country, is presented by AmeriCU Credit Union in thanks to the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division soldiers and their families for their valiant service and sacrifice to our country. It is held in cooperation with co-sponsors FMWR, Carthage Area Hospital, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Martin’s Point, the USO, Waite Toyota, Kinney Drugs, CUNA Mutual Group, Waite Motorsports, Wahl Media, Lamar Advertising, Community Broadcasters, and NBC Watertown.

Fort Drum Post will open at 12PM on Wednesday, September 1. Mountainfest features fun, family activities beginning at 1PM, followed by the Salute to the Nation at 4PM. The AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert begins at 6PM, followed by an amazing fireworks display! All events are free and open to the public.

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OONY Baroque Concert

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Baroque & Beyond


Kenneth Andrews

Due to the ongoing pandemic, ONNY has postponed its Baroque concert, scheduled for February 13 and 14, 2021. The concert is re-scheduled for Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, streaming online. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

VIVALDI Concerto Grosso in G Major “Alla Rustica” HAYDN Cello Concerto in D major, H.VIIb/2, Mvt. II and III WARLOCK Capriol Suite, Based on Dance Tunes from Arbeau’s “Orchésographie” MONTGOMERY Starburst (2012) GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso in D Minor, H. 143 “La Folia”

Soloist: Joyce Cheng, Cello, Winner of the 2020 Young Artist Competition

Pre-Concert Conversation with Joyce Cheng

The Baroque Orchestra of ONNY proudly presents a program that goes beyond the Baroque time period to include music from the Classical period, the 21st century, and a set of dances written in the style of the 16th century Renaissance.

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