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Celebrate the Outdoor Stages of the County

Arrowhead Ranch stage

The stage under construction at Arrowhead Ranch in Parksville

Hurleyville, NY – On any given summer day, you can usually find somebody somewhere playing live music in the Sullivan County Catskills. The area is chock full of music lovers, musicians, and the business owners who support them. And though the pandemic took a toll on the industry, many of the local businesses rallied around the music and ramped up their outdoor spaces.

To celebrate the spirit and tenacity of the local music scene, the Sullivan County Historical Society wrote a grant to produce a concert series showcasing some of these new outdoor stages.

The concerts are free and will be hosted by the band Little Sparrow. There will be special guests, including Ellen Iovino on congas and harmonica, the legendary Jeff Anderson on bass and Rounder Recording artist Van Manakas on guitar and fiddle. The band will be playing classic rock, as well as some old-time country music, including songs by the Grateful Dead, Neal Young, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard.

The first concert will take place Saturday, July 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Liberty Soul Stage, located behind Atkins and Garone Tax Services at 1864 NY-52, Liberty. For information, call 845-292-0065, or 845-434-8044.

Then on Sunday, August 7, a second concert will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Arrowhead Ranch and Retreat at 487 Cooley Rd., Parksville, NY. This concert is part of the Arrowhead Ranch Community Market and Country Fair, which features farm tours, kids’ activities, food, and vendors. For information, call 888-867-2798 or 845-434-8044.

This project is made possible with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.