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RondeauFest August 18th. New MusicFest in Long Lake NY

The Town of  Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a great music line-up for the 1st RondeauFest on August 18th, 2012 at the Long Lake Town Ball Field 1167 Main Street starting at noon.  The seven bands scheduled include: The 4i Band, Jeff Umbehauer, The Fat River Kings, Jamie Sutliff and Barry Gregson, The Dark Marbles, The Blind Owl Band and the Grip Weeds.  The music is diverse and features the sounds of Bluegrass, Power Pop, Garage, Blues and Rock and Roll.

Staging, lights and sound will all be located under a tent on the ball field with a dance floor and picnic tables.  Event organizers are prepared for rain or shine.  Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and set up for the entire day of great music.  Families with children will enjoy a variety of  yard games and  local vendors will be on site selling t-shirts, tie dye merch, feather hair extensions, Kettle Corn and more.  Life flight and the Center for Donation and Transplant  of New York will have information available about their services.

RondeauFest claims its name from Noah John Rondeau, a notorious Adirondack hermit, who dwelled along the Cold River in the woods north of Long Lake off and on for over eighteen years.  Noah John Rondeau wrote in code, distanced himself from civilization and lived off the land through harsh winters.  Rondeau is a legend in Long Lake and RondeauFest celebrates Rondeau’s pioneer spirit and appreciation for the Adirondack lifestyle.  RondeauFest hopes to capture some of Rondeau’s spirit through an eclectic collection of bands, musicians, and visiting organizations and vendors to be on site including New York State Organ Donation and Lifeflight.

RondeauFest is located next to Jennings Park Pond and the weather can range from hot and sunny to cool, breezy and wet.  Prepare for all of it.  Bring rain gear, warm clothing, acoustic instruments, drums, bug spray, sunscreen, face paint, friends, lawn chairs and a picnic.  Vendor spots are still open for food and other items.

Event guests will be required to wear wristbands to access the event site. Tickets are $15 and kids under 12 are free.   All ticket sales are cash, sorry no credit cards.  No glass bottles are permitted on site.  This event will happen rain or shine.

Carpool – there is limited parking in Long Lake, so find a spot at Long Lake Central School or at Mt. Sabattis and hoof it on over, just watch out for bears, moose and wild turkey.    For more information call 518-624-3077.  Tickets are on sale and available at the Long Lake Town Offices located at 1130 Deerland Road.

Seeking Vendors.  For vendors interested in participating in this first ever event contact Danielle Gagnier at 518-624-3007 x 13.


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