The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces a great music line-up for the 5th annual RondeauFest on August 20th at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion starting at 5pm and until 10pm. This year’s musical talent includes local favorite Eric Peter with Sons of Octomom, Sammich, a groovy funk/rock band from Burlington, VT, Uncle Jimmy also hailing from Vermont, Grit N Grace, a country-rock band featuring Dave Brown and Jackie Pop.
Food will be sold by Fat River Foods, a brand new food truck trailer operation featuring the talents of former Blarneystone Chefs, Dustin Traynor and Chris Hample. Sausage and Peppers, Steak Sandwiches and Quesadillas will be served. There will be no alcohol served on site. If you carry it in, carry it out.
5pm: Sammich is a 5-piece funk/jam outfit bringing you all the chunky grooves your heart didn’t even know it desired. This band is a staple of the Nectar’s music scene in Burlington Vermont. Sam Luke – lead vocals, guitar, Dylan (Mich) Berno – lead guitar, Gyasi Garcia – keys, vocals, Shakir Stephen – bass, Dalton Muzzy – drums.
6pm: The Sons of Octomom feature Eric Peter on lead guitar will boast their 3rd year at RondeauFest. Eric Peter is the talented and irreverent lead singer and guitarist for Sons of Octomom. He started singing at the age of three, and by 13 was playing guitar and harmonica. Early musical influences included Credence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, Isaac Hayes, Janis Joplin, Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, and Neil Young. After making the local rounds of garage bands, dances and talent shows during his teenage years in Schodack, NY, Eric was discovered at age 17 by a talent agent working with Nashville recording artist Mirinda (now known as Mirinda James). For three years, Eric performed with Mirinda and The American Country Band, and in 1987 was nominated for male vocalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association.
Most recently, Eric has been performing throughout upstate New York as a solo artist, and playing together with the talents of Rocky and the Mooseknuckles, the Dark Marbles, and of course Sons of Octomom.
7pm: Uncle Jimmy loves to play Outlaw Country mixed with good old Rock N’ Roll!
Scott Evans, Sean Greenwood, and Matt Vachon, have been playing live music in the Burlington, Vermont area for over 20 years. If you like high-quality, high-energy, and a whole bunch of rowdy in your music, then Uncle Jimmy is the band for you!Their blend of country rock, 90’s hits and danceable classics will have the crowd rocking all night long. Worth the price of admission, a set with Uncle Jimmy will get you rocking with the best of them.
8:30pm Grit and Grace – Classic Country Rock. Playing music selection and covers include:
Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, AC/DC, Little Big Town, Cheap Trick, Sara Evans,The Cars, Allman Brothers, Gretchen Wilson, The Who, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Dierks Bentley, Johnny Cash, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trick Pony, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan,
Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum, Allison Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Florida-Georgia Line, The Henningsens, Alan Jackson, Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Chris Young, Jason Aldean, Patsy Cline, Vince Gill, The Doors, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Nicks, Pistol Annies, ZZ Top, and more.
Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and set up for an evening of great music. RondeauFest is located at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Bring rain gear, warm clothing, acoustic instruments, drums, bug spray, sunscreen, face paint, friends, lawn chairs and your appetites for Long Lake’s newest food trailer, Fat River Foods. Tickets are $10 and kids 18 and under 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.
RondeauFest claims its name from Noah John Rondeau, a notorious Adirondack hermit, who
dwelled at Cold River Flow in the woods north of Long Lake off and on for over eighteen years from 1929 until 1950. Noah John Rondeau wrote in code, distanced himself from civilization and lived off the land through harsh winters.