One of the biggest summer events in the Adirondacks has recently kicked off – the 6th Annual Caroga Lake Music Festival (CLMF)! Based mainly in and around Caroga Lake, NY, this five-week music festival will showcase over 65 professional musicians from around the world performing everything from classical to jazz to contemporary music and more.
Photo provided by Caroga Arts Collective, Inc.
What Is The Caroga Lake Music Festival?
Founded in 2012 by cellist Kyle Barrett Price, the CLMF is a multi-week summer music festival that aims to increase accessibility to chamber music and showcase some of the world’s best young professional artists. As such, many of the concerts are free to attend.
Featuring a combination of live concerts in a wide range of genres and community outreaches in and outside the Adirondacks, the CLMF has continued to attract audiences locally and nationwide. Some of the festival’s resident artists include widely acclaimed and award winning musicians, including Grammy-award winning bassist Geoffrey Saunders, Youtube violin sensation David Wong, and others.
What’s New At The Festival?
Now in its 6th year, the CLMF is even bigger than it was in years past. Five special guest artists will be the highlight of the 2017 concert schedule: Chris Jamison (Finalist from NBC’s “The Voice”), the David Cook Jazz Trio (Music Director for Taylor Swift and others), cellist Mike Block from Silk Road Ensemble, the J-Music Pocket Band, and the Jason Anick Trio.
Not only that, but some of the new events include a three-day CLMF Camp at Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Pottersville and a CLMF Open House Orchestra in Johnstown, which will be a rare opportunity for community members to perform alongside professional musicians.
Where Will The Festival Take Place?
Most of the concerts are scheduled to be held in Caroga Lake, NY and surrounding Adirondack communities. However, there are a few exceptions, such as the L.L. Bean Summer in the Park Concert in Freeport, Maine.
To find out where you can check out a concert in the Adirondacks, take a look at our list of regional CLMF events, held from July 17 – August 20.