Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, NY, has announced the return of “Music at the Battlefield,” featuring two free concerts on the lawn next to the Visitor Center, on Tuesdays, August 9th, and 23rd.
On August 9th at noon, The McKrells will bring their rousing brand of Bluegrass to the park. Bluegrass Now magazine described the band as follows: “Traditional suits-and-ties bluegrass The McKrells are not…Yes, it’s Grass, mostly, but there’s a lilt to the tunes, a bouncing drive to the melodies, and here and there a touch of melancholy that seems to go hand in hand with the Celtic folk persona.”
On August 23rd at noon, visitors can enjoy the Fifes & Drums of Fort Ticonderoga. Founded in 1926, the group has played each summer since 1973. They performed at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid and at the launch of the USS Ticonderoga in 1981. For this visit to Saratoga NHP, they will portray Continental Army artillery corps drummers and fifers.
The Saratoga National Historical Park Visitor Center is located at 648 Route 32 in Stillwater.
For more information about Saratoga National Historical Park, call the Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985, or visit their website.
Photo of Saratoga National Historical Park courtesy wikimedia user UpstateNYer.