The Scene: July 2017

By Jane Harrison

Let me start by saying I received erroneous information about an SPCA benefit with Joanna Gass on July 6 at the Brew. This event is NOT happening. If you were planning to attend and donate, please do so directly to the SPCA.

The long awaited summer weather seems to finally be here, igniting a firestorm of music and venues all over the region. David Rosenberg and friends are right here every Saturday morning on Hurleyville’s Main Street, for The Center for Discovery’s Thanksgiving Farm CSA pick up (next to the Maker’s Lab, for now). The CSA is by contract, but the music is good and free so bring your chairs and sing along.

If you love Farmers’ Markets (and who doesn’t!), check out the Liberty’s Farmers’ Market, 116 Main Street (behind the Rooster) on Friday’s 3-6 p.m. and Rock Hill Farmer’s Market in Rock Hill on Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Each has local musicians to serenade you which you shop the best local goods and produce.

Bethel Lakeside Music kicked off its Thursday Summer Concert Series in last week with Yasgur in Kauneonga Lake at Gazebo Park. This series and will continue with different musicians/groups every Thursday through September 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If you haven’t experienced Jazzmosis, run – don’t walk- to the Downtown Barn in Liberty Friday July 7. This music such a fresh blend of Jazz, funk, blues and a wink from God that if you don’t like any of these, you will still love Jazzmosis!! $10 cover.

Speaking of love, “The Yet Another Odd Tuesday” is no longer odd at the Brew in Rock Hill with the Greater Sullivan Search and Rescue Orchestra performing every Tuesday night, instead of every other Tuesday, until Labor Day. Flying by the seat of their pants for a rollicking good time are Steve Schwartz, Kenny W, Bobby C, Eric Nies and songstress Joanna M Gass. Always, always a fun fest.

On a completely different note, a big shout out and kudos to Annie Cadden for the brilliant idea of yarn bombing of the trees to herald the Grand Opening of Fiber On Main Memorial Day weekend. Well over 100 people toured the fiber arts studio and Pinwheels, the amazing quilting shop adjacent, and then went out to wander around each of the adorned trees. Each colorful piece of the yarn bombing was knitted or crocheted by a resident of Hurleyville (including myself) and surrounding areas or by an employee of The Center for Discovery. This was no small feat to accomplish and I was sad to see it come down, as it must for the tree’s well-being.

Schedule for July

Every Monday

Dutch’s Open Mic, 7 p.m., 205 Rock Hill Dr, Rock Hill

Every Tuesday

The Greater Sullivan County Search and Rescue Orchestra, Brew, 5:30pm-8:30, Brew, 280 Rock Hill Drive, Rock Hill


Every Thursday Summer Concert Series at the Gazebo Park, Kauneonga Lake

July 6: Debbie “Dallas” Fisher and Those Guys

July 13: Keith Newman and Linda Reno

July 20: Alan Sorensen

July 27: Dennis Newberg, David Milner

July 6: Open Mic hosted by JEFF ENTIN, the High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd, High Falls

Every Friday

Sorellas, Jazz Standards with AL DEFINO and LARRY RAVDIN and great Italian food! 6pm-9, 3562 State Rte 55, Kauneonga Lake

The Liberty Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m., North Main St. (behind the big Rooster). Love that address!

July 7: Jazzmosis, the Downtown Barn, 14 Darby Lane, Liberty, $10 cover (A full roster for July can be found on their Facebook page)

Every Saturday 

The Farmer’s Market in Rock Hill, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., 223 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill

July 1: Bryan Gordon

July 8: Those Guys

July 15: Keith Newman

David Rosenberg and Friends, CSA pick up next to the Makers Lab, Main Street, Hurleyville

Sorellas, Jazz Standards with AL DEFINO and LARRY RAVDIN and great Italian food! 6pm-9, 3562 State Rte 55, Kauneonga Lake

The Pickled Owl: 6 p.m. start, 218 Main St, Hurleyville. At this writing, I have not yet received their July line up. What I can say is that the food and music are always stellar and you’ll never be disappointed.

July 8: MiZ, The Catskill Distillery (behind the Dancing Cat), 8:30PM, 2037 State Route 17B, Bethel. Put a big star next to this as this is another “must see”. A little country, a little bluesy and always wonderful.

Every Sunday

MUSIC WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT IT: 11 a.m. to 1:30ish, DeFillipis Bakery, 506 Broadway, Monticello

The Dancing Cat Saloon: #SHINEON, Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2037 State Rte 17B, Bethel

Phew! The hills are alive!!

Until next time