We know everyone’s talking about the shows coming up this weekend (don’t worry we’ll have an update for you next week!) but we have to tell you about how epic last Saturday evening was.
The Freedom Park Concert Series is an amazing community event that went on every Saturday this summer at Freedom Park, next to Jumping Jack’s, in Scotia NY. We had the pleasure of playing their final show of the season last Saturday evening and it was absolutely amazing. The breath taking venue features an amphitheater along the banks of the Mohawk River in Scotia. The people putting on the event were so incredibly warm and welcoming, not to mention professional, that it’s no wonder the series has been such a success.
Which brings us to the awesome crowd full of happy, dancing people of all ages. The seats were packed and the dance floor was hopping throughout the whole set. We’ve had some good audiences before, but this was out of control. As we went into one of our Irish folk tunes entitled “Spanish Lady” a woman in a beautiful, full length, colorful Spanish dress came and danced as we played. Then after we finished with our version of “Raglan Road” we said good night just as fireworks erupted across the river.
It’s great to play to such a receptive audience. We were approached by so many people, from families with toddlers to elderly couples enjoying the sunset, who wanted to tell us how touched they were by our music. We felt like celebrities as we ventured over to Jumping Jack’s for ice cream and we’re met with compliments and questions from all the people outside.
This was such an incredible experience and we can’t wait to come back next year!