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Music in the Park ft. Abby Payne

Jul 04th, 2019
Time: 6:00PM
Location: Hammondsport Village Square, 47 Shethar Street , Hammondsport NY
Phone: (607)-569-2989
Price: Free

Music in the Park returns this summer with another exciting lineup of artists! This fun and family-friendly series of summer events will be held every Thursday (weather permitting!) during July & August from 6p - 8p. What better way to enjoy this event than with a delicious meal from one of our many restaurants that offer outdoor seating? Many of our shoppes will be open as well! Event programs will be available at the Visitor Center (and on the homepage) in the coming weeks and will include more information about the performing artists, our sponsors, and general area info. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on possible show cancellations in the event of inclement weather.


Music In The Park is also sponsored by the following generous local businesses: Pleasant Valley Wine Company, Best Western Plus The Hammondsport Hotel, Opera House Antiques, Burgers & Beer of Hammondsport, Dr. Sam Pennise, Brave World Media, Christine C Martin Antiques, Wild Goose Chase Antiques, Howard Hanna Lake Group, Vine City Supply & Hardware, Nesbitt Financial Services, Bow & Wow K-9 B&B, Doyle Vineyard Management, The Switzerland Inn, Corning Credit Union, Over the Bridge Wine & Beer Bar, The Cinnamon Stick, Historic Champlin House B&B, Browsers, Town of Urbana, Maloney’s Pub, The Park Inn, Village of Hammondsport, & Keuka Lakeside Inn

This activity is also made possible in part by the QuickARTS grant program administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and funded by the Community Foundation
of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc


Like one of her biggest creative influences (Bjork), Abby Payne seems to make her own little world with every song, every album, and every music video.  Sometimes, as with her new concept album, The Gunfighter Meets His Match (which is forthcoming this year along with a short story of the same title, and is inspired by Louis L’Amour’s frontier stories), this is an explicitly aesthetic representation of content.  But just as often, Payne’s creation of a world entails nothing more—and nothing less—than a total, authentic commitment to the peculiar and magical universe that is a great song.  And her songs are great: reminiscent of Fiona Apple, they feature interesting and sometimes intricate orchestration, but never at the expense of the pure and visceral immediacy of unaffected lyrics, a smoky, warm voice, and a refreshing earnestness that harkens back to the era of the Great American Songbook. 

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