2017 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm
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2017 Family Beach Party on Quaker Lake at Allegany State Park
Family Beach Party with Kevin McCarthy at Quaker Lake

Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area.  Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party to hear Keith James, Sean Patrick McGraw and Kevin McCarthy!  All followed up by a fireworks display! 

These are the dog days of summer. So why not spend some fun in the sun in beautiful Allegany State Park at the 9th annual Beach Party. The day kicks off at 3pm at the Red House Beach with local vendors and organizations. While there make sure you hit the beach for some fun in the sun!

At 4:30 p.m. Keith James gets the music going. Keith is an accomplished pop singer/songwriter from Buffalo, New York. His soulful vocals and infectious stage presence have brought him success not only on the local stage, but the national one as well. One of Keith's most notable feats was appearing on season 6 of NBC's "The Voice". Since then he's gone on to do special events for the Buffalo Sabres, Bills, and many others in local and regional venues.

Keith will be followed by park Artist in Residence Sean Patrick McGraw at 6:00 p.m. Sean is a singer and songwriter who gained national recognition in 2004 as a semi-finalist on USA Network’s Nashville Star. Since then, Sean has continued to perform as well as write songs that have been licensed by ESPN, recorded by major country artist Montgomery Gentry, as well as others that have been placed on TV programs such as HBO’s True Blood and Sons on Anarchy.

At 7:30 p.m. headliner Kevin McCarthy takes the stage. Kevin is a singer and songwriter and has been living his dream career as a professional musician for over 16 years. Kevin has played in the band “Hollywood” and then co-founded McCarthyizm with his brother, which quickly became one of the top bands in Western New York. About 10 years later, Kevin began his solo career, playing throughout Western New York and Canada. He was twice voted top solo artist and was inducted in to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009. He is an active songwriter and has released numerous CDs with McCarthyizm and won high praise with his first solo CD “High on You”.

This family-friendly event will also feature activities for all ages.  Chicken BBQ and snack bar will be open as well.  There is a fee if you go into the park before 5pm.  Fireworks will follow the bands at the end of the night!

For more information contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or contact Katie [dot] vecellio [at] parks [dot] ny [dot] gov.

 

Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our 7th Annual Beach Party!

The fun will begin at 6pm at the Red House Beach area. Allegany's own Artist in Residence and Buffalo musician, Kevin McCarthy, will kick off the live music performances. McCarthy has twice been voted top solo artist and was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

McCarthy will be followed by Lancaster High School's Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. This unique, award-winning orchestra was established in 1974 and is the third oldest continuing steel drum program in the US. They perform locally, nationally and internationally, making up to 30 appearances each year. In addition to winning multiple awards, the group has released 3 popular CDs!

The evening will also feature Mark Baker of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center with his live birds of prey, activities for the kids, and a "Craziest Hawaiian Shirt" contest for all ages. We may even break out the limbo stick! There will be a chicken barbeque dinner available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own luau picnic supper. A spectacular fireworks display will light the skies over Red House Lake in the evening.

New this year, event attendees can check out a local vendor area sponsored by the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce.


Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236

- See more at: http://www.nysparks.com/events/event.aspx?e=73-13578.0#sthash.tsfCXfFN.dpuf

Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our 7th Annual Beach Party!

The fun will begin at 6pm at the Red House Beach area. Allegany's own Artist in Residence and Buffalo musician, Kevin McCarthy, will kick off the live music performances. McCarthy has twice been voted top solo artist and was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

McCarthy will be followed by Lancaster High School's Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra. This unique, award-winning orchestra was established in 1974 and is the third oldest continuing steel drum program in the US. They perform locally, nationally and internationally, making up to 30 appearances each year. In addition to winning multiple awards, the group has released 3 popular CDs!

The evening will also feature Mark Baker of Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center with his live birds of prey, activities for the kids, and a "Craziest Hawaiian Shirt" contest for all ages. We may even break out the limbo stick! There will be a chicken barbeque dinner available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own luau picnic supper. A spectacular fireworks display will light the skies over Red House Lake in the evening.

New this year, event attendees can check out a local vendor area sponsored by the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce.


Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236

- See more at: http://www.nysparks.com/events/event.aspx?e=73-13578.0#sthash.tsfCXfFN.dpuf

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Allegany State Park
Quaker Run off of ASP Rt 3 Quaker Beach
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 236
42° 2' 59.946" N, 78° 51' 54.0468" W
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