"Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Rock the Park at Allegany State Park

Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening near a lake, listening to great live music -and you are smack in the middle of it! It can all be yours to enjoy at Allegany State Park’s 8th annual Rock the Park!

This year’s event takes place on July 19th at the Red House Beach area. The day kicks off at 3 p.m. with a local vendor showcase. Various merchants and organizations will be on hand to familiarize park patrons and local residents with the many great things that are available to them in the surrounding area. At 5:00 pm Park Naturalists will host an “Ask the Naturalist” program that will feature several interactive nature displays including a nature themed photo booth. At 6:00 pm a sandcastle building contest will take place, sign up at the “Ask the Naturalist” table.

At 6:00 pm it’s time to “Rock the Park” with opening act and Allegany’s own Artist in Residence, Tyler Calkins. This 31-year old singer-songwriter set out to create a sound reflecting the songwriting techniques of the sixties and seventies, while also utilizing modern and alternative rock. In the years since, Tyler's unique rhythm guitar, piano, harmonica and vocals have made him one of the most sought-after performers in the Southern Tier. Having achieved his Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Pennsylvania State University as well as a PhD in Music Education, Tyler's musical knowledge and songwriting are growing each day. Backed by his band, Marshmellow Overcoat, Tyler has five albums under his belt (in addition to solo and side projects), including MMOC's upcoming album for summer 2019, featuring the singles "Smoke Screen" and "We've Got to Roll."

He will be followed at 7:30 pm by headliner, Pressure Sensitive, which is an explosive band sometimes referred to as a rock and roll time machine due to the variety of songs they play. They take audiences on a wild ride that stops anywhere between 1960’s, and into the new millennium. Pressure Sensitive is a band that will keep you dancing and singing all night long. On the drums/vocals is Pressure Sensitive founder/creator Gary Welcome of Jamestown, NY.  On lead guitar/vocals is Joe Spano of Jamestown, NY.  On bass guitar/vocals is Craig Terry of Lakewood, NY. On keyboard, guitar, and lead vocals is Dave Ahlquist of Jamestown, NY. Pressure Sensitive is decades of rock, and so much more.  Come to see what we are all about! You won’t be sorry!

The music portion of this free event starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Red House Beach area. So definitely come and Rock the Park! For more information on this event contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext 236 or check out our Facebook page.

Photo Shown is of previous Rock the Park and used with permission from photographer Karl Scharf.  The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 74 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $5 billion in park and visitor spending, which supports nearly 54,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit parks.ny.gov, connect with us on Facebook ,or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

 

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This event will be held at:

Allegany State Park
Red House Beach ASP Rt. 2
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-354-9101 ext. 236
42° 5' 58.6932" N, 78° 44' 25.962" W
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