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Friday, August 23, 2013

Austin Dam Show Returns to Two Days

Austin Dam Show Returns to Two Days


On August 23 – 24, 2013, the small town of Austin in scenic Potter County welcomes festival fans to the Dam Show, held at the Austin Dam. The dam ruins and surrounding mountains create a fantastic natural amphitheater, and when the sun goes down, the dam ruins become a canvas for a beautiful, colorful, animated lightshow. It's a sight you won't see anywhere but the Austin Dam.
From bluegrass to country rock to classic rock and roll, there’s something for everyone at this year’s show.

“People are going to be really impressed with the all-around quality of the music this year,” said David Brooks, Executive Director of the Potter County Visitors Association. “This is probably the best lineup of bands we’ve ever hosted.”

The gate opens at Noon on Friday. Campers can get their sites set up before Mystery Fyre kicks off the show at 5 PM. Hailing from Bloomsburg, PA, Mystery Fyre was a big hit at last year’s Dam Show.

“They’re incredibly talented, especially for their ages, and they’re really great people as well,” said Brooks. “The crowd just loved them last year, and we’re so excited to have them back at the Dam Show.”

If you missed Mystery Fyre last year, you’ll have a couple of opportunities to see them this year - they’ll play both Friday and Saturday nights at the show. The band of three brothers, all in their early 20’s, will knock your socks off and take you back to the revolutionary rock of the 1960’s.
“Their music bridges generations,” said Brooks. “No matter what your age, you’ll have a blast with Mystery Fyre.”

Following Mystery Fyre, the nationally touring bluegrass sensation, Cabinet, will complete the evening, playing from 8 PM to Midnight. Cabinet will bring soul, simplicity, and serious musicianship to the show. An inclusive and engaging energy is the uniting through-line as Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences in powerful effect.

“Cabinet has been one of the most requested bands at the Dam Show over the past few years,” Brooks said. “Folks will be amazed by them. They are outstanding musicians and we’re really looking forward to having them at our show.”

Music kicks off Saturday at Noon with the bluesy rockin’ sound of Vinyl Orange Ottoman followed by the groove/rock of Aqueous, recently featured in Relix Magazine as one of “five artists you should know about.” Following Aqueous will be the “countrifried” rock of Citizens Band Radio who over the years has shared the stage with bands including .38 Special, Charlie Daniels Band, and Marshall Tucker.

Regional favorites, Willie Jack & The Northern Light, take the stage at 6 PM. Mystery Fyre will follow with their second showing of the weekend, opening for Saturday night’s headliner, Roots of Creation, who will close out the show with their unique reggae/rock sound. Roots of Creation was a 2007 nominee for Outstanding World Music Act at the Boston Music Awards. Most recently, they were named the best band in New Hampshire at the 2012 New England Music Awards.

Food and craft vendors will be on site all weekend long. Come discover your new favorite band and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing and more at the Austin Dam. Visit www.damshow.com for tickets, schedule, information, and to check out this year’s bands. The Dam Show is sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Ed. Note: Sorry this story is a little late, but no one sent us any information on this. We found this news release on the internet. 

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Great show tonight!! Going back tomorrow with music from noon on for the entire day.

Anonymous said...

Too bad this wasn't advertised in the area so I could make plans to go. Figured they weren't having it this year since I didn't see any signs anywhere.

Anonymous said...

A bit to much money for a ticket!!