Free concert July 10 at Goettel Community Park

CENTRAL SQUARE - The Central Square Concerts in the Park (presented by Project Bloom) are proud to announce that our first concert of the season, is Loren Barrigar sponsored by the Village of Central Square. He will perform from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at Goettel Community Park in Central Square. This is a free concert. Bring your lawn chair and come out and enjoy the band. The Lions Club and Central Square Boys Scouts will be selling refreshments and Project Bloom will have their 50/50 raffle. Come enjoy the music and support these great community groups!

Barrigar started playing guitar when he was only four years old, and by the time he was six, played the Chet Atkins hit “Yackety Axe” in front of thousands of country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. He went on to study with Jimmy Atkins (Chet’s brother) which led to a touring career with his family band from Nashville to Las Vegas. Since settling down in Central New York, he has been in constant demand as a studio musician.

His finely-honed songwriting skills have launched his melodies on NBC’s -1 rated show “ER”, “The Young and The Restless” and on a Christmas CD with BB King and Patti Labelle. He has performed with some of the best acoustic players in the world including Stephen Bennett, Richard Smith, John Knowles, Muriel Anderson and Loren’s friend and mentor Tommy Emmanuel, the Australian guitar sensation. He has also recorded with Multiple Grammy winner and legendary producer Lloyd Maines.

In 2010, Barrigar made a guest appearance at The Chet Atkins Appreciation Society {CAAS} in Nashville with his pickin’ pal from New Zealand, Mark Mazengarb. His solo concerts include favorite songs from seven decades, as well as his originals all featuring exciting guitar work and memorable vocal styling.

The following sponsors make this concert series possible; (Platinum Level) Fulton Savings Bank, Village of Central Square, (Gold Level) Oswego Health, Pathfinder Bank, (Silver Level) Acropolis Pizza, C. S. Community Church, Divine Mercy Parish, Kruising Knights Auto Club, Marino’s Italian Restaurant, “R” Diner, Sanjer Storage, Winter Harbor Marina, (Bronze Level) Anonymous Donors, C. S. Teacher’s Association, Curves, Dave’s Equipment Center, First Universalist Church of Central Square and Square Deal Liquors.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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