Lakeside Concert and Fireworks July 14 at Mexico Point Park

Submitted photoMexico Brass performs at a previous concert and fireworks event.

MEXICO - Enjoy music and more at Mexico Point Park’s annual free Lakeside Concert and Fireworks beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14.

There will be an expanded Craft Fair sponsored by the Mexico Chamber of Commerce and from 3-10 p.m., there will be a trolley from the upper parking field to Mexico Point Park making access to the park easier.

The music will start with Native Immigrants, a musical duo that has brought together the sounds of indigenous groups to create enchanting, transformative, and relaxing music performed on a variety of multicultural instruments.

At 5 p.m., a favorite local songstress, Emalee Herrington, will entertain with her songs, including songs she has composed.

The concert will formally open at 6 p.m. with the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Making their debut at the concert will be Sophie and Sam, a brother-sister duo from Oswego, with music deeply rooted in rock and the blues but with a modern flair. No Mexico Point Park concert would be complete without Mexico’s own Mexico Brass playing many local favorites.

The feature group will be The Flywheels, a four-piece energetic bluegrass and old time musical group from Ithaca. The Flywheels were influenced by the masters of southern country, old time and bluegrass music. With Cap Cooke on banjo, Liz Pickard on guitar, Sam Schmidt on fiddle and Jason Zorn on upright bass, they pack a high energy punch that’s accentuated with tight three-part harmonies.

The family-fun evening will end with fireworks by Young Explosives. Food by Garafolos and Barlows will be available for sale along with ice cream sales that will benefit Dollars for Scholars.

The event is free but support Friends of Mexico Point Park by purchasing some 50-50 raffle tickets and leaving a donation in Casey’s Cottage, which will be open for tours.

There are two hiking trails and the beach will be open until 7 p.m. Come early and enjoy the most beautiful spot on Lake Ontario. Bring a blanket and flashlight.

For more information call (315) 216-6223 or (315) 963-8216. Check our web site, www.mexicopointpark.com and/or our Facebook page.

Rain date is July 21.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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