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Concerts on the Bluff 45th Season Lineup

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Clinton Community College President, Ray M. DiPasquale is pleased to announce that Clinton’s annual summer concert series, Concerts on the Bluff, is celebrating its 45thyear! This free, outdoor event is a community favorite, drawing many music lovers and visitors to campus. The 2019 season will feature seven consecutive weeks of concerts, each Wednesday evening from July 17 through August 28.

“Forty-five years ago, Michael Schwartz, Dean for Continuing Education at CCC and Barbara Straw, Recreation Director for the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, came up with the idea of offering a series of free summer concerts. They wanted the community to visit Clinton Community College located on historic Bluff Point,” states Steven Frederick, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at CCC. “We appreciate the CCC Alumni Association and the College for their continued support and sponsorship for this community concert series.”

Concerts on the Bluff will host the following seven musical acts to commemorate its 45th season, including some exciting new performers and fan favorites:

  • July 17: Rustic Riders
  • July 24: IncaHoots
  • July 31: Roy Hurd
  • August 7: Towne Meeting
  • August 14: Bella Voca
  • August 21: The Bootleg Band
  • Augsut 28: Rick Norcross

The annual concert series opens Wednesday, July 17 with the Rustic Riders. The duo has performed all across the North Country, Vermont and New Hampshire, with original music, American standards, and traditional tunes.

July 24, IncaHoots will perform. A Concerts on the Bluff favorite, you won’t want to miss their mix of country, rock, jazz and pop music.

On July 31, Adirondack folk singer, Roy Hurd, will take the stage. Roy is a perennial fan-favorite and has been performing at Concerts on the Bluff for many years, drawing listeners from all over the tri-county area. Read more about Roy at

Crowd favorite, Towne Meeting, will be at Concerts on the Bluff with folk, Americana, and acoustic rock on August 7.

New to the concert series, on August 14 is Bella Voca- a dynamic group rocking original sounds and classic hits.

We are excited to bring back The Bootleg Band, with new original music on August 21.

Good friend, Rick Norcross of Rick and the Ramblers will wrap up this year’s concert series on August 28. Don’t miss this chance to see Rick as a solo act!

Concerts are free and open to the public, held at the pavilion on the lawn behind the Forrence Center (Gymnasium) on Clinton’s campus (near the tennis courts). They begin at 6:00 p.m. rain or shine and run for approximately 2 hours. The rain location is inside the Stafford Center’s theatre. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the show! Please note that no alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. Clinton Community College thanks you for your cooperation.

Concerts on the Bluff attracts hundreds of music lovers. It is sponsored, in part, by the Clinton Community College Alumni Association.