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  • source: reddanbrothers.com The Reddan Brothers Band will appear in Sugar Loaf for Bill Perry Day on July 27 at Bertoni Gallery.




Bertoni Gallery is hosting its 10th Annual Sundays in July Free Music & Poetry Festival. It is held every Sunday in July at the Bertoni Gallery Sculpture Garden located at 1392 Kings Highway in Sugar Loaf from 1 to 5 p.m.

Local and regional musicians and poets will be performing at this years’ event. On the schedule this year will be Weird Apples, Kevin Kenny (Poet), Bill Davis, Gayle Donnelly & the Mystery Box, Jim Kenny (Poet), Ariel Feierman Quinn (Singer, Songwriter), The Black Dirt Band (Blues Rock), Ada Hunter (Poet), Tony Rivera (Flamenco Blues).

On July 13 at 4 p.m. there will be an (open to the public) Drum Circle hosted by Renee Connelly of Subtle Energies. Locals are encouraged to bring drums and join in the fun.

This is a free event that is family-oriented and open to the entire community. This project is made possible, in part, with funds from Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange. Gold sponsors this year are Bliss Coop in Sugar Loaf and Jack Maniscalco & Sons Insurance from Rock Tavern.

July 27 will be the 7th Annual Bill Perry Day. The day will be filled with drumming, blues, and rock music in honor of Bill Perry. The Floyd Hicks ”Little Sun” Spirit of the Mountain Drum Singers will be the opening act. There will be a host of local blues musicians that will b e playing in Bills Honor, including Lovesick Homeboys, Dan Brother, John Bendy and the Reddan Brothers. Many of these musicians had played and toured with Bill Perry. Bill Perry was an internationally acclaimed blues-rock guitarist who lived in the Chester, NY area most of his life, until his passing in 2007.

Bertoni Gallery and Barry Adelman from Music For Humanity have joined forces to present the 7th Music For Humanity Bill Perry Scholarship Award. The scholarship is awarded to a local music student who has shown excellence in the field of music, and to encourage the recipients’ ongoing pursuit of music. The recipients will be the guests of honor on this day, and will be presented the award during the ceremony in the sculpture garden. This scholarship ceremony will be at 2:15 p.m.

To see the full schedule of performances and times, visit the upcoming events section on www.bertonigallery.com or the Bertoni Gallery Sculpture Garden Facebook Page. For more information, to volunteer during Bill Perry Day, or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Music For Humanity Bill Perry Scholarship Fund, please contact Bertoni Gallery, 845-469-0993.




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