Photo by Dave Warner – The Caroga Lake Music Festival warms up before a performance at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Little Falls on August 6, 2017.

The Caroga Lake Music Festival announces a free concert to be held at the Concordia Club Pavilion, 138 Concordia Drive, Gloversville, NY, at 6:30 P.M., Thursday, August 17.

The Concordia Club, established in 1889, to preserve German culture and heritage, is hosting this concert to be the first to introduce the Caroga Lake Music Festival to Gloversville.

Donations to this free concert will be split between the Music Festival and the Gloversville Public Library which is undergoing a massive renovation project.

Seating will be available under the pavilion but guests are welcome to bring their own chairs.

The Library is a Carnegie library built in 1904. It has had minimal renovations: in the 1930’s the original boiler was converted to gas – with one thermostat; in the 1960’s the windows and front door were replaced but are not energy-efficient. While a handicap entrance was added in 2005, at present only the first floor is handicap-accessible.

When renovated all floors of the Library will be handicap-accessible; the building will be energy efficient with new windows and heating system and new staff and programming areas will be available.

Board president, Christine Pesses looks forward to the day the Caroga Lake Music Festival musicians will be able to perform concerts in excellent acoustics of their second-floor Carnegie Room.

The Caroga Lake Music Festival, now in its sixth year, brings together a community of top young professional musicians from across the U.S. and abroad to perform across musical genres in free concerts at numerous locations in Caroga Lake and the surrounding region.

This year 70 musicians will perform over 30 concerts in a five-week period, with a goal of revitalizing local culture, business and life through music.

The Caroga Lake Music Festival is a tax-deductible 501(c)(3) organization.