BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY: The Saranac Lake-based band Crackin’ Foxy will help swing in the 2018 Weekend Series when they make their first-ever appearance at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts on Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Arts Center members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students and youth 17 and under and are available at the door or online at adirondackarts.org.

Crackin’ Foxy is a jazz ensemble featuring close vocal harmony and tight instrumental arrangements. The Saranac Lake-based septet is inspired by traditional New Orleans jazz but plays with a fresh and joyful energy all its own. Influences include the Boswell Sisters, Anette Hanshaw, and Django Reinhardt as well as Vaudeville and Hawaiian music of the early 20th century.

Mark Hofschneider founded the band in 2010 after his wife suggested he play less clawhammer banjo and more ukulele. Other members include Sarah and Jenny Curtis on vocals, Russ Mulvey on bass, Alex Marklund on guitar, Wayne Davison on sax, trumpet, and clarinet, and Jacob Stern on fiddle.

The Arts Center will be transformed into a nightclub atmosphere for this concert, and wine, beer, and other refreshments will be available. This concert is sponsored by the Jane Jacobs Music Fund.

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is located at 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake, NY. To reserve your seats by phone, call (518) 352-7715.

Visit adirondackarts.org for the most up-to-date information about our concerts, workshops and classes, gallery exhibits, special events, grants programs, and the 2018 Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. The Arts Center is generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, its business and individual sponsors, and members.