Rome, NY, July 02, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- A warm summer’s Independence Day weekend is the perfect backdrop for a celebration of local artists and musicians at Bellamy Harbor Park in Rome, NY, on Sunday, July 3, from noon until dusk, culminating in a 7pm pops concert by the award-winning Syracuse University Brass Ensemble.
Arts on the Erie is an original summer event created and sponsored by the newly reorganized Rome Main Streets Alliance. Admission is free.
“The event is volunteer-driven,” says Rome Main Streets President David Amidon, “Created for Rome, by Rome. Main Streets was tasked by the city to host an annual summer event for the 4th of July weekend and, we’re so pleased to have such great buy-in from our CNY artists and musicians. We’re hoping this event gets bigger and better every year and attracts new people to Rome so they can see our city at its finest.”
Arts on the Erie will feature local craft beer and wine vendors, artists showcasing and selling their work, craft vendors, and a few surprises. Local artists slated to showcase their work include: Constance Avery, Amy P. Eddy, Diane E. Berry, Tony Thompson, Adam Chrisman, Rebecca Petrie, Alex Medlin, Danny Bertrand, Margaret Sexton, Marissa Perkins, and Shelley Graham Turner. Food offerings will be available, and other local vendors are slated to participate.
Musical acts are scheduled throughout the day including The Old Main (Americana), Mick Cummings (classic rock, folk), the Rome Blues Brothers, and DJ Saint Boxx. The day tops off with an evening concert by the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble.
The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble is a group of 35 professional-level brass and percussion musicians that include faculty, staff, and students from Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and other accomplished Upstate NY musicians. The ensemble has twice placed first nationally in the North American Brass Band Association Championship Festival. Music will include: Lion King Medley, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, American Salute, The Magnificent Seven, Olympic Theme, Breezin’ Down Broadway, and A Salute to the Armed Forces.
Admission is free to the public, but Rome Main Streets Alliance has started a Go Fund Me account to help offset some of the costs associated with this first-year event. Anyone wishing to contribute can visit the Alliance’s Go Fund Me page a gofundme (slash) artsontheerie.
Rome Main Streets Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to community growth and business development in Rome, NY, and your donation is tax deductible. Find out more information and see updates at facebook (dot) com (slash) romemainstreets.