20 Local Bands to Perform at the Chris Thater Music Festival


(Binghamton, NY) Broome County STOP-DWI is pleased to announce that a total of 20 local bands will perform over two days of the Chris Thater Music Festival in conjunction with the 29th Annual Chris Thater Memorial Races the weekend of August 25th & 26th at RecreationPark in Binghamton.


"The music festival offers families a unique opportunity to hear a great variety of local musical talent all in one weekend,” says Broom County Executive Debbie Preston. “It's one of the big annual events organized by the STOP-DWI Program to get their message out to the community in a way that also builds community in Broome County.


The Festival lineup includes jazz, country, rock, blues, folk, oldies, steel drums, big band, and more:

·   4i Band

·   Acoustic Expression

·   Bad Weather Blues

·   Binghamton HS Steel Drums

·   The Blue Jays

·   The Breeze

·   Brian Wolff Band

·   Mike Cadden

·   The Egomaniacs

·   Maloney Memorial Pipe Band

·   Miles Ahead Jazz Quartet

·   Panattone

·   Reprise 60's

·   Rooster & the Roadhouse Horns


·    Tom O'Connor

·   Too Many Hoys

·   The Shambles

·   Frank Vieira

·   Hailey Wiggins

·   Woodshed Prophets


Visit the 2012 Chris Thater Memorial Music Festival page on Facebook or bcstopdwi.com for times and details.  Bring a chair or blanket; this is a free event for the entire family.


The Chris Thater Memorial Music Festival will be held on Saturday, August 25th from 10am to 9pm and Sunday, August 26th from 10am to 4pm at Recreation Park in Binghamton, NY.  The 2012 Chris Thater Memorial Races will run the same time on Saturday and from 8 am to 3pm on Sunday.  The races will include running and cycling competitions for all ages and abilities and a large expo/vendor display area with a food concessions by Number 5.


The Chris Thater Memorial is presented by Broome County STOP-DWI and supported by Premier Sponsor SEFCU.


2012 Gold Medal Sponsors: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Press & Sun-Bulletin, City of Binghamton, Time Warner Cable, Macy’s, CSEA Broome County Local 804, The Whale 99.1/WILD 104, WBNG-TV and Binghamton’s CW.


2012 Silver Medal Sponsors: Binghamton Riverwalk Hotel and Conference Center, Binghamton Mets, Broome County Parks & Recreation, Laing Industries, ShortLine/Coach USA, NBT Bank, Curcio Printing, United Health Services, Subway Restaurants and Beyond the Print.

08/14/2012 - 9:20am