Broome Bands Together Concert Series Begins Tuesday

Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announces the return of the Broome Bands Together weekly summer concert series, sponsored by Coughlin and Gerhart LLP.

Broome Bands Together will take place at Otsiningo Park each Tuesday at 6:30pm from June 17th – July 22rd, 2014. Each week a different local band will take the stage.  Coughlin & Gerhart provided $6,000 to fund the concerts and keep them free to the public.


“We saw how much people really enjoyed coming out to the park to listen to some of our great local talent,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston.  “Since the last concert in 2013, people have been asking when it’s coming back.  I want to thank Coughlin and Gerhart for sponsoring this wonderful event and making it possible yet again.”


“Coughlin & Gerhart was a proud sponsor of last year’s inaugural Broome Bands Together series and we were amazed at the popularity of the event,” says Coughlin and Gerhart Managing Partner Mark Gorgos.  “We are delighted to once again partner with the County as we promote music and a great family event in our community.  And Otsiningo Park is just alive with activity during the summer.  After the winter we had, it’s time to get outdoors and have some fun!”


Broome Bands Together Schedule:

·        June 17th:  Shambles

·        June 24th:  Los Vega

·        July 1st:      Outer Reef

·        July 8th:      Rich Wilson

·        July 15th:   Brotherhood

·        July 22nd:   Katie Scott with Persuasion


Preston hosted a free weekly summer concert series while Town Supervisor in Conklin and then brought the idea to Broome County.


“Seeing all the people come out and be able to relax and have a good time on a week night was great,” says Preston.  “Plus it was a great way for the community to come out and meet new people, and enjoy the beauty of our local park.”


People are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.  While concession stands will be open, people are welcome to bring their own refreshments.  Alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited.


Here is a little background on each of the performers:


June 17th: Shambles:

The Shambles are a Celtic/Folk/Rock band playing a mix of new and old Celtic music in the Southern Tier. Their band consists of Tom Cox (guitar, bagpipes, and tin whistle), Bill Farley (guitar), Mark Gorgos (drums), Mike Wood (guitar, keyboard, and harmonica), Alex Fisher (fiddle), and Conor Johns (banjo and mandolin).


June 24th: Los Vega:

Los Vega is a blend of contemporary music, classic rock and Italian music in the Southern Tier and surrounding areas.  Their band members consist of Pierre Figuccio (vocalist), Nick Putrino (guitarist), Tony Putrino (drummer) and Brad Nemcek (drummer).


July 1st: Outer Reef:

Outer Reef plays songs of the summer that makes you feel like you’re on vacation.  Their song list consists of reggae, calypso, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown, Erick Clapton, the Ventures, The Shadows, Booker T., Eddy Grant, The Champs, The Wipeouts, The Beach Boys, the Beatles and the Sufaris.  Their band members consist of Dave Ballard (drums), Howie Robinson (keyboard) and David Shoudy (guitar).


July 8th: Rich Wilson:

Rich Wilson has been performing for 39 years with his baritone vocals with legendary songs of yesteryears, including songs of such legends as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Ray, Johnny Cash and Fats Domino.


July 15th: Brotherhood:

They cover all types of music. Their song list consists of songs from Sinatra and Phantom of the Opera to Lady Gaga, Usher, Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, Cee Lo Green and JLo. Their band members consist of Carl (saxophone), Jim (keyboard), Kassie (vocalist) and Nate (bongo).


July 22nd: Katie Scott with Persuasion:

Their music genre is classic rock/dance. Their band members consist of Katie, Ed, Kip, Scott, Sean and Tony.




06/16/2014 - 6:09pm