Chris Thater Memorial announces music festival details

By WBNG News

Chris Thater Memorial announces music festival details

July 22, 2013 Updated Jul 22, 2013 at 11:17 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Broome County STOP-DWI has announced the lineup for this year's Chris Thater Memorial Music Festival held on Saturday, August 24th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Recreation Park in Binghamton. 

According to a news release:

On Saturday August, 24th, the Rhythm & Blues begins at 10:00 am and includes nonstop jazz, steel drums, blues guitar, and blues vocalists until 7:00 pm.  Performers include Miles Ahead Jazz Quartet, Chris Mollo, Panigma, Mike Cadden, Ultra Vibe, Juice Blenders Steel Drum Band, Citizen 5, Ayana D Experiment,  and The Eric Ross Blues Band.

Sunday the 25th features Country & Celtic music including bagpipes, folk, country, and Irish rock.  The music begins at 10:00 am with The Richard Maloney Memorial Pipe Band and continues through the afternoon with Tom O'Connor, Frank Vieira and The Shambles.

Special 30th Anniversary T-shirts will be on sale for the music festival this year.  Visit the Chris Thater Memorial Music Festival page on Facebook for more information and updates.  Music Fest attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and umbrella. This is a free event for the entire family.

The 2013 Chris Thater Memorial Races, held at the same time, will include running and cycling competitions for all ages and abilities and a large expo/vendor display area with a food concessions. The Chris Thater Memorial is presented by Broome County STOP-DWI and supported by Premier Sponsors SEFCU.