Free concerts to return to Otsiningo Park

By Anna Norris

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Free concerts to return to Otsiningo Park

May 16, 2014 Updated May 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The "Broome Bands Together" weekly concert series will return to Broome County this summer.

The concert will take place at Otsiningo Park each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., from June 17 until July 22.

Each week, a different local band will take the stage.

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.

According to Broome County Executive Debbie Preston, Coughlin & Gerhart provided $6,000 to fund the concerts and keep them free to the public.

The Broome Bands Together schedule is as follows:

June 17: 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 24: 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 1: 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 8: 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 15: 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 22: Katie Scott with Persuasion

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