10,000 Maniacs: Multi-platinum selling band to play at McCauley

The 2nd Annual McCauley Mountain Music Festival is planned for Saturday, August 6 and will feature headliner band, 10,000 Maniacs.

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs-which was formed in 1981 in Jamestown, NY-continues to perform in front of sold out audiences.

The multi-platinum band was founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983.

Along with artists such as R.E.M., the band is credited with defining college rock and creating the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

Today, original band members Drew, Gustafson, and Augus-tyniak are joined by Jeff Erickson and Mary Ramsey.

“We are very excited we were able to book a band of this caliber at McCauley for this summer’s concert. The band is currently in the midst of their 30th anniversary tour and we are extremely happy they were able to fit us into their tour schedule,” said Nick Bankert, co-organizer of the Music Fest.

Bankert said that other bands will also be playing at the festival and a complete line-up will be announced soon.

The Music Fest will run from 2 to 11 p.m. Food and legal beverages will be available for sale on-site and rustic camping will be permitted on Saturday night.

Tickets are $25 and are currently available on-line at: mccauleymusicfest.com.

Major sponsors include Adirondack CafĂ©, Adirondack River Outfitters, Souvenir Village, Paragon Productions, PM Electric, and Van Auken’s Inne.


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