GALLERY: LGD/50, Badfish with LeSpecial @ Lake George, May 29
LAKE GEORGE — Under sunny skies in the late afternoon of Saturday, May 29, the power-trio, Lespecial, took the stage to deliver a blistering two-hour set of funk, Afro-Beat, prog rock, and jam to an appreciative audience, some of whom danced wildly while others sat on chairs or blankets, just enjoying the day’s atmosphere and so happy to be at a live music event after almost a year-and-a-half of pandemic lockdowns and self-imposed home imprisonment. Guests were asked to stay in their “pods,” which are similar to living rooms, where social distancing could be adhered to.
With no rain or winds, but an accumulating chill filling the air with each passing hour, Badfish ascended the stage after sunset and played into the night. The band’s single-handed crusade has been to present a ‘tribute’ to Sublime for over two decades; Sublime was an influential American band whose forte was reggae rock and ska-punk. Unfortunately, Sublime disbanded in 1996 due to the tragic passing of its lead singer and guitarist, which ironically coincided with the group’s breakthrough on the national radio and concert music scene.
This coming weekend at the Charles R. Wood Park in Lake George Village is the continuation of this summer’s LGD/50 Concert Series & Adirondack Music Festival:
The Garcia Project performs Friday, June 11. They are one of the foremost national tribute bands who perform actual setlists culled from The Jerry Garcia Band’s concerts in 1976-1995. The opener is Deadgrass and Friends.
On Saturday, June 12, Max Creek takes the stage to celebrate 50 years together and present Grateful Dead-influenced music, with The Mallett Brothers Band opening as a special guest.
For both shows, gates open at 5:00 pm. and the show starts at 6:30 pm.