SCOTIA — The Freedom Park Summer Concert Series returns on Saturday, June 20, at 7 p.m. with American Idol finalist and Shaker High graduate, Madison VanDenburg performing live from the Freedom Park Quarantune Studio.
Concerts will stream online each Wednesday and Saturday at 7 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 26.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be able to stream our shows this season, and to start it off with Madison is a perfect way to start a great series,” said Cathy Gatta, president of the Freedom Park Foundation. “We didn’t want to let our fans down, and we know if there’s one thing people need right now, it’s music and fun. Freedom Park has always been the local soundtrack to summer, and we need to continue that tradition.”
With the help Scotia-based videographer, Harold Bryant, audio engineer James Peterson, and the Turf Tavern restaurant in Scotia, Freedom Park moved from Collins Park to a safe-studio space that meets state mandated guidelines for reopening. The safe-studio provides the tools needed to stream the free summer concert series on Facebook Watch, YouTube and FreedomParkScotia.com.
The Freedom Park Quarantune Concert Series will also broadcast on OSM Spectrum Channel 1302, Verizon FIOS Channel 37.
“Musicians, arts organizations, and performing venues have been hit hard by the pause,” said Foundation Vice President Justin Cook. “We are thrilled to be able to keep music centerstage in the village at a time when the community needs it most,” he continued. “We hope that everyone will join in the fun from their living rooms and backyards.”
New to the Freedom Park Concert Series in 2020 are performances by American Idol finalist Madison VanDenburg, jazz/soul duo Carmen & Life’s Guilty Pleasures and original country-rock band Raquel & The Wildflowers.
The list of performances will include a tribute to the Class of 2020 by Alan Payette & Friends on their originally scheduled graduation day, Saturday June 27. The night will also include surprise guests from Scotia-Glenville High School.
The McKrells will make their Freedom Park homecoming on the Fourth of July.
The Freedom Park Foundation will also be selling Limited Edition Quarantune Series t-shirts for $20 on their website.