Canadian Rock-Folk Band RPR Plays Schroon Tuesday

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RPR, a Canadian folk-rock band known for its amazing live shows, closes out the Tuesday night Boathouse summer concert series, proudly sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.

From the band’s official bio:

“RPR, known for its soaring vocals and huge harmonies, showcases several genres of music .Running the spectrum from stirring anthems to whisper-gentle ballads, RPR’s songs evoke joy, tears and laughter with a dynamic tapestry of musical styles that range from folk, rock and blues traditions in unique and refreshing ways. It’s cinematic storytelling from four captivating songwriters.

Together since 2012, RPR have regularly played throughout Canada and the US, as well as three UK tours to date. Appearing on festival stages, concert series, music halls, theatres, town halls and beyond, RPR continue to win new fans along the way.
The band has released two CDs, 
Trans Atlantic in 2013 and the latest, Longview. The new record features twelve songs that showcase the songwriting and musicianship like never before.

"Gorgeous harmonies [that] make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. The rock influence may be there, but it doesn’t disguise the heartfelt lyrics these guys write. These are songs that inevitably leave you speechless... they are all gifted songwriters"
(Roots Music Canada 2018)

For ticket information, click here.


Patchouli with Terra Guitarra, Julie & Bruce

Patchouli with Terra Guitarra, Julie & Bruce

The Folk Festival will kick off this year, Sunday August 11, 2019  (Noon to 5pm)  with the sounds of:

  • Roy Hurd MC with Tim Hartnett & Skip Smithson

  • Tony Trischka, Avery Merritt, Ethan Setiawan and Larry Cook

  • Atwater Donnelly, Aubrey & Elwood

  • Patchouli with Terra Guitarra, Julie & Bruce

  • Phil Henry with Mitch Barron & Jeff Kimball

The event is hosted by the Schroon Lake Arts Council and has become a destination event in the Adirondacks. Bring a smile, a blanket and a chair and relax on the grass in front of the bandshell for an amazing Sunday afternoon.

But did you know the event has direct ties to  folk legend Pete Seeger and Hollywood star Alan Arkin.?  And it’s all because of one Schroon Laker: Flora Wilson Whitty.

We discovered these gems a few years back from former Arts Council President Jack Osbourne, who passed onto us an amazing story about the  history of the fest, written by by Benjamin Pomerance of the Lake Champlain Weekly. 

You can read the full story, kindly reprinted with permission, in here  or download the story here as it appears in the Lake Champlain Weekly.

Dan Berggren and Darlene Gregson also get special mentions for their efforts in bringing the festival to life! Dan and Darlene also helped launch a special the festival, which you can about read here.

Double Header Sunday in the Park in Schroon


This Sunday music and comedy imrov takes center stage for the new event, Sunday in The Park.

From 12pm - 1pm Chris South performs with his Ukulele, followed by the comedy improv geniuses from MopCo Improv. Theater.

These events are family friendly and FREE.

The series is proudly sponsored by The Schroon Lake Arts Council. Got an event you’d like to publicize? Drop us an email by clicking here.