The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

The Athens Cultural Center’s Summer Music Series

Saturday, July 20, 2-7pm

4 N Water St
Athens, New York, 12015

The Athens Cultural Center is presenting a free summer music series taking place in Athens Riverfront Park and focusing on the diverse musical landscape of the greater Hudson Valley. The series will highlight local and regional artists, and collaborate with Hudson Valley community groups  to provide artist Q & A and open sound checks to the youth of Ulster, Greene, and Columbia counties as an educational opportunity. This opportunity is free and open to all, parents please bring your kids if you think they would be interested!

Voted “Best Band” in 2022 by NY’s Chronogram Magazine for their rootsy, rockin’ psychedelia, the Slambovians’ deep connection with audiences and exciting live shows are legendary. This Woodstock-tinged Americana has a hint of southern rock, British folk combined with solid songwriting – a slice of Americana pie that is irresistible! Dylan, Bowie, Syd Barrett, Tom Petty, and The Waterboys can be heard, yet the Slambovians’ musicianship and critically acclaimed songwriting stand on their own. Joziah (the resident shaman of Slambovia), leads with vocals described as “soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic.” Longtime bandmates Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, mandolin, flute) and guitarist/mandolin wizard Sharkey McEwen bring their own magic to the Slambovian brew with “a little help from their friends” – RJ McCarty (keys, bass, sax), Bob Torsello (bass), and Matthew Abourezk (drums).

Open Sound Check: 2-3:30pm

Youth Q & A: 3:30pm

Music: 5-7pm

This concert series is organized by Jacob Miller, director of the Athens Cultural Center, with funds provided by CREATE Council on the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, the FairGame Arts Grant, the Athens Community Foundation, the Greene County Youth Bureau, the Masterwork Music and Art Foundation, and ACC members.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by CREATE Council on the Arts.


Jul 20 2024


2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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