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Elks to celebrate 25 years of Music Fest Sunday

— Time flies when you’re having fun. Just ask the Liverpool Elks.

One of the area’s most active fraternal orders will celebrate a quarter-century of Music Fests when the band plugs in at noon on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the club on Cold Springs Road. Four of Central New York’s best rock bands — The Fulton Chain Gang, Soul Mine, Kat Tale and Mood Swing — will perform one after another through 6 p.m.

Admission costs $5, and proceeds benefit ENABLE and Cerebral Palsy of CNY. Kids age 11 and younger will be admitted free.

Besides the good vibes, the Music Fest features raffles including 50-50, a bounce house, food and beverages; 622-2348.

‘Long Way from Nashville’

The Fulton Chain Gang will be selling copies of its brand new nine-track album “Life in the Years.” Tunes include “Another Kind of Green,” “Living for Today” and, an anthem for country bands stuck in the Northeast, “A Long Way from Nashville.”

The Chain Gang features guitarist David Brown, singer-guitarist Blaine Holcomb, pedal steel guitarist Dennis Buzcek, bassist Dave Montany and drummer Mike Oliver; thefultonchaingang.com.

She’s got soul!

Soul Mine, a hot and heavy R&B unit, includes a Liverpool musician, trumpeter-singer TamaraLee Shutt. She performed at Johnson Park last Wednesday, July 31, with her other band, I Am Fool.

Appreciating concerts

The Liverpool Is The Place Committee received a certificate of appreciation from CNY Arts on July 30 at Syracuse Stage. LITP presents 24 free concerts each summer at Johnson Park, and CNY Arts’ decentralization grant program helped fund this year’s series.

Upcoming concerts in the park will showcase The Details performing youngblood rock’n’roll, on Monday, Aug. 12 and the Enzian Bavarian Band playing old world dance tunes on Wednesday, Aug. 14; liverpoolistheplace.com.

    The Liverpool Public Library’s 2013 Folk Music Series, “Dance Rhythms,” also received a CNY Arts certificate of appreciation.

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