Adirondack Folk Night – Camp Sagamore

Saturday, May 04, 2019

The Eighth Step presents…


“Sagamore is where my soul feels very much at home.”

– PEGGY LYNN, Adirondack musician

The Eighth Step presents some of the most accomplished traditional musicians in the Adirondack region, gathering to celebrate over 40 years of music at historic Great Camp Sagamore, jewel of the Adirondacks – also featured are young fiddlers from Sagamore’s Roots & Branches (youth music) program.

DAN BERGGREN, PEGGY LYNN, DAN DUGGAN, JOHN KIRK & TRISH MILLER & SARA MILONOVICH will lead songs, stories and dancing for a warm evening conjuring the rustic beauty and camaraderie of a night of music at the Adirondacks’ most famous Gilded Age wilderness retreat.

Originally built by William West Durant (1895-97), Sagamore’s 27-building compound resides on own lake in the remote Blue Ridge Wilderness, a 40,000 area section of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It became the opulent private wilderness retreat of the Alfred Vanderbilt family, and from 1900 through the 1940s was visited by leading writers, artists, businessmen and political figures of the day. Indeed, railroad magnate Alfred Vanderbilt constructed the world’s shortest full-gauge railway through the wilderness from Blue Mountain to Raquette Lake, transporting family and, artists and statesmen to his rustic estate.
 [Great Camp Sagamore is not to be confused with the Omni-hotel Sagamore on Lake George.]
One of the finest of the few remaining Adirondack “Great Camps,” Sagamore represents an architectural model of National Park Service rustic building design, now home to an array of accommodations, educational programming and public guided tours seasonally.

Concert proceeds will help ensure the future of Adirondack folk music at Sagamore, with special emphasis on its youth and children’s music programming.

Audience members are invited and encouraged come at 6 pm to mingle in the lobby with the musicians, and visit with spokespersons for Sagamore, and other Adirondack attractions. An array of Adirondack organizations such as The Wild Center, the Adirondack Museum and many others will be on hand at the concert to unveil or announce programs and activities happening this summer in the Park. 
 Join us for an evening of Adirondack music, history and nature! 

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