Sawyer Fredericks to play Caroga Lake Music Fest

Town of Glen singing sensation Sawyer Fredericks waits to be interviewed Thursday by area media at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

CAROGA — Sawyer Fredericks, the “musical pride” of Glen and who won “The Voice” television singing competition in 2015 when he was 15 years old, will perform at Sherman’s Amusement Park in Caroga Lake on June 8, kicking off the 7th season of the Caroga Lake Music Festival.

Concert admission is free, but tickets are required, with a limit of four. Reserve your tickets now.

There will be limited front-row seating and other benefits are available for a donation to the Caroga Lake Music Festival.

The concert will start at 7 p.m., and the park will open for admission at 5 p.m.

In March, Fredericks, known for his original renditions of well-known folk songs as well as his own songwriting, released his third album, “Hide Your Ghost,” a mostly-analog recording made at Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock.

Fredericks’s first-place “The Voice” prize was $100,000 and a recording contract. Before that, however, he was known as a local musician, playing at local farmers’ markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe and The Bitter End.

On reality TV, he quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs. Fredericks then released his debut album, “A Good Storm,” with Republic Records, a blend of soulful folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm tour included 62 shows across the U.S.

Tickets are available from the following restaurants and retailers:

∫ The Boathouse of Caroga Lake, 2090 Route 10;

∫ Campers Corner Store, 3044 NY-29A, Caroga Lake;

∫ Canada Lake Store, 103 Old State Road, Caroga Lake;

∫ Culligan Water Conditioning, 74 Union St., Fultonville;

∫ Nick Stoner Inn & 19th Hole, 1810 Route 10, Caroga Lake,;

∫ Pine Lake Lodge, 1050 Route 10, Caroga Lake;

∫ Pleasant Lake Inn, 5083 Route 29A, Stratford;

∫ Reel Seafood Company, 195 Wolf Road, Albany;

∫ Vrooman’s Hotel, 2040 Route 10, Caroga Lake.

Support live music in Caroga Lake and meet Sawyer Fredericks. Contribute $75 for a VIP pass, and receive:

∫ Reserved seats in front rows

∫ Reserved parking

∫ Meet Sawyer Fredericks in person

∫ Exclusive invitation to his pre-show soundcheck

Email [email protected] to reserve your VIP pass now. Limited availability — first-come, first-serve.

All proceeds and donations support Caroga Arts’ free programming to help revitalizing life, culture and business in Caroga Lake through free concerts and events for the community.

Please note, glass containers are not allowed at Sherman’s and no dogs are allowed.

By Josh Bovee

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