SKARTS ‘N The Park
The Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS) has presented free summer concerts at the gazebo in Clift Park by the lake for several years. These are extremely popular events and have grown in popularity to draw a crowd of about 1,000 fans in recent years.
Los Blancos – Colin Aberdeen (Guitar), Mark Nanni (Vocals), Mark Tiffault (Drums), and Steven T. Winston (Bass)
Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook – Dave Hanlon (Drums/Percussion/Vocals), Ava Andrews (Lead Vocals), Lee Tiffault (Guitar/Composer), Jimmie Spivey (Bass/Vocals), Ed Vivenzio (Keyboardist/Composer)
The Dean Brothers – The Sammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning band was joined on stage by a few special guests, including George Rossi, the multiple Sammy Award-winning keyboard player and band leader of the legendary Shufflin’ Hungarians and Caroline Manring Dean.
Charlie Bertini’s Jazz Band – featuring Charlie Bertini (Horns), John Kane (Saxes), Dave Solazzo (Keyboard), Joe Whiting (Vocals), Loren Barrigar (Guitar), David Hanlon (Drums), and Ron France (Bass)
In 2008, SKARTS presented the first edition of SKARTS ‘N The Park. An estimated crowd of 500 came by car, boat, bike and foot, and enjoyed the Maria DeSantis Orchestra and “Sinatra’s Faves”.