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An image of a band performing on-stage at one of the Concerts on the Waterfront in 2021

2024 Concerts on the Waterfront Series

The Sackets Harbor Historical Society is excited to announce that the 2024 Concerts on the Waterfront series will kick-off on Sunday, June 30, and run through Sunday, Sept 1. Each of the free concerts is held on a Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm, at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield, located at 504 West Main St, EXCEPT for the July 28th concert, which will be held at the Sentinel Bandstand, at 304 West Main St.

For 2024, the Historical Society has an exciting line-up of 10 bands:

All the concerts are free and open to the public. They’re held outdoors, so remember to pack your picnic blanket or lawn chairs.

In case of bad weather, the concerts will be moved to the Parish Center at St. Andrew’s Church, which is located at the corner of East Main and Woolsey Streets. We will announce if a concert’s being moved on our Facebook page on the afternoon of the concert.

You can also find highlights and entire performances from last year’s Concerts on the Waterfront series on our YouTube channel. We hope to see you at some, or ALL, of the concerts this summer!

* The concerts marked with an asterisk are made possible with funds from the Decentralization 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 the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.

The 2024 Concerts on the Waterfront series is supported by the following gracious sponsors and supporters:

Gold Sponsors:
Watertown Savings Bank – Davidson Auto Group – WWNY-TV Stations – Village of Sackets Harbor – Town of Hounsfield.

Business Sponsors:
AMS, Inc. – Amy Kenney Team – Advanced Asthma & Allergy of NNY – BCA Architects & Engineers – Bowers & Co. – Carrothers & Clough – Lake Ontario Realty – Lawman Heating & Cooling – Navy Point Marine – OD Greene Lumber – Sackets Harbor B & B – The Parlor on Main – The Sackets Boathouse – The Sandwich Bar – VCA North Country Animal Hospital

Bronze Donors:
Joseph & Marianne Malatino – Northern NY Community Foundation – Dr. Robert H. Zimmer

Hugh Gilbert & Kay Arthur – Betsy Regan

David Altieri – Lawrence & Constance Barone – Jeannie Brennan – Donald Branche & Karen Williams – Carmelita Britton & Richard Probert – Sue Brockman – Marlene Bucci – Jeff & Donna Collins – Pete & Sally Daly – John & Mary Jo Deans – Marty & Sharon DelSignore – Sally Doxtater – Marie Hess – James & Cindy Intschert – Manford & Victoria Jerome – Linda Kerr – Kathy Killeen – Carolyn Marlowe – Genie & Tom McKay – Dr. Mark & Shayne McWilliams – Janet & Robert Montford – Deborah Morrell – Dave & Barbara Murphy – Betsy Naselli – Tom & Cece Perkins – Mark & Gwendolyn Phillips – Pete & Bonnie Phillips – Hwa Cha Redman – Mark & Rebecca Reitz – Dr. Eugene & Joyce Renzi – Barbara Robinson – Theresa Schilacci Sanzone – Ed Torba – Merle & JoAnn Toussant – Vicki & Majes Wilson – Donald & Diana Woodhouse

Sacci Band

The Sacci Band is a beloved group from Watertown. Founded by the late Frank Sacci, it has entertained the North Country for nearly 50 years. The band is dedicated to the performance of popular jazz styles from the “Golden Age of Swing.”

Grupo Pagán

Grupo Pagán is a Latin-American band that creates a high-energy, intoxicating sound with influences ranging from Santana and Shakira to Sadé and beyond. The Syracuse-based band of talented musicians have performed with Grammy-winning jazz flutist Dave Valentin, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and more.
Band leader Edgar Pagán (bass, vocals) is joined by Rhonda Paduano (vocals, keyboard, percussion), Bill DiCosimo (keyboard), Adam Fisher (guitar), Dave Donley (percussion), and Dave Chitamber (drums).


KEX – short for The Kevin Elliott Experience – is an upbeat and energetic band with members from throughout Jefferson County. The “Chicago-style” band plays recognizable covers of songs from the 1960s to today, as well as some original music. 
Besides its core members Kevin Elliott and Jonathan Cole (keyboard, vocals), the group features Bob Harvel (saxophone), Jack Jennings and Steve Elliott (drums), Joseph Foy (bass), Shannon Foy (acoustic guitar), Brad Smith (electric guitar), Heather Wood (trombone), Jeff Miller (trumpet), and Jeff Wood (trumpet).


ATLAS is an upbeat musical group performing a variety of genres, from 80s party music to soul and rock. The band was formed in 1981 as the Atlas Linen Company, and it has opened for many prominent performers through its history, including Chaka Khan, Kool and the Gang, Patty LaBelle, and Earth, Wind and Fire. It is today one of the most sought-after party bands in the Northeast.

Bryan and His Piggly Wigglies

Hailing from Albany, Bryan and His Piggly Wigglies pay homage to the heydays of jazz, dance, and swing. Their traditional jazz sound is sure to lift your spirit and get you moving and grooving! Band leader Bryan Brundige (trombone) is joined by John Colonna (keyboard), Dylan Perrillo (bass) and Graeme Francis (drums)

Ménage à Soul

Ménage à Soul is a high-energy dance band based in Central New York that performs an eclectic blend of Retro Soul, R&B, Disco, Rock, and modern dance and party hits. The band’s name, which translates to “Household of Soul,” personifies the feeling of family and the passion for music the members share with their audiences. 

Ruby Shooz

Ruby Shooz is a classic 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll show band, and they bring back the great sounds and looks of that era with talent and enthusiasm. The band has performed around the northeast and at the New York State Fair for more than 20 years, and they’re a perennial crowd favorite in the Concerts on the Waterfront series.

The Large Flowerheads

The Large Flowerheads bring to life the sights and sounds of the groovy 1960s. Their repertoire includes songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sonny & Cher, Dusty Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas, The Monkees, and many more.

The 10th Mountain Division Army Band

The 10th Mountain Division Army Band always brings an impressive variety of music: concert band literature, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, classical works, and popular music. Traditionally, part of their show is a tribute of patriotism for all those who have served in the military and their families. The 10th Mountain Division Army Band is composed of 41 soldier-musicians stationed at Fort Drum, and has been part of the Concert on the Waterfront series for many years.

The DeSantis Orchestra

This legendary band features an all-star lineup featuring vocalists Keith Condon, Gary Branch, Michael Ranalli, and Maria DeSantis. The group performs with its signature big band/horn band sound, showcasing their top big band song list from its spectacular seven decade history.