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The Live on the Lake concert series

03:56PM / Monday, June 29, 2009
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Live on the Lake – Onota Lake in Pittsfield
Courtesy of Greylock Federal Credit Union

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Greylock Federal Credit Union and Live 95.5 WBEC FM have released the summer lineup for their Live on the Lake community concert series. For the eighth consecutive season the concerts will be offered Wednesday evenings beginning on July 1 through August 26, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

The Live on the Lake concert series began in the summer of 2002 and has enjoyed phenomenal success, drawing thousands of people each week. “Live on the Lake is a symbol of summer fun in Berkshire County,” said Angelo Stracuzzi, president of Greylock Federal. “We are pleased to be part of what is now a local tradition that creates a positive community gathering.”

Peter Barry, Vice President, Market Manager of Vox Radio said, “With the musical talent of the Berkshires set against the picturesque backdrop of Onota Lake, Live on the Lake is the ideal venue for local artists to showcase talent. We go to great lengths to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Record crowds attended each concert last summer and as many as 100 boats dropped anchor along the shores of Onota Lake to view the local acts.

The schedule for 2009 is as follows:

July 1 - Static

July 8 - Sirsy

July 15 – Sounds of Sinatra

July 22 – Jill Gallagher Band

July 29 – Hot Totti

August 5 – Tony Lee Thomas Band

August 12 - Wishface

August 19 - Rev Tor

August 26 - Grind

Victoria May, Manager of Marketing Promotions and Partnerships with Greylock Federal, said that a shuttle service will be offered again this year for people parking at Taconic High School. “These concerts are extremely popular and we want to accommodate people with extra parking at Taconic High School. The shuttle holds 15 people and departs every 15 minutes.” In addition to the shuttle, parking will be available on Vin Hebert Boulevard.

The Pittsfield Police Department would like to remind those who attend that alcohol is not permitted at Burbank Park during these concerts and no parking is allowed on Lakeway Drive Extension (located off Pecks Road). The Pittsfield Police Department will be on patrol during these shows and parking violations will be given as needed.

About  Live 95.9:

Live 95.9 WBEC FM is part of the Vox Berkshire Radio Group, and plays hits from the eighties nineties and today. Live 95.9’s broadcast studios are at 211 Jason Street in Pittsfield. More information is available at www.live959.com.

About Greylock Federal Credit Union:

Greylock Federal Credit Union was recently rated the top credit union in the United States for total value returned to Members/Owners according to Callahan & Associates, a national credit union research and consulting firm.  Greylock Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school, worships or regularly conducts business in Berkshire County. Greylock Federal is wholly owned by its more than 65,000 members and offers full-service branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, and Williamstown. More information is available at www.greylock.org.

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