The third annual Shake the Lake for Vets Sake kicks off Friday, June 16 at King Neptune’s Pub in Lake George. The event, a fundraiser for Adirondack Vets House in Glens Falls, features continuous live music, including a Battle of the Bands with local talent competing for a $1,000 purse and bragging rights.
The lake-shaking music begins Friday at 8 p.m. with Maryland-based power pop quartet Classified Frequency. Headliner Cowboy Mouth takes the stage at 9 p.m. For more than two decades, Cowboy Mouth has been playing their NOLA-style of rock and punk for national audiences. General admission tickets for Friday’s show are still available and may be purchased online at King Neptune’s website.
Saturday’s events begin shortly before 2 p.m. with the Battle of the Bands. This year’s Battle draws from several different musical genres, including classic rock, pop-punk and grunge.
Shake the Lake Battle of tlhe Bands 2017Local bands will compete Saturday, June 17 at King Neptune's Pub in Lake George, NY.
|1:50 - 2:10 p.m.||Opener: Party ON|
|2:20 - 2:50||One for The Road|
|3 - 3:30||Squanch|
|3:40 - 4:10||Iüdica|
|4:20 - 4:50||Ryan Clark Band|
|5 - 5:30||Paradox Saints|
A silent auction will be held throughout the day beginning at noon with drawings at 6 p.m. This year’s prizes include boat rental, parasailing passes, Eagle Flyer zip line passes, Adirondack Thunder hockey tickets, Sagamore round of golf at the Donald Ross golf course, river tubing passes, snow tubing passes, a snowboard, “local” gift card, King Neptune’s gift card and Bistro Leroux gift card.
The Leathernecks MC Revolution Chapter in South Glens Falls will lead the Shake the Lake for Vets Sake Ride from their clubhouse at 22 Hudson Falls Road, South Glens Falls to King Neptune’s Pub with a lunch break at Waterhouse Restaurant, 85 Lake Avenue in Lake Luzerne. Registration for the ride begins at noon; kickstands up at 1 p.m. Registration fee: $20 for single rider, $30 per couple.
The Adirondack Vets House is a nine-bedroom transitional housing program for homeless veterans. The program assists veterans in need with support and educational programs including employment training, financial literacy, health and nutrition and self-development. Adirondack Vets House is a 501c (3) not-for-profit.
Feature photo: Members of Blue Streak Blvd. perform at the 2015 Battle of the Bands. Blue Streak Blvd. The Saratoga Springs-based band took home the trophy at the first Battle of the Bands in a close win over second place winners Hasty Page of Queensbury.