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Summer Outdoor Concerts


Hope Pavilion
NYS Route 30.
Town of Hope

Free will donation
($5/person suggested donation



Waterfront Park

6:00 pm
Main Street, Northville
Free will donation ($5/person suggested donation)




This event will replace the SVAN concert that was previously scheduled for the Hope, NY pavilion.

June 27, 6:00 pm

Don Hoffman &
Sean Cohan

The bluegrass band “New Shoes” will perform on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Northville Waterfront Park, Main Street, Northville, NY. The event is sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN). This event will replace the SVAN concert that was previously scheduled for the Hope, NY pavilion.

New Shoes is a different band every time you see them. The meaning behind the name comes from the saying “Old Friends, New Shoes.” Don Hoffman leads the band, which is, indeed, made up of very talented friends and musical partners, including Sean Cohan, Bill Cassidy, and Bruce Blinn Knapp. Bill, Bruce & Don have played together for over 40 years in a wide assortment of styles and instrumentation. Don and Sean recently performed at the National Trails Day celebration in Northville. All multi-instrumentalists, the fun is in their diversity.

Don, a local Northville solo musician, will be playing guitar, banjo and harmonica while Sean performs on mandolin, fiddle and guitar. Don has performed in the area for years. Recently with his blues band version of “New Shoes” in 2012  at the  Northville Summer Concert series and  twice at the Sand Island Bash in 2011 and 2012. He performed throughout the area in the 1980’s with the bluegrass band “Sweetwater” and he is known for his solo and duet shows in local Sacandaga and Saratoga area clubs.

Sean Cohan, the newest member of the New Shoes family is a versatile multi-instrumentalist  from Glens Falls and  has performed with all the top area acoustic acts from The McKrells to Big Medicine.  Sean is a top class musician and is always welcomed on any stage,  as well as being frequently requested. 

The full band and the talents they bring to the band are:

  • Don Hoffman – Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica, lead vocals
  • Sean Cohan – Mandolin, Fiddle Harmony vocals
  • Bill Cassidy – Guitar, Harmony vocals
  • Bruce Blinn-Knapp – Bass, Harmony Vocals


July 11
Hair of the Dog


July 18
Rich Clements Band


August 1
Still Hollow
Swing, Country & Bluegrass


August 8
North & South Dakotas
Bluegrass, country, honky tonk,
Folk and rock ‘n roll


August 15
Bolton, Nolan & Greene


August 22
The Blenders
60’s Rock


August 29
Electric City Horns
Classic Rock ‘n roll


Classical Concerts:
Mayfield Presbyterian Church
North Main Street, Mayfield, NY


August 2   3:00 
Caroga Lake Music Festival
String orchestra


August 30 3:00
Caroline Iantosca


All the Northville Concerts are sponsored by the Village of Northville, Town of Northampton

The summer park concerts are sponsored by the Northville Merchants Association


Contact Barbara Spaeth at 863-8047 for information.


Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a 2015 Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.





































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