Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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Art Rock Lake Fest

Saturday, June 22, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

An all day progressive Rock Fest with bands from NY and Hudson Valley.

A Ticketed Event - Available on line and at the door.


This is an all day Rock Fest with 4 distinct bands bringing their music to the Lake! Organized by Pierre DeGalliande of Melomane, the musicians are coming from the city and various locations around the Hudson Valley. It promises to be a great way to start the summer.





Monkeytown Milk Spillers: 

The Monkeytown Milk Spillers play an unusual amalgam of early jazz, cabaret, vintage glam, and punk rock. Their hometown of Brewster, NY has provided plenty of inspiration: The members met at the Brewster Fall Festival. Many of their songs are inspired by the town's unusual history, full of circuses, disasters, and unexplained phenomena.

Their name was derived from the Monkeytown area of Brewster, where local circus pioneers kept their primates during the off season, and the Borden Condensed Milk Factory, part of which still stands on Main Street.

Jack Grace Band

Jack Grace, Jerry Lee Lewis once likened to “that Cash kid, but good”, has enjoyed a long and varied career. Grace, a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who’s been touring and recording for over 25 years.

He’s performed with a diverse collection of artists, like Doc Watson, Fishbone, Junior Brown, The Meters, and has even shared the bill with Merle Haggard, Gordon Lightfoot, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks.


He’s contributed tunes and scoring to several movies, including both Super Troopers, 1 and 2, the cult hit, Big Bear, as well as What I Drink and Who I Meet at the Track, heard in Beerfest.


Jack might be the only guy around to have a band in both Cambridge, UK, and Cambridge, MA. He has a stable of musicians stretching across North America, allowing him to team up with old pals in Canada, Austin, West Virginia, and elsewhere.


“NYC someday will brag about its great legends of country music, that’s right we said country, and among those names will be the engaging, hardworking, witty, and schmoozin’ and boozin’ Grace”. - Village Voice


A cinematic chamber-pop ensemble formed in 1998 by singer/songwriter Pierre de Gaillande, is renowned for its distinctive sound, often described as cinematic art-rock or pop-noir, drawing comparisons to acts like Belle and Sebastian and Elvis Costello. Melomane's music has been seen at various NYC venues, on a tour through Europe, various TV shows like HBO's Real Sex and Discovery Channel's No Reservations and through a series of concerts in Russia sponsored by the US Embassy. Melomane's sound is like no other, and one you should be excited to hear.

Stephen Clair:

“Watching Clair is like a masterclass in songwriting and guitar accompaniment”


“Blending the kind of jaggedly cool guitar and piano that put Spoon on the map … feels as much linked to acts like the Hold Steady as it does to Wilco”?— Glide Magazine


Performing Songwriter calls him “the kind of citified troubadour that the roots songwriting world needs these days.”



Concert starts at 2pm June 22nd, Lawn chairs, food and drink are welcome. Limited refreshments will be available on site. Parking is limited so we suggest arriving at least 20 minutes before the concert. Admission is $10. Tickets can purchased through the above link. They will also be available at the door.  Concerts are rain or shine with no refunds.


Approximate Schedule: 

> 2:00pm - Jack Grace Band

> 3:15pm - Stephen Clair Transmissions

> 4:30pm - Monkeytown Milk Spillers

> 6:00pm - Melomane




$10.00 General Admission
$10.00 Member Admission