ARTS ON THE LAKE
Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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845 228-AOTL (2685)

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2022 Summer Concert Series - Vaneese Thomas

Friday, July 15, at 7:00 pm

 

Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Blues, R&B

"Fight the Good Fight"

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Vaneese is the daughter of Rufus Thomas, whose legendary career as a musician and entertainer began in Vaudeville and spanned more than half a century in rhythm-and-blues recording and radio. Her older siblings are the hit recording artist “Memphis Queen” Carla Thomas and the highly respected keyboardist Marvell Thomas.

 

Embracing this remarkable musical legacy, Vaneese carries forward the rich heritage of Memphis soul and R&B, a music that has touched several generations and crossed many divides. At the same time she has combined all the influences of her background and experience; R & B, gospel, blues and jazz; to cultivate a soul-stirring style that’s all her own.

 

Highly regarded within the music industry, Vaneese’s talents as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor have made her a sought-after solo performer as well as a first call vocalist for projects by other top name artists. She has worked with the renowned recording producer Phil Ramone and has sung with an astonishing array of internationally known performers including Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton and numerous others.

 

Fight the Good Fight, Vaneese Thomas’ new album on Blue Heart Records, represents the culmination of an amazingly diverse career for the youngest member of Memphis’ first family of soul. Its bracing blend of Memphis-style R&B, Americana, and other roots genres sets the album well apart from anything else currently on the contemporary market, underscoring Vaneese’s status as a highly innovative performer.

 

The outdoor concerts are offered on a pay-as-you-wish basis and take place in our newly landscaped concert area thanks to the generosity of Henry and Julie Boyd and family.

 

 

GENERAL CONCERT INFORMATION

 

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Our Summer Concert Series in July concerts are offered on a pay-as-you-wish basis and take place in our newly landscaped concert area thanks to the generosity of Henry and Julie Boyd and family.

 

 

All concerts in this July series are on Fridays and start at 7 PM. Concerts are rain or shine and may be held indoors if it is severe weather.

 

 

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.

 

 

All these events are made possible by the many local business sponsors who support us, so we ask that you support their endeavors.

 

 

Email office@artsonthelake.org for any questions or call 845 228 2685.

 

 

These concerts are made possible by our supporters and in part through the Putnam Arts Council's Arts Link Grant Program with Public Funds provided from the Putnam Count and through the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor's office and the NY State Legislature.