OLEAN, NY -- Roger Pettengill has only one rule when he performs.
“I want you to sing along,” he said early on in his two-hour set at Lincoln Park Thursday night. "Just sing the same song I’m singing.”
His show featured many easy-to-sing-along-with tunes from the '60s and '70s, with a few “deep cuts” thrown in. A nice-sized crowd was on hand, obviously enjoying the longest day of the year and the outstanding summer weather.
Pettengill performed as part of the Olean Recreation Department's free summer concert series, which continues on Thursdays through Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The next concert -- on June 28 -- will feature Toucan Jam.
Performers take the stage in the gazebo in the park located across from the Olean Municipal Building. In the event of rain, concerts are moved to the John Ash Community Building on North Barry Street.
Pettengill will appear at the Palmer Opera House & Event Center in Cuba in a special singer-songwriters presentation on July 8.
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