Arts & Entertainment

Mahopac Lets the Music do the Talkin'!

Amanda Ayala and The Midnight Glory headlined the show with a powerful performance. Credits: Bob Dumas
Pickpocket Romance entertained the crowd with original tunes, as well as covers from such acts as Dave Matthews Band and Train. Credits: Bob Dumas
From left, Holly Block, Rachel DeMarco and Erica Block had a great time at the festival. Credits: Bob Dumas
The Usual Suspects entertain the crowd. Credits: Photo courtesy of Parks and Recreation Dept.
Zoe Fuentes makes a mess of herself making the cotton candy, something she said was a "hazard of the job." Credits: Bob Dumas
The Morning After perform. Credits: Photo courtesy of the Recreation and Parks Dept.
Little Giulia Andriani believes every town event should include a bouncy house. Credits: Bob Dumas
The band RGK was one of five bands on the bill Credits: Photo courtesy of Recreation and Parks Dept.
The park was packed for the concert. Credits: Bob Dumas
Selene Cosenza entertains the kids who came to show with a bubble-maker. Credits: Bob Dumas
Kerry Cotter was a big fan of the cotton candy... she was a volunteer at the booth.
Roomates Leniz Cortez, left, and Angie Tocci were big fans of the music and the cotton candy. Credits: Bob Dumas
Amanda Ayala and her band Credits: Bob Dumas

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The Town of Carmel Recreation and Parks Department held its first-ever Music Festival at the Mahopac Chamber Park Saturday, May 20—something it hopes will become an annual event. The free concert featured five local bands of various ages and genres, including the acoustic duo Pickpocket Romance and Mahopac resident and rising star Amanda Ayala and her band The Midnight Glory.

There was also free cotton candy, popcorn and a bouncy house for the kids. The four-hour show was well-attended as residents took advantage of the mild temperatures and sunny skies to spread blankets and enjoy picnic baskets and pizza.

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