Arts & Entertainment

Bluegrass Thrives at Lake Purdys Clubhouse

e070b805eb0f45b40cf8_28aec3e9818e9f75689f_59277.jpg
Mile Twelve will play at the Westchester Bluegrass Club on Saturday, March 17. Doors open at 7 p.m.; acoustic jam starts at 8 p.m.; open mic is at 9 p.m., with Mile Twelve to perform at 10:30 p.m. Credits: Mile Twelve
e070b805eb0f45b40cf8_28aec3e9818e9f75689f_59277.jpg

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Mike Burns has been running the Westchester Bluegrass Club for the past 25 years as a way of staying in touch with the music scene.

“I’m a bluegrasser, I play bluegrass music. I used to tour and play in country bands but I got out of it and I just couldn’t take touring anymore, so I keep my hands in the music by promoting this club and having people play music there,” Burns said.

Burns, a Purdys resident, plans events for the Westchester Bluegrass Club about half a dozen times throughout the year. Each event is roughly the same: there’s an acoustic jam, followed by an open mic, followed by a big-name act. A donation of $20 goes to paying the rent for the Lake Purdys Club House, 33 Purdys Way, and the rest goes to the headlining band.

Sign Up for E-News

Burns doesn’t take in any money form the events.

“It’s nice because, I’ll tell you, in the area there are some tremendous young players that are really starting to stretch themselves out. Some of them have gone on to school in Berklee College of Music in Boston,” Burns said. “My feeling is, if we can turn them on to music rather than video games, it’s just so much better for them.”

On Saturday, March 17, Mile Twelve will perform. The band plays a mix of original and traditional bluegrass music.

All level of skills are invited to the acoustic jam and open mic. The event is BYOB and people are encouraged to bring a food dish to share.

For more information, visit www.westchesterbluegrassclub.com.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Salem

Upcoming Events

Sat, July 28, 6:30 PM

Weil Preserve, North Salem

Jazz in the Meadow with Bill Evans

Arts & Entertainment Other

Thu, September 6, 6:00 PM

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union

41st Annual Greek Festival

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink