Photos: Yorktown Lions Throw First-Ever All-Day Music Festival

Yorktown-based band Chain of Fools entertains the crowd. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Concertgoers dance the afternoon away at the Yorktown Lions Saturday Spectacular Music Festival. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Members of the Jessica Lynn Band with County Legislator John Testa, Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace and state Sen. Terrence Murphy Credits: Skip Pearlman
The Carozza and Walsh families, both of Yorktown, gather at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Concertgoers groove to the tunes of Yorktown’s own Chain of Fools Band. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Mom, Crystal, and 6-month-old son, Hudson, enjoy the music and activities. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Anne Marie Gerhard and Mort Amstel show off their moves. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Christina and Donald Bonanno with Frank Cristofalo and Evie Herrero take in Saturday’s music festival. Credits: Skip Pearlman
United for the Troops volunteers at Saturday’s festival: Barbara Mignano, Jim Rathschmidt, Nancy Potthast, Carlos Perez, Madeline Perez, Mike Potthast, and Camilla, Michelle and Odell Safiya Credits: Skip Pearlman
Six-month-old Christian Clark takes in the music festival. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Concertgoers voice their approval. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Yorktown-based band Chain of Fools entertains the crowd. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Hayden, 4, and Anika Eyre, 7, enjoy the activities at Saturday’s music festival. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Jeanmarie Klaus, Ady Hollander, Bob Frechette, Bill Gregory, Phyliss Bradbury, Dave Paganelli, Patrick Harrychan, Jim Poulin, Carol Roberts, Rose McTygue, Steve Rice, Carl Anderson & Carol Lachterman Credits: Skip Pearlman
Dominick Morabito, 12, and Hunter Morgan, 13, ride tractors. Credits: Skip Pearlman

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Lions Club hosted its first full-day Summer Spectacular Music Festival Saturday at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field in Yorktown, drawing a nice crowd throughout the afternoon and evening.

The family-friendly event, the culmination of the Lions Club’s Summer Concert Series, started at noon with a lineup of mostly local bands performing on the stage, along with vendors, food and drinks, hay rides, face painting, raffles, games, and kids activities.

School of Rock Bedford started the show at noon, followed by Sailing Stone, Sands of Time, The Justin Veatch All-Star Alumni Band, Chain of Fools, and Stagecoach (the only non-area band, coming from Long Island).

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The biggest crowds of the day turned out for Yorktown’s own country singer Jessica Lynn—her first appearance since returning from an international tour—which capped the evening.

“It’s the first time we’ve had a full-day concert,” Ed Lachterman, of the Yorktown Lions, told Yorktown News. “We’re very happy with the turnout. People are having a great time, we’ve seen a very positive response. It’s good to have such a nice community event, and we’re really proud to be able to sponsor it. It’s a great day for all.”

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