Charlie Daniels Band rocks Belleayre July 24

Highmount — Southern rock icon and legendary fiddler Charlie Daniels brings his blistering live show to the Belleayre Music Festival stage on Saturday, July 24 at 8 p.m. for an evening of flat-out fun and old-fashioned rock jamming.Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels

Hard-charging anthems like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “The South’s Gonna Do It” are among the signature tunes that propelled the Grammy-winning band to international success and more than 20 million albums sold in a career that spans half-a-century. Those hits and many more will be rolled at Belleayre in an evening filled with fast-paced fiddling and sizzling guitar.
Charlie’s music blends rock, country, bluegrass, blues and Gospel that is quintessentially Southern and universally enjoyable.

Charlie broke through as a record maker with 1973’s “Honey In the Rock” and its hit hippie song “Uneasy Rider.” His rebel anthems like “Long Haired Country Boy” shot his 1975 collection “Fire On the Mountain” to double-platinum status.

The extraordinary chart success continued when “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” topped both country and pop charts in 1979 and won a Grammy Award. The song became an international phenomenon, earned three Country Music Association trophies, became a cornerstone of the “Urban Cowboy” movie soundtrack and propelled Charlie’s “Million Mile Reflections” album to triple-platinum sales levels.

Charlie is also the founder of the Volunteer Jam concerts, world-famous musical extravaganzas that served as a prototype for many of today’s annual music marathons.

Opening act, The Divas of Daytime TV are three Emmy-nominated soap opera stars and accomplished country music singers fronting their backup band. Kassie DePavia (One Life to Live), Bobby Eakes (All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful) and Kathy Brier (One Life to Live) combine to bring a great night of down-home music and comedy that promises good times and lots of laughs.

Jazz Series starts
The four-concert Catskill Mountain Jazz Series gets underway with a show on Friday, July 30 featuring. Javon Jackson. Other performances include: Saturday, July 31 Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread; Friday, August 6: John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet; Saturday, Aug. 7: Patti Austin – “For Ella.”

Up next on Saturday, Aug. 14: America the 40th Anniversary Tour; Saturday, August 21: ’50s Dance Party “The Day the Music Died” - The music of Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens; Saturday, Aug. 28: Belleayre Festival Opera - Rossini’s Cinderella (“La Cenerentola”); Sunday, Aug. 29; Children’s Opera Theater “Three Little Pigs” and Saturday, Sept. 4: Aaron Neville Quintet featuring Charles Neville.

Ticket information
Ticket for all shows in the 2010 summer concert season at the Belleayre Music Festival, are on sale via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344, visit: www.belleayremusic.org or e-mail: festival@catskill.net.

Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.
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