Free summer concert series

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle. Come early and enjoy our weekly smorgasbords, or grab a light dinner or ice cream in the Snack Barn. The Snack Barn will reopen for one hour after each concert.

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June 23: Sacandaga Bible Conference staff

The Sacandaga Bible Conference summer staff is made up of about four dozen teens and young adults from all across the East Coast, with many from right here in Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties. During the week, they’re counselors, maintenance workers, lifeguards, kitchen staffers and other employees, but for the first Saturday of summer, they come together in one voice of praise. Worship along with them, and hear some of their stories as they begin a summer of ministering to our families and young people. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Southern theme includes fried chicken and London broil; $12 adults.

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June 30: Phil Cross (solo concert, without Poet Voices)

Songwriter Phil Cross has more than ten years of successful gospel hits to his credit, among them “Champion of Love,” a Dove Award winner. Despite the fact that his songs were being recorded successfully by a number of artists, he wanted to share his message and music in a way he felt called to do. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Steak Night theme includes petite filet mignon and a baked potato bar; $12 adults.

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July 7: Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson is best known for the radio singles “Savior, Please” from his 2008 album Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup and “Before the Morning” from his 2009 album Life is Not a Snapshot. His songs reflect humor and emotional aspects in his single “Savior, Please,” coupled with his musings on the subject of finances on “Dear Money.” In 2012, he achieved the “Christian Songwriter/Artist of the Year” award from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He was also named as the future of Christian pop music. His album, “Trying to Fit the Ocean in a Cup,” was labeled one of the top ten albums of the year by Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. All-American Barbecue theme includes Kansas City-style barbecued chicken and pepper-crusted brisket; $12 adults.

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July 14: The Bontrager Family

The Bongtrager Family is a singing family of 12 that lives on a 600-acre dairy/hog/crop farm in the Iowa country. They love the Lord, life, and each other and say their best times are when they together working hard, singing loud, and getting dirty. There is never on dull moment, whether home on the farm or traveling the world in their 45-foot motorcoach. They say they are far from perfect but  strive daily to become more like Christ and to shine His light to the world. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Giving Thanks theme includes roast turkey with dressing and ham with pineapple confit; $12 adults.

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July 21: The King’s Brass

Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass make their semiannual return to Sacandaga. Tim received his graduate degree in Trumpet Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Md. He has been a member of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and has assisted with a number of orchestras in the Midwest and East Coast. For thirteen years, Tim served as Chairman of the Music Department at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He has also taught at Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan Universities in central Indiana. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Italian Night theme includes chicken saltimboca and rigatoni with sweet sausage and cannelini beans; $12 adults.

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July 28: Grant Norsworthy

Grant Norsworthy is not a singer who talks too much. He’s a speaker who loves to sing songs! But with his vast musical experience and award-winning abilities, Grant frequently utilizes music as an open invitation to dig more deeply into the spoken message.  As a member of top Contemporary Christian Music bands PC3 (Paul Colman Trio) and Sonicflood, as a session/touring bassist and as a solo artist, Grant has achieved significant success as a musician, including a Grammy® nomination and a Dove Award. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

(Replacement for The Lindsey Family)

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Memory Lane theme includes beef stroganoff and roast pork with sauteed apples; $12 adults.

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Aug. 4: Niah & Allisha Merrill

Niah and Allisha Merrill have served on multiple ministry teams representing several organizations, camp staff positions, as well as their own family’s ministries. They worked with Wycliffe Associates in the work of Bible translation, giving them a greater burden for missions and Bible poverty around the world. After organizing and hosting over 170 fund-raising events across the west coast for Wycliffe Associates, God brought them to the next transition and step of faith: starting a new traveling music ministry. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Menu includes prime rib and pasta primavera; $12 adults.

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Aug. 11: Soul’d Out Quartet

Soul’d Out Quartet travels the country with a mission of evangelism and discipleship to not only win souls for Christ by telling the world “what the world doesn’t know”, but also to further strengthen and encourage God’s people to be the salt and light to the world and ambassadors for Christ, that we are each called to be and to exhort God’s people to be servants with hearts on fire!

Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Adirondack Flavor theme features pork tenderloin with Mud Road maple crust and Pasta Sacandaga with eggplant, sausage and tomatoes; $12 adults.

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Sept. 1: Vocal Union

Vocal Union is an all-vocal, contemporary Gospel group from Nashville, Tenn. It began as a group of studio interns in 1995 experimenting with recording vocal arrangements of traditional gospel music. The sound they produced found a niche in many churches around the country, and the decision was made in 1998 to make Vocal Union a touring group. Since that time, Vocal Union has traveled extensively, performing for special church events, community concerts, and fundraisers. The group primarily travels throughout the United States, but has also ventured to select venues in Canada and Jamaica. Concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Tabernacle; free.

Smorgasbord opens at 5 p.m. Menu includes roasted chicken and country-style boneless ribs; $12 adults.