Back in Blue: The Online Series


Our return to the MAGIC of live, in-person music, theatre, visual-arts exhibits, and other programming continued in 2022 with "Back in Blue, Act II: The Magic Returns!" 55 years ago, in 1967, a little group called the Beatles came out with "The Magical Mystery Tour," a musical tour de force that helped define a generation. That same year, Jim and Sheila Hutt first directed the Arts Center in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, a magical place that continues to help define what the arts mean to our Adirondack communities. Our return to live activities in 2021 and 2022 featured a "magical" lineup of classical, folk, rock, alternative, and Broadway music through our Weekend Series, our Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival productions, gallery exhibits, workshops, and lectures!


We present the LIVE lectures, concerts, & theatre from our 2021 and 2022 seasons in a VIRTUAL format we are calling
Back in Blue: The Online Series!

Please consider helping the Arts Center so we can continue providing programming that both serves and features our communities here in the Adirondacks. A gift of any size is appreciated, or consider renewing or purchasing a new membership to support the Arts Center!



The latest in our series:


A concert by Ryan Leddick and George Kuubetesuri
Recorded on June 18, 2022

Indian Lake's soulful singer-songwriter Ryan Leddick (now a resident of the Capitol District) collaborates with guest percussionist George Kuubetesuri and his African-inspired rhythms.


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A concert by folk duo Blessid Dirt
Recorded on May 28, 2022

Tereson Dupuy and Eric Pasternak make up this beautiful, Adirondack-grown acoustic duo. Classified as "heavy folk", they have been influenced by greats such as John Prine and Led Zeppelin alike. They have since been heard around the Adirondacks, and we are proud to have had them at the Arts Center first!


A lecture by Jason Thurston
Recorded on July 13, 2022

 Jason Thurston was our first featured speaker in our Lecture Series this season, talking about accessibility in the Adirondack Park and his own fascinating journey. Jason chatted about a combination of his experience, his involvement with International Paper-John Dillon Park, and his plans to make more places accessible through the NYSDEC accessibility advisory committee and its channels. He covered his backstory, his happy camper initiative, and the various efforts that he has put forth to get more people with disabilities to the park.

As chairman of the accessibility advisory committee to the DEC, Jason has been working on several projects. He has met with the DEC commissioner to raise awareness and request funds to support accessibility projects. He has been working with Kim Hill, the newly appointed chief disability officer who reports directly to the governor. He was a panelist on a webinar about trail accessibility: Webinar 

Jason is also on several other committees to promote more accessibility:
New York Trails Association
Forest Preserve Advisory Committee
Rails to Trails project






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