Grammy Winner Karla Bonoff in Skaneateles, NY

Grammy Winner Karla Bonoff in Skaneateles, NY

GRAMMY winner Karla Bonoff headlines Skaneateles Summer Showcase July 31st through August 14th

The Skaneateles Area Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the Skaneateles Summer Showcase, from July 31st through August 14th. Six organizations will perform throughout eleven days at village venues ranging from Austin Park, Clift Park, Creekside Books and Coffee, Mirbeau Inn and Spa, Sherwood Inn, Skaneateles Library, Stella Maris, The Creamery, plus a private home on the Skaneateles Lake. The presenting groups are: Khoros Performing Arts Company for Kids, Skaneateles Area Council for the Arts, Skaneateles Community Band, Skaneateles Historical Society, Skaneateles Summer Theatre, and The Collective.

Reservations are required by contacting Thérèse Verley Strodel at 315-685-2414.

Gina Castro and Robert Kiltz are hosting the culminating special event of the Showcase, A Midsummer Nights Dream, at their East Lake Road home on August 14th, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m, featuring dinner and a concert by GRAMMY Award winner singer-songwriter, Karla Bonoff.

Bonoff has enjoyed a soaring career as a singer/songwriter. The late Timothy White, Editor, Billboard Magazine, in 1999 said “Bonoff is one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation, with many of her ballads having become classics of American pop songwriting in the second half of the century.” Bonoff’s hits include: “If He’s Ever Near”, “I Can’t Hold On,” “Lose Again,” “Home,” “Isn’t It Always Love,” “Baby Don’t Go,” “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,” Personally,” “Like a Falling Star,” and “All My Life.” She has recorded over 13 albums, including recordings with the pop group Bryndle, comprised of Kenny Edwards, Andrew Gold, and Wendy Waldman. Linda Ronstadt won a GRAMMY® in1990, for Best Pop Vocal, covering Bonoff’s song “All My Life.” Her songs have been covered by Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt, as well as other national recording artists. Bonoff will be performing in Skaneateles with Edwards.

Edwards is a singer, songwriter and musician who played a major part in the evolution the Southern California folk-rock sound. He also writes teleplays and scores for television and film. He produced the classic Karla Bonoff albums, “Karla Bonoff,” “Restless Nights,” and “Wild Heart of the Young,” and is a session musician for many recording artists. A partial list of session credits include: Don Henley, Brian Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Warren Zevon, Art Garfunkel, Vince Gill, and Jennifer Warnes. Edwards was a co-founder of The Stone Poneys, along with Linda Ronstadt and Bobby Kimmel. The group recorded on Capitol Records and became well-known in the American folk-rock movement. Edwards supplied Linda Ronstadt with material, introduced her to the music of Karla Bonoff, and co-wrote several songs with Ronstadt.

Matt Mulcahy, anchor, UPN 6 News; and reporter WSTM-TV; is Emcee, and Jackie Coley, society columnist, The Post Standard is attending. In addition to the Bonoff concert, A Midsummer Nights Dream will include “dinner under the stars” by the Sherwood Inn, with desserts from the Aurora Inn and Icing-on-the-Cake. Reservations are required by contacting Thérèse Verley Strodel at 315-685-2414.

Over thirty corporate sponsors and private individuals are sponsoring the Skaneateles Summer Showcase including: Absolute Prestige Limousine, Aurora Inn, Bob and Sally Neumann, Cardiovascular Technology Resources, Clear Channel Radio, CNY Fertility, CNY Healing Arts, Context Printing Solutions, Creekside Books & Coffee, Donna and Bill Davis, Eagle Newspapers, Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Fleur de Lis Florist, Icing-on-the-Cake, Jim and Kimball Kraus, Julie and Joe Scuderi, Laurie Lillie Photographie, Linda Roche Real Estate, Michele Gardiner Design, Michael P. Falcone, Ozminkowski Lighting, Packwood House, Partners Trust Bank, Robert Kiltz, M.D. and Gina Castro, Skaneateles Properties,, The Citizen, The Sherwood Inn, Thérèse Verley Strodel, University Hospital and Welch Allyn.