Cohoes – Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, Cohoes City School District, and officials from the City of Cohoes will hold the 2012 Falls View Park Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, May 6 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. This free community event celebrates the 4th annual opening of Falls View Park.
- Falls View Park will be decorated with artwork crafted by Cohoes City School District children.
- The high school’s Director’s Choice select chorus will perform.
- Headlining the event will be Rick Rourke & Lost Wages (www.rickrourke.com), delivering an energetic and unique perspective on American roots music flavored by blues, country, jazz, and soul.
- Cohoes band BackBeat (http://www.backbeat5.com) will emcee and perform.
The event will be held rain or shine.
Tentative Festival Schedule
- 1:00 p.m. - Opening remarks by Brookfield representative, Cohoes Mayor John T. McDonald III, and Cohoes City School District Superintendent Robert K. Libby
- 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. - Cohoes City School District art show
- 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. - musical performances by Cohoes High School’s Director’s Choice select chorus
- 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - musical performance by Rick Rourke & Lost Wages
- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - musical performance by BackBeat
Falls View Park is adjacent to Brookfield’s School Street hydroelectric facility on North Mohawk Street in Cohoes. For additional information on this event visit www.friendsofcohoesfalls.org.