Bertoni Gallery presents its 9th Annual Bill Perry Day Blues Festival

Sunday, July 31, from 11:30 – 6:00pm

It is a FREE Live Blues Festival held in the Sculpture Garden at 1392 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, NY. It is open to the public.


bill_perry2Bill Perry was an internationally acclaimed blues-rock guitarist who lived in the Chester, NY area most of his life, until his passing in 2007. Bertoni Gallery and Barry Adelman from Music For Humanity have joined forces to present the 9th Annual Music For Humanity Bill Perry Scholarship Award. The scholarship is awarded to a local High School senior or College freshman who has shown excellence in the field of music, and to encourage the recipients’ ongoing pursuit of music. The scholarship recipient will be the guest of honor on this day, and will be presented the award during the ceremony in the sculpture garden at about 1:00pm. This entire days event will be held from 11:30 am- 6pm ). The musicians playing this day have all played with Bill throughout his lifetime.

The day is dedicated to Bill’s music and his legacy in the world of Blues . The Spirit of the Mountain Drum Singers will open the day’s event with a ceremonial American Indian drum circle not to be missed. Then there will be a host of musicians who toured and played with Bill for many years.

Throughout the day the bands playing in his honor includes Fred & Brad Schribner, Lovesick Homeboys, and the Bill Perry All Stars which include Dean Scala, Jeremy Baum, Papa John, Eric Winter, Rob Curtis and John Reddan. This is a FREE event that is family-oriented and open to the entire community weather permitting. Bring a chair or blanket and spend the day enjoying some of the best local and regional musical talent around.

For more information, to volunteer, or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Music For Humanity Bill Perry Scholarship Fund, please contact Bertoni Gallery, 845-469-0993.

SECOND SATURDAY EVENTS – August 13 | September 10

Participating businesses in Sugar Loaf will be hosting Second Saturday with stores extending hours 5-7:00pm and some beyond. Many Sugar Loaf stores will offer an array of refreshments, demonstrations, art exhibitions, music, new products, readings, raffles, experiences, sales and more. The shops and galleries in the arts and crafts village of Sugar Loaf are welcoming the community to a “meet and greet” evening. Let’s get personal!


Screenshot 2015-06-24 16.08.29Exposures Gallery will host a slide show lecture by Nick Zungoli at 6:30 – “The how and why of shooting in RAW”.  After the lecture enjoy live jazz with Brian Kastan and friends each month on Second Satruday at 7:30.

Pisces Passions will be offering customers a 15% discount from 5-7

Don’t forget to stop by the Cancun Inn for a fabulous meal.


All in all you will find a number of stores and galleries participating and celebrating Second Saturday sharing their unique talents with the community. Come visit us and share your creative spirit as well!! It is a FREE event for the community. Come join the Sugar Loaf Merchants July 9th from 5-7 and some will stay until 9 for creativity, fun, inspiration, education, and art. Visit for updated information or

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