Music Returns to the Battlefield in August

Saratoga National Historical Park is excited to announce the return of Music at the Battlefield this August! The park will host two free concerts on the lawn next to the Visitor Center at 648 Route 32 in Stillwater.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the exhilarating sounds along with the beautiful and historic views from the top of the hill. Both events are made possible by support from Friends of Saratoga Battlefield.

August 9 at noon: The McKrells will bring their rousing brand of Bluegrass to the park. Bluegrass Now magazine described the band as follows: “Traditional suits-and-ties bluegrass The McKrells are not…Yes, it’s Grass, mostly, but there’s a lilt to the tunes, a bouncing drive to the melodies, and here and there a touch of melancholy that seems to go hand in hand with the Celtic folk persona.”

August 23 at noon: Visitors can enjoy the Fifes & Drums of Fort Ticonderoga. Founded in 1926, the Fifes & Drums of Fort Ticonderoga have played each summer since 1973. They performed at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid and at the launch of the U.S.S. Ticonderoga in 1981. For this visit to Saratoga NHP, they will portray Continental Army artillery corps drummers and fifers.

For more information about Saratoga National Historical Park, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985, visit www.nps.gov/sara