Buskin & Batteau to Perform in Kent

Singer/songwriters David Buskin and Robin Batteau will perform this Friday, Aug. 12, at the Kent Town Center at 7 p.m. They are known for their jingles: This is Beer for Budweiser and The Heartbeat of America for Chevrolet have been heard in households across America. Their pun-filled tune Death in Venice is reaching closing to 500,000 hits on YouTube. Buskin & Batteau have been called “the most musically sophisticated act in folk” by the New York Times. Buskin & Batteau will be coming to Kent after a week helping others at Ashokan Songwriters Camp in the Catskills.  The have previously created songs for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children in Connecticut.

This will be the third in a series of outdoor concerts presented this summer by Arts on the Lake (AotL). Audience members are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket for the lawn.  Upwards of 175 people, including families with young children, came to enjoy the first concert there three weeks ago. The concerts are being held on the lawn between the Kent Library and the Kent Town Hall this summer because of construction taking place at the former Lake Carmel firehouse. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Lake Carmel Community Center, 10 Huguenot Road, off Lake Shore Drive East, in Lake Carmel.

Picnic-type food from Johnny’s Fire Dogs, Johnny Gelato Ice Cream and the AotL concession stand will be available during the event.  Patrons who order a Magnolia’s Sandwich at the AotL website before noon on the day of the concert can pick it up at the event.

Support from Friends of Kent Library, Kent Liquors, Joan Iacono Law, Radovich and Dean Music, and public funds from Artslink, have permitted admission to the concert on a pay-what-you-wish basis. The Kent Town Center is located at 25 Sybil’s Crossing. Information on all AotL programs is available at http://www.artsonthelake.org or by calling 845-228-2685.

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