Bands and Beans Festival in Lake George!

beans bandsWhat a great combination!  Some of the best hot chili in the Adirondacks, and some of the best hot music too!

Hot chili and hot music will be served up at the annual Bands ‘n Beans event at Roaring Brook Ranch in Lake George on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

For a list of the restaurants involved as well as the music lineup, continue reading.

This year’s musicians include Rich Ortiz & Friends, Stony Creek Band, Big Fez & the Surfmatics, Chris Ballini, Rick Rourke, Dirt Cheap, Black Mountain Symphony, and Tim Wechgelaer & Friends. Restaurants participating in Chili Competition: Barnsider BBQ, Bean’s Country Store, Bogey’s Pub & Grille, Caffe Vero, Center Plate @ Gore Mt., Docksider Restaurant, Downtown City Tavern, Druther’s Brewing Co., Duffy’s Tavern, Dunhams Bay Lodge, East Cove Restaurant, The Georgian, Gourmet Café, Log Jam Restaurant, Market Place Steakhouse, Melba Mae’s Riverview Inn, Olde Post Grille, O’Toole’s Restaurant, Petes Ahh, Ranchero’s Steakhouse, Samantha’s Café, Sans Souci, Vic’s Tavern.  Along with Chili from these restaurants Rock Hill Bakehouse will be serving their award winning breads, and Ben & Jerry’s will sell ice cream with all their proceeds donated to the Lake George Arts Project.


What:  Beans and bands Festival

Where:  Roaring Brook Ranch, Lake George

When: Sunday March 2


About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit
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