Belleayre Music Festival hosts BBQ, dance and auction May 30

Highmount — The Belleayre Music Festival is kicking off its 19th summer season with a BBQ Dinner Dance and Benefit Auction, featuring the music of Special Delivery, on Sunday, May 30. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with the silent auction viewing and a cocktail reception, wine and refreshments provided by the Board of Directors of the Belleayre Conservatory.
The live auction will feature the dynamic duo of Belleayre’s own Tony Lanza and Kassie DePavia, country singer and star of “One Life to Live.” The auction will include original paintings, exciting trips (Paris/Milan/Orlando), Sting concert tickets, Broadway Theater and sports tickets (Giants/Jets/Mets), jewelry, antiques and collectibles plus priceless experiential lots. In celebration of Catskill arts and crafts, live and silent auctions will feature unique paintings and crafts of Catskill artists and artisans. Enjoy the fun, come and bid or just enjoy the playful banter! The BBQ dinner follows. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the silent auction, bid on their favorite items and dance the night away.
Tickets to this one of–a-kind Memorial Weekend event are available for $65 for adults and $40 for children under 14 by calling 845 254-5787. 
For additional event information and for this season’s concert information and tickets check out the festival website, www.belleayremusic.org. The lineup includes: July 3: “Red, White & Bluegrass” Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder - followed by fireworks; July 10: Broadway Superstar Patti LuPone; July 16: Hip singer-songwriters Joseph Arthur and Meghan Wolf; July 17: “Belleayre Festival Orchestra Plays Romantic Classics” with John Covelli, conductor and soloist; July 24: Country Legends Charlie Daniels Band; July 30: Javon Jackson Quintet; July 31: Virtuoso jazz violinist Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread.”
Also: August 6: John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet; August 7: Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin — “For Ella”; August 14: Classic rock band America - the 40th Anniversary Tour; August 21: ’50s Dance Party: “The Day the Music Died” - The Music of Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens; August 28: Belleayre Festival Opera presents Rossini’s Cinderella; August 29: Children’s Opera Theater “Three Little Pigs”; and September 4 at 8 p.m., Aaron Neville Quintet featuring Charles Neville.
Tickets for all shows in the 2010 summer concert season at the Belleayre Music Festival are on sale via Ticketmaster. For additional information, please call 800 942-6904, ext. 1344 or visit: belleayremusic.org. The festival’s e-mail address is: festival@ catskill.net.
For information on where to stay, dine, shop or to simply enjoy the great outdoors when you’re in town for the Belleayre Music Festival, please visit: www.catskillhigh peaks.com, www.ulstertourism.info or www.greatwesterncatskills.com.
Belleayre Music Festival concerts are held on the grounds of Belleayre Mountain in Highmount.