Musicians on tap for Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE – The 2014 Celtic Saranac?Lake Winter Carnival kicks off this weekend and brings dozens of musicians to the area.

This 10-day, communitywide event traces its roots to a one-day Winter Carnival held in 1897 by the Pontiac Club. This year’s carnival takes place this Friday to Feb. 9.

Below is the calendar of live music and other local promotions for Winter Carnival events. For a full calendar of everything Winter Carnival has to offer, see Page 12-13 of this week’s Weekender or visit

BluSeed Studios

Feb. 1: Emish, “high powered rock with Irish heart,” 8 p.m.

Captain Cook’s

Jan. 31: Free Jukebox all night

Feb. 1: Live D.J.

Feb. 7: Big Boss Sausage (acoustic show), 5-8 p.m.; The Copouts (Celtic rock), 8:30 p.m.

Feb. 8: Annie in Water, after-parade show; Big Boss Sausage, 8 p.m.

Feb. 9: Annie in Water, 4-7 p.m.

Grizle T’s

Sunday, Feb. 2: Super Bowl party, with free wings, food and giveaways.

Feb. 3: The Reel Jig Band, featuring former members of Inisheer, 8-11 p.m. Free.

Feb. 6: Sven Curth of JIM, 9-1 p.m. Free.

Left Bank Cafe

Feb. 31: Theresea Hartford, 7-9 p.m.

Feb. 8: Susan Grimm and Celtic Quartet, 7-9 p.m.

Romano’s Saranac Lanes

Friday, Jan. 31: Cosmic Bowling Dance Party, 10:30-1 a.m.

Feb. 1: Karaoke with Keith King, 10-2 a.m.

Feb. 5: Karaoke with Keith King, 10-2 a.m.

Feb. 6: Cosmic Bowling Dance Party, 10-1 a.m.

Feb. 7: Karaoke with Keith King, 10-2 a.m.

Feb. 8: The Reel Jig Band, 2:15 p.m.; Legend, 5 p.m.; Damaged Goods, 10 p.m.

The Waterhole

All shows are at 10 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Jan. 31: Winter Carnival Reception (upstairs); Yard Sale (downstairs). Free.

Feb. 1: EMEFE and Mosaic Foundation (upstairs). $10.

Feb. 4: The Blind Owl Band (downstairs). Free.

Feb. 5: Sophistafunk and Groovestick (upstairs). $10.

Feb. 6: Start Making Sense and The Big Mean Sound Machine (upstairs). $10.

Feb. 7: Conehead Buddha and The Blind Spots (upstairs). $10.

Feb. 8: The Blind Owl Band Post Parade Party (upstairs), 2 p.m. Free.

Feb. 8: Lucid (upstairs), 10 p.m.

Feb. 9: Tim Herron Trio, 2 p.m. Free.