Downtown Chappaqua's recreation field and gazebo came alive Friday afternoon for an outdoor concert, the Chappaqua Rock Fest.
The performances included covers of songs by artists ranging from Lady Gaga to the Beatles. Its genres were a mix, from pop, to classic rock, to metal.
The concert was a joint project by the New York Rock Academy and New Castle's Recreation and Parks Department. The had its own presence, by steering some of its member merchants, including and , to the site for providing food.
Perhaps the most prominent guest was singer David Bickler, who is known "Eye of the Tiger." He was on hand with his son, Luke, who got to do vocals.
Bickler, a Chappaqua resident, has his son enrolled in the rock academy, and he makes appearances and provides mentoring, according to Janet Angier, who is its director. Angier is also the director of Music in Chappaqua, which the academy is part of.
Matthew Nordt, the town's recreation supervisor, described the event as to "kind of kick off the summer."
The performers at the concert were kids and teens enrolled in the rock academy, which was formerly called Chappaqua Rocks.
The concert is the second event of its kind. Both groups teamed up last September to hold a similar concert following
Bringing more activity to the gazebo, which was only finished a little more than a year ago, is a priority.
Linda Dagelsmith, the chamber's executive director, would like to see more happening and to turn the gazebo into a center of the community. The gazebo also happens to be the chamber's logo, something Dagelsmith said they hope to make "the heart of the community."
Check out our photos of the event.