Concert At Grant Cottage Celebrates Citizen Soldiers With Musical Timeline

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77th NY Regimental BalladeersThe 77th NY Regimental Balladeers, featuring local talent Gisella Montanez-Case, will present a multi-media concert at U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site on Saturday, August 12 at 4 pm.

The performance, entitled “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier: 1776-1976,” is a music and film tribute honoring all who served. Attendees will experience America’s wartime story through song, still images, film, verse and several sing-a-long segments.

Through music, Americans on the home front have supported those in uniform and contributed to the war effort. This concert in honor of the “Citizen Soldier” is a music timeline that harkens back to the era of the fiddle and banjo, concert hall productions, and radio broadcasts.

The 77th New York Regimental Balladeers are celebrating their 20th year and over 450 concert performances.

Tickets $10 per person, are available at the Grant Cottage Visitor Center or online. Seating is limited, so advanced purchase is recommended. The Grant Cottage is located at 1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Moreau/Wilton.

U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site is the final home of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Commanding General of the U.S. Army, 18th U.S. President and beloved American public figure. Grant Cottage is owned by the State of New York and operated by The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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