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The Telegram
  • Country music dance to start new series at Gelston Castle

  • Gelston Castle Estate’s weekly series of winter events will continue with a country music dance on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the performance hall of Chateau Safflyn.

    Event planner Bill Schmelcher said the dance will be open to adults 18 years of age and older and will highlight songs from country music’s biggest names, past and current.

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  • Gelston Castle Estate’s weekly series of winter events will continue with a country music dance on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the performance hall of Chateau Safflyn.
    Event planner Bill Schmelcher said the dance will be open to adults 18 years of age and older and will highlight songs from country music’s biggest names, past and current.
    “Hits from Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band, Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Alabama, Waylon Jennings, John Denver and Johnny Cash will be played,” he said. “It’s our intention to touch on all the different styles of country music, with sound and lights provided by Sounds Alive.”
    Admission will be $10 per person and snacks and beverages will be available for a nominal fee.
    Schmelcher added the estate’s performance hall will have ample room for dancing.
    “While this event is part of our larger winter series, it will be the first in a series of country music themed events that will feature music by local DJs and bands once a month,” he said.
    Individuals wishing for more information about the Jan. 19 dance can go to the Country Music Dance at Gelston Castle Estate Facebook page. Schmelcher said the page will include directions to the estate at 980 Robinson Rd., Mohawk, as well as event specific information.
    Upcoming events at Gelston Castle Estate include a three-night tribute to Neil Diamond on Jan. 25, Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, which will include concert footage and a screening of “The Jazz Singer” on the estate’s giant video screen, and a disco dance night on Feb. 2. Other planned events include tributes to Shania Twain, AC/DC and Elton John, band concerts, DJ nights and movie screenings.
    “We are also looking at conducting an open house to show off the estate and Chateau Safflyn and to give people an opportunity to see the type of entertainment we provide,” said Schmelcher.
    During the free open house Schmelcher said concert footage screened during the estate’s past John Denver and Bee Gees tributes will be shown, as well as footage promoting upcoming tributes.
    “The open house will give people a chance to see our equipment, catch up on what they missed out on and see what we have coming up for them to enjoy,” he said. “It’ll be a good program.”
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