CHIPPEWA BREEZE BAND: "Oldies" and Classic Rock Music
Fully sponsored by The Badlam Family in memory of their parents, Hy & Helen Badlam
Rob Coffey-Lead Voclas, Guitar
Glen Gainsbrugh-Lead Vocals, Sax, Harmonica
Steve Bogart-Bass Guitat
Brian Felder-Drums, Backup vocals
Fred Thune-Guitar, Backup vocals
The Chippewa Breeze Band has been entertaining classic rock and roll music lovers in Northern NY for over 18 years. No longer playing the bar circuit they only perform at private events and special concerts. If you’re fortunate enough to catch their live show you’re in for a musical treat. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s Rob and Glen performed with several bands. Rob in New York and Glen in Florida. They both drifted away from their musical passion for many years due to work, family and life. By chance or destiny, they met at a Bonfire in Chippewa Bay around 2000. After a night of reminiscing about their musical past they decided to dust off their instruments. The next night they jammed at the fire, everyone present knew there was something magic in the air, their passion was back, and a lifetime musical bond was formed. With the addition of Steve and Brian, also local musicians that had been in many local bands the Chippewa Breeze Band was born. A recent addition to the band is Fred, another local talent that adds his own special touch to the mix.
Covid information will be posted as we review current guidelines and finalize decisions. For the past eleven years, the Concert Series has allowed us to showcase local North Country musical acts along with other acts not often showcased in this area. These acts brought enjoyment to over 6,500 people in 2019! The twelfth year of the Waddington Concert Series was scheduled to begin on June 19th, 2020. Due to the pandemic all concerts were rescheduled for summer 2021. We start off the tentative sensational 2021 season with our opening show on June 18th. We sincerely thank our supporters and entertainers for their understanding, cooperation and loyalty! We are excited to present nine fantastic concerts in our beautiful pavilion at Island View Park rain or shine!!! We can't wait to resume our series!