The organizers of the Mirror Lake Concert Series do a great job or bringing quality music to Main Street Lake Placid, but the venue has outdone itself by having a nationally-known band draw a huge crowd without having any problems.
First, plenty of praise should be given to concert organizers. They continually bring great music to Main Street and the free Tuesday night concerts have become a staple of the summer in Lake Placid.
Local law enforcement agencies also deserve a pat on the back too. The concert, which drew an estimated 1,000-plus, went on without incident - probably due to a police presence at the event. Officials had the foresight to ensure that there was a presence - and the proactive approach helped organizers have a safe and fun concert.
Village police had help from state police, the state Department of Environmental Conservation police and forest rangers, and the local fire department manned a boat on Mirror Lake with a police officer on it. Thanks to all of these agencies for lending a hand to make Lake Placid enjoyable for so many people.
There was concern that bringing such an act to Main Street would lead to problems. But once again, Lake Placid proved that it can carry the torch.
Granted, getting a band like Rusted Root will not be the norm for the concert series, but after Tuesday's performance by all those involved in bringing The Songs of Mirror Lake alive, there is little doubt that the music will play on for years to come.