To the editor:
We wish to gratefully acknowledge the Lake Placid community for its assistance and collaborative involvement with the development of the inaugural Lake Placid Blues & Heritage Festival.
We wish to thank our sponsors, Miller Lite, Jim Beam, ROOST, and the Lake Placid Business Association: and, our media sponsors, WSLP-FM, Farm Fresh Radio, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Adirondack Life Magazine, WJKE-FM, Saratoga, and perhaps first among equals, the Lake Placid News.
Our vision was to bring music to the village of Lake Placid, and fulfilling that vision were our partners; Lake Placid Pub and Brewery, Nicola's on Main, The Golden Arrow Resort, Zig Zags Pub, The Mirror Lake Inn, High Peaks Resort, The Smoking Cork, Wyatt's, the Adirondack Community Church and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
We also want to acknowledge the wonderful musicians of this amazing region; Mad Dog Marino, Lucid, Blue Steel, The Harbingers, Spring Street, Big Slyde, Fade to Blues, Back Porch Society, our very own Gordy Sheer, Andrew Lynch, and Derrick Lavoie as well as express our appreciation to those musicians who traveled hundreds of miles to be with us during this magical, musical weekend.
Finally, we thank all of you for helping us keep the music live.
Gary and Garrick Smith