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Favorites Return to Perform at Museum

Van Manakas

Van Manakas

Hurleyville, NY – The First Sunday Concerts at the Sullivan County Museum are back, and on January 5 the series will kick off the New Year by showcasing some of the crowd’s favorite performers from 2019.

Guests will include guitar virtuoso Van Manakas. Van studied with Pat Metheny at the Berklee College of Music, and at 21, was hired by Gil Evans to tour the U.S. and Europe. On percussion and vocals will be Ellen Iovino. Ellen is a Connecticut-based performer who recently joined the Hartford-based big band East Coast Hop Orchestra. Bassist Jeff Anderson, formerly with Esther Phillips, Ben E. King, Chuck Jackson and Maxine Brown, will appear at the Museum for the first time.

Possible drop-ins include the Allen Brothers, Jay Ganz, Mickey Barnett, and some surprises too! Music starts at 2 p.m., while doors open at 1. Snow date is January 12. The event is free, though donations are gratefully accepted.

The program is sponsored by the Sullivan County Historical Society, hosted by Little Sparrow, and made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.

The Sullivan County Museum is located at 265 Main Street, Hurleyville. Call 845-434-8044 for more info, or visit