Laid-Back Lineup For Paper Mill

Island Concerts are returning to Paper Mill Island in Baldwinsville, N.Y., after a few quiet years but this time, promoters are pursuing a softer sound to keep nearby residents happy.

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Dark Star Jubilee, Legend Valley LLC, Thornville, Ohio

Baldwinsville found itself in a bit of a standoff with a promoter in 2012 when the village decided to withhold a promoter’s deposit for violating the local noise ordinance, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported.

Village mayor Dick Clarke told the paper the town isn’t against hosting shows, but that he and the village board are accountable to the people who live in Baldwinsville. “We like that concerts are here but they can’t take over the landscape,” he said.

Creative Concerts talent buyer Eric Binion appears to have come up with a solution – a laid-back lineup. “This year it’s not such super-aggressive music,” Binion told the Post-Standard. “I think everyone is going to be pretty happy. I can’t foresee too many complaints during Yonder Mountain [String Band].” Other upcoming shows on the books include Mike Gordon, Jimmy Buffett tribute band Parrots of the Caribbean, and Jonny Lang.