In the Key of C: a Concert for Clermont

Saturday, July 24, 2021

5:30 PM

A special live event to celebrate Clermont

featuring Ian Flanigan

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Please join us on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. for "In the Key of C: a Concert for Clermont," our annual summer benefit to raise much-needed funds in support of Clermont's many educational and community programs, all of which are provided at low or zero cost. We hope that you will consider sponsoring this year's event. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible and will support the programs we continue to offer during the pandemic. We're striving to meet the needs of the community, and ask for your help. 


We are thrilled to welcome Saugerties native, Harmonies on the Hudson Concert Series alum and The Voice finalist Ian Flanigan as this year's featured artist. When it comes to the troubadour lifestyle, Ian is no novice. For the last decade Ian has toured his whiskey-soaked voice and evocative lyrics across America, with a country sound reminiscent of Joe Cocker and Chris Stapleton. His rubber-meets-the-road approach to his 10 year career in music is reflected in the way his singing, songwriting and guitar playing resonate with his audience. As with a bonfire on a crisp autumn night, Ian Flanigan is known to roar, and everyone around him responds.


Ian continues to draw inspiration from his hometown Hudson Valley's Catskill Mountains, their rugged terrain and enduring beauty. Ian was fortunate enough to perform at the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1969 Woodstock concert, held on the site of that famous festival, at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York. Both weekends featured Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, John Fogerty, and Arlo Guthrie.

After placing third on The Voice with coach Blake Shelton, Flanigan has now entered the next phase of his life and career with the momentum he unleashed on national television, landing a record deal with Reviver Music, and working with new management at Noble Steed Music. He remains a principal with Nightcap Entertainment, the company he co-founded that provides label/content services and support to his fellow artists.


Flanigan also keeps his eye on life's bigger picture. Celebrating 5 years of sobriety and commitment to being there for others, he serves on the advisory board of Hope Rocks, the New York organization that supports those who are struggling with addiction, depression and social isolation. Today you’ll still find Ian and his family on the road in the Flanivan, navigating the backroads and boulevards of the American dream. Through it all, his faith in his family, his faith in himself and the faith he maintains in the path set out before him knows no boundary. 

We'd like to thank our generous sponsors (as of July 27, 2021):

Chancellor's Court

Matthew Guerreiro and Christina Mohr

Martha and Mark Patricof

Patron Level

Alicia Davis and Steve Ellis

Craig Diehl and Michael Koelsch

Pieter Estersohn

Judith Keefer

Wendy Nack-Lawlor and James Lawlor, Jr.

Randy Tryon and Daniel DeBerardinis

Kate Wood and David Sprouls

Benefactor Level

Kristen Gamble Flood

Charles and Adelia Geiger

Richard Herbert and Elizabeth Mattis

Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney

Richard McKeon and Tim Lewis

Heather Rogers

Katharine Van R. Brush

Contributor Level

Richard and Caroline Anderson

Joseph Beard

Allen Coulter

Albert DeSalvo

Tammy Dillon

Joanne Gray and John Lyons

James Guidera and Ed Parran

Conrad and Brendan Hanson-Kelly

Martha Holmes and Chuck Currie

Lorna Livingston

Arvia Morris

Thomas Romich and Max Friedman

Thomas and Leslie Schmeelk

Joseph and Barbara Schoenberg

James and Noelle Sottile

Alice Van Tuyl

Marla and Brian Walker

Don and Adrienne Westmore

Ethel Wood

Please consider sponsoring this year’s event! 
Your gift is 100% tax-deductible and supports the school, community, educational, and cultural programs provided by Friends of Clermont and Clermont State Historic Site.

$250-$499 Contributor

Receives two tickets to the benefit, recognition on our website and e-newsletter; and a complimentary 12-month Dual/Family Membership

$500-$999 Benefactor

Receives four tickets to the benefit, recognition on our website, e-newsletter, and press release and a complimentary 12-month Benefactor-level membership

$1,000-$2,499 Patron

  Receives six tickets to the benefit, recognition during the event and on our website, e-newsletter, and press release and a complimentary 12-month Patron-level membership

$2,500+ Chancellor's Court

Receives presenting rights and eight tickets for the event, recognition on our website, e-newsletter, and press release, and a complimentary 12-month Chancellor’s Court-level membership

Have questions or wish to make your gift by phone? Call Jennifer Hemmerlein at (518) 537-6622 or e-mail

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