belleayrelogo.jpgMusic Festival Features Concerts on Friday and Saturday This Weekend Highmount, N.Y. - In response to the recent heat wave, people have been flocking to the Belleayre Beach at Pine Hill Lake this summer in record numbers for affordable summer fun with family and friends. Summer is in full swing in the Catskill Mountains and there's no better place to relax and chill out with a family picnic, swimming, boating, fishing, playing volleyball, horseshoes or beach games at Belleayre's well manicured day use area. Belleayre's Aqua School also offers Red Cross Certified Swim Lessons for all ages. The cost to enter the day use area is $8 per carload and $20 per bus; weekend hours are from 10am- 7:30pm and weekday hours are from 10am - 6pm. Only 2 Weeks Left To Purchase Season Passes at Super Early Bird Prices One way to beat the summer heat is by thinking about snow. For only two more weeks Belleayre Mountain will be selling season passes for the 2010-2011 skiing and riding season at the Super Early Bird prices. While season pass prices are going to remain the same price as last year and the usual early bird prices of $50 off are in effect through 11/30/2010, people who buy their Belleayre season passes this summer will reap additional rewards and added value perks. Early bird adult season passes are going to be selling for $676 but people who buy in July will get an additional 20% off the price. That's only $540 dollars for a full adult pass with no blackout dates. Junior passes are only $172, senior passes are $468, and college students who produce proof of enrollment with a letter from the school's bursar's office will only be $203 for a full season pass.  A midweek pass is only $220 in July and family packs are $511 per adult and only $132 per junior pass.  The Super Early Bird Special Pricing expires July 31. An added perk for people who purchase an adult or senior pass in August is a season long weekend workshop every Saturday beginning on January 1 with a $300 value. Midweek passholders will receive the Wednesday Workshop (also a $300 value) that lasts for the entire season starting on January 5. People who choose to wait and buy their season pass in September also get a great deal. The September Belleayre Season Pass Deal includes five discounted guest passes that can be used at any time during the season. Bring your friends to introduce them to the Belleayre experience as a guest for only $34 per person which is an additional $100 value. Bring a friend and save even more. Current season pass holders who bring a new friend who buys a full adult season pass receive additional $50 off their price. Bring a senior season pass holder and receive $25 off or recruit a new family to the Belleayre experience and receive $100 off. Think snow and think savings. The Belleayre Club in the Overlook Lodge Opens Friday, July 16 with Two Hip Alternative Singer-Songwriters Hip singer-songwriters Joseph Arthur and Meghan Wolf will offer tantalizing blend of innovative tunes at the Belleayre Music Festival on Friday, July 16 at 8 p.m. Joseph Arthur's "one-man band" show draws rave reviews wherever he plays. Utilizing looping techniques and an array of effects pedals, he creates a full instrumental accompaniment for penetrating songs. Joseph is smart, surprising and infinitely rewarding, constantly stirring the imagination with his writing and playing. He will also be painting during his amazing musical showcase. A painter, a soloist and songwriter, Joseph's prodigious talents prompted Peter Gabriel to personally sign him to his record label. He has toured with the likes of R.E.M., Ben Harper and Gomez and has had his song "In the Sun" covered by Chris Martin of Coldplay and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and remixed by Justin Timberlake. Film and TV actor Meghan Wolf's first album, Theory of Gravity, debuts a musical presence that is both down to earth and cosmopolitan; blending organic rhythms and soulful lyrics with modern beats and an urban vibe. Her penetrating vocals and impassioned performance recall virtuosos Joan Baez and PJ Harvey, with contemporary undercurrents of Radiohead and Morcheeba. The show will be held in the intimate confines of the Overlook Lodge, transformed during the festival season into the Belleayre Music Club. Food and beverages will be available during the performance. The Belleayre Festival Orchestra Plays Romantic Classics Saturday, July 17 Few conductors on the world stage today qualify more than John Covelli as a performer of multiple talents and diverse experience. Nineteen years ago, Maestro Covelli led the Brooklyn Philharmonic in the first concert in what would evolve into the Belleayre Music Festival. This year, he performs as both conductor and soloist in presenting a concert of spectacular romantic orchestral favorites with the Belleayre Music Festival Orchestra. The program includes Schubert's "Unfinished Symphony" and Rimsky Korsakov's ever popular, "Capriccio Espagnole". The virtuosic finale features Covelli performing a riveting rendition of the celebrated masterpiece, Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. Belleayre Mountain is a year-round outdoor recreation area in the Catskill Mountains operated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Belleayre Music Festival is a non-profit 501c3 organization with a mission to bring arts and culture to the Catskill Region that operates in a partnership with Belleayre Mountain. 

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Contact: Jonathan King Belleayre Mountain Marketing Department Phone: 845-254-6114 Email: jdking@gw.dec.state.ny.us Web: http://www.belleayre.com/ Belleayre Phone: 845-254-5600 Belleayre Beach: 845-254-5202