Paul Luke Band plays Opus 40 this Sunday

Opus 40 (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Opus 40 (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Catskill Mountain rock on Catskill Mountain rock, anyone? Local roots and country/rock legends the Paul Luke Band, for whom the term “Catskill Mountain rock” was coined in the ’90s, have been making the scene again in the last few years. On Saturday, June 25, the veteran ensemble returns to the rocks at Opus 40 in Saugerties, Harvey Fite’s famous and unique sculpture park and for decades one of the region’s most stunning and unusual outdoor venues. Special guest Ian Flanigan will open.

Opus 40 has taken its share of weather-related hits in recent years, and maintenance of sculptor Fite’s extraordinary life’s work (he labored on it for 37 years and died in an on-site accident) is expensive. It requires people with a very specific set of skills. Half of the proceeds from this show will benefit Opus 40’s general operating fund.

The show starts at 5 p.m. and the rain date is Sunday, June 26. Lawn chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, and are available at Town & Country Liquors, Mother Earth’s Storehouse, Smith Hardware, Headstock and Convenient Deli in New Paltz. Opus 40 is located at 50 Fite Road in Saugerties, on the corner of George Sickles Road. For more information, visit or