One of the Rustic Ties revelers in Dolgeville sings with the band.
by Dave Warner
Rustic Ties in Dolgeville ended its season with back-to-back evenings of music and Halloween costumes. Country was on Friday night and rock was on the list on Saturday.
Heath Williams, owner of Rustic Ties in Dolgeville, said: “Last year has been good, especially compared to last year, everything is better. We had about 23 weddings, and I can’t even remember the number of groups, sixteen or seventeen.
He said they had some really talented artists and musicians and because of that talent he thought they would draw bigger crowds. “But the good thing is that I was able to change it with different styles and types of music and it brought in different people each time.”
Williams said when they got there they said they couldn’t believe Rustic Ties was there. “Many said, I thought we were going to be in a field or just in a building, but it’s beautiful.”
“Every time I bring in a handful of new people, I hope they will come back and talk about it,” he said.
Having two back-to-back Halloween parties was just a good way to end the season, according to Williams.
“We’ve booked a lot of weddings for next year and I’ll probably wait until the end of February to start booking groups. We’re going to pepper them, ”Williams said.
He said he was trying to get at least one bigger named artist to perform in the room. “Maybe one that has had some number one hits. I have one on the radar and I’m trying to find a deal.
As to whether or not there will be more additions to the site when it comes to structures, Williams said that largely depended on the cost of the lumber. “I would like to tweak some things, but I’m happy with the way it turned out and the performers were all extremely impressed with the location, the stage and the sound. “
“We have a good base to continue to build, so I’m happy,” he said.