GLOVERSVILLE – Flame, the Arc Lexington’s world-renowned rock band, will perform a concert for the community on March 20, 2020 at Lexington’s Gloversville facility, 127 East State Street, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The concert is open the public; tickets are $5 each. Flame will present this “Rock for Abilities” concert as part of a celebration for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month celebrates abilities and possibilities while raising awareness about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Flame performs over 70 concerts a year traveling on a specially designed motor coach that accommodates the needs of the band members. Flame’s tour bus is over 13 years old and is in need of replacement; proceeds from this concert will go to a fund for a new bus (-NewWheels4Flame).

Tickets for the community concert are available at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville; Lexington’s Johnstown location, 465 N. Perry Street; Lexington’s Gloversville location, 127 E. State Street; Lexington’s Oppenheim location, 405 County Highway 114, St. Johnsville; the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2 N. Main Street, Gloversville; and Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 20 N. Main Street, Gloversville. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. Audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to exchange for the chance to win a door prize. All food donations will benefit local food pantries.

In addition to the concert, Lexington is sponsoring a poster contest as part of its celebration of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Students at Fulton County elementary, middle and high schools are welcome to submit artwork that celebrates equality and differing abilities. This year’s contest theme is “Together We Have No Limits!” Entries are due by March 13 and should be sent to Flame Poster Contest, Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville, NY 12078. Winners will be designated in each age group. Each winner will receive two free tickets to the Rock for Abilities Concert, where they will be publicly recognized, receive a gift basket, gift card and get the opportunity to meet the members of Flame. Winning posters will be on display at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in the Flame recording studio until April 25. In addition, the school with most entries will win a FREE Flame concert. For information about Flame, or for questions about the poster contest, contact Maria Nestle, Band Manager at (518) 661-9932 or

For more information about Flame, visit them online at For more information about the Arc Lexington, visit

Lexington, Chapter of The Arc New York, is a private, not-for-profit agency providing a wide range of services to adults and children who have disabilities in Fulton and Albany Counties. Created in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, Lexington is recognized as one of the leading agencies of its kind in New York State. For more information about Lexington and its programs and services, visit or “like” us on Facebook: Lexington, Chapter of The Arc New York or

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