Upbeat on the Roof with Heavenly Echoes

Four singers perform with microphones in front of them
Heavenly Echoes photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Join us Thursday, July 7, at 6 pm, for a gospel performance by Heavenly Echoes on the lawn outside the Tang. A drop-in art-making table for kids will be available beginning at 5:30 pm.

Founded by the late Deacon James Edmonds out of the Sweet Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Albany, Heavenly Echoes performs in the storied tradition of Southern-style gospel music with spirituals, hymns, traditional contemporary gospel, and originals. Heavenly Echoes last played Upbeat in 2016.

For its 21st season, the Upbeat on the Roof summer series highlights regional musical talent every Thursday, July 7 through August 18, at 6 pm.

Performances take place on the lawn outside the Tang and are free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to bring picnic blankets, camping chairs, and their own food and drink to make it a night!

Art-Making Station for Kids

New this year, the Tang offers an art-making station for kids at every concert! Children aged 5-12 are invited to arrive at 5:30 pm to get creative and make art with Tang Education Intern Paul Seggev ’23, the Carole Marchand ’57 Endowed Intern. Each week features a different art-making activity and is free, no registration required. For this week, you’re invited to make whirligigs, historical toys with pattern designs that spin using tension from string to make the patterns move. Images of pattern-rich pieces from the Tang collection will be on view for inspiration. All materials will be provided.

In case of inclement weather, both the art-making activity and concert will be held inside the museum.

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Pattern by Madeleine Welsch ’17
Inspired by the exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.