Upbeat on the Roof with Henry Raker and the Fungi

Colorful orange and purple lights bathe a young white man blowing into an alto saxaphone.
Henry Raker

Join us Thursday, August 18, at 6 pm, for a performance by jazz-funk trio Henry Raker and the Fungi on the lawn outside the Tang. A drop-in art-making table for kids will be available beginning at 5:30 pm.

Skidmore graduate Henry Raker ’22 leads this trio with Justin Gibble ’23 (drums) and Greg Tillman ’23 (bass), which creates an eclectic, electric, and eccentric mix of jazz and pop. Raker’s music will sound like nothing else you’ve heard before. Born in Maine, Raker makes music that lives in your brain. He plays the sax, but he’s been known to quack. His trio, the Fungi, are here to bring some nice tunes to your evening.

Listen to Henry Raker

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 Public Programming Intern Sophia Harper ‘23. This week, kids will decorate paper visors to wear during the show. All materials will be provided, and no registration is required.

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Pattern by Atlan Arceo-Witzl ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
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.