The Tang Teaching Museum’s UpBeat on the Roof concert series returns this summer with 10 free shows on the roof of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
Shows begin at 7 p.m. Friday, June 13, and continue most every Friday through Aug. 22.
“Coming off the success of last year’s ‘Lucky 13th’ season, we programmed the 2014 season with a dual goal of being entertaining and educational,” said the Tang Teaching Museum’s Assistant Director for Engagement Michael Janairo. “These 10 Capital Region bands come out of a wide array of music history, including old-time mountain music, swing, jazz, folk and classic rock. Some bands also push the envelope by combing various and unexpected strands of musical influences. The idea is that music lovers can learn something new by hearing new interpretations of familiar sounds and by being introduced to new bands that may challenge a listener’s expectations. Or you can just kick back and enjoy.”
All concerts being at 7 p.m. The rooftop is accessible via the museum elevator or outdoor staircases. Concerts often attract large crowds, so arrive early to guarantee seating. Or come even earlier to check out the artwork in the museum’s galleries. Free parking is available in parking lots adjacent to the museum. Note, in the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the museum.
Friday, June 13: THE CHRONICLES, a six-piece band that combines jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul and gospel make their UpBeat debut*
Friday, June 20: LYLE & PHIL DIVINSKY, a soul and R&B father-son duo (returning act)
Friday, June 27: JEANNE O'CONNOR AND THE NEW STANDARD, soulful reinterpretations of standards from the ’60s and ’70s (returning act)
Friday, July 4: No concert, museum closed
Friday, July 11: ANNIE AND THE HEDONISTS, acoustic blues, vintage jazz, swing and folk (returning act)
Friday, July 18: HOT CLUB OF SARATOGA, gypsy jazz quintet making their UpBeat debut
Friday, July 25: LINDA MAC & COUNTRY MEMORIES, Hillbilly, country, honky-tonk making their UpBeat debut
Friday, Aug. 1: DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON, old-time mountain music (returning act)
Friday, Aug. 8: JOCELYN ARNDT, blues-inspired contemporary-alternative tempered with elements of jazz making her Upbeat debut
Friday, Aug. 15: HEARD, a blend of jazz, classical and world music inspired by the natural environment (returning act)
Friday, Aug. 22: MIKE PERKINS & FRIENDS, classic rock of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s making their Upbeat debut
* A Saratoga Arts Fest event