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Upbeat on the Roof
August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
- August 18: Henry Raker and the Fungi: Skidmore graduate Henry Raker ’22 leads this jazz-funk trio with Justin Gibble (drums) and Greg Tillman (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.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announce the return of its popular summer concert series Upbeat on the Roof, each Thursday from July 7 through August 18.
This year marks Upbeat’s twenty-first season and it remains a premier summer destination for the best music created by the region’s musicians. Gospel, folk, rock, bluegrass, traditional Cuban music, world music, and jazz are all on tap for summer 2022.
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.
Performances begin at 6 pm and take place on the lawn outside the Tang. Visitors are invited to bring picnic blankets, camping chairs, and their own food and drink to make it a night. In the case of inclement weather, the art-making activities and concerts will be held inside the museum.
Admission is free and open to the public. For the latest guidelines on visiting and other information, please call the Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit https://tang.skidmore.edu/visit.