Upbeat on the Roof Concert Series Returns to The Tang in Saratoga Springs, NY

Upbeat on the Roof Concert Series Returns to The Tang in Saratoga Springs, NY

Photo: The Tang Teaching Museum Website

The Tang Teaching Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY will celebrate its 20th season of the free, outdoor music series Upbeat on the Roof from July 29 to Aug. 19. Local artists will perform on the museum lawn each Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Concerts will be canceled if there is inclement weather.

The Upbeat shows are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis as there will be a 100-person capacity due to COVID safety guidelines. All non-vaccinated visitors are required to remain masked. Attendees are welcome to bring along blankets, camping chairs, and their own food and drink. Make yourself comfortable and settle in for the evening.

Troy shoegaze band Laveda will kick off the season on July 29 in their Upbeat debut. The group dropped What Happens After last year and they’re perfectly dreamy.

On Aug. 5, blues singer Thomasina Winslow will woo her audience with snappy guitar chops and rich warm vocals. The artist is considered a historian of Americana and ambassador of the blues. Winslow released her latest album RETURN last year.

On Aug. 12, find Sun is Poison on the lawn. The lo-fi solo project of Ballston Spa artist Will Seifart blends drum and synth with banjo, guitar and poignant songwriting. Seifart released a new 9-track project, caribou killer, in May.

On Aug. 19, witness Heavenly Echoes. The group performs traditional, Southern-style gospel music including spirituals, hymns, traditional contemporary gospel, and originals. Heavenly Echoes is the only band this season who isn’t making their debut. They last played Upbeat in 2016.

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