Upstate to play free concert at The Farmers' Museum


There will be free concert by Upstate at The Farmers’ Museum’s Louis C. Jones Center from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7. The band offers a blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel and rock ’n’ roll. Admission is free. Cash bar and snacks will be available.

Upstate recently released an album, “Healing,” which was recorded primarily over six days at the Clubhouse studio in Rhinebeck. It is the first release with new member Allison Olendar, the band’s first with four contributing songwriters, and its first since shortening its name from Upstate Rubdown, according to a media release. 

Upstate emerged from the Hudson Valley in 2015 with its critically acclaimed debut, “A Remedy.” The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.

Upstate is Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney and Olender on vocals, Harry D’Agostino on bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, and Dean Mahoney on cajón.

The concert is part of Fenimore Art Museum’s rock ’n’ roll programming based on its highlight exhibit “Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits,” on view through Sept. 2. The Louis C Jones Center is across the street from Fenimore at 5775 State Highway 80 just outside of Cooperstown.

For more information on the 2019 exhibits and programs, visit The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.