Calling all Music Genre Hoppers: You’re going to dig this upcoming event at the Storm King Art Center. The sculpture park will be featuring Six Bands, Six Genres, Six Sculptures on Saturday June 11th 12pm-6pm, and you can bet that the big genres of music will be covered during this fun-filled day frolicking among art and nature.
A first-time collaboration between Storm King and Ferry Godmother Productions brings together six musical acts spanning across Rock (Xcalibur), Country (Stephen Alexander Band) Jazz (Tyrone Birkett Emancipation) Oldies (Gordon Michaels and TNR trio), Swing (Crazy Feet Pete), and Latin/world (Gabriele Tranchina with Bobby Sanabria) genres. The event opens with Chiku Awali, African Drumming & Dancing and ends with Taeko Fukao & Camile Thurman, an act that combines multiple genres of music.
The bands will be situated in various parts of the art center, near a sculpture already on view. Each band will perform multiple sets, simultaneously throughout the day, with 10-15 minutes in-between to give audience members time to wander over to the next band in another part of the park. Remember to bring your own portable chair in order to maximize awesomeness and fun. The event will also include educational workshops focusing on different musical genres, all taught by world-renowned bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan, held at the ‘marquee’ tent.
Storm King is offering discounts for advance tickets purchased online at eventbrite.com:
Early Bird Tickets through May 21 – $8
Pretty Early Tickets throughJune 5 – $10
Not that Early Tickets through June 10 – $12
This is an all-ages event and included with the regular admission price to Storm King ($15/adults, $12/Senior Citizens 65 or older with valid ID, $8/Ages 5-18 and Students with valid ID, and free for Members and children under 5). For more information, visit www.stormking.org, call 845-534-3115, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.