Upstaters, meet MaryKate “MK” Burnell. She is a DJ on locals’ favorite station Radio Woodstock. Her musical preferences, personality, and career path can all be reasonably summarized with the word “eclectic.” The daughter of two parents from the broadcasting industry, MK has dabbled in everything from theater to International Relations (in which she *almost* has a degree from SUNY New Paltz). She’s equally at home crooning out a torch song perched atop a grand piano, or working a crowded dive bar into a frenzy as MK ULTRA, the psychedelic ringleader of original jam/funk band Locofreeq.
MK hosts “Locally Grown,” a program showcasing local musicians, and also curates a list of local music shows. On Upstater, she will be highlighting must-see music events. For this weekend she’s tapping Mazzstock:
Don’t miss the best local festival of the summer: Marlboro’s Mazzstock, which has grown over the last few years from a small gathering of friends into a force to be seriously reckoned with (though it still retains that intimate, “best kept secret” vibe). This year’s lineup features a headlining set by Zach Deputy, plus such regional favorites as Primate Fiasco, The Big Takeover, Alpha Male Gorillas, Scruffy Pearls, The Grape & The Grain and many, many more.
35 Hampton Rd, Marlboro, NY 12542