The Pine Hills BandCome early for a pre-show art-making activity for kids!

Saratoga Springs, NY (July 19, 2022) — The Tang Teaching Museum is proud to announce that the next group in its acclaimed summer concert series Upbeat on the Roof will be The Pine Hills Band on Thursday, July 28. The music begins at 6 pm on the lawn outside the Tang. A drop-in art-making activity for kids begins at 5:30 pm.

Hailing from Albany, New York, Pine Hills Band formed from a meeting of musical neighbors. The band’s eclectic sound borrows banjo and mandolin from bluegrass and adds percussion and electric bass to provide an underbelly of rock ’n’ roll. The songs include a range of originals and deep-cut covers perfect for foot tappin’ and singing along.

The art-making table for kids is new this year. 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. For this week, kids can help beat the heat by creating and decorating their own handheld fans using a variety of materials. All materials will be provided, and no registration is required.

Performances take place on the lawn outside the Tang and are free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to bring picnic blankets, camping chairs, and their own food and drink to make it a night. Free parking is available off Perimeter Road, next to the museum. In case of rain, both the art-making activity and concert will move indoors. Upbeat events continue every Thursday through August 18.

The Museum will be open before and after the concert. Visitors are invited to view:

For more information, call the Tang Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080 or visit  

About the Tang Teaching Museum

The Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College is a pioneer of interdisciplinary exploration and learning. A cultural anchor of New York’s Capital Region, the Tang’s approach has become a model for university art museums across the country—with exhibition programs that bring together visual and performing arts with interdisciplinary ideas from history, economics, biology, dance, and physics to name just a few. The Tang has one of the most rigorous faculty-engagement initiatives in the nation, and a robust publication and touring exhibition program that extends the museum’s reach far beyond its walls. The Tang Teaching Museum’s award-winning building, designed by architect Antoine Predock, serves as a visual metaphor for the convergence of art and ideas. The Museum is open to the public Thursdays from noon to 9 pm, and Fridays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. The Tang is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active military and their families this summer through Labor Day.

Caption for image: The Pine Hills Band, courtesy the artists


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Michael Janairo

Head of Communications

Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College



Caption for image: The Pine Hills Band, courtesy the artists