Arts and Culture in the Mountains

The weather is warm, the skies are blue, everything is green and lush, and the joys of summer are upon us! This time of year brings everything to life, including the thriving arts and culture scene in the Great Western Catskills. Performance venues in the area have announced their 2024 seasons with live music and theater productions ready to capture audiences. Enjoy looking through the line up for performances hosted by Franklin Stage, Roxbury Arts Group, and West Kortright Center. 

 

The Franklin Stage Company produces professional admission-free classics, new plays and live music to celebrate the enduring power of stories. The productions are hosted inside a historic chapel in the quaint town of Franklin, NY. 

Trouble in Mind
By Alice Childress
Direction by Patricia Buckley
Thursdays-Sundays
July 5th-July 21st, 2024

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Friday, July 26th-Sunday, July 28th, 2024

Courtesy of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company

 

Yolanda Bush and the Cool Water Collective
Friday, August 2nd-Friday, August 4th, 2024

An Iliad
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Directed by Lauren Bone Noble
Thursdays-Sundays
August 9th-August 25th

 

Honest Brook Music Festival hosts world-class musicians in a renovated yet rustic dairy barn in a laid back environment. The annual festival is a fixture of classical music in Delaware County with artists who perform at major stages in the city one day and in the mountains the next.

The Ulysses Quartet
Saturday, July 13th

Cellist James Baik & Pianist Albert Cano Smit
Saturday, July 20th

Champlain Trio
Sunday, August 4th

Nathan Lee
Sunday, August 11th

 

The Roxbury Arts Group offers high-quality arts programming at three venues, The Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury, NY, the Old School Baptist Church in Denver-Vega Valley, and at the Headwaters Arts Center on Main Street in Stamford. 

Seo Jungmin
Saturday, June 22, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Roxbury Arts Center

Lost Bayou Ramblers
Saturday, July 13, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Roxbury Arts Center

Khari Joyner
Friday, July 19th, 7pm-9pm
Old School Baptist Church

Photo of Khari Joyner by Hiroyuki Ito

 

Headwaters Music & Arts Festival
Saturday, July 20, 8am-5pm
Stamford, NY

Bergamot Quartet
Friday, August 2nd, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Old School Baptist Church

Quinn Christopherson
Saturday, October 5th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Roxbury Arts Center

 

The West Kortright Center hosts a diverse mix of music, theater, exhibitions, and workshops inside a historic church with awe-inspiring architecture and acoustics or outdoors amidst breathtaking views and open sky. Listed below are live music performances, either indoors or outside. 

Pinc Louds
Saturday, June 8th, 2024

Kassi Valazza
Friday, June 21st, 2024

Photo courtesy of Kassi Valazza

 

Sun Ra Arkestra
Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Nabihah Iqbal
Friday, September 27th, 2024