Currier’s Sidedoor Music Series continues Sept. 21 with Upstate Rubdown

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MANCHESTER, NH – Next up in the Currier Museum’s Side Door Music Series is Upstate Rubdown, a unique use of the city’s premiere art space, bringing talented musicians from across the globe to the Currier Museum of Art.

Upstate Rubdown is an acoustic septet drawing inspiration from every corner (and decade) of America’s musical heritage. Based in New York’s Hudson Valley region, the band has spent years cultivating its sound, and continues to grow by the tune. The instrumentation includes Harry D’Agostino on upright bass, Ryan Chappell on mandolin, Dean Mahoney on cajón, and Christian Joao on flute and alto/baritone saxophone. The dynamic rhythm section supports a three part vocal harmony powerhouse of founding members Mary Kenney and Melanie Glenn with recent Nashville-transplant Allison Olender.


Opening act is Honeysuckle, a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Honeysuckle has performed at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and CMJ, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and has been nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year three years in a row at the annual Boston Music Awards.

Special entrance and check-in for the show via the side door of the Currier, on Beech Street.

Upstate Rubdown

6:00-7:15 pm: Special menu available for purchase in the Winter Garden. Cash bar available.
7:15-8 p.m.: Honeysuckle performs.
8-9:30p.m.: Upstate Rubdown performs.

Limited tickets are available. Reserve your seat today!
Tickets in advance $25
Tickets at the door $30
Student Tickets $15 with valid student ID

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