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Music on the Hill

  • Salem Art Works 19 Cary Lane Salem, NY, 12865 United States (map)

Salem Art Works welcomes the public onto its grounds to enjoy Music on the Hill. This family-friendly event showcases local food, great music, and beautiful vistas atop the Cary Hill Sculpture Park.

Music on the Hill is an extension of Salem Art Works’ popular Music and Pizza series. By moving the event to the top of the property, guests can now enjoy fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding countryside while relaxing in the cool evening air, surrounded by great food, music, and friends. Free parking is available at the base of the hill, and shuttle service will be provided throughout the evening. All events at Salem Art Works are handicapped accessible.

"Keep an eye on Let’s Be Leonard. COW. is a debut that these young dudes should be proud of. They’ve put out a whole product. The songwriting stands on its own — no overproduction or pitch processing, no frills, bells or whistles. Just good organic rock with a character and voice of its own." ­ trick Daley, The Chronicle

The crew at Salem Art Works will serve up their famous gourmet pizzas made fresh in-house, accompanied by local craft beers from R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery. The Saratoga-based rock band ‘Let’s Be Leonard’ rounds out the evening with a live performance starting at 5.

Tickets for pizza and beer can be purchased separately at the admission gate. Salem Art Works merchandise, including iconic SAW t-shirts and hats, will also be available for sale.


June 25, from 4 to 8 pm
Locations: Cary Hill Sculpture Park
Admission to Music on the Hill is by donation – contributions of any amount will be accepted, and all proceeds support youth programming at Salem Art Works.

About the band

Let’s Be Leonard is a rock ‘n roll jazz explosion out of Upstate NY that bursts at the seams of tight, lyrical pop ballads with a daredevilish, looney jam band quality reminiscent of Phish. A full­fledged caravan, all five band members quit their jobs, invested what money they had into equipment and a tour bus, and have been living together in a music­centric collective lifestyle since early 2015. They are the darlings of their hometown, Saratoga Springs, NY, where local radio stations WEQX 102.7 FM, and WEXT 97.7 ve kept the singles from their debut album "W.“, Kindergarden Bluesand Frisbee on steady rotation, and where their renowned barn parties have been known to draw crowds of just over six hundred. They landed their track (also from W.) ocky Road on Relix Magazine' 16 January/­February compilation albu, alongside tracks from Tedeschi Trucks Band, Twiddle, and Lettuce; and they’re excited to be sharing bills with names such as Aqueous, the McLovins, Wild Adriatic, and Mister F. Let’s Be Leonard is currently embarked on a spring tour that is marking their first times in the deep south and midwestern US. They will be returning home to the northeast for a busy July that features over 5 festival appearances amid their constant touring in the area.

“Listeners are sure to find themselves wrapped up in the groove with a good head bob – the universal body language for “I’m digging this!” The young band has gone beyond having just potential, they sound like the real thing.”  -­in Clary, NYS Music
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