Free concert Friday evening at amphitheater

Free music concerts “al fresco” in the MARK Amphitheater continue in August, with the “Disciples of Agriculture” appearing this Friday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. The concerts are sponsored by the MARK Project with support from the O’Connor Foundation, bringing popular entertainers to the open air performance space next to the Masonic Hall on Margaretville’s Main Street.
“Disciples of Agriculture” is a local band with its own sound, hailing from the hamlet of Bovina. Many songs written by their front man, Dan Finn, are rooted in local mountain history and a way of life that’s disappearing, from farmers being driven from the watershed to the dairyman’s diminishing profits and struggle to survive. Their homegrown roots-rock has a rambunctious country-folk twist that echoes their music’s Catskills-bred inspiration. Finn is joined by guitarist Keith Christopher (a full-time professional musician), and Bovina residents Ed Denison on drums and John “Chico” Finn on bass.
On August 28, the concert series closes with popular cabaret-style duo, Patricia Dell and Kent Brown, who will bring to life some of the best-loved classics of musical theater, along with their trademark rapport with the audience.
Concerts start at 6 p.m. and are free, with donations appreciated. Bring a picnic and your favorite beverage to enjoy and a lawn chair or blanket for seating. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Village Pavilion in the Village Park.
For more information, call 845 586-3500.