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Franklin Farmers' Market Music at the Market Series

Written By Editor on 6/21/21 | 6/21/21

The Franklin Farmers’ Market, now in its 15th season, continues every Sunday through October 10th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The open-air market is located on the lawn of Chapel Hall on Institute Street.

The market offers local produce and products for sale - breads, rolls, beef, chicken, eggs, dog treats, herbs, honey, jams, jellies, jewelry, maple candies and syrup, mushrooms, plant seedlings, pork and lamb, preserves, a variety of produce, relishes, Scandinavian baked goods, sunflower oil, and fresh and smoked trout. The market accepts coupons from the Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program.

Music at the Market programming returns July 4th, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with performances every Sunday through October 10th. The line-up of local and traveling musicians includes:

  • July 4th: Jim Dorn – Singer/songwriter playing pop, country, and folk from the sixties through present day on guitar and vocals.

  • July 11th: Iron Mountain Variety/Steve Eisenberg & Jim Tompson – Local musicians performing a variety of country, Celtic, show tunes, rock and roll, jazz, blues and more on flute, bodhran, harmonica, whistle, percussion, and vocals. 

  • July 18th: Colleen Kattau & Jane Zell – Bilingual powerhouse Colleen Kattau performing Latin-influenced Indy folk and socio-environmentalist music on guitar and vocals is joined by Upstate New York favorite Jane Zell for a blues, swing, and funk flavor. 

  • July 25th: Tributary/Kathy Shimberg, Dane Scudder & Ed Haher – Folklore-enthusiasts playing old-time, traditional music from the mountains.

  • August 1st: Mary Frances Perricone – A vocal performer hailing back to music from the fifties through the seventies.

  • August 8th: Catskill Mountain Consort/Amy Pratt – Trio celebrating classical favorites and original compositions.

  • August 15th: Mike Herman – Country blues on fingerpicked guitar with rugged vocals from a Northern Catskill performer.

  • August 22nd: Local Seisiún/Jean Withrow, Jim Haggerty & Kathy Shimberg – Local trio performing tunes fit for an Irish pub on traditional instruments.

  • August 29th: Charlie & The Roomers/Phil Leinhart, Charlie Reiman, Reggie Barnes, Orion Palmer & Hank Stahler – Featuring the mastermind behind Fokish bread and baked goods, the band will be playing blues, funk, soul, country, Nawleans, and more.  

  • September 5th: The Old Masters/Tim Iversen, Dan Martin, & Tom Ives – Group of long-time area musicians playing jazz standards out of the American Song Book.

  • September 12th: Hyzer Hillbillies/Bill Duke, Gayle Brown & Joseph Laureira – Local folk and bluegrass group featuring cover songs and originals on banjo and guitar.

  • September 19th: Jason Starr – Singer-songwriter playing a foot-stomping set of country-bluegrass music.  

  • September 26th: Rickety Fence – Playing a little bit of this and a little bit of that, the trio performs songs across genres and time periods. 

  • October 3rd: Thumbs & The Professor/Tim Iversen et al. – Songwriters duet playing a wide variety of blues, traditional and original tunes on a wide variety of instruments. 

  • October 10th: Randy Miritello – Nationally-touring musician mixing classic country and blues for a honkytonk good time. 

Seating is available for these free performances, beverages can be purchased from the hospitality tent, and food is available from multiple vendors.  NYS COVID-19 precautions are being followed, and all customers and their households should be free of symptoms. For the protection of the non-vaccinated children, patrons should wear masks. 

The market is hosted by Franklin Stage Company, managed by Franklin Local, and sponsored by Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Music at the Market is made possible with funds from the Delaware County Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group, the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, and Delaware County Economic Development. 


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