10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey w/ special guest Leslie Mendelson – Tickets – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards – Lafayette, NY – June 11th, 2021

10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey w/ special guest Leslie Mendelson
DSP Shows

10,000 Maniacs

Leslie Mendelson

Beak & Skiff Apple OrchardsLafayetteNY
All Ages
10,000 Maniacs ft. Mary Ramsey comes to Beak & Skiff for a safely distanced evening of music, with special guest Leslie Mendelson.

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs were founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M. they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

Beak & Skiff 2021 Pod Concert Protocols

Greetings! We are so excited for you to join us for 10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey with special guest Leslie Mendelson at Beak & Skiff in LaFayette, NY on Friday, June 11. Below is some very important information about our unique venue. Please read all of it to ensure that you are aware of our procedures and the timeline for the evening.



3:30pm - Parking lot, box office, and Beak & Skiff main campus opens

5:00pm – Concert area opens

7:00pm – Show starts

We strongly recommend arriving between 3:30 and 5pm for ease of entry and to take advantage of the food and drinks available at the 1911 Tasting Room & Tavern, Food & Beverage Tents, and the Beak & Skiff General Store! Our Tasting Room will stay open until 11pm.

**Times are subject to change**


- Please direct any ticketing questions to info@dspshows.com or (607) 280-2900

- To expedite entry, please have your tickets ready upon arrival (pulled up on your phone or printed is fine, as long as we can scan a barcode).

- All guests sharing a Pod must enter the venue at the same time.


- FREE parking is available on-site and is scheduled to open to the public at 3:30pm.

- ADA/Handicap parking is available on site, please notify a parking attendant upon your arrival.

- There is no need to pay for parking and no satellite lots are being used. All parking is FREE and available at Beak & Skiff.

- RV’s of any kind ARE NOT allowed in any event parking areas.

- No tailgating will be permitted, we encourage you to enjoy Beak & Skiff's food and drink options in the main campus and venue.

- DO NOT park on the side of the road or walk to Beak & Skiff. Please stay in your vehicle while waiting to enter the parking area.

- There will be a designated rideshare drop-off area.


**Subject to change due to updated guidelines from state and local health authorities.**

- Masks are mandatory when entering, exiting, or traveling throughout the concert area. Masks are optional when seated in your pod.

- All bags will be checked upon entry.

- Lines will be socially distanced, indicated by ground markers.

- Staff and Security will be enforcing social distancing etiquette and adherence to masking protocols.

- Cashless systems are preferred; please use credit or debit cards whenever possible.

- Hand sanitizing stations will be available at the entrance, concession areas, restrooms, and throughout the venue.

- High-touch areas including door handles and counter surfaces will be regularly disinfected throughout the show.

- Restrooms will be cleaned and stocked regularly.

- Venue policies, site map, and protocols will be posted throughout the venue.

- Please be respectful of our staff and your fellow concert goers. Anyone caught being abusive to any of our staff or guests will be removed from the property, no exceptions.


- 21+ bracelets will be provided upon entry. Customers must show bracelets to purchase alcoholic beverages.

- Chairs and blankets allowed and encouraged! Some pods may be located on dirt or gravel areas so please bring your own chairs and blankets to ensure a comfortable evening.

- Our staff and volunteers are very friendly. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need help. Our security personnel are highly trained and there are EMTs on site for your assistance.

- Beak & Skiff is an outdoor venue and our events are RAIN OR SHINE. Please plan for the weather. However, the safety of the artist, fans and staff comes first. If severe weather threatens the area, we will evacuate the premises until such a time when it is safe for the show to continue.

-Re-entry is not permitted.

- Smoking is not permitted.

- ADA accessible restrooms are available in multiple locations.

- The night’s performers will be selling merchandise.

- Beak & Skiff will have plentiful food options available.

- No outside food or beverage will be permitted.

- No alcohol may be consumed by persons less than 21 years of age. Non-adherence will result in removal from event grounds.

- No pets, except for service animals.

-No camping/overnight accommodations will be permitted.

- Please do not bring any weapons, explosives, glass, or illicit substances into the concert area.

- No aerosols are permitted (such as aerosol bug repellant or sunscreen).

- No cameras or audio/video equipment permitted.

- Please be respectful of our staff and your fellow concert goers. Anyone caught being abusive to any of our staff or guests will be removed from the property, no exceptions.

- Our staff reserves the right to cut off alcohol service to any individual that appears to be intoxicated. This is at the discretion of the servers.

- Only vendors licensed with Beak & Skiff and with NYS are allowed to set up and sell on-site, no exceptions.

- Beak & Skiff closes to the public at 3pm on show days.

10,000 Maniacs

The band has covered plenty of ground in its 40 years, from cult-stardom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remains consistent. The live shows embrace their entire catalogue, and the lineup is still anchored by four of the six original members. Drew and bassist Steven Gustafson co-founded the band in 1981, drummer Jerry Augustyniak came along shortly afterward, and founding guitarist/singer John Lombardo, who’d never completely left the picture, was welcomed back fulltime in 2015. And the two “new” members have long been part of the family: Mary Ramsey toured and recorded with the Maniacs as a viola player and backup singer before stepping into the front woman’s role 27 years ago. And the new guy Jeff Erickson, the lead guitarist for a mere 19 years, came in at the behest of his friend and mentor, the late Rob Buck.

Over 10 Million records sold!

Leslie Mendelson

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson is supporting her most recent studio album ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…,’ as well as a solo acoustic EP ‘In The Meantime,’ that was recorded during the 2020 lockdown. Described by Relix Magazine as an artist with “a loyal, cross-generational audience that hugs the hippie, hipster, coffee shop and society crowds,” Leslie’s timeless musicality and evocative songwriting indeed cuts a wide swath. All Music writes that Leslie evokes “1970s songwriter influences in the vein of Carole King and Carly Simon,” while The Aquarian calls her “the closest thing one can get to a truly honest musical experience.”

Leslie Mendelson’s previous work, including 2009 Grammy-nominated debut album ‘Swan Feathers’ and 2017 album, ‘Love & Murder’ dealt with matters of the heart. When it came time to compose the songs that comprise ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…,’ however, she and her longtime writing partner Steve McEwan set out to examine the anxiety stemming from the current socio-political climate with songs like “Medication,” “I Need Something To Care About” and “Would You Give Up Your Gun.” It’s fitting extension of a more socially conscious outlook offered on “A Human Touch”—Leslie’s duet with Jackson Browne for the documentary film, ‘5B,’ released in 2019.

If Leslie Mendelson’s only collaboration with a legendary musician was Jackson Browne, it would be a worthy point to celebrate. What’s truly telling is that Leslie has also drawn the attention of The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir who recorded a duet with her on Roy Orbison’s standard, “Blue Bayou,” while no less than classic rock royalty The Who invited her to open two shows at Madison Square Garden last year. She was set to open three more dates for the band in 2020 that were unfortunately postponed due to the pandemic. With some of rock music’s most legitimate voices seeking Leslie out, it leaves no doubt the rarefied air she inhabits as an artist.

Venue Information:
Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
2708 Lords Hill Road
(Rt. 80)
Lafayette, NY, 13084