Rising Appalachia – Tickets – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards – Lafayette, NY – June 12th, 2021

Rising Appalachia
DSP Shows

Rising Appalachia

Dame's Rocket

Beak & Skiff Apple OrchardsLafayetteNY
All Ages
Rising Appalachia comes to Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards for a safely distanced show. With special guest Dame's Rocket.

Beak & Skiff 2021 Pod Concert Protocols

Greetings! We are so excited for you to join us for Rising Appalachia at Beak & Skiff in LaFayette, NY on Saturday, June 12. 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.

As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create the inviting new folk album, Leylines. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently -- a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.

Founded by sisters Leah and Chloe Smith, the band established an international fan base due to relentless touring, tireless activism, and no small degree of stubborn independence. However, for the first time, they opted to bring in a producer for the new album, teaming up with the legendary Joe Henry on the sessions. These were also their first recording sessions outside of the South. For 10 days, all six band members lived and recorded in a castle-like studio in Marin County, California, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As a result, a sense of unity and immediacy can be heard throughout their seventh album, Leylines.

“As far as recording goes, we’re open creatively, but we’ve often preferred elements of live recording. I mean, we’re folk musicians at our core,” Leah explains. “The experience of playing music together in one room, looking at each other, is the bedrock of what we do and how we’ve grown up with music. I think Joe very much felt that way as well. He was very clear at the beginning that he was going to encourage us to have as many elements of a live recording as possible.”

Although Leah and Chloe Smith consider their voices as their primary instrument, Leah also plays banjo and bodhran on the album, while Chloe plays guitar, fiddle, and banjo. They are joined on Leylines by longtime members David Brown (stand-up bass, baritone guitar) and Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni), as well as two new members: West African musician Arouna Diarra (n’goni, talking drum) and Irish musician Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello). The sonic textures of these two cultures are woven into Leylines, enhancing the stunning blend of folk, world, and urban music that has become Rising Appalachia’s calling card.

“Our songwriting ties into those traditions as well,” Chloe says. “With some of our original songs, it’s a reflection of the times. We’re folk singers and we consider this a folk album, so there’s a lot in there. There’s word of politics, of being women in the music industry, as well as a lot about our lives on the road.”

Indeed, Rising Appalachia has toured British Columbia by sailboat, traversed the U.S. and Europe by train, and engaged in immersive cultural exchange programs in Bulgaria, Ireland, Southern Italy, Central, and South America – not to mention the countless miles in a van. Tour highlights include: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco; Music Hall Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York; Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado; and the Showbox in Seattle, Washington. The band consistently sells between 400 and 1500 tickets wherever they play, a testament to their loyal fan base.

Leah and Chloe grew up in urban Atlanta as the city’s hip hop scene began to flourish. They absorbed those rhythms through the music they heard at school, then traveled with their family to fiddle camps all across the Southeast on the weekends. The young girls weren’t all that interested in the old-time playing, but their parents were incredibly devout in their study and practice of Appalachian music.

After high school, Leah decided to postpone college and travel internationally. Feeling homesick while living in Southern Mexico, she looked for a connection to her past and taught herself how to play the banjo. “I realized that I wanted something from home that I could share, something that would tell people a bit more of the story of where I came from, other than the news,” she recalls.

A few years later, when Chloe came to visit her abroad, Leah offered some clawhammer banjo lessons. They didn’t necessarily realize it at the time but a musical partnership had been established. Upon their return to the United States, they recorded an album, which they considered an art project, to sell whenever they sang at farmer’s markets. They printed 500 copies, figuring that would last them a lifetime. However, when a local college professor heard them singing at a Christmas party, he booked them as part of a Celtic holiday concert in Atlanta. After two performances, every CD had been sold.

Surprised and overwhelmed, they mulled over a career as full-time musicians, then realized that performing could be just one component of a greater overall vision – one that includes advocating for social justice, racial justice, environmental justice, and Indigenous rights.

“We’re able to filter in so many of our passions into this project,” Chloe says. “We do a lot of activism work. We do a lot of outreach. Leah is a visual artist and she can funnel her visual eye into the project. I love to write, so that comes in. There’s a big container and canvas for our life’s work here. Music is part of it, but there are a lot of other creative vehicles that are driving Rising Appalachia.”

Special guests on Leylines include folk hero Ani DiFranco, soulful songwriter Trevor Hall, and jazz trumpeter Maurice Turner. The album title alludes to the concept of invisible lines believed to stretch around the world between sacred spaces, bonded by a spiritual and magnetic presence. That deep sense of connection is key to understanding Rising Appalachia as a whole.

“Rising Appalachia has come out of this idea that we can take these traditions of southern music – that we’ve been born and raised with – and we can rise out of them, creating all these different bridges between cultures and stories to make them feel alive,” Leah says. “Our music has its foundation in heritage and tradition, but we’re creating music that also feels reflective of the times right now. That’s always been our work.”

Dame's Rocket

Alyssa Duerksen, formerly Lady D, and Jaclyn Marie created this powerful duo over the last year in lock down. Stemming from diverse backgrounds as long term musicians and healers, they bring a high vibration to original folk songs with harmonies that ignite energy and sooth the soul.

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