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O.C. LIVE MUSIC SERIES

Benchmark

Saturday June 19th at 2pm Stonegate Farms (Indie Rock)

Join us LIVE in person at Stonegate Farms

$10 Admission (Space limited, registration and masks required)

4 Stonegate Dr, Newburgh, NY 12550

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LIVE on Facebook ($5 suggested donation)

Benchmark is a 4 piece alt/indie rock band from Hudson Valley NY. The band started back in high school when Nico Caro and Ryan Skinner got together to jam and things instantly clicked. After a few years of demos, local gigs/tours and some lineup changes, Aeden Lebron officially joined on drums in late 2017. They then released 2 EP’s, “Blossom, Bloom” (June 2018) and “All of the Possible Outcomes” (April 2019), along with a single “On the Way” (Sept 2019). The final member to join was bass player Josh Doro in late 2019. Since then Benchmark has been writing and playing as much as they can. Their most recent release of the single “Blueprint Brain” (Jan 2021) released through Firetruck Records marks a new level of production and sound for the band. Benchmark’s first LP, recorded at the Gradwell House Studio in early 2021 is set to release later this year.

Orange County Arts Council’s music committee, composed of professional musicians throughout the region, have developed a creative solution to support musicians. O.C. Live offers musicians the opportunity to directly connect with audiences and provides our community with enriching local performances. Now hybrid, audiences can attend in person or tune in to Orange County Arts Council’s Social media to listen to local musicians. The audience is able to learn and connect with musicians during interviews conducted during the intermission. Broadcast live from Stonegate Farms in Newburgh, the pilot program has had approximately 2000 viewers. The Orange County Arts Council music committee includes Dion Placencia, Neil Alexander, Everett Collie, E’Lisa Jones, Tom Kennedy, and Waylen Roache.