Music Festivals

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Yonkers Downtown on the waterfront every Friday from 6:30-8pm free concerts and fun at the Yonkers Waterfront Live Summer Concert Series located at 71 Water Grant St., Yonkers, NY (in front of Dolphin’s and X2O).

On June 15th – The Anthem Reggae Band! A truly original sound that is creating a big wave throughout the USA, Anthem provides musical enchantment and diversity for lovers of all reggae, from roots to dancehall.

On June 22nd – The Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music was created to provide an opportunity for musicians of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and ages to develop their skills playing jazz.

On June 29th – Chico Alvarez! Chico Alvarez has been performing as a singer throughout the New York City tri-state area since the 1980s.

Our Summer Concerts are free and open to the public.  View Calendar Here – all bands are listed on our Music Calendar as well.


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Clearwaters Great Hudson River Festival

The 2018 Clearwater Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9AM.  Tickets Starting at $46 and up.  Click here for more info

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and  stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.


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Court Street at Main Street
Thursday, June 19, 2018 from 5-8pm

Approaching the longest day of the year, the White Plains BID and Doug Panero Presents an after-work concert with delicious food and drink, and two can’t-miss touring bands. Free music, rain or shine; $5 wristband for ages 21+ to drink alcohol outside. This concert is one of a series – Every Thursday there is a concert!

For Kat Wright and her stellar band it starts with Soul. Her wide range spans sultry, delicate and heartbreaking, to the powerful, gritty and funky. NPR once described Kat as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.” As she parlayed her regional fan base into a national audience, this alluring songstress takes her act to new heights with the rockin’ By My Side, her 2016 debut release. Kat’s band, by her side on June 19, is Shane Hardiman on the keys, Bob Wagner on guitar, Josh Weinstein on bass plus a three piece horn section and drums.

The Rad Trads – Four lead vocalists, any one of whom with the chops to lead his own band, take turns with the killer grooves and punk-rock passion coursing through this music, burnished through world tours including opening for the likes of Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal and Lake Street Dive. The Rad Trads are Patrick Sargent (Saxophones); Michael Fatum (Trumpet); Alden Harris-McCoy (Guitar); “Big Red” Mike Harlen (Bass); John Fatum (Drums).


Jazz Forum Arts 2018
Free Summer Concerts
All Concerts 6:30-8pm

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19th Annual Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series

Address: Dobbs Ferry RR Station, 11 Station Plaza, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Wednesdays: June 20 to August 29

6/20: Hendrik Meurkens Quartet
Link to site: http://hendrikmeurkens.com
Hendrik Meurkens is perhaps one of the most important jazz harmonica players on the scene today.

6/27: Svetlana & The Delancey Five
Link to site: http://svetlanajazz.com/delancey-five-1/
Svetlana is a vocalist, songwriter, and arranger from New York. She has toured internationally with the Delancey Five.

7/11: Alma Micic Group
Link to site: http://www.almajazz.com
Since moving to New York City in 2000, Alma Micic released two critically acclaimed albums and has been featured in magazines such as Downbeat, JazzTimes, Jazzwise, AllAboutJazz and in The New York Times.

7/18: David Weiss Sextet
Link to site: http://davidweissmusic.com
Moving jazz forward has been David Weiss’s modus operandi ever since he appeared on the scene in the late eighties. when he established himself in New York by touring and/or recording with Billy Harper, Slide Hampton, and James Moody among many others.

7/25: Monte Croft Quartet
Link to music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_1iHkDY_s
An excellent vibraphonist, Monte Croft had a Columbia Record release and a more commercial follow-up, while maintaining a fairly low profile. He moved to New York and played with Branford Marsalis, the Terence Blanchard-Donald Harrison group, James Spaulding, and others before forming his own group and making his Columbia albums.

8/1: Nick Hempton Organ Quartet
Link to site: http://nickhemptonband.com
Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Based in New York, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world.

8/8: Lauren Sevian Quartet
Link to site: https://www.laurensevian.com
Grammy award-winning saxophonist Lauren Sevian has been performing professionally since the age of 12 and has played with Christian McBride, George Duke, Billy Harper and backed up artists such as Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley.

8/15: Mel’s Jazz Zone
Link to site: http://www.melnusbaum.com
Mel Nusbaum’s piano and guitar work is very rhythmic, at home in a hard driving rhythm section. Currently living in New Jersey, he has played jazz, funk, Latin and fusion guitar with Cecil Payne, George Coleman, The Brecker Brothers, Booker Ervin and Lonnie Smith and has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival.

8/22: Monika Herzig’s SHEroes
Link to site: https://monikaherzig.com
Monika Herzig is a German-born jazz pianist. She recorded with the jazz fusion group BeebleBrox and has produced four albums as leader of the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project. Peace on Earth was released nationally in 2009 on the Owl Studios label.

8/29: Bird’s Birthday Bash! Vincent Herring Quartet
Link to site: https://www.vincentherring.com
Celebrating the legendary alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (aka “Bird”), Grammy award-winning saxophonist Vincent Herring’s intense, multi-noted style and ebullient swing pays homage to the style and life of “Bird.”


cross countyEnjoy #SummerFest Concerts at Cross County Shopping Center!

Join us for music on The Green, in the center of the mall all summer long! The shows are FREE – plus visit vendor booths, shop and dine! Grab your friends, family, beach chairs & come join us!  Concert Schedule:
June 21: Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience (Tribute to Prince)
June 28: Simply Diamond (Tribute to Neal Diamond)
July 3: FDR Drive Band (Top 40)
July 12: Who Loves You (Tribute to Jersey Boys and Frankie Valli)
July 19: Rubix Kube (80s Band)
August 10: Rakiem Walker Project (House band from Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem)

More Summer Fest events at www.crosscountycenter.com.


Rockland Music FestivalRockland-Bergen Music Festival – June 22, 23, 24, 2018


Friday, June 22
The Turning Point – Piermont, NY – 8pm

RBMF ’18 Kickoff with:
Opening Act: Erin Elkins
Middle Act: The Wonderful Winos with Vini Lopez
Closing Act: Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
Tickets $27 and can be purchased here
Get tickets asap as there are limited tickets available!

Saturday, June 23 – German Masonic Park, Tappan, NY
Glow-Seeger Stage sponsored by Cannataro Park Avenue Financial

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Steve Forbert
Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan
Jim Boggia’s Bruce Off Broadway
Jeffrey Gaines
School of Rock

Saturday, June 23
Mr.Lou/Stefan’s Turning Point Stage hosted by Brett Eidman

Joe Grushecky
Killer Joe & The Thieves
Bobby DiBlasio Band
Tim O’Donohue & TMU
Anthony D’Amato / Loretta Hagen / Meghan Cary
David Frye / Compton Maddux / Annaliese McCarthy

 


Stamford Concert Series Alive@Five Shows this summer starting on June 27th with the O Jays!

Wednesday Nite Live Wednesdays, June 27-August 1

Morgan Stanley presents Wednesday Nite Live (in partnership with City Carting & Recycling and Purdue Pharma) at 6:30pm in Columbus Park, Stamford, CT.  Wednesday Nite Live is an outdoor summer concert series with live music from national and regional headliners,. MORE

  • June 27, 2018 – The O’Jays with Jake Tavill
  • July 11, 2018 (Sponsored by skytop lodge) Joe Jackson
  • July 18, 2018 (Sponsored by Frank Mercede & Sons) Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish’s Rascals with What’s Black is White
  • July 25, 2018 Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX with Tom the suit Forst Band
  • August 1, 2018 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Funky Dawgz Brass Band

Things you should know before you go!

  • $20 Festival Entrance Fee, paid at the gate. Cash only. 12 and Under Free.
  • As is City of Stamford policy, police reserve the right to limit entry due to crowd control, regardless of whether or not a patron has a ticket.
  • If purchasing alcohol, Photo ID is required. (Valid and current motor vehicle operator’s license, identity card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, or a passport along with another form of photo ID with Date of Birth).
  • No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street at Lower Summer Streets with multiple entry portals.
  • Chairs and coolers allowed (subject to search).  No glass please!
  • Restricted Items: Glass, Bicycles, skateboards, weapons, firearms, illegal substances of any kind, cameras with detachable lenses, video cameras or recording devices of any kind.

Alive@Five Thursdays June 28-August 2, 2018

Alive@Five (in partnership with Reckson & BevMax) at 5pm in Columbus Park, Stamford, CT.  21+ Live music from national and regional headliners, which attracts after work crowds. Thursday nights in Columbus Park have become a ritual in Stamford Downtown with. MORE

  • June 28, 2018 – Gavin DeGraw
  • July 12, 2018 Sean Kingston & Sammy Adams
  • July 19, 2018 (Sponsored by Reckson) Gin Blossoms with Tonic and Vertical Horizon
  • July 26, 2018 (Sponsored by Skytop Lodge) Lifehouse with The Sean Austin Band
  • August 2, 2018 (Sponsored by NBCUniversal) Neon Trees

Things you should know before you go!

•   $20 fee to attend the Alive@Five Festival, paid at the gate. Cash only.
•   You must be 21 or older for admission.
•   Photo ID is required for admission (valid and current motor vehicle operator’s license, identity card issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, or a passport along with another form of photo ID with date of birth)
•  No Re-entry.  Once you leave the music venue, you may not re-enter on same ticket.
•  No entry through restaurant/bar/office back doors. Everyone must enter through single main entrance located on Main Street at Atlantic Street with multiple entry portals.
• As is City of Stamford policy, police reserve the right to limit entry due to crowd control, regardless of whether or not a patron has a ticket.


music in the park.Take a beautiful garden setting; add in a picnic supper and some fantastic music and you’ve got the formula for a perfect summer evening.
Table-and-chair seating on the patio will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Concert-goers should plan on lawn seating and should bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Sorry, no pets are allowed.
Food and beverages from Fork in the Road food truck, including beer, wine will be available for purchase.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Music is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person for all ages. Tickets sold at the door, VIP reservations will be available closer to performance dates. Payment can be made by cash or credit card. Proceeds benefit Lasdon Park.
Lasdon Park, 2610 Route 35, Katonah, New York 10536


JazzLawn-1024x5769th ANNUAL SUNSET JAZZ AT LYNDHURST CONCERT SERIES

Address: 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Thursdays: July 5 to August 23

7/5: James Torme Group
Link to site: http://www.jamestorme.com
Multi-award-winning singer James Torme’s debut album has topped both the iTunes and Amazon Jazz Charts. Son of the late Mel Torme, James Torme is now consistently appearing to standing room only crowds at the world’s top venues as well as being featured as the centerpiece of Jazz festivals across the globe.

7/12: Brighton Beat
Link to site: http://www.thebrightonbeat.com
The Brighton Beat’s goal is to create music that is able to breathe and develop, with songs allowing the musicians to communicate and tell a story.

7/19: Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet
Link to site: http://mikeledonne.net
Michael LeDonne is a jazz pianist and organist known for post-bop and hard bop. He is one of the leading players of the Hammond B3 organ and was nominated for Best Keyboardist of 2012 by the Jazz Journalists Association and has won the Downbeat critic’s poll for “Rising Star” on organ.

7/26: Chuck Braman Quintet
Link to site: http://www.chuckbraman.com
Jazz drummer Chuck Braman studied with Bob McKee and was employed professionally as the drummer for the Case Western Reserve Jazz Lab Band. He leads his own groups and has been the subject of many published articles and radio and television broadcasts.

8/2: John Marshall Quintet feat. Grant Stewart
Link to Marshall’s site: http://www.marshallbop.com
Link to Stewart’s site: http://grantstewartjazz.com
John Marshall has toured internationally, played with the WDR Big Band, and has released eight CDs.

8/9: Rodney Green Quartet
Link to site: http://rodneygreenjazz.com
Drummer Rodney Green has been touring internationally since he was 17, working with Christian McBride, Diana Krall, Eric Reed, Tom Harrell, and Joe Henderson all before the age of 20. Today he continues to be a top sideman as well as a composer and leader of his own groups.

8/16: Marianne Solivan Quartet
Link to site: http://www.mariannesolivanjazz.com
Solivan has made a name for herself as a hard swinging, passionate, vocalist who has a commanding stage presence and is able to captivate audiences with her joyous exuberance and wit. She has played in many groups internationally and is one of just a few women leading her own big band.

8/23: Brian Q. Torff & New Duke
Link to site: http://www.briantorff.com
Brian Q. Torff is a renowned bassist, composer, author and a professor at Fairfield University. New Duke is an acclaimed eight-piece band that performs Torff’s updated arrangements of Duke Ellington’s music and was recently featured on CBS-TV.

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JAZZ AT PIERSON PARK, WEST MAIN STREET, TARRYTOWN, NY

Address: 238 W Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Fridays: July 6 to August 24

7/6: Les Hommes de Cave
Link to site: https://www.anngulianhome.com/music
Les Hommes de Cave, a five-piece band, performs edgy mainstream jazz that mixes classic standards with influences from Haiti, Brazil and American R&B. The recent addition of singer/songwriter extraordinaire Ann Gulian has enabled the band to broaden its repertoire even further to include a variety of rarely heard selections from jazz and pop songbooks.


7/13: Mark Wade Group: Tribute to Carmen Leggio
Link to site: https://www.markwademusicny.comVoted one of the top 10 bassists of 2016 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine, Mark Wade has been an active bassist in NYC for over 20 years. He pays tribute to the late great saxophonist Carmen Leggio, who worked for over 50 years in the New York area.

7/20: Cameron Brown & Dannie’s Calypso
Link to Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-jWHmPNqk
Jazz bassist, composer and educator Cameron Brown began his career in the mid-sixties, recording in Europe with George Russell and Don Cherry.

7/27: Pablo Masis Quintet
Link to site: http://pablomasis.net
Trumpeter Pablo Masis has toured internationally and has performed with Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and Gladys Knight. Since moving to New York City he has become an active freelancer as well as an educator at the Brooklyn Conservatory.

8/3: Victor Provost Group
Link to site: http://www.victorprovost.com
Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the steel pan. With a strong foundation in Bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he seamlessly melds and mixes genres.

8/10: Ofer Assaf Quartet
Link to site: https://www.oferassaf.com
Israeli-born tenor saxophonist, composer and educator Ofer Assaf is internationally recognized as a leading new voice on tenor saxophone.

8/17: Michael Sarian & The Chabones
Link to site: https://www.michaelsarian.com
Michael Sarian is a trumpeter and composer whose work has been heard throughout the United States, South America and Europe.

8/24: Kate Baker/Vic Juris Band
Link to Baker’s site: http://www.katebakerjazz.com
Link to Juris’ site: http://vicjurisjazz.com
Vic Juris is a renowned jazz guitarist, composer and teacher. He has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton, and Dave Liebman, and has made numerous recordings.

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JAZZ AT HENRY GOURDINE PARK, OSSINING RIVERFRONT

Address: 1-3 Secor Rd, Ossining, NY 10562

Mondays: July 9 to August 20

7/9: Adam Nussbaum & The Lead Belly Project
Link to site: http://mark4.ram.tripod.com/NussbaumWeb/
Connecticut-born drummer, Adam Nussbaum is considered one of the finest drummers working today.

7/23: Ray Blue Quartet
Link to site: https://www.rayblue.com
Ray Blue’s music can be described as a fusion of straight ahead jazz and rhythmic groove. Ray is a New York-bred saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator who performs internationally.

8/6: Souren Baronian’s TAKSIM
Link to Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9pHud00mTQ
Souren Baronian, whose parents originate from Armenia, grew up in Harlem. He has worked with musicians including Cannonball Adderley, Phil Woods, Joe Beck, Paul Motian, Don Cherry, and Paul Winter.

8/20: T.K. Blue Quartet plays Amour
Link to site: http://www.tkblue.com
Saxophonist T.K. Blue has played with NEA Jazz Master Little Jimmy Scott and NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston.

JAZZ AT HORAN’S LANDING PARK, SLEEPY HOLLOW

Address: 57 River St, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Tuesdays: 
August 7 to August 28

8/7: Hiroshi Yamazaki Quartet
Link to Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btNYxTVNz-o
Pianist Hiroshi Yamazaki has recorded with Ron Carter, and Lewis Nash. Hiroshi continues to perform in the New York area and in Japan, where he has made two recent tours and his skills as an accompanist and arranger are valued by many artists.

8/14 & 28: Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum Brazil Project
Link to site: https://jazzforumarts.org
Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Mark Morganelli has just recorded his fifth CD as leader, an all-Brazilian affair featuring some of the most beautiful compositions in Brazilian music, played in collaboration with some of the top Brazilian artists in New York. He toured Italy earlier this year, and continues to perform every Wednesday at the Castle Hotel & Spa, Tarrytown.

8/21: Greg Burrows Quartet
Link to site: https://www.gregburrows.net
Greg Burrows is a drummer from New York City. Burrows has worked lengthy stints with guitarist Sal Salvador, Brooklyn band Chicha Libre, and numerous freelance engagements and tours, including with bassist Brian Q. Torff & New Duke.


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14th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival

Saturday, July 14, 2017

Parkway Field, Pleasantville, NY

Free parking at nearby Pace University. Free round-trip shuttle bus service between Pace and Parkway Field will be provided from 10:30 am to 10:00 pm. Please follow the directions below to the free parking at Pace University Entrance #2, lots E and F


Mamaroneck summer concertsSummer Nights on the Sound, Mamaroneck’s free concert series at Harbor Island Park, boasts a diverse program of new and returning musical groups starting Wednesday, July 4th and continuing the rest of July on Sunday evenings,Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council announced.

The Arts Council organizes the series and encourages all to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the events, and sample delicious options from several area food trucks that will be on-site. Attendees are promised a night of music and dance with the beautiful beach and the Long Island Sound in the background!

– 2018 LINE UP –
4th of July Fireworks & Celebration
Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018, 8pm -10pm
The Soundettes perform Star Spangled Banner
St. Thomas Orchestra (CLASSICAL)
FIREMAN’S CARNIVAL OPEN BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER

St. Thomas Orchestra (www.storchestra.org) performs beginning at 8 p.m. during the Fire Department’s 71st Annual Carnival (June 27 – July 5). The orchestra is celebrating 16 years of excellence under the baton of Bernard Tamosaitis, making the rich beauty of symphonic music accessible to everyone.

Listen here: http://www.storchestra.org/listen.php

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018, 7-9pm
3D Rhythm of Life (LATIN FUSION)
Bring your dancing shoes for 3D Rhythm of Life, the Latin GRAMMY AWARD® twice nominated NYC-based bilingual dance band led by drummer Michael Tate, when they return to serve up their infectious Latin Tropical mix of funky salsa.

Listen here: https://www.facebook.com/3drhythmoflife/videos/942998699111369/?t=12

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018, 7-9pm
The Alpaca Gnomes (ROCK FOLK)
Coming to Mamaroneck from Bridgeport CT, The Alpaca Gnomes are a stomp-and-groove original rock, folk and jam band and can be seen in all sorts of venues, determined to build their loyal Gnomie fan base.

Listen here: https://www.facebook.com/thealpacagnomes/

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018, 7-9pm
The LP’s (CLASSIC ROCK)
The LPs are a 70’s rock tribute band, playing classics from the heyday of FM Rock Radio, and their show will likely include anthem songs ranging from “Pulling Mussels from a Shell” (Squeeze) to “I Want You to Want Me” (Cheap Trick).

Listen here: https://www.facebook.com/thelpsband/

ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL
The mission of the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council is to engage the community in the creative arts experience; to highlight the value and importance of art in our lives, to nurture and celebrate local artists through support and presentation of the visual, performing, and literary arts. For more info, questions and comments, please email vomartscouncil@gmail.com.


Westside Reggae Festival – Sat. July 28

The 7th Annual Westside Reggae Festival on Saturday, July 28.

Music, food and fun for the whole family. Doors open at 1pm.

Featuring:  Culture, Wayne Wonder, Half Pint, Derrick Barnett,

Anthem Band, Tales Of Joy

Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury, CT

Click here for more information & Tickets


Forever Grateful Music Fest
Fri & Sat, Aug 10 & 11

CELEBRATING THE MUSIC AND CULTURE OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND BEYOND!

Forever Grateful returns for its 4th year of celebrating the music and culture of the Grateful Dead and Beyond! The festival included tribute sets to The Allman Brothers, Bob Marley, Jerry Garcia Band, Grateful Dead and original home grown acts that kept patrons shaking and grooving all day, all night!

Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury, CT

Festival info:
Friday, August 10
Doors: 5pm
Show: 5:30 – 10:30pm

Saturday, August 11
Doors: 1pm
Show: 1:30 – 10:30pm

Features Bands Include:

ShakedownPerforming the Grateful Dead
Legion of Jerry- Performing Jerry Garcia Band
Brothers of The Road – Performing The Allman Brothers
Ianbassa & Members of MSE- Performing Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jen Durkin & The Business
Union Rail
The Annual Hat City Jam ( collaboration of festival artists)
The Red Hots
Atom Family Band
Blackthorn Grove ( members of Phoenix Tree)

TICKETS ON SALE


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