Music Festivals


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. All shows are over until next year! Lasdon Park, 2610 Route 35, Katonah, New York 10536


Summer 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! All shows are over until next year!

New Rochelle

The band shell at New Rochelle’s historic Hudson Park will once again be filled with the “sound of music” as the New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents its annual summer concert series from June 27th through August 31st .  Here is the full Summer Sounds Concert Series schedule 7:30pm start at Hudson Park is located at 1 Hudson Park Road in New Rochelle.  See our music calendar for more details.

Stamford Concert Series Alive@Five Shows 

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

  • 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

  • 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.


2018 Concert Schedule – Our 24th Anniversary At the Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Park!  All Concerts are on Sunday Nights and start at 6PM EXCEPT Our Best of Yorktown Concert!

July 15th – Group du Jour – Music of the Day – Past and Present!

July 29th – Beginnings – A tribute to the music of Chicago!

August 5th – Stagecoach – Playing contemporary and classic Country Music!

August 12th – The Rave-ons – The music of Buddy Holly, music that will never Fade Away!

August 26th 3PM-9PM – The Best of Yorktown!  Experience 3 of Yorktown’s Best Bands!     3PM       Andrea and The Armenian Rug Riders – Classic Rock from Janis to Zeppelin!      5PM       Over The Top – Pop Hits featuring the vocals of Jessica Lynn                                      7PM       Class Action – Yorktown’s legal communities tribute to Rock of the 70’s to today featuring Yorktown’s own “Soul Judge”, Sal Lagonia!

If raining, concert will be held at the Yorktown Stage Theatre

White Plains Summer Concert Series at City Center

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August 2 – Shenel Johns

August 9 – Lohai

August 16 – Deva Mahal

August 23 – Alphonso Horne & the Root Continuum

August 30 – Upstate Rubdown

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Shine (in the courtyard on City Place) or
Rain (escalator to the lobby near the Performing Arts Center)

Events subject to change without notice.

Yonkers #Summerfest 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 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

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

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
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Hendrik Meurkens is perhaps one of the most important jazz harmonica players on the scene today.

6/27: Svetlana & The Delancey Five
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Svetlana is a vocalist, songwriter, and arranger from New York. She has toured internationally with the Delancey Five.

7/11: Alma Micic Group
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.”


Address: 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Thursdays: July 5 to August 23

7/5: James Torme Group
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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
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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
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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: The Chuck Braman Quintet
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The Chuck Braman Quintet draws inspiration from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.

8/2: John Marshall Quintet feat. Grant Stewart
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John Marshall has toured internationally, played with the WDR Big Band, and has released eight CDs.

8/9: Rodney Green Quartet
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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
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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
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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.


Address: 238 W Main St, Tarrytown, NY 10591

Fridays: July 6 to August 24

7/6: Les Hommes de Cave
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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

Mondays: July 9 to August 20

7/9: Adam Nussbaum & The Lead Belly Project
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Connecticut-born drummer, Adam Nussbaum is considered one of the finest drummers working today.

7/23: Ray Blue Quartet
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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
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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
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Saxophonist T.K. Blue has played with NEA Jazz Master Little Jimmy Scott and NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston.


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

8/7: Hiroshi Yamazaki Quartet
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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
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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
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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.

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


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)