As summer comes to a close, we’re feeling torn. Yes, we’re chomping at the bit for all things fall in the Hudson Valley. Yet we’re also cringing as sunsets come a little bit earlier and summer Fridays near their end.
Luckily, The Forsyth gets it. That’s why the Kingston bed and breakfast is celebrating the final golden hours of summer with an end-of-season festival. On Friday, August 31 and Sunday, September 2, the boutique B&B will host an intimate music celebration at its recently restored barn. On Friday, performers include The Shivers, Jesse Woods, Kath Bloom and Will Stratton. Two days later, The Shivers and Jesse Woods take the stage again, along with Hiding Behind Sound, Chris Maxwell, and Scott Rudd.
“It’s the first event The Forsyth will be doing in their barn and it’s going to be an awesome time,” says Kyle McEvoy, one of the festival’s organizers.
On both nights, doors open at 6 p.m. for the first 100 attendees. Guests can dine on free barbecue until the bands take the stage at 8 p.m. Throughout the evening, local art and photos by Daniel Reyman and Rowan Willigan will be available for sale. Meadowbloom, a traveling florist and coffee company based in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, will also be onsite with flowers and coffee for purchase.
Doors will close after the first 100 attendees, so make sure to arrive on time. There is a suggested donation of $10-15 each night.
The summer concert ties in with the unveiling of The Forsyth’s new barn loft, a dreamy, romantic retreat that is now available for midweek and weekend rentals during the year. The bed and breakfast itself has been around since 2016, and has four additional rooms onsite.
Learn more on The Forsyth’s Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of The Forsyth