8 Cool Fall Concerts to Catch in the Hudson Valley

These Hudson Valley venues host iconic performers all autumn long, making for a fall concert season you won’t want to miss.

We tend to cozy up and stay in during the winter months, but there are still plenty of reasons to get out in the Hudson Valley this season. The coming of fall means the advent of some of our favorite activities: apple picking, brewery hopping, cider sipping, hiking, and devouring apple cider donuts.

But we would be remiss not to also mention the concerts taking place throughout fall. Classic rock from the legendary Bruce Springsteen, indie-folk from Gregory Alan Isakov, and children’s hits from Disney’s Coco soundtrack will wow you all season long.

Without further ado, here are the fall concerts we’re most excited for!

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The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie
September 16, 6:30 p.m.

What should you expect? Well-known American rock band The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus is coming to Poughkeepsie this fall. Catch them at The Chance to jam out to 2000s rock music during the show, during which the band will be joined by Bad Luck, 3REE, and The Phoenix & The Raven.

Did you know? The band’s name was chosen by its members after voting for random words they threw on a wall – and apparently it stuck!

Grace Potter

The Egg, Albany
September 17, 7 p.m.


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What should you expect? Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and internationally acclaimed rock artist Grace Potter will grace the stage at Albany’s The Egg. After forming Grace Potter & the Nocturnals in 2002, her band went on to release four studio albums. Potter also duetted with Kenny Chesney on the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling hit “You and Tequila” in 2010.

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Did you know? Grace Potter was attending upstate New York’s St. Lawrence University when she formed Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

MVP Arena, Albany
September 19, 7:30-10 p.m.


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What should you expect? “The Boss” is coming to the Hudson Valley this fall with The E Street Band to bring you the performance of a lifetime at MVP Arena. For his first time touring North America since 2016, attendees can expect to hear hits like “Born in the U.S.A.,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “Tougher Than the Rest” while you sing along to his legendary tracks.

Did you know? If you have Sirius XM, tune into E Street Radio to hear Bruce’s own radio station – you might even get an entire concert for your car ride.

Rumours – Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

Daryl’s House, Pawling
September 28 – October 1

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What should you expect? Daryl’s House is the rockin’ restaurant and music club started by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates that’s always showcasing his favorite musicians. Grab dinner and sit down for the show, during which you can experience the Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band Rumours capture the energy from the height of the original band’s career as they blend perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging set.

Did you know? Daryl Hall built a residence on a 400-acre farm in the Hudson Valley town of Amenia.

Disney-Pixar’s Coco in Concert

Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston
October 1, 3 p.m.


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What should you expect? This one is for the whole family! The fall concert features a screening of Disney’s Coco with Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de Mexico. Come out to hear the film’s music come to life with the live orchestra.

Did you know? Originally, Coco was called “Day of the Dead” before being changed to the name of protagonist Miguel’s great-grandmother.

The Grass Roots & The Association

Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown
October 1, 7 p.m.


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What should you expect? Tarrytown showcases stars of the ’60s with this double-headlining concert featuring The Grass Roots and The Association. Experience hits from the greatest era of American music from The Grass Roots, who charted 29 singles including “Midnight Confessions” and “Temptation Eyes,” followed by two gold and one platinum albums. The Association will join them to showcase their “Windy,” “Along Comes Mary,” and “Cherish,” among other hits that earned them their seven Grammy Award nominations.

Did you know? This reunion is for one night only, so don’t miss it if you love ’60s rock music.

Taste of Country Music Festival

Hunter Mountain Resort, Hunter
October 6-9


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What should you expect? The year’s eighth installment of Taste of Country returns to Hunter Mountain this fall. This one-of-a-kind country music festival features beloved country, indie, and folk singers and bands with mountain views at Hunter.

Did you know? Taste of Country launched in 2013, so 2023 is the 10-year anniversary of the festival’s founding.

Gregory Alan Isakov

Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston
October 18, 7:30 p.m.

What should you expect? South-African singer and songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov will be at Kingston’s UPAC this October for his Appaloosa Bones Tour, joined by The Milk Carton Kids. Isakov’s indie and folk music features instruments such as the guitar and banjo to create its unique sound in songs like “Before the Sun” and “Watchman.” If you’re a fan of dusty folk and moody Americana, this fall concert is for you.

Did you know? Gregory Alan Isakov is a well-known vegetarian and horticulturalist.

Related: Fall Arts Preview: What to Do in the Hudson Valley This Autumn

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