Bookmark These Spring Concerts in the Hudson Valley

This spring, hit these hot concert venues around the Hudson Valley to see some of the most exciting acts in the music industry.

Music snobs have it gooooooood in the Hudson Valley. Not only is there a ton of up-and-coming talent, but some of the biggest names in the industry make regular appearances at venues around the region. This season, we’re looking forward to live performances ranging from classic rock to folksy tunes. Check out our roundup of spring concerts to catch, then snag your tickets for these unforgettable musical experiences.

So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill
April 6, 8 p.m.

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What should you expect? An unforgettable spring concert at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre as Robert Neary takes the stage with his Neil Diamond tribute show that is truly like no other. With over 35 years of experience as a Broadway, TV, and film actor, Neary brings a unique touch to this production as he weaved Diamond’s greatest hits with stories from interviews, quotes, and autobiographical books. More than just a performance, this show takes audiences on an immersive journey through the legendary artist’s life and music.

Did you know? Robert Neary is a New York State native, hailing from Long Island.

Goose

The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
April 7–10

 

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What should you expect? Known for their exuberant grooves and incendiary bursts of musical exploration, Goose has spent much of the past decade on a seemingly infinite tour schedule that includes sold-out headline shows at renowned venues. The Connecticut-based quintet has a fervent fan following thanks to their unique brand of irresistible songcraft, fluid musicianship, and spirited improvisational performances.

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Did you know? Last March, Goose performed a sold-out five-night run at The Capitol Theatre for Hudson Valley audiences.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Daryl’s House, Pawling
April 14, 7 p.m.

 

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What should you expect? In the style of the phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original, and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, Badfish performs their tribute to the California band with the same spirit and fury of the original. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is how they replicate Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following that is most commonly reserved for mainstream acts.

Did you know? Formed in 2001 at the University of Rhode Island, the cover band’s members were originally computer science majors.

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

MVP Arena, Albany
April 15, 7:30 p.m.

 

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What should you expect? A man who needs no introduction, Bruce Springsteen is one of the world’s best-selling artists. Lauded by Rolling Stone as “the embodiment of rock and roll,” with more than 140 million records sold around the globe and more than 70 million in the United States, “The Boss” is an incomparable live performer whose concerts have been praised by Billboard as “the greatest show on Earth.”

Did you know? Throughout his career, Springsteen has won 20 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and a special Tony Award.

Norah Jones

Bardavon, Poughkeepsie
May 7, 8 p.m.

 

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What should you expect? Named by Billboard as the top jazz artist of the 21st century, singer-songwriter Norah Jones has released eight albums to date and has collaborated with big names like Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. Her music offers a unique fusion of country, pop, and jazz, earning her nine Grammy Awards and 50 million albums sold worldwide. This rare, intimate spring concert will start with a pre-show cocktail party and signature canapes.

Did you know? Jones is the daughter of Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, and is the half-sister of fellow Indian musicians Anoushka Shankar and Shubhendra Shankar.

Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Chester
May 10, 8 p.m.

 

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What should you expect? Almost Queen is the most authentic Queen tribute show since the days of Queen itself. A deliberate four-piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four-part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision needed to deliver the ultimate Queen tribute experience. In other words, it’s one of the spring concerts you won’t want to miss.

Did you know? Joseph Russo, lead vocalist for the cover band, has been a Freddie Mercury fan since the age of 10 when he won tickets to see Queen at the Nassau Coliseum.

John Fogerty

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
June 14, 6:50 p.m.

What should you expect? A true American treasure, John Fogerty is the founder of Creedance Clearwater Revival, with a career that spans 50 years. As the writer, singer, and producer of numerous classic hits like “Born on the Bayou,” “Green River,” and “Bad Moon Rising,” Fogerty is hailed as one of the most influential musicians in rock history. Catch the legend on this worldwide celebration tour, where he will perform his classics with his two sons for the first time since owning his catalog of songs.

Did you know? In 1966, Fogerty was almost drafted, but he instead joined an Army reserve unit as a file clerk. The same year that he was discharged from the Army, his band changed its name to Creedance Clearwater Revival.

Fleet Foxes

Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston
June 21, 8 p.m.

 

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What should you expect? An American indie folk band formed in Seattle, Fleet Foxes is one of the most prominent bands to emerge from the late-2000s indie folk boom. Their music fuses earthy, harmony-rich folk-rock with a sense of lush pop sophistication, calling to mind the late-1960s acts such as the Beach Boys, the Zombies, and Fairport Convention. With two Grammy nominations, the band’s work has been consistently lauded by music critics who praise their lyricism and production style.

Did you know? Singer-songwriter Josh Tillman was a part of Fleet Foxes for four years as the drummer before reinventing himself as Father John Misty.

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