Music & Dance

July 16: Summertime Swing with Eight to the Bar Linda and Chester Freeman return for a night of swing dancing to the fabulous music of Eight to the Bar, teaching the audience how to swing as well. Influenced by American roots music, Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and colorful mix of tunes and vocals. 6–10 p.m., $25. • Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, 60 Manor Ave, Annandale-on-Hudson, 845.758.7900;

July 21: Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes Few artists embody the heart, soul, and passion of female rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s like this group. Spector brings her powerful trademark vocals and gutsy attitude. 8 p.m., $45+. • Bardavon, 35 Market St, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072;

July 23: Classical…and All That Jazz Guitarists David Temple and Steve Gravino join forces to create an innovative mix of classical, jazz, and popular styles with a wide range of rhythms and flights of melody. 3 p.m., $20. • The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck, 845.876.3080;

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July 25: Drive-By Truckers An alternative country-rock group boasting a mix of Southern pride, history, folklore, politics, and character studies, they have always been outspoken, with story songs backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. 7:30 p.m., $29+. • The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Empire State Plaza, S Mall Arterial, Albany, 518.473.1845;


Daryl’s House Club

130 Rt 22, Pawling,

July 1: Brandy Clark The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is part of the new vanguard of country music. 8 p.m., $20+

July 6: Kasey Chambers plus Garrett Kato The Australian singer-songwriter embarks on the US leg of her tour in support of her 11th country album, Dragonfly. 8 p.m., $30+

July 8: The Church One of the most successful and enduring bands of the post-punk era known for their hit “Under The Milky Way.” 8 p.m., $35+

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July 13: Gary Hoey Deep blues and roots rock in a fiery, organic mix that comes through on his 20th album, Dust & Bones. 8 p.m., $15+

July 16: Los Lonely Boys Grammy-winning Texas rockers will be belting out their hit “Heaven” among other favorites. 8 p.m., $40

July 26: Kimberly Dahme The singer-songwriter is best known for performing with the mega rock band BOSTON. 7 p.m., $15+

July 30: Fastball An alternative rock band with a longstanding legacy of infectious songs and pointed lyrics, best known for their platinum-selling hit “The Way.” 7 p.m., $20.


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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

200 Hurd Rd, Bethel,

July 7: John Mellencamp, with special guests Emmylou Harris & Carlene Carter, will be performing his latest album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. Mellencamp’s long career in rock shows his return to wide-ranging musings on life, showcasing an absolute master of songwriting. 7:30 p.m., $41+

July 13: Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge & Lauren Alaina As a four-time Entertainer of the Year for the Country Music Association, Bryan has achieved a rare place in the world of country. He performs songs off his album, Kill the Lights. 7 p.m., $39.50+

July 14: Foreigner with Cheap Trick The band behind such iconic songs as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Juke Box Hero,” is turning 40 this year and they’re bringing their friends along for the celebration. 7 p.m., $38+ 

July 16: Incubus with Jimmy Eat World & Atlas Genius This indie rock band sports four number-one hits such as “Love Hurts.” 6:45 p.m., $38+

July 21: Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper 7:30 p.m., $48+ (see page 56 for more)

July 22: Chicago and The Doobie Brothers Two of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands have sold more than 150 million records combined, and will be playing some of their most popular hits. 7:30 p.m., $45


The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck 

661 Rt 308, Rhinebeck,

Through July 16: Green Day’s American Idiot The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical, based on the Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, is an energy-fueled rock opera which strikes numerous chords in the world we are all living in. 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $25/$27.

July 22: No Tune Like a Show Tune: The Great American Songbook Michael Berkeley & Friends put on a nostalgic and fast-paced musical revue, featuring favorites from the greatest songwriters that keep America singing. 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., $22/$24. 


Our Pick:

Blondie and Garbage are hitting the stage at Bethel Woods. For the last four decades, Debbie Harry of Blondie has been synonymous with that punk spirit of the ’80s with hits like “One Way or Another” and “Rapture.” Blondie is joined by alternative rock group Garbage, who rose to stardom in the ’90s with hits such as “Only Happy When it Rains.” July 29, 8 p.m., $53+. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 866.781.2922;


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