The Hottest Summer Concerts to Catch in the Hudson Valley

From intimate orchestral concerts to rocking multi-day festivals, the Valley's music scene is set to be sensational this season.

Here’s a guide to over 20 not-to-be-missed events—including shows featuring legends like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and Stevie Nicks—plus a comprehensive list of concerts on both sides of the Hudson to keep you singing all summer long.

Bearsville Theater Festivals

Woodstock

May – September

Since 2022, the newly renovated Bearsville Theater has been a hub for live music in Woodstock, and this season is no exception. In addition to regular concerts, mark your calendar for seven special events taking place at the complex: the Bluegrass Festival (May 26), Folk Festival (July 6), Green Festival (July 20), Festival of Awakening (August 10), Art Festival (August 17), and the Country Festival (September 1). The season concludes on September 21 with the Fall Festival.

Irish Music Festival

Orangeburg

June 8

For the second year in a row, the Bergen Irish Pipe Band will host an all-day celebration of Irish music at the Rockland GAA. The group will be joined by the McLean Avenue Band, Cousins Moran, and more. In between sets, peruse vendor tables and grab food and a pint of beer at the bar. More info on Eventbrite.

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Sleepy Hollow Music Festival

Sleepy Hollow

June 8

Ring in the summer at one of the region’s newest music festivals. Two stages overlooking the Hudson at Kingsland Point Park will host performances by rock bands The Verve Pipe, Nightingale All-Stars, and headliner Cold War Kids. Attendees can also look forward to interactive art, local food vendors, and other activities. All ages are welcome; kids 12 and under get in free. sleepyhollowmusicfestival.com

1Rising Appalachia
1Rising Appalachia. Courtesy of City Winery Hudson Valley.

Vineyard Fest

Montgomery

June 16 – September 8

This summer, City Winery Hudson Valley is launching its inaugural Vineyard Fest, a series of 15 music events taking over its grounds on the Wallkill River. On top of live music, one-day events such as Doggie & Daddy Fest on Father’s Day and Americana celebration That ‘70s Fest will feature artisan markets with locally made goods, backyard games, artwork curated by Wallkill Center for the Arts, and food and drinks at the outdoor tasting room. For more info, visit citywinery.com/hudson-valley.

Old Songs Festival

Altamont

June 28–30

The Altamont Fairgrounds will come alive with music and dance from around the world. Featuring traditional, Americana, Quebecois, Celtic, and Appalachian songs, the all-ages festival is immersive and encourages audiences to participate in dances, singing, jam sessions, and daily workshops. A variety of food, drinks, and instrument vendors will be onsite. festival.oldsongs.org

Follow the Arrow Festival

Accord

June 29

This annual one-day fest led by rock and jazz pianist Marco Benevento brings performers like Zambian-rock group W.I.T.C.H., Brazilian band Os Mutantes, and psychedelic Ghost Funk Orchestra to the stage at Arrowood Farm Brewery. arrowoodfarms.com

Caramoor
Caramoor. Photo by Gabe Palacio.

American Roots Festival

Katonah

June 29

Presented in collaboration with City Winery HV, Caramoor’s four outdoor venues (Spanish Courtyard, Venetian Theater, Friends Field, and the Sunken Garden) feature sets by artists such as Poor Monroe and Rissi Palmer throughout the day. Come nightfall, Grammy-winning folk-rock singer Madison Cunningham takes the stage. caramoor.org

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Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

Saratoga Springs

June 29–30

Spanning two days at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the 47th annual jazz festival features performances from 22 funk, blues, indie, and pop artists across two stages. While listening to music from Grammy-winning acts such as Samara Joy, Norah Jones, Stanley Clarke N*4Ever, and Laufey, concertgoers can enjoy a variety of craft beers and browse the onsite fine arts fair. spac.org

Willie Nelson
Carol M. Highsmith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Outlaw Music Festival

Bethel

July 6

Returning once more to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the touring Outlaw Music Festival presents some of the biggest names in country and rock music on the same stage: Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, John Mellencamp, and Celisse. bethelwoodscenter.org

Sophie B. Hawkins
Sophie B. Hawkins. Photo by Johnathan Cunningham / Courtesy of Pleasantville Music Festival.

Pleasantville Music Festival

Pleasantville

July 13

Music from multiple genres including alternative rock, funk, and folk shine at this beloved annual festival at Parkway Field. Boasting a fun, backyard jam vibe, attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to hang out for the day and enjoy the music. Adults can grab a drink at the beer and wine garden, and a range of family activities will keep the kids entertained. pleasantvillemusicfestival.com

Allison Ponthier
Allison Ponthier. Photo by Johnathan Cunningham/ Courtesy of Pleasantville Music Festival.

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Oak Hill

July 17–21

Every year, thousands of music lovers flock to the grounds of Walsh Farm for this multi-day bluegrass concert. Set up camp on the farm for the festival or purchase a one-day pass and enjoy sets from Della Mae, Hawktail, The Gibson Brothers, and dozens of other artists. greyfoxbluegrass.com

Arrowood Farms
Arrowood Farms. Photo courtesy of Arrowood Farms.

Larry & Teresa’s July Jam

Accord

July 20

Join Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams for a full day of folk and roots music at Arrowood. To celebrate the April release of their latest record “All This Time,” the Americana duo will be joined on stage by acts such as Hot Tuna Acoustic, Connor Kennedy, and The Secret Sisters. arrowoodfarms.com

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Rosendale Street Festival

Rosendale

July 20–21

Every July, the Village of Rosendale’s Main Street attracts thousands to this two-day fest where dozens of local artists perform across six stages (full line-up available online). Admission is free for all ages, but donations are encouraged. rosendalestreetfestival.org

Matthew Whitaker
Matthew Whitaker. Photo by Taylor Brandt.

Jazz Festival

Katonah

July 27

Caramoor comes alive with the smooth sounds of jazz. Head there during the day to listen to sets from Julius Rodriguez, Francesca Tandoi, and more. Then stick around for pianist Matthew Whitaker who takes over the Venetian Theater at 7:30 p.m. caramoor.org

Big Lawn Music Festival

Poughkeepsie

August 3

Sip on craft beers from Plan Bee Farm Brewery and discover local talent at this outdoor festival that aims to shine a spotlight on Hudson Valley- and NYC-based artists. New this year: aspiring musicians can participate in the Writer’s Round, a series of workshops where songwriters provide feedback on each other’s works in progress. biglawnmusic.com

Bard Music Festival

Annandale-on-Hudson

August 9–11, 15–18

Every summer, the Fisher Center at Bard College examines the works and cultural impact of a singular composer. This year, the college honors Romantic-era songwriter Hector Berlioz through a series of concerts, orchestral performances, and panels across two weekends. fishercenter.bard.edu

The music festival isn’t the only reason to visit Bard. Their annual SummerScape celebration brings eight weeks of theater, dance, music, and more to the college campus. On the roster for 2024: theatrical performances of James Joyce’s Ulysses, a jazz club-inspired dance program by the Urban Bush Women, showings of the opera “Le Prophète,” and live music under the colorful Spiegeltent.

Summer Hoot

Olivebridge

August 23–25

All are welcome at this outdoor fete at the Ashokan Center. Performances by local rock, folk, and funk bands are at the heart of the festival, with plenty of other activities to keep the family entertained. Tickets, music line-up, and more can be found online. hoot.love

Wazumbians
Wazumbians. Photo by Rudy Lu / Courtesy of The Local.

Live at The Local

Saugerties

Various dates

A new Saugerties venue is feeling the love. Located in a renovated 19th-century chapel, The Local has featured live music and the arts since opening in September 2023. Earlier this year, the venue added a new stage thanks to the efforts of a crowdfunding campaign (which is ongoing and will cover repairs, lighting, and more)—over $20,000 was donated. The summer season kicks off in June with performances from jazz flamenco duo Chano Dominguez and Antonio Lizana, spiked fiddle player Kayhan Kalhor, and Ukrainian folk-punk group DakhaBrakha.

Hudson Valley Wine & Music Festival

Newburgh

August 31

The 3rd annual Hudson Valley Wine & Music Festival is primed to be the biggest one yet. Head to Newburgh People’s Park on the water to sip local vino and jam to bands. Info on Eventbrite.

Meadowlark

Stone Ridge

September 14–15

At this festival, artists and groups from several genres gather to serenade crowds on the grounds of Stone Ridge Orchard. Also on the farm: an art fair, food trucks, farmers market, and more. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to support Hudson Valley farms and farmers. meadowlarkfest.org

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival

Albany

September 14

Join the City of Albany at the Jennings Landing Amphitheatre for riverside performances from up-and-coming jazz artists. Admission for all ages is free; line-up is available online. albanyevents.org

Pearlpalooza

Albany

September 21

For the 15th year, this free music festival will fill North Pearl Street with alternative rock performances, craft beer, cider, and spirits, and more attractions for all ages. Before the music gets started, join the street-wide YogaPalooza event at 11 a.m.; between sets, you can swing by the shops and restaurants of downtown Albany. downtownalbany.org

The Hit List

Mark your calendars for these summer concerts happening in our backyard.

June

6/1

The Antlers & Okkervil River
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

Back to the Garden 1969
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

Chris Mann
The Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck

6/2

Joss Stone with Nik West
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

Billy Prine & The Prine Time Band: Songs of John Prine
Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill

6/3

Charley Crockett
Empire Live, Albany

6/4

Bonnie Raitt
Palace Theatre, Albany

6/6

An Evening with The Kingston Trio
The Emelin Theater, Mamaroneck

Mr. Joe Jackson Presents: Joe Jackson Solo and The Music of Max Champion
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

The Allman Betts Band with JD Simo
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Charley Crockett: $10 Cowboy Tour
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

6/7

Get the Led Out: A Celebration of the Mighty Zep
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

The Joni Project
The Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck

Kathy Mattea
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes

The Warren Haynes Band & The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Bethel Woods
Bethel Woods. Photo courtesy of Bethel Woods.

Lez Zeppelin—Greatest Hits Show
Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill

The Flurries
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

6/8

Steve Forbert
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

Jazz Flamenco Chano Domínguez & Antonio Lizana
The Local, Saugerties

Josh Ritter: Works in Progress and Songs You Know
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

6/11

Stryper
Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes

6/12

Stevie Nicks
MVP Arena, Albany

Kim Gordon
Basilica Hudson, Hudson

6/13

The Silos and David Gans
The Colony, Woodstock

6/14

Back For More – A Tribute To RATT
Empire Live, Albany

John Fogerty
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Haley Heynderickx
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

Satisfaction—The International Rolling Stones Show
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, and Rakesh Chaurasia
Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston

Broadway’s Rock of Ages Band
Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill

The Ultimate Doors—A Tribute to The Doors
Silk Factory, Newburgh

6/15

Sam Grisman Project
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

Corinne Bailey Rae
The Egg, Albany

Jackson Dean and Alana Springsteen
Concert in the Catskills, Catskill

Jazz Is Dead: Explorations into The Music of Grateful Dead
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Spafford
The Colony, Woodstock

The Wood Brothers
Arrowood Farms, Accord

6/15–16

Kayhan Kalhor
The Local, Saugerties

6/16

Roger Daltrey
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Charles Turner & Uptown Swing
Caramoor, Katonah

Nattali Rize with Minori
The Colony, Woodstock

6/18

The Voice of The Who: Roger Daltrey
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

6/19

Nektar
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

6/20

Gaelic Storm
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

6/21

Kathleen Edwards
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

OutHudson Official Pride Kickoff with BETTY!
Hudson Hall, Hudson

S.G. Goodman
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

Tusk – The World’s #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Fleet Foxes
Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston

6/22

Dru Hill
MVP Arena, Albany

Nation of Language
Glen Falls House, Round Top

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Caramoor, Katonah

6/23

Chamber Feast
Caramoor, Katonah

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

6/25

Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

6/25–26

DakhaBrakha
The Local, Saugerties

6/26

Dead Last Wednesdays featuring Gratefully Yours
The Colony, Woodstock

6/27

Mikaela Davis with Rich Ruth
The Colony, Woodstock

Hootie & the Blowfish
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Say She She
Griffin House, Palenville

Abeo Quartet
Caramoor, Katonah

6/28

Roomful of Teeth
Caramoor, Katonah

Rejuvenation 50! with George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli & Dumpstaphunk
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

An Evening with James Taylor & His All-Star Band
Bethel Woods, Bethel

The Royales
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Sirsy
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

Will Downing
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

6/28–29

Zoso–The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

6/29

Tommy Prine
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

The Fab Faux
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston

An Evening with Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Fred Hersch Trio
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

PUBLIQuartet
The Garage at Chatham, Chatham

6/30

The Knights & Aaron Diehl
Caramoor, Katonah

Manhattan Chamber Players
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

July

7/4

Pops, Patriots, & Fireworks
Caramoor, Katonah

7/5

Alanis Morissette
Bethel Woods, Bethel

The Verdict Caribbean Band
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Mariel Bildsten Trio
Caramoor, Katonah

Calidore String Quartet with Bridget Kibbey
Caramoor, Katonah

Justin Hayward & Christopher Cross
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

7/6

Frederic Chiu & David Gonzalez
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Tracy Bonham
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Stefania Dovhan
Grazhda Music Center, Jewett

Brad Cole & the Bosa Blue Trio
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

Duo Kayo
Caramoor, Katonah

Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano
Caramoor, Katonah

7/7

The Steele
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Escher String Quartet
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Sphinx Virtuosi
Caramoor, Katonah

7/10

Fallujah
Empire Live, Albany

7/11

Owls
Caramoor, Katonah

Luke Bryan
Bethel Woods, Bethel

7/12

Jason Mraz & The Superband
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Lucy Kalantari
Caramoor, Katonah

Fitz and The Tantrums
Empire Live, Albany

Joe Stump
Empire Live, Albany

Los Lobos
Arrowood Farms, Accord

Artie Toba Band
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Lost Bayou Ramblers
Caramoor, Katonah

7/13

Eddie Seville
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

Kevin Zhu & Maxim Lando
Caramoor, Katonah

Sutton Foster
Caramoor, Katonah

Marcus King
Palace Theatre, Albany

Taka Kigawa
The Garage at Chatham, Chatham

Windsync
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

The Four Nations Ensemble
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

7/13-7/14

Vincent Pastore
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

7/14

Windsync
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Kidz Bop Kids
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Miloš
Caramoor, Katonah

Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

Loungezotica
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

7/16

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
The Egg, Albany

7/17

Justin Hayward
Bethel Woods, Bethel

7/18

Santana & Counting Crows
Bethel Woods, Bethel

René Marie & Experiment In Truth
Caramoor, Katonah

Joey Fatone & AJ McLean
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

7/19

EagleMania – The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Grateful Bro
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Joyce Yang
Caramoor, Katonah

Tribute to Luther Johnson Featuring The Nighthawks and The Blues Express
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

7/20

Geneva Lewiz
Caramoor, Katonah

Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”
Caramoor, Katonah

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Tracy Bonham’s Melodeon
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Grazhda Chamber Music Society
Grazhda Music Center, Jewett

Daryl Hall & Elvis Costello
Bethel Woods, Bethel

7/21

Miro Quartet
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Steve Earle
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Alex Radus with Dan Strauss
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

Elusive Emo & Monica Uhm
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Mammoth WVH
Empire Live, Albany

7/23

As I Lay Dying
Empire Live, Albany

7/24

Train & REO Speedwagon
Bethel Woods, Bethel

7/25

Our Song, Our Story: The New Generation of Black Voices
Caramoor, Katonah

Hank Williams Jr.
Bethel Woods, Bethel

7/26

Limp Bizkit
Bethel Woods, Bethel

The Crane Wives
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

Grupo Arrebol
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Time for Three
Caramoor, Katonah

Tab Benoit & Anders Osborne
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

7/27

Soulshine–The Allman Brothers Experience
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

Grazhda Chamber Music Society
Grazhda Music Center, Jewett

Hozier
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Deni Bonet & Chris Flynn
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

John Cage and 4’33”
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Angela Hewitt
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

7/28

Pacifica Quartet
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Morrisiania
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Apollo’s Fire
Caramoor, Katonah

7/29

The Moody Blues’ John Lodge
The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie

7/30

We Love Zappa
City Winery, Montgomery

7/31

Damn the Torpedos
Daryl’s House Club, Pawling

August

8/2

New Rochelle Council on the Arts
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Gabriel Globus-Hoenich
Caramoor, Katonah

Richard Goode
Caramoor, Katonah

Jerry Daze Between
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

8/3

Simon Shaheen Trio
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Clayton Stephenson
Caramoor, Katonah

Rhiannon Giddens
Caramoor, Katonah

8/4

Chelsea Guo
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew: Remain in Light
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

Orchestra of St. Luke’s & Jeremy Denk
Caramoor, Katonah

Matte Relevo
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

8/9

Delonna Jones and Friends
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

8/9–8/11

Phish
Bethel Woods, Bethel

8/10

Lun Li & Hanzhi Wang
Caramoor, Katonah

HEART
MVP Arena, Albany

The Lysander Trio
Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter

World Music: OMNY Taiko
The Orpheum Performing Arts Center, Tannersville

The Waste Land
The Garage at Chatham, Chatham

Elizabeth Mitchell
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

After Spring Sunset: A Tribute to Peter Schickele
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

8/11

Ariel Quartet
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Dre Got the Blues
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

8/16

Hasta La Zeta
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Lynyrd Skynyrd & ZZ Top
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Mokoomba
Caramoor, Katonah

8/17

Steve Gorn, Vinay Desai & Samir Chatterjee
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Ryan Adams
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sugar Loaf

Manticore—The Tribute to Emerson Lake & Palmer
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

Windham Festival Orchestra
The Orpheum Performing Arts Center, Tannersville

8/18

North County Band
Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon

Isidore String Quartet
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Rachel Stern
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Five for Fighting
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

8/21

Melissa Etheridge & Indigo Girls
Bethel Woods, Bethel

8/23

Kirk Kuffke Trio
The Garage at Chatham, Chatham

What It Is
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

8/23–24

Joe Bonamassa
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

8/24

Margaret Leng Tan
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

8/25

Bates
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Reed Tetzloff
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Bethel Woods, Bethel

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Guilty Ones
Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock

8/27

Joe Bonamassa
Palace Theatre, Albany

8/29

Dweezil Zappa
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown

8/30

FDR Drive
New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Rochelle

Jenny Lin
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

8/31

Bill Charlap Trio
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock

Waxahatchee
Arrowood Farms, Accord

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