Belleayre Music Festival

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

What it is: This diverse fest offers music of all types — rock, blues, country, jazz, even opera — in the bucolic setting of the Catskills high peaks. What’s new: Catch legendary blues guitarist Buddy Guy (July 12), country crooner Gretchen Wilson (July 19), and Tony-winning Broadway star Norbert Leo Butz (Aug. 16). For opera buffs, the Belleayre Festival...

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Bard SummerScape & Bard Music Festival

Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

These two fests are joined at the hip. SummerScape presents seven weeks of music, theater, film, and cabaret performances, many of which tie directly into the theme of the Music Festival — which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year by lauding 19th-century Austrian composer Franz Schubert. What’s new: For the first time in a century, Carl Maria von Weber’s opera...

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From blues to Broadway, there is something for every music fan at this diverse festival. The fun begins with the Belleayre Festival Orchestra performing the music of Queen (July 5). Blues legend Buddy Guy takes the stage on July 12; on the 26th, the Festival Opera offers its production of Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor. Note: Call or visit Web site for complete schedule, times,...

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Leave it to the folks at the Jacob Burns Film Center to help us beat the heat by providing a good excuse to spend a couple of hours in an air-conditioned theater. The center’s “Sounds of Summer” series presents music documentaries throughout this month and next, beginning with a multimedia event honoring the Valley’s own Pete Seeger. The program features film...

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PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Columbia County’s summer arts fest, offers everything from live theater to films, jazz concerts to community sings. This season, dance takes center stage, as the inaugural Chatham Dance Festival gets underway in August. July’s highlights include ventriloquist Steve Charney and his chum “Harry” (July 18), a...

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As you’d expect, the Ulster County Fair — which celebrates its 128th birthday this year — is brimming with top-notch agricultural exhibits and thrilling midway attractions. But the six-day fest also offers several out-of-the-ordinary spectacles — like demonstrations by chainsaw sculptors and the ever-popular racing pigs. This season’s entertainment...

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Mac-Haydn Theatre Festival

Jul 30, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Among the offerings are perennial favorites The Music Man (June 5-8 & 11-15), 42nd Street (July 3-6, 9-13, 16-20), and Guys and Dolls (August 7-10 & 13-17), along with the kid-pleasing Rumpelstiltskin (August 15-16 & 22-23).

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