These Are the Coolest Hudson Valley Concerts You Need to Check out This Fall

From Graham Nash to Grandmaster Flash, these are the live shows you should be attending.


photo by Amy Grantham


Graham Nash

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel

October 15

English folkie and ’70s survivor Nash performs hits from his long career spent with CSNY and the Hollies, as well as solo years.



photo by Mathieu Petolla


Les Filles de Illighadad

BSP Kingston, Kingston

October 7

This all-female trio are from the commune of Illighadad in rural Niger, where they’ve written and recorded their innovative take on the “traditional” Tuareg guitar music familiar to many outside of Africa. Don’t miss this chance, as Les Filles likely won’t be making it back to Kingston anytime soon.



photo courtesy of Palace Theatre


Lake Street Dive

Palace Theatre, Albany

October 6

The terminally groovy Boston foursome, named for a member's hometown dive, bring hits like “Good Kisser” and “Side Pony” to Albany.



Jazz Summit

The Falcon, Marlboro

September 6–8

Internationally renowned jazz musicians like Joshua Redman and Christian McBride descend on Marlboro for a weekend of solos, rhythms, and grooves.



Wynton Marsalis

The Stissing Center, Pine Plains

September 7

The jazz master brings his quartet to Pine Plains for an intimate benefit concert.



Tenth Annual Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Harmony Hall Jacob Sloat House, Sloatsburg

September 8

Gather on the great lawn at this historic Rockland County house to hear three great bands and sample goods and goodies from local craft and food vendors.



Basilica Soundscape

Basilica Hudson, Hudson

September 13–15

The premier experimental music fest returns for another year of counterintuitive and innovative programming in Hudson’s best music space. Highlights of this year’s lineup include Low, Jessica Moss, and Cloud Rat.



Woodsist Festival

Arrowood Farms, Accord

September 28

The laid-back indie festival follows founder Jeremy Earl back to the Hudson Valley. 2019’s edition is headlined by Waxahatchee, Whitney, Woods, and other bands whose names start with a different letter.


photo courtesy of UPAC


Grandmaster Flash

UPAC, Kingston

November 8

Rap pioneer of “White Lines” fame performs two nights in two different local venues for a not-to-be-missed run.



photo courtesy of hudson gall at the historic hudson opera house


Xavier Foley

Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson

September 15

24-year-old double-bassist Foley is something of a classical music phenom, soloing with the Nashville Symphony and winning an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He will perform pieces by Schubert, Mozart, Khaleghi, and more, as well as newly commissioned work.



photo courtesy of the egg


Cowboy Junkies

The Egg, Albany

November 10

The alt-country heroes bring their impeccable harmonies and hushed arrangements to the Egg’s digs.



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