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.
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Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel
English folkie and ’70s survivor Nash performs hits from his long career spent with CSNY and the Hollies, as well as solo years.
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Les Filles de Illighadad
BSP Kingston, Kingston
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.
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Lake Street Dive
Palace Theatre, Albany
The terminally groovy Boston foursome, named for a member's hometown dive, bring hits like “Good Kisser” and “Side Pony” to Albany.
The Falcon, Marlboro
Internationally renowned jazz musicians like Joshua Redman and Christian McBride descend on Marlboro for a weekend of solos, rhythms, and grooves.
The Stissing Center, Pine Plains
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
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 Hudson, Hudson
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.
Arrowood Farms, Accord
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.
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Rap pioneer of “White Lines” fame performs two nights in two different local venues for a not-to-be-missed run.
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Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson
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.
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The Egg, Albany
The alt-country heroes bring their impeccable harmonies and hushed arrangements to the Egg’s digs.