What’s happening in the Mid-Hudson Valley this summer


Summer 2021 is shaping up to be lively with the reopening of outdoor venues like Bethel Woods and the resumption of live concerts. With easing mandates and declining COVID numbers, the Hudson Valley will be more exciting than ever.

Here are some live performances to mark in your diary:

Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center

Winner of two Grammy Awards and three Academy of Country Music Awards, acclaimed multi-platinum singer and songwriter LeAnn Rimes will perform at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on September 19 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $65. Go: 1351 Kings Highway, Chester. Sugarloaf Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket master.

Twin Star Orchards

Enjoy live music every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Peter Einhorn Jazz Trio on June 12; Rose Stoller on June 19 and Dan Brother on June 26. More live performances and other events throughout the summer. Go: 155 N. Ohioville Rd., New Paltz. 845-633-8657. Orchards of twin stars.

Mavericks Concerts

Known for its summer chamber music festivals, Maverick Concerts will return with live performances of “Music in the Woods” July 18-September 12 in a beautiful historic barn-like concert hall. Go: 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. 646-965-2365. Maverick gigs.

City Winery Hudson Valley

Amy Helm will perform at City Winery Hudson Valley this summer.

City Winery Hudson Valley kicks off the summer with its Concert in the Vineyard series, featuring 10,000 Maniacs on June 26 and Amy Helm on July 4, who will release a new album on June 18 called “What the Flood Leaves Behind.” The lineup begins with Damn the Torpedoes, a live Tom Petty concert experience on June 6. Check the website for various artists. Go: 23 Factory Street, Montgomery. 845-424-0222. City Winery Hudson Valley.

Death and Company

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Bethel Woods offers plenty of live music fun starting with Chicago, who have recorded 37 albums and are one of the longest-running and best-selling rock bands of all time. They will perform at Bethel Woods on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Dead & Company – consisting of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – will perform at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival on August 23. For more information about the concert, visit the website. Go: 200 Hurd Road, Bethel. 845-583-2000. Bethel Wood.

PLAV Pavilion

The summer festival heads to the PLAV Pavilion with 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra on July 11 starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 and will be available at the door, parking is free. Facebook.

Orange County Fairground Motor Circuit

The Summerland Tour will bring several stars to the Orange County Fair Speedway. Slated for July 2 are multi-platinum rock band Everclear, “Cult Of Personality” hitmakers Living Colour, three-time Grammy-winning band Hoobastank, and “Teenage Dirtbag” creators Wheatus. Tickets on sale at Summerland Tour.

Country music star Toby Keith is scheduled to perform at the Speedway August 1 at 7 p.m. on his “Country Comes to Town” tour. Keith has been creating hits since 1993 with songs like “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and “I Love This Bar”. So grab your Red Solo Cup and head to the Speedway. Go: 239 Wisner Ave, Middletown. 845-342-2573. Ticket master.

Arrowhead Ranch

LonCon, a two-day gathering at Arrowhead Ranch in Parksville, is scheduled for August 27-28. The event is presented by Asbury Park-based ElmThree Productions and Ed Maier’s Arrowhead Ranch in association with the band Baked Shrimp. Aqueous, as well as Mihali Savoulidis from Twiddle will perform with Baked Shrimp and other regional talent. Tickets are available through lonconfest.com.


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