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Hudson Valley Events

MUSIC

Concert

Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen has arrived home. From the title of her new album to the depth and beauty of the music, the Woodstock, NY-based singer-songwriter’s third album for Bella Union, Welcome Home, displays a new level of confidence and comfort with the many creative tools at her disposal. Cohen’s remarkably evocative voice is surrounded by dreamy, swooning incantations, from the rippling ‘This Is Your Life’ and the slow-burning, forthright statement of ‘All I Want,’ to the soul swagger of ‘Get in Line’ and dramatic vocal leaps of ‘Wasting My Time.’ Produced by Cohen’s partner Sam Owens, the producer/writer who performs as Sam Evian, the artist began developing the material that became Welcome Home in 2017. Taking her time with the songs, she wrapped herself in the fulfilling quiet of a new home, and a new creative partnership that supported the clarity in her writing and vocals. Listeners will find echoes of folk and R&B, radiating with vocal-powered pop production, electronic accents, and bursts of pulsing guitar/bass/drums energy. Irresistible echoes of soul enchanters such as Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers and their friend and sometime collaborator Nick Hakim blend with the reflective shadings of singer/writer forebears such as Carole King and Harry Nilsson. As Cohen explains, “A lot of the album is about checking in with reality and taking the wheel, being honest with myself and my intentions. Being transparent as much as possible. They’re about exploring why I’m here. And the songs question love – if it’s real or something else, finding love that’s healthy, mature and supportive.”

25

JAN

Kingston, New York

323 Wall Street

BSP Kingston: Front Room

SAT

$10 - $12

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

MUSIC

Concert

Lurrie Bell Band

Born in 1958, the son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell picked up his father’s guitar at age of five and taught himself to play. He was clearly gifted. In addition, he grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and many more were frequent visitors to his house. They all helped to shape and school him in the blues, but none as much as his father’s long-time employer Muddy Waters.

29

JAN

Pawling, New York

130 NY-22

Daryl's House

WED

$15 - $25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MUSIC

Concert

Grace Potter

An acclaimed songwriter and electrifying performer, Grace Potter has been described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today.” Over the course of her career, the Burlington, VT native has commanded stages around the world and appears in support the release of Daylight, her first new album in four years. Produced by her husband Eric Valentine, (Keith Urban, Gwen Stefani, Maroon 5) Daylight is a soul-inflected, deeply personal collection of songs that capture a particularly tumultuous period in her life – from the breakup of her band and a divorce – to more joyful events like a new marriage and the birth of her first child.

30

JAN

Albany, New York

PO Box 2065

The Egg

THR

$52.50- $55.50

7:30pm - 9:00pm

SOLD OUT

Music Weekend

Music

Winter Hoot

A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY (20 min from Woodstock.) A down-home, multi-generational celebration of live roots music, local food & crafts, and the joyful spirit of this amazing community where the Catskills meet the Hudson River Valley.

FRIDAY Dinner, Documentary, Discussion followed by jam session

SATURDAY Music all day/night and Fun Activities for all ages

SUNDAY Brunch & Community Sing

31

JAN

Olivebridge, New York

Ashokan Center

FRI-SAT-SUN

$12.50 +

4PM

MUSIC

Concert

Big Sister

Big Sister is an all female rock band based out of Woodstock, N.Y. This guitar driven group has rocked audiences for 3 decades. There is no denying their musical influences that include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles to name a few. After releasing 4 records independently, they released their major label debut on Capricorn Records "So Hi How Are You". This album was co-produced and engineered by John Siket (Dave Matthews, Phish) and received rave reviews nationally. Rolling Stone called it "thorny and luscious as a rose bush". Big Sister has opened for a diverse list of impressive performers including Etta James, Solomon Burke, Bo Diddley, Joan Osborne, The Spin Doctors, Joey Ramone, The Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Sue Foley. You can always expect infectious grooves at a Big Sister show, they will keep you on your feet and out of your seat.

31

JAN

Woodstock, New York

22 Rock City Road

Colony

FRI

$8 – $10

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Wings and Beer

Food Festival

Wing Wars 2020

The official Hudson Valley Wing Competition returns! Wing Wars 2020! Sample wings from the best restaurants and pubs in the Hudson Valley listen to live music, enjoy some great beer and more!

01

FEB

Middletown, New York

239 Wisner Avenue

Orange County Fairgrounds Arena

SAT

$20 – $50

5:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Music

Music Event

Joshua Bell

With a career spanning more than thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. In recital as a benefit performance for the HVP.

01

FEB

Poughkeepsie, New York

Bardavon 1869 Opera House

SAT

$100

8PM

MUSIC

Concert

Rustic Overtones

Rustic Overtones are a seven piece rock band from Portland Maine with a discography that spans 20 years. The bands unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by soul music, garage punk, jazz and psychedelic music of the 60’s and 70’s.

01

FEB

Kingston, New York

323 Wall Street

BSP Kingston

SAT

$8 - $12

7:30 - 10:00 pm

Legends on Stage

Comedy Show

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow With Kevin Smith

Jay and Silent Bob are fictional characters portrayed by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively, in Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse, a fictional universe created and used in most of the films, comics, and television programs written and produced by Smith, beginning with Clerks.

7

FEB

Albany

The Egg

FRI

8:00PM

SOLD OUT

Cocktails • Dinner • Dancing

Award Night

2020 Hollywood On The Hudson Gala

Join the stars of the Hudson Valley in your finest attire
and enjoy delicious cuisine, decadent cocktails,
delightful company and dance the night away
to celebrate some of the best in local business.

08

FEB

Poughkeepsie, New York

176 Rinaldi Blvd

The Grandview

SAT

$250

5:30 PM — 11:00 PM

Folk Dance • Workshops

Music Fest

Flurry Festival

One of the largest folk dance and music festivals in North America. The Flurry draws roughly 4,500 attendees and 400 performers every year.

Dances and Workshops - such as Contra, Swing, Latin, English Country, Squares, Vintage, Clogging, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Zydeco, Irish, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, Asian, European, American and International Folk, Yoga and Body Movement, and more! Beginner to experienced sessions

Make Music and Sing - in sessions such as Irish, Quebecois, Southern Old-Time, African, Scandinavian, Adirondack, Gospel & Community Singalongs, Folk, Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo, Flute, Harmonica, Ukulele, Voice and more!

14

FEB

Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs City Center

FRI-SAT-SUN

9:00 - 5:00pm

MUSIC

Community Event

Hudson Jazz Festival 2020

This year’s Hudson Jazz Festival will be a doozy. The festival kicks off with some Latin Jazz as seven-time, Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria and his Quarteto Ache perform on Friday evening. Don’t miss out Sanabria, one of the most popular Latin drummer/percussionists of his generation. Saturday includes an afternoon of jazz solo piano immersion with Kirk Nurock, Lynne Arriale and Sullivan Fortner. Then, a free screening of The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy. Headlining Saturday evening is David Liebman, one of the top singers in Jazz and a pioneer of the free jazz movement. Liebman will be joined by Jay Anderson, a “flawless section bassist and a fleet full-toned soloist” (Los Angeles Times) as well as Jay Clayton and Jazz Festival curator, Armen Donelian, who has played with both Mongo Santamaria and Sonny Rollins. In a nod to jazz’s next generation, Sunday at 11 a.m, local students are invited to a multi-generational, hands-on jazz improvisation workshop lead by Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas, co-founders of Hudson Jazzworks. Finally, Sunday afternoon will feature the traditional sounds of Iraq as Amir Elsaffar, “one of the most promising figures in jazz today,” (Chicago Tribute) to the stage.

14

FEB

Hudson, New York

327 Warren Street

Hudson Hall

All Weekend

$25 - $95

7:00pm - 11:00 pm

Comedy

Comedy Show

Trevor Noah: Loud & Clear Tour

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year The Daily Show has been nominated for three Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor. It was recently announced that Noah will debut his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Tuesday, February 21 on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. Last year, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer's award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It's True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American premiered in 2013. He was nominated for "Personality of the Year" at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor's success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.

15

FEB

Albany, New York

51 South Pearl Street

Times Union Center

SAT

$35.50-$91

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

MUSIC

Concert

The Big Takeover

Traditionalists or progressives? Fronted by the charismatic Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Nee Nee Rushie, the seven-piece New York band The Big Takeover plays original music that is rooted in and reverent toward the genres and rhythms of Jamaican pop: reggae, rocksteady, ska. They are devotees of Desmond Dekker and the way the old school did it. At the same time, The Big Takeover crosses lines and blends traditions like global pop fusionists. Their deceptively complex arrangements and big hooks connect with the spirit of Motown and the uptown sophistication of the 21st century retro soul and R&B revival scene.

15

FEB

Woodstock, New York

22 Rock City Road

Colony

FRI

$15 – $20

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Author Scott Stabile

Workshop

Love Yourself Madly

There is no relationship more important than the one we have with ourselves. Still, most of us don't recognize how vital it is to fill our own cups first, so that we have more to offer others, and our world.
In this workshop with Big Love author, Scott Stabile, we are going to look at ourselves honestly and love ourselves madly. We'll learn how to shift our self-abusive thoughts into self-loving ones, and how to empower ourselves with our thoughts and actions. We'll turn our inner critics into inner cheerleaders.
You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions, and to connect with other open-hearted, kick-ass humans. Really, we’re going to love the hell out of ourselves. Please bring a journal or notebook, and above all, a willingness to be kind to yourself.

16

FEB

Woodstock, New York

20 Mountain View Ave

Mountain View Studio

SUN

$75 - $90

1:00PM - 5:00PM

MUSIC

Concert

Mean Jeans w/ Metalleg + Top Nachos

Mean Jeans are a Portland, Oregon-based punk rock band formed in 2006 by guitarist Billy Jeans and drummer Jeans Wilder. They are known for their loud, humorous, fun-loving songs, and for their music's intentional resemblance to that of the Ramones. If you haven’t already checked out their speedy, party punk hits with power pop hooks, head to their bandcamp page to get yourself familiarized. Better yet, watch the band’s radical/phat video for “Croozin”, which will undoubtedly inspire some new punk fashion.

19

FEB

Kingston, New York

323 Wall Street

BSP Kingston: Front Room

WED

$10

7:30pm - 9:00pm

BEER

Community Event

Saratoga Beer Week: Beer Summit

Saratoga Beer Week is proud to announce the fifth annual Cider Night on Friday, February 21st at the Saratoga Springs City Center from 6 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy three hours of hard cider sampling from more than 30 cideries from all over the country. Also enjoy live music and food available for purchase. Saratoga Beer Week is also proud to announce the ninth annual Saratoga Beer Summit. Must be 21 years of age or older, no children can attend.

21

FEB

Saratoga Springs, New York

522 Broadway

Saratoga Springs City Center

FRI, SAT

$30 – $480

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MUSIC

Community Event

Hudson Valley Gospel Festival 2020

Come celebrate Black History Month in the heart of the Hudson Valley at a new, weekend long festival celebrating gospel music February 21-23, 2020. This unique event, hosted at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and Conference Center, Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center and Changepoint Theater, will honor the cultural and spiritual impact the genre has had on the world.

Friday evening will kick off with a dinner buffet, a performance from The Hudson Valley Community Gospel Choir and a Gospel Walk Through History, exploring the genre through time. Saturday will offer a diverse array of workshop sessions on both traditional and contemporary gospel with focuses on call and response, spoken word, shedding, open voice, visual arts, music direction, youth choir directing (ages 13-18) and drum and dance ministry, followed by a red-carpet headliner concert. Lastly, Sunday features brunch and a hat parade before a final headliner concert.

22

FEB

Poughkeepsie, New York

Various Venues in Poughkeepsie

All Weekend

$50- $125

7:00 am- 7:00pm

A Fun Indoor Music Fest

2 STAGES * 10+ MUSICAL ACTS

Froggy Daze Masquerade Ball

Peace Pad Productions
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Hotel Lily Rooms – Restaurants – Arcade & Much Much More
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TBA
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22

FEB

Barryville

Catskill Mountains Resort

SAT

Compete • Taste • Vote

Food Festival

Gardiner Fire Department Chili Cook-Off

Can you make a mean bowl of chili? Well, here's your chance to prove it. Do you have an impeccable palate? Then come have a seat at the judges table, and vote for the top chef. The GFD is hosting a Chili cook-off fundraiser to benefit both the Gardiner Fire Dept and the Parks and Recreation Dept. Come help support this great cause.

29

FEB

Gardiner, New York

2349 RT 44/55

Gardiner Fire Department

11:00AM - 2:00PM

MUSIC

Concert

Kaki King

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King is considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument. In 2015 Kaki launched “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body”, a groundbreaking multimedia performance that used her guitar as projection screen to explore the genesis of the instrument and her relationship to it as well as her own origin story.

29

FEB

Kingston, New York

323 Wall Street

BSP Kingston: Front Room

FRI

$25- $30

7:30pm - 9:00pm

MUSIC

Concert

Brit Floyd: Echoes Tour

“The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage in 2020 to perform its brand new production, Echoes 2020. Including highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show stopping 23 minute ‘note-for-note’ performance of the iconic era defining song Echoes, written 50 years ago, and from Pink Floyd’s breakthrough 1971 album Meddle. Having performed over 1,000 shows since its launch in Liverpool, England in 2011, Brit Floyd have circled the world, sold out tours across Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East, and performed concerts at some of the world’s greatest venues. The Brit Floyd show has become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest rock tribute show. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Pink Floyd tour, complete with a stunning multimillion dollar light show, iconic circle screen, lasers, inflatables and theatrics.

13

MAR

Poughkeepsie, New York

35 Market Street

Bardavon

FRI

$45+

8:00- 10:00 pm

Artists • Community

Tattoo Festival

2nd Annual Hudson Valley Tattoo Fest

Over 200 tattooers from around the globe plus tons of vendors, live music, great food and drinks!

27

MAR

Poughkeepsie, New York

14 Civic Center Plaza

Mid‑Hudson Civic Center

FRI, SAT, SUN

FREE

All Weekend

BOOZE

Drink Festival

The Bloody Mary Festival

From Hudson to Rhinebeck to Beacon, we’ve scoured the Hudson Valley for the craftiest and most delicious Bloody Mary's. We proudly present the brunch-time party of the year!
TICKETS INCLUDE
Unlimited Bloody Marys, created by the finest bars and restaurants
Food and beverage tastes from local companies
One vote for The People's Choice Award
Temp tattoos, photo ops and more!

04

APR

Kingston, New York

4 N Front Street

Senate Garage

SAT

$45

12:00 PM – 4:30 PM

MUSIC

Concert

Eilen Jewell

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as, “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.” The Boise, Idaho songwriter is one of a kind. That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on Gypsy (August, 2019 Signature Sounds Recordings). By turns personal and political, pissed off and blissed out, Jewell’s first album of original material since 2015 expands brief moments of joy into lifetimes, and distills epic sentiments and persistent doubts into succinct songs. Jewell seamlessly blends heavy electric guitars and dirty fiddles on the rollicking country rocker “Crawl” with the sweet and understated horn section of the tender “Witness. "79 Cents (The Meow Song)" skewers sexism and discrimination with pointed humor over a circus bed of musical saw and horns. Longtime fans who love Eilen Jewell in classic country mode will delight in the pedal steel driven "These Blues" and the sole cover on Gypsy, "You Cared Enough To Lie,” written by fellow Idahoan and country legend Pinto Bennett. Rather than pulling artist and listener this way and that, the tensions within and between these twelve tracks propel Eilen Jewell’s eighth studio album forward as a remarkably cohesive full-length.

17

APR

Hudson, New York

405 Columbia St

Club Helsinki

FRI

$25 – $30

9:00- 11:00 pm

MUSIC

Concert

Doro, Obsidian

Doro, is a German heavy metal singer-songwriter, formerly front-woman of the heavy metal band Warlock. Dubbed the "Queen of Heavy Metal", Doro's contributions to music and culture along with her publicized personal life made her a global figure in metal culture for over three decades.

03

MAY

Poughkeepsie, New York

6 Crannell St

The Chance

SUN

$22

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fun • Fizzy • Fresh

Drink Festival

The Big Sip

Sample all of your favorite boozy beverages - from spiked seltzer, wine and beer to cider, mead and more. All while enjoying the beautiful Bethel Woods grounds.
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a group of your nearest and dearest for a day of live music, unlimited beverage sampling, outdoor lawn games and activations.

23

MAY

Bethel, New York

200 Hurd Road

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

SAT

$20- $144

1:00 - 5:00 pm

A weekend of JAM

Music Festival

Mountain Jam 2020

3 Days / 3 Stages / 40+ Artists / Now located at Bethel Woods - home of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival

29

MAY

Bethel, New York

Bethel Woods Center

FRI SAT SUN

Family Fun

Community Event

Hot-Air Balloon Festival 2020

The 29th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival presented by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will be July 10-12 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. With nearly 100 scheduled hot-air balloon launches, moon glows, hayrides, family activities and much more.

10

JUL

Rhinebeck, New York

6636 Route 9

Dutchess County Fairgrounds

All Weekend

FREE

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Radio Woodstock

Wdst

Its where we get our Hair Did

Le Shag

Camp Crate Escape Dog Boarding

Camp Crate Escape