Get In Key: 6 Live Music Shows To See In August | Music | Hudson Valley



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  • Phenicia International of the Voice returns to its Catskills home from August 27-29.

This month’s live music offerings range from the Zac Brown Band’s pop-country vocals to the tunes of the Phenicia Internation Festival of the Voice, back at Parish Field.

Zac brown band | August 6

What better place to enjoy the recent return of live music than the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts? Grammy-winning country rock, the Zac Brown Band, who topped the Billboard Hot Country charts with “Chicken Fried” in 2006, arrives at the outdoor concert site for this stop on their post-comeback tour. COVID cancellation. Teddy Swims and Ashland Craf open. When attending the show, be sure to take the time to visit the historic exhibits at the Bethel Woods Museum. (Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kansas have a blast August 20; James Taylor sings and scratches August 21.) 7 p.m. $ 56 to $ 60. Seasonal lawn passes are available. Bethel.

Hudson Valley Jazz Festival | August 12-15

The glorious comeback of summer music also includes that of the long Hudson Valley Jazz Festival at participating sites in and around Orange County. “Although we have featured some of the most recognized names nationally, the goal of our series is to showcase local jazz musicians deserving of greater recognition,” explain the tireless festival organizers. “There are excellent jazz musicians working every week throughout the valley and beyond.” With this year’s focus on parks and other outdoor performance spaces, the 2021 roster, which was still being booked at the time of writing, includes a tribute to Bill Evans, the Eric Person Quartet, the Skye Jazz Ensemble, the Big Band Sound, Cloudburst, Ciampa-Levin-Siegel, and more. See website for times, locations, ticket prices. Warwick Quarter.

Trombone Shorty and avenue d’Orléans | 22 august

Trombone Shorty at UPAC on August 22 has been postponed and postponed to September 26.
(Ulster County Performing Arts Center) dates back to August when the beloved New Orleans funk / R & B / jazz / rock / rap brass band Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue blast through Midtown Kingston. A favorite on the festival circuit, the group is led by young Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, who has been leading bands in his hometown since the age of six and at age eight had a nightclub in his hometown. de Treme named for him (HBO viewers will recognize him for his role in the hit series “Treme”). And don’t worry, funky revelers: according to the venue’s website, “It’s a booked and seated event, but the Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue show is a real party. There will be times during the show that the band will encourage the audience to stand up, participate and dance. (Brit Floyd brings the Pink Floyd celebration on August 29.) 7 p.m. $ 50 and more. Kingston.

Phenicia International Voice Festival | August 27-29

Majesty in the mountains! The International Festival of the Voice of Phenicia arises again after last year’s COVID shutdown to bring top-notch opera outside to the beautiful Catskills. The 2021 incarnation is scaled down, but no less appealing, by adding live productions of Verdi’s masterpiece “Rigoletto” by the New York City Opera (August 29 at 8:30 p.m.) and Mascagni’s “l’Amico Fritz” by the company Teatro Grattacielo from New York (August 27 at 8:30 pm) to the staging by the troupe of the “Pagliacci” festival by Leoncovallo led by festival organizer Maria Todaro (August 28 at 8:30 pm). $ 40 to $ 95 per show, with youth (16 and under) tickets at $ 5 and three-night passes also available.

Summer Hoot Festival | August 27-29

After a year of interruption due to COVID, the summer hoot comes back to Ashokan Center August 27-29. This year’s lineup includes over two dozen bands on one stage. These numbers will feature bluegrass-style, totally acoustic shows, amplified by a single stereo microphone. Performers include local legends The Big Takeover, Radio Jarocho, Le Vent du Nord, The Shaker with Simi Stone, The Restless Age and resident bands The Mammals. The camping festival will also feature entertainment from the Arm of the Sea puppet company and skill workshops like blacksmithing, as well as food vendors and activities for kids.

Back in the Holler: Summer Hoot returns to the Ashokan Center August 27-29

Pete Seeger at the Summer Hoot's first annual meeting, 2013. Left to right: Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Mike Merenda, Pete Seeger, Will Merenda, Ruthy Ungar.

Back in the Holler: Summer Hoot returns to the Ashokan Center August 27-29

Last year the Summer Hoot tradition at the Ashokan Center was postponed due to COVID, but in August the three-day celebration of folk and family is back.

By Pierre Aaron


“Seeds under the nuclear winter: an earth opera” | August 28-29

Composed by local musician Elizabeth Clark (Mamalama), “Seeds Under Nuclear Winter: An Earth Opera” was conceived and developed during her three years as Artist in Residence at the historic Byrdcliffe Art Colony. “The story takes place,” says Clark, “in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere and focuses on rebirth, the search for light and beauty in the darkest moments, and our deep connection to all living things. , our planet and with each other ”and is“ Orchestrated for harps, ethereal choral voices, South American / Andean instruments, Indonesian gamelan, chamber strings, buzzing harmoniums, dulcimer, bells, piano and an occasional tuba. ” The opera debuts here in a setting befitting its earthly themes: the Snyder Estate’s Widow Jane Mine story. 3 p.m. on both days. $ 26 ($ 16 students; children 12 and under free). Rosendale.

Tanya Tucker | November 7 (new date)

[Editor’s note: This show has been rescheduled multiple times and is currently slated for November 7, 2021] One of country music’s original child stars, Tanya Tucker was only 13 years old in 1972 when she had her first and biggest hit, “Delta Dawn” (a year later, Helen Reddy’s cover would carry the same song to # 1 on the US pop charts). It is therefore normal that the Texan firecracker, whose other hits include “What’s Your Mama’s Name?”, “Blood Red and Goin ‘Down” and “Lizzie and the Rainman”, calls on two of his young heirs, Brandi Carlisle and Shooter Jennings, to co-produce his new album, While I’m Livin ‘. Tucker cracks the egg in Albany this month with the opening of Walker County. (Ann Wilson arrives August 17; Melissa Etheridge returns September 2.) 8 p.m. $ 39.50 to $ 74.50. Albany.



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