Pop and folk music shows of summer 2022 | Summer Arts Preview | Hudson Valley


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  • Bethel Woods is hosting a variety of top performers this summer, from Dave Matthews Band to Steely Dan.

Bethel Wood

(Until September 3)

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, at the original site of the 1969 Bethel Woodstock Festival, continues the live music tradition of its location with another season of premier concert attractions. Tickets are now on sale for Brad Paisley and Tenille Townes (June 4), Dead & Company (July 1), The Doobie Brothers (July 2), Steely Dan (July 3), Josh Groban (July 5), Chicago and Brian Wilson (July 14), Alanis Morisette and Garbage (July 19), the Dave Matthews Band (July 20), Phish (July 22 and 23), Norah Jones and Regina Spektor (July 30), Jimmy Buffett (August 1), Willie Nelson, ZZ Top and others (August 13), Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd (August 14), Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire (August 21), and more.

follow the arrow

(June 18)

A new addition to the Hudson Valley region’s festival landscape is Follow the Arrow, which takes place at the Arrowood Farms brewery in Accord and is hosted by local maven and keyboard king Marco Benevento. Alongside the host and headliner himself, FTA’s inaugural lineup includes the Slip, Antibalas, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, a DJ set from El Michaels Affair, Mikela Davis and Southern Star, Karina Rykman, Jayla Kai, Ratboy Jr., the Benevento Family Band, 40 Love (with Marco Benevento and Alecia Chakour), Scott Metzger, Stuart Bogie, Sam Evian, Cochemea Gastelum, Burnell Pines, and more.

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Marco Benevento is hosting the Follow the Arrow festival this month at Arrowood Farms Brewery in Accord.  - PHOTO BY SETH OLENICK

  • Photo by Seth Olenick
  • Marco Benevento is hosting the Follow the Arrow festival this month at Arrowood Farms Brewery in Accord.

Over Yondr Festival

(June 24-26)

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Kississippi plays the Over Yondr festival in July.

  • Kississippi plays the Over Yondr festival in July.

Also newer to the festival scene this year is Over Yondr, which takes place in the town of Greenville, Greene County. Among its lineup, the 21+, camping-ready, indie-oriented festival has!!! (Chk Chk Chk), Topaz Jones, Sheer Mag, Kississippi, Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, the Bones of JR Jones, Black Mountain Symphony, Anna Fox Rochinski, Jadeisdxpe, Andrew Richards, Rhys Tivey, Hanzolo and Nas Leber. Food trucks, games, jam sessions, yoga and showers are also available. But beware, what sets Over Yondr apart is that it’s a phone-free event: during the festival, all attendees’ phones and smartwatches will be privately protected in special pouches that will stay with them. possession.

Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent

(June 24-August 6)

As part of Bard College’s largest classically-leaned SummerScape festival, the Spiegeltent welcomes the return of its Black Roots Summer series, which this year features “The Sound of (Black) Music” (June 24), Mwenso and the Shakes ( June 25), and “Rhythm and BBQ” (June 26). Also appearing: Nona Hendryx and Mama Funk (July 1), George Gee Swing Orchestra (July 10), Ms. Lisa Fischer with Mr. Louis Cato and the Badass and Beautiful Big Band (July 22-23), Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Big Band (July 24), Marth Redbone (July 30) and drag divas Susanne Bartch (July 2) and Justin Vivian Bond (August 5-6).


Radio Woodstock Presents

(June 30; July 16)

Okay, maybe not a festival per se, but it’s worth mentioning here nonetheless this pair of concerts sponsored by Radio Woodstock featuring two popular summer festival artists, both of which are set to perform at the MJN Convention Center in Poughkeepsie. Rock/funk/hip hop/reggae/soul fusion artists Michael Franti and Spearhead (June 30: Arrested Development will open), long a staple name of the latest Mountain Jam festival presented by the station, are on tour for their new album, Follow your heart. Named after a song by English musical pranksters Bonzo Dog Band, the Seattle-based Death Cab for Cutie (July 16; Illuminati Hotties will open) is a group loved by many for their melodic pop hits.

Gray Fox Bluegrass Festival

(July 14-17)

The Northeast’s largest bluegrass festival, Gray Fox, returns to the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill with a rich harvest of roots music excellence. For 2022, the 38-year-old gathering brings new and returning favorites such as Jerry Douglas, the Del McCoury Band, Steve Earle and the Dukes, the Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck, the Yonder Mountain String Band, the Steep Canyon Rangers, the SteelDrivers, the Travelin’ McCourys, Peter Rowan and Los TexManiacs, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Natalie McMaster and Donnell Leahy, Allison Brown, We Banjo 3, the Gibson Brothers, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Donna the Buffalo and more others Suite. Camping on site too.


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