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June Music 2017: Donovan, Dylan, Diana Krall, Jason Adlern, Miley Cyrus and classical Caramoor!

Memorial Day Music:

Phil Lesh Capitol Theatre Port ChesterDeadhead Alert! Phil Lesh & Friends, The Capitol Theatre – Fri-Sat, 5/26-27: 8pm:Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh and Friends perform their last two Capitol Theatre concerts before the fall season begins. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester: 

Nick Fradiano & Amanda Ayala, Ridgefield Playhouse – Fri, May 26: 8pm: CT native and winner of the 14th season of American Idol teams up with Amanda Ayala who was a member of Team Adam on season 9 of The Voice. P.S. did you hear that Idol is returning next season on ABC? (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT;

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 5/27: 8pm: Five-time Grammy-nominee and Platinum selling flamenco guitarist fuses traditional flamenco riffs with South American percussion, rock and jazz for the smart set. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT;


Music_Donovan Music May 2017Donovan’s Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour, Tarrytown Music Hall – Fri, 6/2: 8pm:  “Superman or Green Lantern ain’t got a-nothin’ on me, I can make like a turtle and dive for your pearls in the sea, yeah! A you-you-you can just sit there a-thinking on your velvet throne, ‘Bout all the rainbows a-you can a-have for your own, When you’ve made your mind up forever to be mine, I’ll pick up your hand and slowly blow your little mind…” Nuff said, we love Donovan. (13 Main St., Tarrytown;

Hudson Chorale, Requiem: Mozart and More, White Plains ­– Fri, 6/2: 8pm & Sun, 6/4: 4pm: Hudson Chorale, the areas largest mixed voice chorus, performs Mozart’s Requiem with full orchestra at St. John the Evangelist Church. The program also features Henry Purcell’s Funeral Music for Queen Mary, choral gems boy Johannes Brahms, Antonio Lotti and William Schumann and a selection of American Negro Spirituals. (148 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains:

music_miley_cyrus June Music 2017KTUphoria, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre – Sat, 6/3: 7pm: KTU’s Summer Dance Party at Jones Beach Theatre features the Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony, Nicky Jam, Shaggy, Daya, Craig David and Starley.

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sat, 6/3: 8pm: He’s the Billy Joel guy! Renowned cover artist of everything Billy Joel from “Big Shot” to “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” also plays Elton John, The Beatles and Journey. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill;

Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Kane Brown & Dee Jay Silver, Jones Beach Theatre – Sun, 6/4: 7:30pm. Quadruple platinum selling country music star and American Country Music Awards 2016 & 2017 Entertainer of the Year, Jason Aldean headlines this all-country show at Jones Beach.

music_B52s Music May 2017The B-52s, Ridgefield Playhouse – Mon, 6/5: 8pm: “Wanna be the ruler of the galaxy, Wanna be the king of the universe, Let’s meet and have a baby now! Wanna be the empress of fashion, Wanna be the president of Moscow, Let’s meet and have a baby now!” Plus, Private Idaho, Roam, Rock Lobster, Love Shack and Planet Claire. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT;

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Jones Beach Theatre – Tues, 6/6: 7:30pm: Dave Matthews teams up with Tim Reynolds of TR3 for an acoustic evening. Reynolds has guested on several studio albums and tours with the Dave Matthews Band. Matthews and Reynolds have released three live albums together including Live at Radio City.

Music_jasonaldean_jonesbeach June Music 2017Taste of Country Music Festival, Hunter Mountain – Fri-Sun, June 9-11: The Northeast’s biggest country music party offers three days of country music, camping or single day tickets. Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt headline a lineup of 18 acts. (64 Klein Ave, Hunter, NY;

John Mayall, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sat, 6/10: 8pm: The godfather of British blues and leader of the band John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers that over the years has included many celebrated blues rockers such as Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Mick Taylor is still going! (1008 Brown St., Peekskill;

music_jessie's_girl_capitol June Music 2017Turn Back the Cap: 1980s with Jessie’s Girl, Capitol Theatre – Sat, 6/10: 8pm: Jessie’s Girl, is “the ultimate 80s band” that is a regular sell-out at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and around the country as well. This high-energy tribute band plays the “big decade’s” favorite tunes from popular artists such as Bon Jovi, Prince, and Journey. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester:

The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sat, 6/10: 8pm: One of a growing number of tribute bands that eschew the impersonation and just plays the music. Spin Magazine wrote that the Machine “sounds exactly like Pink Floyd.” P.S. did you know that Dark Side of the Moon is the #3 top selling album of all time? (13 Main St., Tarrytown;

Ramsey Lewis Quintet, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sun, 6/11: 8pm: Three-time Grammy Award-winning contemporary jazz pianist is best known for crossing over with pop-chart topping hits of his swinging interpretations of Dobie Gray’s “The In Crowd”, The McCoy’s “Hang on Sloopy” and the African-American folk song “Wade in the Water.” (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT;

music_bob_dylan_2 June Music 2017Bob Dylan & His Band, The Capitol Theatre – Tues-Thurs, 6/13-15: 8pm: “People are crazy and times are strange, I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range, I used to care, but things have changed.” He’s a wild man and he’s coming to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Not too many 75 year-olds can make our Hot Ticket Alert! Don’t think twice. Call up your BFFs and order tickets today! (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester: 

Train, OAR, Natasha Bedingfield, Jones Beach – Wed, 6/14: 7pm: SF roots rockers, Train (“Drops of Jupiter”, “Hey Soul Sister”) tour to promote their new album, A girl, a bottle, a boat. They are joined jammers O.A.R. and British popper and Grammy-nominee Natasha Bedingfield. Hot tickets alerts for July:

music_florida-georgia_line June Music 2017Florida Georgia Line, Nelly & Chris Lane, Jones Beach – Thurs, 6/15: 7pm: Cross-over hit-makers and Billboard and American Country Music Award-winners for “Cruise” and “This is How We Roll”, Florida Georgia Line tours to promote their new album Dig Your Roots and its hit song H.O.L.Y. It’s their sixth single to top the Billboard Hot Country chart.

BLI Summer Jam, Jones Beach – Fri, 6/16: 5pm: Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Flo Rida, Noah Cyrus, DNCE, Matin Garrix, Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Nick Tangorra, Tinashe and more.

music-stevemillerframpton June Music 2017Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton, Jones Beach, Sat, 6/17: 7:30pm: Two 70s hit machines, Steve Miller Band (“Fly Like An Eagle”, “Space Cowboy”, “Abracadabra”) and Peter Frampton (“Show Me The Way”, “Baby, I Love Your Way”) team up at the beach.

Nick Lowe with Alejandro Escoveda, Tarrytown Music Hall – Fri, 6/16: 8pm: Legendary producer for Elvis Costello, Graham Parker and The Pretenders, Lowe had his own power pop hits with “Cruel To Be Kind”, “I Love the Sound of Broken Glass”, and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding”. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; 

music_Jason_derulo June Music 2017KFEST, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts – Sat, 6/17: 1pm: K104.7 FM’s KFEST delivers some of the hottest stars and up and comers in pop, indie-rock hip-hop and rap. Including: Jason Derulo, Tinashe, The Vamps, Sean Paul, Jon Bellion, Dua Lipa, Matoma, Kyle, Clean Bandit, Austin Mahone and Aaron Carter. (200 Hurd Rd., Bethel;

Dawes, Capitol Theatre – Fri, 6/16: 8pm: The band with the Laurel Canyon sound derived from Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Their 2015 and 2016 albums All Your Favorite Bands and We’re All Gonna Die both hit #1 on the Billboard Folk Charts. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester:
Kids_Sloop_Clearwater3_-_Photo_by_Anthony_PepitoneHot Ticket Alert! Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Sat-Sun, 6/17-18: 11am-9pm. This world-class outdoor music & environmental festival lives on after the death of its founder Pete Seeger. The festival attracts top musical talent each year to its seven stages. There’s a host of activities for kids and families, including sloop and schooner rides, food, art, crafts, jugglers and clowns. The lineup of 57 musical acts includes Richard Thompson, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell & Dar Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Nick Lowe, Josh Ritter and Alejandro Escoveda. 12 & under’s go free! (Croton Point Park, 1A Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson;

America, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sat, 6/17: 8pm: “Ventura Highway”, “Sister Golden Hair”, ”Tin Man”, “I Need You”, “Don’t Cross the River” and “A Horse with No Name”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill;

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017 June Music 2017Opening Night! A Night of Italian Opera, Venetian Theatre – Sat, 6/17: 8:30pm: Caramoor’s Artist-in-Residence soprano Angela Meade is featured in an evening of popular overtures, classic arias, rousing choral numbers and heartbreaking duets from Rossini, Verdi, Mozart, Donizetti and more. Manhattanites will bus up on the Caramoor Coach for this performance that will be broadcast live on Classical 105.9 WQXR. The evening features a pre-show benefit gala and an After Dark party. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017Schubert and Gopnik: A Musical Dialogue, St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra & Adam Gopnik, Venetian Theatre – Sun, 6/18: 4pm: This innovative program presents the music of Schubert’s Octet, an OSL signature piece, in dialogue with one of New York’s most distinctive literary voices, Adam Gopnik. Between movements of the Octet, Gopnik will read an original narrative about the intersection of music and life. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

Classical Music May 2017 Music_WestPhilBrass_v2_08162016WHITE Classical Music Spring 2017 Classical Music Update April & May 2017Father’s Day Burgers, Beers & B-Flat Minor, Westchester Philharmonic – 6/18: 3pm: The Phil’s season finale presents conductor Andrew Litton and pianist Conrad Tao in a program of Weber, Tchaikovsky and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Join the band for a Father’s Day BBQ after the show. (Concert Hall, The Performing Arts Center Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase:

Happy Together Tour, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sun, 6/18: 7pm: Flo and Eddie (The Turtles) return with their Happy Together Tour that includes The Association (“Windy”), The Box Tops (“The Letter”), The Cowsills (“Hair”) and Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World”). (13 Main St., Tarrytown;

June Music 2017Diana Krall, Beacon Theatre – Wed, 6/21: 7:30pm: Diana Krall alert for this five-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist. Love her Live in Paris album. She’s “S’wonderful, S’marvelous…”

Ask Your Mom, Backyard Concerts, Katonah Museum of Art – Wed, 6/21: 7pm: Hump night in the KMA sculpture garden with local garage bands and complimentary beer and wine. Garden seating or pack a blanket for Ask Your Mom covers of classic rock and alt-rock songs. (134 Jay St. (Rt. 22) Katonah;

caramoor_Roman-Rabinovich Caramoor Summer Festival 2017Roman Rabinovich (piano), Spanish Courtyard – Thurs, 6/22: 7pm: Winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, Israeli pianist Roman Rabinovich performs Chopin’s quartet of ballades, some of the most challenging pieces in the piano repertoire. At this performance Mr. Rabinovich will also debut an original composition, Memory Box, and will complete the evening’s program with a duo of Haydn sonatas. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017 June Music 2017

Edward Arron & Friends, Spanish Courtyard –Fri, 6/23: 8pm: The NYT’s acclaimed cellist Edward Arron offers another of his popular chamber music concerts joined by his colleagues and companions—many of which are fellow Evnin Rising Stars alumni—for a diverse program of quintets and sextets. Including Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture arranged for Piano four Hands, violin and cello, and works by Vaughan Williams and Henry Purcell. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

The Smithereens & Willie Nile Band, Tarrytown Music Hall – Fri, 6/23: 8pm: 80s power poppers had hits with “A Girl Like You” and their album Meet the Smithereens that covered the entire Meet The Beatles album. (Loved it!) New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile toured with The Who. Their album The Innocent Ones was one of Rolling Stones Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011”. (13 Main St., Tarrytown;

music_Almost_Queen_Joseph_Russo-2016Almost Queen, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Fri, 6/23: 8pm: Jersey Boys vet, Joseph Russo fronts this Queen tribute band that recreates the Queen experience from four part harmonies to the Freddy Mercury jumpsuits. (11 City Place, 3rd Floor, White Plains; www.wppac,com)

Toto, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 6/23: 8pm: Two-time Grammy Award-winners best known for 80s hits like “Rosanna”, “Africa” and “Hold the Line”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill;

Local! Bijoux Music Group – Bedford Hills Memorial Park: Fri, 6/23: 7pm: These rockin’ moms play music spanning 8 decades from Motown and American Standards to techno-pop. (60 Haines Rd., Bedford Hills)

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017 June Music 2017American Roots Festival – Sat, 6/24: all day: The annual American Roots Music Festival offers a day full of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, string band, and old time music throughout the Caramoor grounds during the day. At the evening performance at the Venetian Theatre Multiple award winning banjo and fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens headlines with her blend of Americana genres. And five-time Grammy Award nominee and 2017 Grammy Award winner for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Performance, Sarah Jarosz returns with her new trio. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017 June Music 2017

Aimee Mann, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sat, 6/24: 8pm: NYT’s Jon Pareles called Mann’s new album Mental Illness “elegant despair.” Pitchfork called it “elegant chamber folk.” Mann, the former lead singer for the 80s punk rockers ‘Til Tuesday (“Voices Carry”) is best known for her Academy Award nominated song “Save Me” and her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River”. (13 Main St., Tarrytown;

Third Eye Blind, Jones Beach – Sat, 6/24: 7pm: TEB celebrates the 10th anniversary of their 6X platinum, eponymous debut album in its entirety. The album spun off three Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten hits: “Semi-Charmed Life”, “Jumper” and “How’s It Going to Be”. Plus Silversun Pickups.

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017 June Music 2017Chamber Music Alert! A Chamber Feast in Three Courses, Venetian Theatre, Sun, 6/25: 3pm: Chamber music fans can feast on three hearty courses chamber fare served up from Pamela Frank, (violin) Edward Arron (cello) and a host of Caramoor stars including horn virtuoso Stewart Rose. On the menu: Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Dvorak’s Trio for two Violins and Viola, Miniatures, Beethoven’s Piano Trio, Ghost, Mozart’s Quintet for Horn, Violin, 2 Violas & Cello. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

The Wallflowers, Ridgefield Theatre – Thurs, 6/29: 8pm: Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers 1996’ album Bringing Down the Horse which included hits “One Headlight”, “6th Avenue Heartache” and “Three Marlenas” went quadruple platinum, won two Grammys, and was praised by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Tom Petty. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT;

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017 June Music 2017Un avvertimento ai gelosi by Manuel Garcia, Bel Canto Young Artists, Spanish Courtyard – Thurs, 6/29: 7pm: Manuel García, Rossini’s opening night tenor in Il barbiere di Siviglia, was also a prolific composer. In 1830-31 he wrote a series of one-act “operettas” with piano accompaniment, to be performed by his students. Un avvertimento ai gelosi (“Advice to the Jealous”)–performed here as edited by Teresa Radomski. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

Local! Gerard Carelli, Lasdon Park – Fri, 6/30: 7pm: Gates open for picnicking at 6pm. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or grab a table around the patio for: Gerard Carelli’s jazz orchestra’s “all-American” concert to kick off Independence Day weekend. (Lasdon Park, 2610 Amawalk Rd., Rt. 35, Katonah:

Local! River of Dreams Summer Concert, Bedford Village Memorial Park – Fri, 6/30: 6:30pm: Billy Joel tribute band from “The Ballad of Billy the Kid” to “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. (Greenwich Rd., Bedford)

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017 June Music 2017Jason Vieaux with Escher String Quartet, Spanish Courtyard – Fri, 6/30: 8pm: Artist-in-Residence Jason Vieaux (guitar) teams with the Escher Quartet (former Ernst Stiefel Quartet-in-Residence) for an evening of chamber music. Vieaux performs Ginastera’s only original composition for guitar; the Escher String Quartet performs quartets by Haydn and Shostakovich. Then Vieaux joins the quartet for the Boccherini Quintet. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Madison Square Garden – Fri-Sun, 6/30-7/1: 7:30pm. It’s like New Year’s Eve in June at MSG. Are we the only ones who think Pitbulll is a little scary?

Caramoor Summer Festival 2017Mozart Alert! All Mozart, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Venetian Theatre – Sun, 7/2: 4pm: 18th century music expert, Bernard Labadie conducts OSL in a program of youthful Mozart works including his Symphony in D Major, “La finta giardiniera”. OSL’s principal flute, Elizabeth Mann will be joined by Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harp of the Met Orchestra, on Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major. (149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah;

Hot Ticket Alerts: July & August:

music_pleasantville_music_fest13th Pleasantville Music Festival – Sat, 7/8: 11:30am-10pm: “New York’s backyard jam” returns with top folk and Americana festival acts including: headliners Blues Traveler, Suzanne Vega and Ripe. Plus 12 more bands bringing the rock, folk-rock, country-rock, pop-rock, bluegrass and funk sounds. Including: Poussette Dart Band, Caleb Flood + The Culture, James Maddock, The Alpaca Gnomes, Sir Cadian Rhythm and the Shovel Ready String Band. Free parking and round-trip bus service from Pace University. (Parkway Field, Village Ln. Pleasantville;

Randy Newman, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sun, 7/9: 7pm: Beyond his popular Academy Music_randy-newman-lonely-at-the-top-1200-750x400Award-quality songs like “”You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (Toy Story) and “If I Didn’t Have You” (Monsters Inc.), Newman’s songbook is notable for his sardonic wit. Notable on tunes like “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “Short People”, “Lonely at the Top” and “Burn On”, that chronicles the night Cleveland’s polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire. (13 Main St., Tarrytown;

graham_nashGraham Nash, Capitol Theatre – Sat, 7/15: 8pm: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Graham Nash was a driving force in the English pop rock band The Hollies before he teamed up with Stephen Still and David Crosby to from Crosby, Stills and Nash. He penned many of CSN’s hits such as “Marrakesh Express”, “Our House”, “Teach Your Children” and “just a Song Before I Go”. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester:

Phish Baker’s Dozen, Madison Square Garden, Fri, 7/21- Sat, 8/5: 7:30pm: Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon and Phish take up residency at Madison Square Garden for 13 shows (a baker’s dozen) from July 21-August 5 – Mondays and Thursdays are dark.

Music_donald_fagen_2Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers, Capitol Theatre – Thurs-Fri, 8/3-4: 8pm: Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen has enlisted a musical army of young musicians to form the brand new band, the Nightflyers. They’re embarking on a tour that kicks off at The Cap! Pre-sale is Thursday, April 27 from 10AM – 10PM Password is EMINENT Public Onsale is Friday, April 28 at 12PM. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester: 

Music_Stephen-Stills-Judy-Collins-1Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Ridgefield Playhouse – Mon, 8/14: 8pm: CSN-er teams up with Suite: Judy blue Eyes herself for an evening of folk and Laurel Canyon folk/rock hits. We know it’s a Monday night but this is a very small theatre to see artists like these. What more can we say? (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT;

Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst , Thursday, 7/6-8/24: 6:30pm: Eight FREE picnic friendly concerts on the Lyndhurst bowling alley. The musical line-up cuts a broad swath of musical genres from contemporary jazz to swing and Latin jazz. 7/6: Rocky Middleton Sextet, 7/13: Darrian Douglas Unity Band, 7/20: Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet, 7/27: DOMI Quartet, 8/3: Willie Martinez La Familia Sextet, 8/10: Veronica Swift Quartet, 8/17: Ayako Shirasaki Quartet, 8/24: Bill Warfield & Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra.(Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown;

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