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Best Music February 2018 

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Best Music February 2018: Here’s our selection of the best at the music halls from Indie Mambo to Joan Osborne’s Dylanology, Gypsy Swing to Diana Krall, Al Stewart of Al DiMeola.

February

Winter Music 2017 The Best of Winter Music 2018 Best Music February 2018Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Acoustic, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 2/2: 8pm: An acoustic evening from the “we’re not worthy” gal”, and four time Grammy winner Pat Benatar and her guitar playing husband. “Love is a Battlefield”, “We Belong” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill;  www.paramounthudsonvalley.com) 

PAC_Globalfest Best Music February 2018Indie-mambo and Latin Big Band! Globalfest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music, Performing Arts Center – Fri, 2/2: 8pm: Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza join forces in a celebration of Mexican-American music from Arizona and California. Two of today’s hottest interpreters of the Latin sound explore new directions with forays into infectious Indie-mambo and Latin Big Band traditions that merges cumbia, merengue and ranchera with electronica, strings and Western pop. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

Debbie Gravitte’s Big Band Broadway, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 2/3: 7:30pm: Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins’ Broadway) and her RK Big Band come to the Playhouse to celebrate their new album Big Band Broadway with swinging orchestrations of “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”, “Let Me Entertain You”, and a “Surrey With The Fringe on Top” unlike anything you’ve ever heard! (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Hot ticket alert! Joan Osborne’s Dylanology, Tarrytown Music Hall – Thurs – Fri, 2/8-9: Best Music February 20188pm: Joan Osborne, and special guests Jackie Greene, Amy Helm and pedal steel guitar master Robert Randolph perform an all-Dylan show to support her recent album Songs of Dylan. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 2/10: 8:30pm: “The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy.” – Rolling Stone (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Winter Music 2017 The Best of Winter Music 2018 Best Music February 2018Pink Talking Fish, The Wall, Capitol Theatre – Sat, 2/10: 8pm: PTF performs the full Pink Floyd album The Wall plus Talking Heads and Phish. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

Al Stewart, Year of the Cat Tour, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sun, 2/11: 7pm: One of the leaders of the British Folk revival, Al Stewart scored big hits with “Year of the Cat”, “Time Passages”, “Nostradamus” and “On the Border”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

First Ladies of Disco: Valentines Day Gala, Ridgefield Playhouse – Wed, 2/14: Martha Wash, Linda Clifford & Norma Jean Wright, formerly of chic, perform “Disco Inferno”, “Le Freak”, “Boogie Woogie”, “Far Out”, “Jive Turkey and more at this champagne and chocolate benefit for The Ridgefield Playhouse. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Marc Cohen, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 2/16: 8pm: Grammy Award-winning folk rocker, Marc Cohen’s ode to Elvis, “Walking in Memphis” is his “American Pie”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Winter Music 2017 The Best of Winter Music 2018 Best Music February 2018Jazz icon! Al Di Meola, Opus, Piazzola, Lennon & McCartney – Paramount Hudson Valley, Sat, 2/17: 8pm: Guitar great, Dimeola celebrates his new release, “Opus, Piazzolla, Lennon & McCartney & Di Meola”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Railroad Earth, Capitol Theater – Sat, 2/17 – 8pm: Newgrass (acoustic) jam band with front man singer/songwriter Todd Sheaffer combine elements of bluegrass, rock, jazz and Celtic in it’s improvisational performances. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

PAC_VelvetCarvan Performing Arts Center 2017-18 Season Best Music February 2018Spesh! Velvet Caravan, Performing Arts Center – Sat, 2/17: 8pm: Some call it Gypsy Swing. Some call it European Red Neck music. Either way they’re so sure their ensemble’s collection of Gypsy, Honky-Tonk, Swing and Latin beats will make you want to dance that this performance features nightclub seating (with a dance floor) and dinner and drinks available at the bar. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

An Evening with Poco and Jim Messina, Tarrytown Music Hall – Fri, 2/23: 8pm: “A Good Feeling to Know”, “Angry Eyes”, “Vahevela”, “You’re Momma Don’t Dance”, “house at Pooh Corner”, “Danny’s Song” and more. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

The Best of Winter Music 2018 Best Music February 2018Hot ticket alert! Diana Krall, Capitol Theatre – Sat, 2/24: 8pm: Five-time Grammy winning jazz vocalist, Diana Krall brings her Turn Up the Quiet tour to Port Chester to support her new album. The album features Krall’s reinterpretations of jazz standards such as Cole Porter’s “Night and Day”, Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies” and the rumba classic “Sway”. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

PAC_AmericanRhapsody Performing Arts Center 2017-18 Season Best Music February 2018Hot ticket alert! American Rhapsody, The Gershwin Big Band, Performing Arts Center – Sun, 2/25: 3pm: Led by front-man Michael Andrew, who the NYT’s described as “the next Harry Connick Jr.”, The Gershwin Big Band’s collection of world class jazz musicians hits the “refresh” button on George Gershwin’s iconic brew of Broadway, Hollywood, opera and American standards. (735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase; www.artscenter.org)

March

Best Music February 2018Anne Hampton Callaway and Cyrille Aimee, Ridgefield Playhouse – Fri, 3/2: 8pm: Cabaret star, Anne Hampton Callaway performs the best of Ella Fitzgerald in her new show The Ella Centuryincluding “How High the Moon” and “Mr. Paganini”. Cyrille Aimee, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s vocal competition is “one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation.” – The Wall Street Journal. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

Hot Dead Ticket Alert! Bobby and Phil Duo Tour, Radio City Music Hall – Fri-Sat, 3/2-3: Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will tour together as a duo performing back-to-back sets of both acoustic and electric versions of Grateful Dead classics for the first time ever. This new project came about as Weir and Lesh celebrated the 40-year anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s 1977 studio album Terrapin Station. The two performed at Lesh’s own Terrapin Crossroads, as well as LOCKN’ and Sound Summit on Mount Tamalpais earlier this year. Expect to hear Grateful Dead favorites and musical surprises. TKTS 

Hot Ticket Alert! Jon Bon Jovi & Friends, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sun, 3/4: 7pm: Rock legend, Jon Bon Jovi performs a special acoustic benefit concert in the intimate Tarrytown Music Hall for the Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation. JBJ & Friends recent set lists feature his hits “Livin’ on a Prayer’, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “WantedDead or Alive”, and a range of covers from Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Roy Orbison, The Box Tops, Bob Seger and The Who. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

Best Music February 2018An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sun, 3/4: 7pm: Four-time Grammy-winner, Lyle Lovett (“I Married Her Because She Looked Like You”) teams up with three-time Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin (“Sunny Came Home”) for a singer/songwriter,country/Americana fest in Peekskill. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Hot Ticket Alert! Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Capitol Theatre – Thurs-Fri, 3/8-9: 8pm: Just announced on February 7, Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform for two nights at the Capitol. The set list on their recent tour features new and a lot of the classics like “The Angles Want to Wear my Red Shoes”, “Accidents Will Happen”, “Watching the Detectives”, “Allison”, “Radio Radio”, “Everyday I Write the Book” “(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea” and “(What’s so Funny ’bout) Peace Love and Understanding”. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

Local! Edwin McCain, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Fri, 3/9: 8pm: Soulful Greenville, South Carolina-based singer/songwriter with roots in folk, pop, and Americana, Edwin McCain rose to fame with his hit song “I’ll Be”. Edwin comes to the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center this March. TKTS

The Edgar Winter Band, Paramount Hudson Valley – Fri, 3/9: 8pm: “Free Ride”, Frankenstein”, “Tobacco Road”, “Save the Planet”, “Keep Playin’ That Rock ‘n Roll” and more. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill; www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

The Best of Dave Mason, Ridgefield Playhouse – Sat, 3/10: 8pm: “Feelin Alright”, “We Just Disagree”, “Only You Know and I Know”, “Shouldn’t Have Took More than You Gave”, “Let It Go, Let It Flow”, “All Along the Watchtower” and more from Traffic’s other great legend. (80 E. Ridge, Ridgefield, CT; www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org)

The Best of Winter Music 2018Hot ticket alert! Steve Winwood, Greatest Hits Tour, Capitol Theatre – Tues, 3/13: 8pm: Two-time Grammy-winner performs his iconic songs from The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith including “Gimme Some Lovin’”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, “Can’t Find My Way Home” and “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

Indigo Girls, Tarrytown Music Hall – Thurs, 3/15: 8pm: Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo’s 1989 eponymous album went double platinum on the strength of their hit songs “Closer to Fine” and “Prince of Darkness”. Their 1992 album Rites of Passage also went platinum with the breakaway hit “Galileo”.   Their 2015 album One Lost Day peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Folk Charts and No. 7 on the US Rock and US Indie Charts. (13 Main St., Tarrytown; www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Capitol Theatre – Thurs – Fri, 3/15-16: 8pm: Grateful Dead bassist lines up friends and family for an evening of Dead tunes, space jams and whatever… He will also perform with Steve Winwood on Thurs, 3/13 if you can get tickets. (149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester; www.capitoltheatre.com)

Hot Ticket Alert! The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Tarrytown Music Hall – Fri, 3/16: 8pm: Bagpipes meet rock and roll. The Red Hot Chili Pipers walked away with the top prize on the UK TV show When Will I Be Famous with their “Bag Rock” sound on traditional Scottish ballads like “The Flowers of Scotland” and rocked up bagpipe covers of hit tunes like Coldplay’s “Clocks”, Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” and Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. (13 Main St., Tarrytown;  www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled, Barclays Center – Fri, 3/16: 7:30pm: Grammy-nominee, Demi Lovato has scored Billboard hits with “Skyscraper”, “Heart Attack”, “This is Me” and “Give Your Heart a Break”. www.barclayscenter.com

Chappaqua Mom Alert! Darlene Love, Tarrytown Music Hall – Sat, 3/17: 8pm: Chappaqua’s Vicki Birdoff presents Darlene Love, who Rolling Stone called “one of the greatest singers of all time.” Her background vocals for Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound with The Blossoms and The Crystals set the stage for her emergence as a hit-maker with songs like “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”, “He’s a Rebel” and “Christmas(Baby Please Come Home)”. (13 Main St., Tarrytown;  www.tarrytownmusichall.org)

The Best of Winter Music 2018The Charlie Daniels Band, Paramount Hudson Valley – Sat, 3/17: 8pm: Grammy-winner for his cross over hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, country legend Charlie Daniels also had hits with “Long Haired Country Boy”, “The South’s Gonna Do it Again” and “Simple Man”. (1008 Brown St., Peekskill;  www.paramounthudsonvalley.com)

Local! Rickie Lee Jones, Chappaqua Performing Arts Center – Fri, 3/23: 8pm: Rickie Lee Jones, a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer (for Best New Artist 1980 and Best Jazz Vocal Collaboration in 1989), comes to the ChappPac this spring. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. TKTS

ChappPac Announces Spring SeasonEditors Choice! The Daisy Joplin Band, ChappPac, Sat, 3/31: 7:30pm: The Daisy Jopling band plays rock arrangements of great classical pieces, spiced up with some gypsy music, Irish folk, tango, reggae and original compositions that blends all of the above. Daisy performs on a Antonio Gragnani violin made in 1778 and a Yamaha electric violin. She debuted at London’s Royal Albert Hall at 14 and opened the Vienna Festival. Her latest album Awakenings was released in 2017 and a documentary film about her String Pulse Experience shows will air on PBS this year. (480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua; 914.458-5143) TKTS

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