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Enjoy the music made in the Hudson Valley

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2009
From West Point to Woodstock, the Hudson Valley jumps with excitement. If you like to sit under the stars or want the comfort of wonderful theater seating, you can find it close to home.

On Sundays all summer long, enjoy music under the stars with the USMA Concert Band. 7:30pm. Trophy Point Amphitheater, USMA, West Point. 845-938-2617. www.usma.edu/band

Check out Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago on June 14, Peter Paul and Mary on July 21, and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on Aug. 22 at The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. 8pm. 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel.1-866-781-2922. www.bethelwoodscenter.org

Visit The Center for Performing Arts on June 17th for a Summer Serenade by Composer David Temple. Hear a classical guitar concert full of color and variety. 8pm. Rhinebeck. www.CenterforPerformingArts.org

The Belleayre Music Festival heats up this summer with the great American singer, Michael Feinstein on July 11, Jay Leno’s Tonight Show’s Kevin Eubanks Band on Aug. 15, and The Supreme’s Mary Wilson on Aug. 29. 8pm. Highmount. 800-942-6904. www.belleayremusic.org

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to the band play your favorites at the Port Jervis Annual Summer Band Concert on various days throughout the summer. The schedule hasn’t been posted yet, but check back soon to find specific dates. It’s free! 8pm. Riverside Park, Port Jervis. 845-858-4017. www.portjervisny.org

You can’t beat music outdoors. On July 25, catch the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra at Downing Park Summer Musikfest. 4pm. Downing Park Amphitheater, Newburgh. 845-913-7157. www.newburghsymphony.org

The Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery in Warwick hosts a Blues Festival on Aug. 1 & 2 from Noon-6pm. Sunday is “Black Sunday”—the whole day is a tribute to the great Johnny Cash. 845-258-4858. www.wvwinery.com

Enjoy tunes and tomatoes on Aug. 23 at the Heirloom Tomato & Music Festival. Rogowski Farm, Pine Island. 845-258-4574. www.rogowskifarm.com

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