Music Lovers’ Guide to a Groovin’ Summer in the River Towns

[Ed. Note > This is not meant to be an all-inclusive listing of summer music performances in our communities. It focuses mainly on free, outdoor events hosted by municipalities, sometimes in affiliation with local organizations. Towns reserve the right to limit attendance to their residents, and may request an ID.]  


City of Peekskill Summer Concert Series

Peekskill jazz legend Ray Blue returns to the Riverfront bandstand with his Cultural Connection student ensemble.


Riverfront Green Park 

July 7 
What It Is 

July 14 
Cross Cultural Connection  

 July 21 
The Force  

July 28 
Six String Country 

August 4 
Soul Fusion  

This unique new series conceived by Peekskill resident and singer Kristina Koller uniquely pairs morning workshops with afternoon concerts. Half the acts are local and half are from New York City.

Feel Good Music Series 2021
Charles Point Park 

June 12
All-Day Kickoff Event Featuring Westchester Ballet Company and The Dance Conservatory (10am-4pm) 

The Ingrid Jensen / Alex Smith Quartet (5:30pm)  

June 26 
Brandon Cruz leads a community mural project (11am)  

Cuarteto Guataca (2pm)  

July 10 
Zumba with Suzi Tipa (11am)  

Sirintip (2pm) 

July 24 
The Ray Blue Quartet, Concert and Jazz Workshop (Noon) 

Richie Goods & the Goods Project (3pm)  

August 7 
Community Open Mic hosted by Joe Natale (11am) 

Willerm Delisfort (2pm) 

August 21
Learn the Basics of Hoop Dance with Cait Cuevo (11am) 

Kristina Koller (2pm)  


On selected concert dates, an outdoor movie also will be shown.

Summer Concert Series
Cortlandt Waterfront Park 
June 10
FDR Drive Band  

June 17 
The Force 



July 1 
Andy Polay Quintet 

 July 8 
Kick Start Charlie  

July 22
Jon Bates Band 

August 5
Kickin’ Nash 

Previously indoors, Hen Hud Library is taking its summer concerts outside for 2021. 

Outdoor Coffeehouse Concerts 
Hendrick Hudson Free Library lawn

 June 27 
The BlueStorm Four 

July 11
Eric Puente Jazz Quartet 

August 8 
Six String Country 

August 22
Flor Bromley Family Concert 

September 12
Everything Else 

October 3 
Bob Meyer Trio 


Toni Senecal of Croton Tapsmith, which presents the concert series, prepares pies for the pizza oven she calls La Bella Sophia. Beer, wine and cider also are sold at the shows, thanks to an open container law exemption she received for the park events.

Saturdays at Senasqua
Food + Beer Service starts 1pm
Band starts 3pm 

(For updates, go to Croton Tapsmith on Facebook and Instagram) 

June 19
Greg Joaquin

June 26
DJ Dirty Santa – Greg Jacquin 

July 3
Scoot & Marlena 

July 10
Sean Donovan & Friends 

 July 17
B Side 

July 24
Whiskey’s Edge  

July 31
Electric Beast 

August 7

August 14
Finus and the Lonely Leaves 

Westchester County

Tribute band Back to the Garden 1969 faithfully recreates legendary Woodstock performances.

Westchester County Parks Summer Concert Series 
Croton Point Park  

($80 per designated area — maximum 8 people per area; 

June 29
High Noon Band 

July 13 
Back to the Garden 1969  


Local cover band Class Action is fronted by an attorney and a judge.

Yorktown Lions Summer Concert Series 
John “Jack” De Vito Gazebo, Veterans Road 


June 27
Simply Diamond  

July 11
Group du Jour 

July 18

August 8
Elton John tribute band 

August 15
45 RPM 

August 29 
Class Action  


For updates on shows not yet announced check >

The Ossining Concert Series  
Louis Engel Park  

Fridays 7pm-9pm  

August 13 
Mike Risko Band  

Jazz at Henry Gourdine Park, Ossining Riverfront
6:30pm – 8pm 

 July 12 
Hiroshi Yamazaki Quartet  

July 26
Leonieke Scheuble Generations of Jazz Quintet feat. Bill Crow 

August 9
Vince Ector Quartet 

August 23 
Natalie Forteza Trio 


Law Memorial Park 

June 10 (6:30pm)
Phase 3  

July 8 (7-9 pm)

August 12 (7-9 pm)
Phase 3  

*Food and beverage available for purchase  


These guys are so Nerdy, they’ve even played Carnegie Hall.

Westchester County Parks Summer Concert Series  
Kensico Dam Plaza

($80 per designated area — maximum 8 people per area; 

July 1
Songs in the Attic: Billy Joel Tribute Band  

July 20
The Nerds 







Visit Town of Tarrytown on Facebook for further information

Summer Concert Series

7pm-9pm at Pierson Park

June 24 – Grateful B.R.O.’s (Blues / Rock & Grateful Dead covers)

July 1 – Kick-start Charlie Band (60’s-70’s contemporary rock)

July 8 – Powder Finger (70’s-80’s classic rock)

July 15 – Moxie (Blues / Rhythm & Blues)

July 22 – Splashing Dominican (Latin / Salsa Music)

July 29 – Tracy Delucia (Country / Rock)

August 5 – Mike Risko Band (Rock & Roll)

August 12 – The Book-ends (60’s – 70’s early rock)

August 19 – Juke Joint (Blues, R&B, and Classic Rock)


11th Annual Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst Concert Series
635 South Broadway

July 8 – Ed Cherry T-Man Trio

July 15 – Kristen Lee Sergeant Quartet feat. Ted Nash

July 22- Justin Robinson Quartet

July 29 – Mayra Casales & Cocomama

August 5 – Alicia Renee – Direct from New Orleans!

August 12 – Jazzmobile’s SUMMER FEST presents The Jay Hoggard Quartet

August 19 – Scott Robinson Quartet

August 26 – Anita Brown Orchestra
Premiere of NYSCA-Commissioned Work for 20-piece Orchestra!

Jazz at Pierson Park, West Main Street
Friday Evening Concerts at the Hudson River 

July 9 – Neal Spitzer & Friends

July 16 – Joe Magnarelli Quartet feat. Akiko Tsuruga

July 23 – Ashley Pezzotti Quartet

Juy 30 – Matt Buttermann Quartet feat. Ceren Yasaroglu

August 6 – Chien Chien Lu Quartet

August 13 – Gilberto “Pulpo” Colon, Jr. Latin Jazz!

August 20 – Nanny Assis Brazilian Birthday Bash!

August 27 – Austin Day & B-Side Five




Village of Sleepy Hollow Sponsored Free Live Music Events at Horan’s Landing (all at 6pm)

Friday, July 9 – Lords of Hawthorne at Horan’s Landing

Wednesday, July 14 – Country Fresh at Horan’s Landing

Wednesday, July 28 – Blackstone Southern at Horan’s Landing

Friday, August 27 – Moxie at Horan’s Landing

Tarrytown Arts Camp presents “African Roots” Concert in the Park:
A showcase of the world-renowned teaching artists of Tarrytown Arts Camp

Barnhardt Park (Rain Location: Kathryn Davis Pavilion, Kingsland Point Park)

July 22
6:30pm – 8pm


  • Esraa Warda ensemble (North African dance)
  • Benin Rhythms with JB and Mathieu Gnonlonfoun
  • The Revelators West African dance ensemble
  • April Armstrong-African American storytelling

Jazz at Horan’s Landing Park Tuesday Evening Concerts at 9 River Street

August 3, 10, 17 & 24 (all shows from 6:30pm-8pm)

Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum All-Stars Celebrate Brasil!
Feat. Eddie Monteiro & Nanny Assis


Concerts In The Park
Carroll Park, Thornwood

In case of rain, concerts are next day. 

June 30 – The Saints

July 28 – That Duo Show

August 4 – The Ricky Blue Band

August 11 – Herd Immunity?

August 18 – The 3 B’s Jazz/R&B Quartet

August 25 – Mt. Pleasant Community Band


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