Hottest Summer Music in the Hudson Valley

Updated Jun 2024. Summer brings long, sunny days and warm moonlit nights filled with flickering fireflies. It’s the best time of year for music, especially when it’s played outside. So let us show you the best places for summer music in the Hudson Valley. There are free concerts and ticketed concerts of every type of music, so there is sure to be something that will appeal to your musical sensibilities. 

When planning your getaway; include hiking or horseback riding. Visit a retro ice cream stand that will make you think of Fonzie and Happy Days. Tour lighthouses and West Point, then spend an afternoon or evening listening to the sizzling sounds of summer.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located on the grounds of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The season includes multiple weekly concerts with headline acts like James Taylor. The Harvest Festival is in September. Depending on the ticket, there is seating near the stage and lawn seating that is not designated. 

Bethel Woods has free parking, and tailgating is allowed in the parking lot. You can bring allowed amounts of food, a blanket, and a spirit of fun to the concert.

West Point Band

The West Point Band has a summer concert series; locations include their home field and local venues. Concert themes are varied, including a special Independence Day concert with fireworks, classic Americana tunes, Latin music, and Dancing Under the Stars.


Many of our local wineries have concerts during the summer:

Free Concerts

Pack a picnic, grab a blanket or some chairs, and sit outside for free music. Isn’t that what summer is all about?

  • Croton-on-Hudson has concerts on Friday evenings through the beginning of August.
  • Peekskill has concerts on Wednesdays from July 4 through August 20.
  • Monroe has free concerts on various days during the summer, mostly Saturdays.
  • Warwick has a summer concert series, mostly on Saturdays, with some Fridays.

There is More Than Music with a Hudson Valley Getaway

As you can see, summer music in the Hudson Valley is happening almost every day of the week! Check your schedule, and get your tickets for that event. If you don’t want to be bound by a tight schedule, just book your stay, and play it by ear. Summer has started, so don’t waste time!


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