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Jam Out at These 5 Events for Music Lovers This Week

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This week some of the coolest, most exciting events happening in and around Westchester are all guaranteed ear-pleasers! Throwbacks are the name of the game, as classic bands classic songs, and classic styles all come to celebrate great music close to home!

 

Augst 15 — The Beach Boys


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If there’s anything more summery than blasting The Beach Boys out of a red convertible as you drive down the highway, we don’t want to know about it. The seminal rock band will be bringing their high-pitched harmonies to the Ridgefield Playhouse for an evening that’ll sweep you away back to Kokomo. Tickets are $125 (VIP passes with priority parking and open bar from 5:30-6 p.m. +$25), available by phone call only: (203) 438-5795
 


 

August 16 — Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
 

But maybe you’re not into vintage pop so much as vintage sounding pop. Well, if that’s the case then you probably already know about Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, but for everyone else this is an ensemble production dedicated to … we’ll say “reimagining” modern pop, rock, hip-hop, etc. in the style of throwback jazz, ragtime, big-band, Motown, and the like. With so many rotating artists, the band has put out 14 albums in just the last four years and accrued more than 740 million YouTube views. Enjoy their videos above, then snag some tickets ($77-$110) and enjoy them in person. Period-accurate clothing in not necessary, but you most likely won’t be alone if you choose to indulge.
 


 

August 17 — Rufus Wainright


Matthew Welch

The Grammy-winning, Juno-winning, GMA-winning, opera writing, sonnet orchestrating, much-collaborating musician will stop by Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre Friday night for a show that’s bound to be as moving and aurally eclectic as anything the celebrated artist creates. Tickets are only $40-$60, but you can grab an extra $5 off by buying them in advance of the show date!


Tarrytown Jazz Forum

Photo By Doug Schneider 

Jazz fans will want to cruise on down to T-town, this weekend, as the Jazz Forum presents four separate show times for the Barry Harris Trio on Friday and Saturday, and then one each for the Dennis Reis Trio and Bill O’Connell Quartet on Sunday. The internationally recognized performers are sure to offer up an evening of sweet sounds. Tickets range between $15 and $25 by show. High school and college students even get discounted ticket prices!


 

August 18 — Hippiefest
 

Break out the tie-die and the love beads! Everyone’s favorite night of flower power and free love is back, this year featuring the likes of Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, and Badfinger, plus more of your far-out favorites. Head on down to Peekskill’s Paramount Hudson Valley Theatre and get groovy, man. ($55-$85)


Vanessa Racci

As part of the Peekskill Downtown Summer Music Series, Vanessa Racci and her band will bring the sounds of smooth Italian jazz to North Division Street. With the street closed, nearby businesses will be setting out tables and chairs as usual, so guests can enjoy one of the city’s most densely-populated restaurant blocks in summer air. The concert itself runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free, but reservations for tables are expected to fill up fast so make yours early.
 

Beatles Night


Photo provided by Lewisboro Library

Lastly, prepare for full-blown (faux) Beatlemania at the Lewisboro Library. Sun Kings, a local Beatles tribute band, will perform all your favorite Fab Four hits starting at 8 p.m. Wine, beer, and desserts will be served, and a special Beatles trivia contest will award prizes to the savviest super-fans! Tickets are $30.

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