Photo courtesy of The Indigo Girls
A throwback to Woodstock in Peekskill, a stellar show with The Indigo Girls at The Palace Stamford, and more make the month unforgettable.
Those wistful for the days of Woodstock will likely find a lot to love in this concert paying tribute to the era of bellbottoms and flower power. During A Night with Woodstock Greats: Joplin and Santana, ex-hippies (or those who simply love classic rock) can relive the good ol’ days at Peekskill’s Paramount Hudson Valley Theater as musician Lisa Polizzi resurrects the sound of Janis Joplin, and JINGO, a renowned, seven-piece, Latin-rock band, performs such Santana hits as “Black Magic Woman,” “Smooth,” and “Oye Como Va.”
*Since press time this event has been postponed until October 16
Indigo For It
With more than 40 million records sold, top-40 titles on the Billboard 200 over four decades, and a Grammy win, this celebrated duo must be doing something right. This month, The Indigo Girls will take the stage at The Palace Stamford, when members Emily Saliers and Amy Ray will undoubtedly demonstrate why they have remained a formidable force in rock since their very first album, in 1989.
Ongoing thru May 23
Emily Mason breathed new life into abstract art over her illustrious career. Mason, who passed away in 2019, produced eye-catching creations formed by countless thin layers of brilliant paint superimposed by bold shapes. She also made prized prints that echo the method of legendary surrealist Joan Miró. Drop by Greenwich’s recently reopened Bruce Museum to catch “She Sweeps with Many Colored Blooms”: Paintings and Prints by Emily Mason, which chronicles the astonishing career of this deeply underappreciated artist.
The winner of three Grammys, the Miles Davis Award, and collaborator with the likes of Davis himself, as well as John Mayer and Herbie Hancock, John Scofield is a serious force in the world of jazz-rock. This month, local audiences can catch the recipient of the French government’s coveted Ordre des Arts et des Lettres locally at The Ridgefield Playhouse, where he will take the stage with the signature sound that has made him a figurehead of modern music.
Ongoing thru May 9
On the Border
Two acclaimed artists explore the concept of the Mexican-American border and its human impact in this moving collaboration at Yonkers’ Hudson River Museum.
Border Cantos / Sonic Border brings photographer Richard Misrach into creative conversation with sculptor and composer Guillermo Galindo, via a series of photographs by Misrach accompanied by Galindo’s eight-instrument composition “Sonic Border.” Both reference the humanitarian issues on our southern boundary, as well as the ways in which migration intersects with our shared values.