Hot Picks for Music and Entertainment in Westchester

Our selection of the top musical acts to make some time for this autumn.

Rock, Pop & Blues    The Drifters These doo-wop favorites have sported 60 different vocalists over five decades of touring, but this didn’t stop them from making Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and earning an induction into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Relive the days of poodle skirts and soda shops during this super-swell Peekskill performance.Sept 8, Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Father John MistyJosh Tilman, also known as Father John Misty, has already appeared as a musical act on Saturday Night Live and has worked alongside the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Touring upon the release of his new album, Pure Comedy, this celebrated rocker is making a long-awaited appearance in Port Chester.Sept 14, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
The Pixies It’s safe to say that ’90s rock wouldn’t be the same without The Pixies. The deeply influential foursome, known for driving proto-hipsters wild with songs like “Where Is My Mind?” and “Wave of Mutilation,” brings their singular sound to the region.Sept 24, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Buddy GuyAn influence on artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, this widely celebrated godfather of blues has been performing since the 1950s. One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, the seven-time Grammy winner is set to rock Westchester this fall.Oct 8, Paramount Hudson Valley, Peekskill
Steven Stills & Judy CollinsOne-third of the legendary folk rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills joins singer-songwriter and longtime collaborator Judy Collins onstage.Oct 12, Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown
Modest MouseAfter their breakthrough debut album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, sold more than 1.5 million copies, this Washington-based indie-rock band received two Grammy nominations and a fleet of good press. Today, they are still making waves with their recent release, Strangers to Themselves.Oct 13-14, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Air SupplyThe Australian soft-rock duo that climbed the charts throughout the ’70s and ’80s bring their tranquil hits to the county. Known for their 17 studio albums — including their Billboard chart-topping record The One That You Love — these soothing songsters remain an outsize presence in pop.Oct 15, Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown
ZZ TopOne of the top 100 bestselling artists in history, this band of bearded Texans has been hitting the road for more than 45 years. Take some time to see these Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees in the flesh during their stop in Port Chester.Oct 25, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester
Cheap TrickThe Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees known for Platinum hits that include “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “I Want You to Want Me” descend upon the region for a performance of their stadium-filling songs.Nov 18, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester

Jazz & Classical                  Charlie Albright Named “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation” by the Washington Post, this piano prodigy is also a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Gilmore Young Artist Award. Albright will present selections of Schubert and Janacek during his annual performance at the Emelin, which sold out last year.Oct 22, Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck
The Branford Marsalis QuartetThree-time Grammy Award winner and National Education Association Jazz Master Branford Marsalis leads this acclaimed foursome with his impressive saxophone work. Acclaimed musicians Joey Calderazzo on piano, Justin Faulkner on drums, and Eric Revis on bass round out the quartet.Oct 13, The Performing Arts Center, Purchase
PassagesThis program includes the world premiere of 2011 Copland House Resident Angel Lam’s new work, Fragrances by the Sea. Classical works by 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner Yehudi Wyner, 2013 Resident Saad N. Haddad, John Mackey, Reena Esmail, and Aaron Copland will also be performed.Sept 24, Copland House, Mount Kisco
The Paquito D’Rivera QuintetThe 14-time Grammy-winning Cuban American impresario of the saxophone and clarinet makes an appearance in White Plains, along with his acclaimed quartet. Known for both his jazz and classical work, D’Rivera will be performing as part of the White Plains Jazz Festival.Sept 16, White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains
Takács QuartetWith dozens of awards under their belts, including a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance, this Budapest-based quartet is finally making their debut at Caramoor this fall. A force in classical since 1975, the long-running quartet will perform works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Brahms. Oct 15, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah

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