Westchester’s Can’t-Miss Summer Concerts Will Get You Grooving

On the hunt for live music this summer? Set your seasonal soundtrack at these music fests and events in the 914.

There’s no time like summertime to catch live music. In Westchester, musical happenings abound indoors and out throughout the season. Whether you’re looking for classical sounds in a serene setting or a heart-pumping show with the audience to match, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at these local concerts this summer.

14th Annual Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst Series

635 South Broadway, Tarrytown

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In honor of its 14th anniversary in Tarrytown, Jazz Forum Arts hosts eight Thursday evening concerts at Lyndhurst. The $10 fee provides access to the grounds, and registration is required in advance. The concerts are spread through July and August, and all take place from 6:30-8 p.m. No cars will be allowed entry after 7 p.m.

  • July 11: Craig Holiday Haynes Quartet
  • July 18: Miho Nobuzane-Elijah Quartet
  • July 25: Giacomo Gates Quartet
  • August 1: Naama Quartet – Wild Is Love!
  • August 8: Obasi Akoto & SPARX!
  • August 15: Sam Dillon Quartet
  • August 22: Nancy Kelly Quartet
  • August 29: Bruce Williams Quintet

The 18th Annual Pleasantville Music Festival

Pleasantville

If an epic lineup of musicians is what you’re after, look no further than the Pleasantville Music Festival. Presented by Northwell Health, the show takes place on Saturday, July 13, and features a long list of musical acts, including Better Than Ezra, The Wailers, Jill Sobule, and many more. Tickets range from $50 to $75, with discounts for seniors and students and free admission for children under 12. Prices increase closer to the show, so it pays to be an early bird here.

24th Annual Dobbs Ferry Summer Music Series

Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry

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To celebrate its 24th anniversary in Dobbs Ferry, Jazz Forum Arts kicks off eight free Wednesday evening concerts at Waterfront Park. The shows run from 6:30-8 p.m., but feel free to stop by beforehand at 5:30 p.m. for Jitterbugs, a free pre-concert program for kids up to 10 years old.

  • July 10 – Debora Watts Brazilian Group
  • July 17 – Ron Jackson Quartet
  • July 24 – Mark Kaufman
  • July 31 – Ed Bettinelli & Meg Organ Trio
  • August 7 – Barbara Martinez Group
  • August 14 – Patience Higgins Quartet
  • August 21– Houston Person Quartet
  • August 28 – Sangha Tierra

 

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2024 Summer Season

Caramoor, Katonah

If you’ve never seen a performance at Caramoor, make this the summer you catch one of the breathtaking shows for which the Westchester venue is known. There’s a little something for everyone, from jazz and piano to chamber, classical, and global music. Prices and showtimes vary, so visit Caramoor’s website for the full lineup. While there’s too much to list here, let these highlights tempt your eardrums:

  • July 7 – Sphinx Virtuosi
  • July 12 – Lost Bayou Ramblers
  • July 18 – René Marie & Experiment In Truth
  • July 27 – Jazz Festival presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Headliner: Matthew Whitaker
  • August 5 – Rhiannon Giddens
  • August 16 – Mokoomba

 

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The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester

Talk about a stacked summer! The Cap brings music lovers joy in Westchester, thanks to its epic lineup of summer shows. Pro tip: If you see a concert you like, get tickets now so you’re not *sad face emoji* when they sell out.

  • July 18 – Joey Fatone & AJ McLean: A Legendary Night
  • July 26 – Tab Benoit & Anders Osborne W/ Mike Zito
  • August 2 – Jerry Daze Between – Leftover Salmon W/ Daniel Donato & Cosmic Country
  • August 18 – Westchester Reggae Festival
  • August 21 – The Righteous Brothers: That Lovin’ Feelin’ Farewell Tour

 

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Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series

Ruby Dee Park Library Green, New Rochelle

The City of New Rochelle brings back its annual Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series for a second year in the heart of downtown. This year’s series will feature fresh musical acts as well as an expanded overall experience with food trucks, vendors, and special events throughout the summer. The series kicked off on May 25 and will continue every Saturday evening through September 21. Guests can expect more than 50 musical acts, including an Elton John-themed night, Fleetwood Mac and B Street Band’s cover acts, multiple Grammy Award-winning acts, and more. The series will also spotlight a variety of signature community events, like PRIDE Night on June 8, the New Rochelle Jazz Festival and a Disney-themed Family Night on July 13, and a Hispanic Heritage Night on September 21.

Jazz at Henry Gourdine Park, Ossining

Henry Gourdine Park, Ossining

How delightful does catching a concert along the Ossining waterfront sound? Jazz Forum Arts presents four free Monday concerts (July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26) for the community to get out and celebrate all things jazz. All shows run from 6:30-8 p.m., while performers vary each week.

Jazz at Horan’s Landing

9 River Street, Sleepy Hollow

Pop over to Horan’s Landing for four free Tuesday evening shows in August. Led by Jazz Forum Arts, the concert series features Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars. All concerts run from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays from August 6 to August 27.

Music in the Square

Armonk Square, Armonk

Music in the Square is part of the Armonk Chamber of Commerce’s summer music events. The shows run from 6-8 p.m., making them ideal for families.

  • June 20 – Deni Bonet Band
  • June 27 – Sarah Browne
  • July 18 – Metro Music Featuring Joe Tribuzio
  • August 8– School of Rock
  • August 29 – The Ricardo Gautreau Trio
  • September 5 – Willfull Misconduct. Plus the annual chili tasting contest goes down this day.

Rock the Block

Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains

White Plains BID introduces a new music series this year called Rock the Block. Concerts will be held every second Wednesday from May through August. In addition to electrifying music, Mamaroneck Avenue will be closed to car traffic, allowing for a expanded outdoor dining experience.

  • May 8 – Salcedo’s Latin Soul and White Plains High School’s Mariachi Band
  • June 12 – Sarah Shook and the Disarmers plus Andrew Weiss and Friends
  • June 12: Arts Alive Acoustic Zone with Christine Chanel
  • July 10 – Scott Tournet and the Spark, Smooch
  • August 14 – OTM

Summer Concert Series

Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Concerts with a view? That’s what you’ll get when you head over to Kensico Dam Plaza for The Robison Summer Concert Series this season. Hosted by Westchester County Parks, the concerts run from 7-9 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Guests can bring chairs, blankets, and even a picnic for the shows.

  • July 12 – Shot Thru The Heart – A Tribute to Bon Jovi
  • July 26 – Love Story – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
  • August 9 – Jimmy Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band – A Tribute to the Music of Jimmy Buffett and Zac Brown
  • August 16 – Captain Jack – The Ultimate Billy Joel Tribute Band
  • August 30 – The Dave Matthews Tribute Band

Summer Fest Concerts

Cross County Center, Yonkers

Cross County Center offers a slew of free concerts for the Westchester community this summer. Attendees can bring chairs and blankets to set up at The Green. As for what to expect, the musical acts vary from one concert to the next. All shows take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Here’s the upcoming lineup:

  • June 26 – The Archives Band 80’s and beyond
  • July 10 – Willie Villegas Y Entre Amigos Salsa Band
  • July 24 – Ras Droppa Reggae Band
  • July 31 – FDR Drive Band Top 40 Band
  • August 7 – Men of Soul R&B & Soul Tribute Band

Summer Concerts at the Gazebo (Armonk)

Wampus Brook Park, Armonk

Another summer music event presented by the Armonk Chamber of Commerce, the gazebo concerts also take place from 6-8 p.m.

  • July 11 – Dave Matthews Tribute Band
  • July 20 – Dan Zlotnick Band
  • July 25 – New York’s Finest (Sting and Police Tribute)
  • August 1 – The Side Cars (a tribute to Cars and 80s Joyride)
  • August 10 – Logical Pretzel (Steely Dan)
  • August 17 – The Loyals

Summer Concerts at the Gazebo (Yorktown)

Jack DeVito Memorial Gazebo, Yorktown Heights

Thank the Yorktown Lions Club and the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department for this free summer concert series. The shows take place on Sundays at 6 p.m. throughout the season (except for the final concert, which begins at 5 p.m.). In case of rain, the concerts will move to the Yorktown Stage Theater. Attendees can bring chairs to watch the show, and the Lions will have drinks and snacks for sale as well.

  • June 30 – Probably Cause
  • July 14 – Don Jovi – Bon Jovi Tribute
  • July 28 – AM Gold Yacht Rock
  • August 11 – Showtime Dance Band
  • August 18 – All Revved Up – Meatloaf Tribute
  • August 25 – Rusty Spur

Summer Sounds

New Rochelle

New Rochelle hosts a community concert series throughout July and August this summer. Presented by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, the shows are free to attend and take place on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at the Hudson Park Band Shell. Food trucks will be onsite for snacking, so come hungry. There are quite a few acts on the upcoming lineup, so browse these highlights, then head to the website for the full schedule.

  • June 26 – One-hit Wonders
  • June 28 – Nixon Ommollo African Heritage Band
  • July 3 – Band of Brothers
  • July 5 – Edgar Suarez
  • July 10 – Fairfield Counts Big Band
  • July 12 – Mayor’s House

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Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown

Tarrytown Music Hall is a must-visit destination in Westchester throughout the year, and summer is no exception. This season, the music hall does summer shows right with a jam-packed lineup of events. Here are a few highlights:

  • June 25 – Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
  • July 19 – The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band, Eaglemania
  • August 18 – Five for Fighting

Our Westchester Home Design Awards event is June 26!

Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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