Best Places for Free Live Music This Summer

Family-friendly concerts throughout the Hudson Valley

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Throughout the summer, many local towns offer a series of free outdoor concerts perfect for the whole family. On certain nights, you can pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to one of these local lawns for a perfect summer night.

All of the concerts below are free within local parks and historic sites throughout many of our local towns and villages in the Hudson Valley. Find one near you!

Orange County

Town of Cornwall "Music in the Park" 2021. All concerts are held on Sunday evenings starting at 6:30 pm at Town Hall. From June to August 29. Click HERE for full schedule.

Held at the Clinton Street Bandstand on Thursday nights in the Village. Dates include; 7/1, 7/8 and 7/15. 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 and 9/2. Click HERE for the full schedule.

2021 Music in the Air at Chadwick Lake Park on Thursday evenings 6-8pm. Dates 7/8, 7/22, 8/5, 8/19, 9/9. Click HERE for full schedule.

Sugar Loaf
The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Summer Concert Series is a free event Friday nights on the front lawn at The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center. July 16-August 27 from 6-8pm. Click HERE for more information.

The Music in the Grove Summer Concert Series is back for the 2021 Season! Wednesday nights, 6:30pm at Wooster Grove Park. Bring your entire family and enjoy a great night out! All concerts are FREE, open to the public and feature a variety of musical performances! Click HERE to see the entire schedule and full details!

The Village’s 2021 Summer Concert Series runs from 6/19, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/14, 8/28 (6pm), 9/11 & 9/18 (both at 6pm) at Stanley Deming Park. Concerts begin at 7pm. Click HERE for the full schedule.

Dutchess County

Hyde Park

2021 Music in the Parks series is held Wednesday nights from June 30 through August 18 at Hackett Hill Park. Dates include; 6/30, 7/7. 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11 and 8/18. June and July concerts begin at 7pm. August concerts begin at 6:30pm. Click HERE for full schedule.

Pleasant Valley

Concerts in the Park are held on Thursday evenings at Cady Field at 6pm. Dates include; 7/22, 8/5 and 8/19. Grab your lawn chairs, blankets and friends for a perfect evening. Click HERE for full schedule.


The Millbrook Arts Group presents a summer concert series at the bandshell on Franklin Avenue Saturday nights beginning June 26 at 6pm. Click HERE for the full schedule.

Free summer concerts at Maurer-Geering Park located off Geering Way on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm. July 7 through August 25! Click HERE for the full schedule.

East Fishkill
Summer concert series for families at the Hopewell Rec Field across from Hockey Rink (near the Davis House) beginning June 18 through September 3.  Some concerts are located at Red Wing Park. Please look at the full schedule HERE for dates, times and locations.

Pawling Music By The Lake: Beach Edition. 2 Saturdays in July and one each in August & September. 7-9pm at Lakeside Park. Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy some free live music. See their lineup here.

Ulster County

Summer concert series to benefit the Ulster County SPCA at Mariner’s Harbor in Kingston. Schedule coming soon.

Sullivan County

Rock Hill
Rock Hill Summer Concert Series offers free music Wednesday evenings during July and August at Farmers’ Market Park. Dates include 7/7, 7/21, 8/4 & 8/18. In case of rain, concerts are moved to the RH Fire Department, 61 Glen Wild Rd. Bring a blanket or a chair. Check HERE for their band line-up.

Bethel Lakeside Music has concerts every Thursday from June 24 to September 2 at Gazebo Park in Kauneonga Lake. 6:30-8pm. Bethel Lakeside Music celebrates its 5th summer season. Bring a blanket or a chair, friends, family or come alone. It's Free plus plus raffle prizes. Click HERE for their band line-up.

Updated 6/28/2021

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