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

Chester NY Concert Series every Tuesday @ 7pm (Rain dates are Wednesday @ 7pm). Jarvis Boone Memorial Amphitheater (behind Village Hall). Local Food and Craft Beverage on site. Click HERE to see dates and bands.

Town of Cornwall "Music in the Park" 2022. All concerts are held on Sunday evenings starting at 6:30 pm at Town Hall. From June 5 to August 28. Click HERE for full schedule.

Middletown BID presents free live music on Thursdays and Fridays. Thursday performances are at the Run 4 Downtown Park, 6-8pm. Friday concerts are at John F. Degnan Square, 7-9pm. Click HERE for the full schedule.

Village of Monroe’s 2022 Summer Concert Series at The Millponds Pavilion. Saturdays 6/20-8/20 from 7pm to 9pm. On June 11th, there will be a Monroe’s Got Talent Show. Fri. 7/1: Independence Day Celebration  See their full lineup HERE.

Make your own live music with the Newburgh Drum Circle which meets every second and fourth Tuesday at Safe Harbors Green (weather permitting) or Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz during inclement weather. All levels of experience welcome. Bring your own drum if you have one. They also have a few extra available to share.

Sugar Loaf
On the Lawn at Sugar Loaf Crossing. Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, July 7 through August 25. Sugar Loaf Crossing: 1405 Kings Highway Sugar Loaf. Click HERE for more information.

The Music in the Grove Summer Concert Series is back for the 2022 Season! Wednesday nights, 6:30pm at Wooster Grove Park. First concert is Monday, June 27. 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!

Free Concerts to the pubic in the beautiful downtown village of Warwick on the Railroad Green. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dancing shoes. See the full lineup of performers HERE

West Point
The West Point Band is proud to announce its “Music Under the Stars” 2022 summer concert series at West Point’s iconic Trophy Point Amphitheater. Experience a piece of living history as the active-duty Soldiers of the West Point Band perform world-class music overlooking the waters that George Washington called “the key to the continent.” Audiences are welcome to bring picnics, explore the beautiful and historic grounds of West Point - the U.S. Military Academy, and enjoy scenic Hudson River views set to a soundtrack of music from across the spectrum of the American experience – classical, jazz, pop, patriotic, and more! Best of all, these concerts are FREE and open to the public. See who's playing HERE.

Dutchess County

Hyde Park

2022 Music in the Parks series is held Wednesday nights from June 1 through August 10 at Vanderbilt Mansion or Hills Mansion. June and July concerts begin at 7pm. August concerts begin at 6:30pm. Click HERE for full schedule and location.

Pleasant Valley

Concerts in the Park are held on Thursday evenings at Cady Field at 6pm. Dates include; 6/16, 7/7, 7/28, and 8/18. 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 18 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 6 through August 24! 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) Friday nights beginning June 17 through September 17.  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. July 16, August 13, and September 10. 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. Dates are TBA. Click HERE for the full schedule.

Sullivan County

Rock Hill
Rock Hill Summer Concert Series offers free music Wednesday evenings from July 6 and August 31 at Farmers’ Market Park. 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 23 to September 1 at Gazebo Park in Kauneonga Lake. 6:30-8pm. Bethel Lakeside Music celebrates its 6th summer season. Bring a blanket or a chair, friends, family or come alone. Click HERE for their band line-up.

Updated 6/7/2022

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