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Music, Arts, Venues & Festivals

Acoustic Music (AcousticMusic.Org) is a specialty shop of handmade acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos with an emphasis on steel and nylon string guitars. The inventory normally includes over 180 new, used and vintage instruments. We carry a wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars, solid body and hollow body electric guitars, Selmer style (Gypsy Jazz) guitars, carved archtop jazz guitars, nylon string classical and cross-over guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars (acoustic and electric), specialty guitars and unique sized guitars, open and closed-back banjos, frailing and bluegrass banjos, bluegrass and classical A Style and F Style mandolins, ukuleles of all sizes, baritone guitars (acoustic and electric) as well as a broad selection of new and used tube and solid state amplifiers and accessories for the home and touring musician.

203-458-8353
1250 Boston Post Rd, Guilford CT

Imagine a space where artists and art lovers could gather to share their common interest in all things art.  Imagine that space being comfortable, relaxed, and inviting, offering a lite fare menu, desserts, and drinks.  Imagine a new exhibition each month with a conceptual theme that offers not only something to look at, but something to think about. Imagine being able to schedule business and social events in this space, adding a uniquely artistic flair to your next gathering. Now imagine not having to travel to Manhattan, but finding this space in the heart of the Hudson Valley in historic Kingston NY.

845-338-2789
674 Broadway, Kingston NY

The Bardavon offers affordable, world-class arts education programs, music, dance, theater, Live in HD broadcasts, and classic films for the diverse audiences of the Hudson Valley. We present renowned and emerging performers in productions that inspire, entertain, and educate people of all ages, ethnicities and incomes. We also stage free outdoor arts events in local communities. These and all of our activities boost community pride, urban revitalization and cultural tourism, strengthening the quality of life for all.

(845) 473-2072
35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie NY

The Belleayre Music Festival is an annual festival hosted at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. Founded in 1992, the festival is produced by the not-for-profit Belleayre Conservatory as an effort to keep Belleayre Mountain Ski Center open year-round. Phyllis and Mel Litoff raised the festival to prominence after becoming co-artistic directors in 1994. The festival has hosted artists such as Buddy Guy, The Doobie Brothers, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Vince Gill, James Blunt, Brian Wilson, Branford Marsalis, Dr. John, Frankie Valli, Ray Charles, and Wynton Marsalis.

(845) 254-5600
PO Box 198, Highmount NY

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities by presenting a diverse selection of culturally-rich performances, popular artists, and community and educational programming.  Located 90 miles from New York City at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY, the lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with seating for 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for arts education programming.

Through the in-depth study and exhibition of the social, political, and cultural events of the 1960s, as well as the preservation of the historic site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel Woods educates individuals about the issues and lessons of the decade while inspiring a new generation to contribute positively to the world around them.

The Bethel Woods campus celebrates the natural beauty, cherished traditions and bountiful products of Sullivan County. Over 2,000 trees have been planted on the rolling grounds where trails and clusters of buildings open up to vistas of the surrounding landscape. The architecture expresses the familiar forms of the region’s barns and rural structures. Strong cedar posts and timber construction, copper roofs, stone from local quarries and native plantings convey a sense of belonging to the countryside and make visitors feel welcome and neighbors feel at home.

The not-for-profit organization relies on the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations to develop and sustain programs that improve the quality of life in the region and beyond.

1-866-781-2922
200 Hurd Road, Bethel NY
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Enjoy great music, drink and food in the heart of Woodstock! The Colony Hotel opened in 1929. It was the tallest building in town, and served as a stopping point for visitors who were on their way up to the Overlook Mountain House. While they stayed, they’d dine and listen to big bands in Colony’s great room. It was boarded up for World War II, re-opened for about 15 years, and then was on and off for over 50 years. Now the new owners are bringing the Colony, and Woodstock's music scene, back to its former glory…

845-679-7625
22 Rock City Road, Woodstock NY

County Players was born in 1958. During our lifetime, we have presented over 200 productions and have served thousands of theatre-goers who continue to reward our efforts with their loyal attendance. In 1977, we acquired the old Academy Theatre in the Village of Wappingers Falls, and through countless hours of volunteer efforts, we have turned a crumbling relic into a living theatre – The County Players Falls Theatre. We paid off our mortgage, continue to make improvements to our building, and still manage to keep our prices at an affordable level. Our promise for the future is to continue on the path of fiscal responsibility, theatrical improvement, and entertainment!

(845) 298-1491
2681 West Main Street, Wappingers Falls NY

Housed in what was once St. John's Church built in 1896, the capacious room is now an acoustically gorgeous recording studio. Originally opened in 1986, Dreamland Recording Studios takes full advantage of the large wooden structure, providing an ambient and accommodating space for bands, orchestras, and string and horn sections. And it's exactly 100 miles from New York City, so everything you could possibly need is just a short trip away. The studio provides affordable, quality service and offers a revised fee schedule, where all services are "a la carte," allowing management to work within an artists' budget.

(845) 679-5832
326 NY-28A, Hurley NY
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The Dutchess County Fairgrounds is a premier destination for Hudson Valley fair and festival goers. The multitude of activities scheduled at the Fairgrounds are as varied as the weather. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world. Join us to experience the “Tradition of Excellence”. Annual events include: The Dutchess County Fair, Hudson Valley Autism Walk & Expo, Rhinebeck Antique Car Show & Swap Meet, Northeast Outdoor Show, Barn Star’s Antiques at Rhinebeck, Country Living Fair, Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show, Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, AMCA National Antique Motorcycle Meet & Antique Machinery Show, Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival, and the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival.

(845) 876-4000
6550 Spring Brook Avenue, Rhinebeck NY

Our affordable and spacious accommodations are perfect for intimate retreats, family getaways, weddings and corporate meetings. Dogs are welcome! Enjoy the spa, fitness & wellness classes, fine dining at the Woodnotes Grille, and visit the world's largest kaleidoscope!

877-688-2828
5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper NY