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Sunday, May 27th, 2018 - Outdoor Concert at New City Library
The Big Band Sound will be appearing at the New City Library in concert on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend and it's our 16th year of performing at the Library! We'll be playing on the lawn from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the concert will move inside the Library if it should rain. Bring your lawn chairs: Admission is Free. Call (845) 634-4997 for more information.
Directions: From the Bear Mountain Bridge, take the Palisades Parkway south to Exit 11. Turn left onto New Hempstead Rd. Go 2 miles to the end of the road and turn left onto North Main St.Go 0.7 miles, turn right onto Squadron Blvd. and then immediately turn left into the Library's parking lot. Click here for more directions

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 - 25th Anniversary Gala, Marist Center for Lifetime Study, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Friday, June 8th, 2018 - Outdoor Concert, Dover Plains
The Dover High School Music Boosters will be hosting The Big Band Sound in a fundraising concert this evening on the lawn of Dover High School, from 6 to 8 p.m. We'll be performing your favorite jazz standards from all of the famous big bands. As a fitting conclusion to the evening, members of the school's jazz ensemble will be joining us in a grand finale! Admission is $5 and proceeds of the evening will benefit the music education offerings at the school. The Music Boosters will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs and offering refreshments for sale and there will also be a car club show. If it rains, we'll play inside the school. Directions: Dover High School is on the east side of Route 22, 3 miles north of Wingdale (County Route 21/Pleasant Ridge Road) and 10 miles north of Pawling (Route 55). Click here to get custom directions.

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 - Outdoor Concert in Millbrook
As part of the summer concert series sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group and the Millbrook Lions Club, The Big Band Sound will be performing for our 11th year at the Millbrook Community Bandshell this Fourth of July evening starting at 6 p.m. Bring your picnicking paraphernalia to spread out on the beautiful lawn and enjoy our special  celebration of America's original music: jazz! Directions: Taconic Parkway to Route 44 east, then stay straight on Route 82 and turn left at the light onto North Ave. Follow the road as it turns right and becomes Franklin Ave. After 4 blocks, the bandshell is on is on the left, just past the Thorne Building. Click here for more directions. If it rains, the concert may be cancelled: check the Millbrook Arts Club blog for information if the weather is in doubt.

Friday, July 13th, 2018
Saturday, July 14th, 2018, and
Sunday, July 15th, 2018
                         "Broadway's Best, Big Band Style"

On this weekend in July, the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie will be the venue for a swinging "Broadway's Best, Big Band Style" show presented by The Big Band Sound along with our six vocalists, swing dance performers and emcee, and it will benefit the Sparrow's Nest local charity. General Admission is $20 and the proceeds will go to Sparrow's Nest. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is a 501c3 not for profit Arts organization. For information: www.cunneen-hackett.org.
Click here for directions to the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center.

 

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 - Outdoor Concert at Vanderbilt Mansion
The Town of Hyde Park's annual Music In The Parks concert series will include (for the 17th time!) a concert by The Big Band Sound this evening at 7 p.m. on the grounds of Vanderbilt Mansion. The spacious grounds of this grand mansion are the perfect setting for picnicing and listening to the beautiful jazz standards of The Big Band Sound. Admission is free, so pack your lawn chairs and join us for this special evening. If it rains, this concert will be held in the auditorium of FDR High School at 156 South Cross Rd. in Staatsburg. Call (845) 229-8086 for more information. 
Directions: Vanderbilt Mansion is on the west side of Route 9 at the north end of the Village of Hyde Park. Click here for more directions.
"Rain" directions: In case of rain, from Vanderbilt Mansion go north on Route 9 for 2 miles, turn right onto South Cross Rd., go 1.7 miles and FDR High School is on the right.

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 - Outdoor Concert in Goshen
For our 16th year in a row, the Goshen Public Library will be hosting The Big Band Sound to bring you a concert of the best of the big bands from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This concert will be held on the beautiful and shaded lawn of the Library. Admission is Free, thanks to our sponsor Norton & Christensen! In addition to our concert, there will be a complimentary Ice Cream Social! It'll be hosted by the Friends Of The Goshen Public Library & Historical Society. Goshen's own "What's The Scoop" shop is generously donating their ice cream and scooping services. If it should rain, this concert will be held the next day, Sunday, August 12th at the same time. Call (845) 294-6606 for more information. Directions: I-84 across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Exit 5A. Turn left and take Route 747 south to the light at the end of the road. Turn right onto Route 207/Little Britain Rd., follow it for 12.6 miles and the Library will be on the right. Click here to get custom directions.

September - Boscobel            
Sadly, Boscobel has informed us that they’ll no longer be holding their annual “Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic” event, as they had the past 17 years with us, because they’ve altered their public programming to “focus only on programs that highlight Boscobel’s house and collections”. If you’d like to encourage Boscobel to reinstate this event with The Big Band Sound, you can contact them at 845-265-3638 or info@boscobel.org.

Sunday, September 30th, 2018 - Concert and Dance in Fishkill            
(Instead of our usual Boscobel event - see above) The Big Band Sound will host our own "Swingin' In September" Concert & Swing Dance inside the wonderful Fishkill Recreation Center from 7 to 9 p.m. with a swing dance lesson at 6:30pm. Admission is Free, with a suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of renting the hall. There will be tables for listening and lots of room for dancing! You can even bring an indoor picnic! (Just, alcohol is not allowed.) The Fishkill Recreation Center is at 793 Route 52, next to Town Hall and the Police Station, just southwest of Interstate 84. For more information, contact The Big Band Sound at dave@thebigbandsound.com or 845-226-6072. Click here to get custom directions.

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 - 1940s Dinner Dance in Patterson 
The Patterson Recreation Center will be the site this Veterans Day of a 1940s Swing Dance with dinner starting at 6 p.m. followed by three hours of dancing to The Big Band Sound! We'll be playing the original arrangements of all your Swing Era favorites. $40 for dinner, dancing and music or $20 for just dancing and music. Call (845) 878-7106 for reservations. Click here for more information. Directions: Take Route 55 east to Route 22 south. Drive 2.7 miles and turn right onto Route 311. After 0.7 miles, turn left onto Front St. After 4 blocks, the recreation center is on the right, just past the Patterson train station. Or, take Interstate 84 to Exit 18 and take Route 311 north, then travel 2.9 miles and turn right onto Front St. Click here to get custom directions.

Sunday, November 18th, 2018 - "Lunch of Honor" for WWII Veterans sponsored by Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor

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Saturday, July 15th, 2017 - Dinner Dance, Culinary Institute of America
The world-renown Culinary Institute of America will be hosting a dinner dance this evening with the theme "The Roaring Hudson", including food, drinks and atmosphere inspired by the 1920s. There will be a reception and cocktail hour followed by a four course sit-down dinner and dessert in the ornate Farquharson Hall, including four hours of listening and dancing to The Big Band Sound!  Proceeds will benefit a local charity and the CIA's Scholarship Fund. This event is being put on by the students in the CIA's Bachelor of Professional Studies program. Click here to go to the CIA's information and registration page.

Monday, November 27th, 2017 - The Little Big Band Sound on Radio       
At 8:00am, tune your radio to 92.1 Lite FM (or listen online) to hear a subset of The Big Band Sound appearing on Joe Daily's Holiday Concert Series.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 - Dinner, Culinary Institute of America
The world-renowned Culinary Institute of America will be hosting a "Winter In The Wine Cellar" dinner dance which will include a reception and cocktail hour followed by a four course sit-down dinner and dessert in the ornate Farquharson Hall and four hours of dancing to The Big Band Sound! Proceeds will benefit a local charity and the CIA's Scholarship Fund. This event is being put on by the students in the CIA's Bachelor of Professional Studies program. Click here to go to the CIA's information and registration page.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017 - Concert at VA Montrose

Sunday, December 17th, 2017 - Concert at VA Castle Point  

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 - Concert at Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation (Elant at Fishkill)

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 - Dinner Dance, Culinary Institute of America The world-renown Culinary Institute of America will be hosting an "Ode To Julia" (Julia Child-themed) dinner dance which will include a reception and cocktail hour and a four course sit-down dinner and dessert in the ornate Farquharson Hall and four hours of dancing to The Big Band Sound!  Proceeds will benefit the Sprout Creek Farm local charity and the CIA's Scholarship Fund. This event is being put on by the students in the CIA's Bachelor of Professional Studies program. Registration here on the the CIA's site.