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Mercantile June/July 2011

sounds of summer Rosanne Cash performs a benefit concert for the Red Hook Education Foundation on June 30 at Bard’s Spiegeltent. Photo by Deborah Feingold.

Beacon Riverfest

Riverfront Park, Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508 Saturday, June 25, 1-8 p.m.: Free day-long outdoor music festival presented by Local 845. Five bands headline the center stage: Gato Loco, Milton, Jack Grace Band, Readnex Poetry Squad and the Tao Seeger Band. Rain location: University Settlement. Information:

British Guitarist and Songwriter Steve Tilston

Hyde Park Library Annex, Hyde Park, NY 12538 Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.: “Songwriting for Instrumentalists,” a workshop with acclaimed British guitarist and songwriter, Steve Tilston. Fee: $45, includes admission to evening concert Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m.: A rare area appearance by Tilston. Tickets: $12 Information: 845.229.7791;

Cabaret with Nina and Lincoln

PS21, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, NY 12037 Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m.: A night of music with Nina Fine (vocals) and Lincoln Mayorga (piano) performing Bernstein, Sondheim and more. Tickets: $20; $15 members Information:

2011 Free Summer Lawn Concert Series: Acoustic Medicine Show

Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, June 26, 1-3 p.m.: Acoustic Medicine Show plays original “new-grass” with flavors of traditional bluegrass and mountain music influences. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic basket. Information: 845.454.4500;

Music in the Parks Free Lawn Concerts

Mill Mansion, 75 Mills Mansion Rd., Staatsburg, NY 12580 Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m.: The Chain Gang plays popular music. Information: 845.229.8086; MusicInTheParksSchedule.pdf;

Benefit Concert: An Evening with Rosanne Cash

Fisher Center, Spiegeltent, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504 Thursday, June 30, 7-10 p.m.: An intimate evening with singer/ songwriter, Rosanne Cash, in the most unique and beautiful venue in the Hudson Valley. Help raise funds for the Red Hook Education foundation at the same time. Tickets: $125, all proceeds benefit the Red Hook Education Foundation. Information:

Christine Brewer, Soprano with Craig Rutenberg, Piano

Tannery Pond Concerts, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY 12125 Saturday, July 2, 8 p.m.: An evening of American Music. Virgial Thompson selections as played by Craig Rutenberg. Tickets: $25 & $30 Information: 888.820.1696;

2011 Free Summer Lawn Concert Series: The Jazz Pioneers

Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Sunday, July 3, 1-3 p.m.: The Jazz Pioneers, a 25-piece band, play swing and big-band classics with the best of modern jazz. Information: 845.454.4500;

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