LOCAL ROOTS-ROCK/AMERICANA ARTIST ARTIE TOBIA TO PERFORM AT BB KINGS IN NYC ON MAY 11

Local Roots-Rock/Americana artist Artie Tobia is a staple in the Hudson Valley Music Scene. Tobia is an award winning artist playing his own brand of acoustic rock, country, blues and folk. This versatility provides a wide appeal to many people, and Tobia fans span all ages and geographies. Artie recently opened for Tanya Tucker to a sold-out crowd, and has

UP CLOSE WITH BED ROCK’S CHRISSY RIVERA – WHAT IT’S LIKE TO MANAGE A WORKING BAND

Running a successful working band takes a lot of hard work. Bands Near Me recently caught up with Chrissy Rivera, Manager for the band Bed Rock. “I can tell you it’s not all glory, it can be downright frustrating, and above all, it takes the intense effort of many people,” states Rivera. “But, it can be one of the most

ALT ROCK GROUP BLIND MEN DRIVING? – HELPING OTHERS THROUGH MUSIC

(May 23, 2016) – Pennsylvania-based alternative rock band Blind Men Driving? will be one of the groups opening for the Grammy Award winning band ‘Living Colour’ on June 3 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie.  While this is an accomplishment in and of itself, many are not aware that the band spends a great deal of time performing benefit shows for

NEW WINDSOR NATIVE TIM KOMONCHAK AND HIS BAND POWER OF THREE TO OPEN FOR THE LEGENDARY PAT TRAVERS BAND JUNE 23

(May 24, 2016) – On Thursday, June 23 the legendary Pat Travers Band will be performing  at the Sellersville Theater in Pennsylvania. Opening the show with a 30 minute set will be the band Power of Three, which includes New Windsor native Tim Komonchak. Growing up in New Windsor, Komonchak went to high school at NFA in Newburgh (his parents live in

THE BEACH BOYS – 50 YEARS OF GOOD VIBRATIONS COMING TO THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY CENTER JULY 6

(May 27, 2016) – On Wednesday, July 6 The Westchester County Center in White Plains will be alive with Good Vibrations. The legendary rock/pop/surf band, commonly referred to as “America’s Band” is in town for a one-night only performance. (Source: http://www.thebeachboys.com) The amazing yet true saga of The Beach Boys is well chronicled, and by any standard it’s one of

PLEASANTVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL – NEW YORK’S BACKYARD JAM RETURNS JULY 9

(June 1, 2016) – New York’s backyard jam, The Pleasantville Music Festival is back! Sponsored by Westchester Medical Center, the event will take place on Saturday, July 9 from noon – 9pm. Thousands of friends, families and lovers of live, world-class rock are expected to attend, setting out their chairs, blankets and tents, and dancing in front of the stage

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF MUSIC IN WALDEN OFFERING SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS FOR KIDS STARTING JULY 11

(June 13, 2016) – The New York School of Music has announced their summer camp program schedule. The program consists of three different sessions starting on July 11, each with a concert to showcase what they have learned at one of the Hudson Valley’s premier music venues. Each student will have the opportunity to spend 2 weeks working in a

“GROWING UP IN THE NY UNDERGROUND: GLAM TO PUNK” – PAUL ZONE HISTORIC PHOTO EXHIBIT AND SALE

(June 13, 2016) – The 1970’s was a time when the death of glam and the birth of punk collided in a celebration of glitter and grime, and teenager Paul Zone was there to photograph it. “Growing Up In The New York Underground: From Glam To Punk” will showcase 30 rare images displayed from his book PLAYGROUND: Growing Up in the

BLUE CHICKEN’S OUT OF THE COOP SUMMER BASH – ONE NIGHT ONLY – JUNE 24

(June 13, 2016) – On Friday, June 24, Blue Chicken, an all-star Roots Rock Gumbo project from legendary guitarist, Jim Weider of the Band will be performing at The Falcon in Marlboro. The show will start at 7:00 pm. The band features: Jesse Gress/Guitar (Todd Rundgren Band) Brian Mitchell/Keys/Vocals (Levon Helm ,Bob Dylan, Al Green, B.B. King) Jesse Murphy/Bass (John

THE NEW NORM – BRINGING 100% INDEPENDENT ROCK MUSIC TO THE HUDSON VALLEY

(July 21, 2016) – Since their inception in 2014, The New Norm have set out on a mission to bring art, creativity and a solid edge back into the local indie music scene. The New Norm is a 4-piece 100% original rock band based out of the Danbury area and currently performs in and around Danbury, as well as throughout Putnam County. 

BAD SANTA CHARITY SHOW TO BENEFIT MONTEFIORE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT HARRISON TAVERN

(November 20, 2016) – The annual Bad Santa Charity Show to benefit Montefiore Children’s Hospital will take place on Saturday, December 17 at Harrison Tavern in Harrison, NY. The community is invited to attend and “rock out” to the area’s best cover and tribute bands, including (and not limited to): 1 Wild Night (Bon Jovi Tribute) Night Shift House Arrest Sundown

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