Here are some upcoming events going on around the inn and the Hudson Valley in the next few months.
Kenny Wayne Sheperd
Utter the phrase "young blues guitarist" within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Still barely in his 30s, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith has been selling millions of albums, throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Swing with the Rat Pack
Swing along with Frank, Dean and Sammy in a musical celebration that re-creates the magic of The Rat Pack with a very special guest appearance by Marilyn Monroe! When Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. hit the stage, it was always a "swingin' affair"! These enormously talented entertainers, known as "The Rat Pack", were the coolest cats to ever play Las Vegas...or anywhere else for that matter. Now, three skilled New York actors are bringing the songs, the laughs and the charisma of Frank, Dean and Sammy back to life in "Swinging with The Rat Pack! " When this trio of professionals perform, they not only capture the look and sound of these wonderful entertainers, but their irresistible charm and chemistry as well! "Swing with the Rat Pack!" is as close as you can get to hanging out in the front row at the Sands!! At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
A Marietta, Georgia native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Tritt’s music career, which is already proving to be busy with a heavy tour schedule planned in support of his recently released album, titled The Calm After... Tritt released the album through the label he formed in July 2013, called Post Oak Recordings. Included on The Calm After… is a duet with Tritt’s 15-year-old daughter, Tyler Reese. The song, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” is a cover of the 1980s pop hit. Four of the songs on the album, co-produced by Randy Jackson, were either written or co-written by Tritt. As far as future plans, he and Marty Stuart have an album in the works for Fall 2014. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Robin Zander Band
Robin Zander, lead vocalist and frontman of the seminal band Cheap Trick, brings his energetic, infectious stage presence to The Paramount Hudson Valley. The Robin Zander Band performs Cheap Trick classics as well as music from Zander’s solo albums Robin Zander has sold millions of albums and played large-scale venues the world over with Cheap Trick, who’s top selling album “at Budokan” is a rock fan’s staple and hit songs include I Want You To Want Me, Surrender, Dream Police and Ain’t That A Shame. Zander assembled a group of monstrous talent using the best musicians from any band within the past 30 years, combining his power vocals with a guitar player capable of screaming riffs, a fret-shredding bassist, and a thunderous drummer to keep the beat. Zander has enlisted axe man Mark Hitt, who played guitar with The Tubes and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Jack Bruce of Cream and more. He picked Larry Hobbs of The Juice to play bass, and long time friend and drummer Steve Luongo, who has performed or recorded with John Entwistle/The Who, members of AC/DC, Todd Rundgren and Leslie West/Mountain to name a few. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Tony DeLauro's New York Doo Wopp Show
Featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, original lead of The Shirelles, Randy & The Rainbows featuring Randy Safuto, The Legendary Teenagers, and THE Encounters. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula's ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. Paula Poundstone was the first woman to win an ACE Award for Best Standup Comedy performance and the first woman to be invited to perform at the distinguished White House Correspondents dinner. She has starred in solo specials on HBO and BRAVO and made frequent TV appearances on Letterman & Leno. Attending her performance will leave you marveling at her ability to interact spontaneously with audience members. In conversations bound to garner riotous laughter. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
As one of America’s most respected and influential singer/songwriters, John Hiatt tours in support of his new album Terms of My Surrender. His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, & Linda Ronstadt. In 2007, John Hiatt was honored with his own star on Nashville’s Walk of Fame and his legacy was even further cemented with a pair of accolades in the fall of 2008: the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in September, and his October induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s, and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards (this year she and Rodney Crowell won the Grammy for “Best Americana album”), three CMA Awards, and two Americana Awards. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Grammy-Award winning rock legend Boz Scaggs tours in support of his most recent album MEMPHIS (released on 429 Records). Produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer), Memphis was recorded at Willie Mitchell legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other hit music artists. William Royce Boz Scaggs began a long and storied career in 1965 with the release of his first solo recording Boz. Scaggs quickly developed into an iconic singer songwriter cutting his teeth playing with Steve Miller on several highly successful projects and honing his rock and R&B chops working with the likes of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. Scaggs hit it big in 1976 achieving multi-platinum success with Silk Degrees and its follow ups. Scaggs continued on a lauded and multi-genre musical journey with successes in film soundtracks. He and his band continue to tour worldwide and Scaggs also performs alongside Donald Fagan and Michael McDonald in their band billed as The Dukes of September. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Jessica Lynn is filming her next PBS television special, “Takin’ Over” right here at the famed Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY and invites you to be a part of it. Country Music’s fastest rising new star, Jessica Lynn is on the way to becoming a household name by the end of 2014. Already this year, singer/songwriter, Jessica has seen her first full length television special and album, “This Much Fun – Live from the Winery at St. George,” go nationwide on PBS, sang our country’s National Anthem twice in New York’s famed Madison Square Garden by special invite, signed a major publishing deal that will have her in Nashville writing with today’s top hit writers, and is currently wrapping up her national summer tour which had her performing at some of the country’s largest music festivals alongside Country Music icons such as Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Sammy Kershaw, Jake Owen and Montgomery Gentry. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated Who’s Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes…. Just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’! Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun! At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Dave Attell has often been called a “comic’s comic.” In 2001, Attell used this love of booze and laughter to create and host the hit series, "Insomniac with Dave Attell.” Dave’s new Stand Up Series, DAVE ATTELL’S COMEDY UNDERGROUND and his new one hour special, ROAD WORK are both currently airing on Comedy Central. Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film "Pootie Tang”. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Tito Rojas, known as “El Gallo Salsero” was born on June 14, 1955 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. This talented artist has prevailed in the Salsa genre with an upstroke that for more than 36 years has crowned him as one of the monarchs of Salsa, standing in 26 musical productions, more than fifteen of these solo, in which he has surpassed more than one million units sold worldwide. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
James Van Praagh - The Ghost Whisperer
The awe-inspiring James Van Praagh bridges the gap between two planes of existence, that of the living and that of the dead by providing evidential proof of life after death via detailed messages. Van Praagh’s popularity began in the early ‘90s, on the NBC morning talk show “The Other Side.” He went on to author # 1 NY Times Best- selling books such as Ghosts Among Us, Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven and Healing Grief. For five seasons, Van Praagh was the co-executive producer of CBS’s #1 drama “Ghost Whisper” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Van Praagh's message of hope has touched a great many people due to his television appearances on such shows as Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20, 48 Hours, Chelsea Lately and A&E Biography. You will be amazed when you see James select people for the audience to participate in the calling of spirits. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The Celtic Tenors have captivated audiences throughout the UK, Europe and the U.S. since their arrival on the music scene in 2000. What began just a few years ago as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio’s classical roots and embraces folk, pop and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor Clint Black is one of the few country artists who has written all his own songs. To date, Black has written, recorded and released more than 100 songs, a benchmark in any artist’s career. And, with 30 singles on the US Billboard country charts, twenty-two No. 1's, and nine studio albums, he remains one of the kings of country music today. Five singles off of his debut album alone reached number one, the first time any country artist had accomplished this feat. Black’s continued success can be attributed in part to his deep sense of country music history, and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Brett Dennen Presents Wwater Colors: A Special Acoustic Evening
Brett Dennen tours in support of his most recent album Smoke and Mirrors. His music career began humbly around the camps of the Sierra Nevada mountain range–a retreat to which he would eventually return for inspiration on Smoke and Mirrors. Brett’s 2006 release, So Much More, officially launched him as a discovery artist and drew frequent comparisons to troubadours like Paul Simon and Tom Petty. In 2008 his Hope for the Hopeless didn't stray too far from the songwriter's comfort zone, though a partnership with producer John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) led to a high level of production not yet heard on any of his albums. In 2011, Dennen’s Loverboy was his biggest departure to date: a danceable collection of songs influenced by the road and recorded by a studio filled with friends and imperfect takes. Following the release of Smoke and Mirros, Brett spent most of Summer 2014 on tour with Michael Franti. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
One of our favorites returns to the Music Hall! Martin Sexton was one of the most talked-about arrivals on the "new folk" acoustic music scene. In The Journey, his 1992 collection of self-produced demo recordings, as well as his captivating live appearances, earned him a number of Boston Music Awards not to mention The National Academy of Songwriters “Artist of the Year.” The guitarist, singer, and songwriter, has an amazing vocal range and makes effective use of it on his recordings and in his live shows. Unlike so many other contemporary singer-songwriters, Sexton’s vocal style can be described as truly soulful, combining the best qualities of singers like Van Morrison, Al Green, Aaron Neville and Otis Redding. Sexton is originally from the Syracuse, New York area. He migrated to Boston in 1990 where he built a following singing around Harvard Square and gradually working his way into the club scene. Today he is selling out venues from coast to coast. John Mayer calls him “The best live performer I have ever seen”. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
John Tartaglia's Imaginocean
Tony-Award nominee John Tartaglia presents a one-of-a-kind live black-light puppet show, a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three best friends who just happen to be fish, and they're about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery. As they swim off in search of clues, they'll sing, they'll dance, and they'll make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship. Jam-packed with music ranging from swing to R&B to Big Band, John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
“Carry On Wayward Son’, ‘Point of Know Return’, ‘Dust in the Wind’, ‘Song For America’ and ‘The Pinnacle’ are just a few of Kansas’ all time favorites. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Lenore Skenazy - "World's Worst Mom"
Lenore Skenazy has been called “America’s Worst Mom.” (Google it!) The New York City columnist-turned-reality TV show host got that title after letting her 9-year-old son take the subway, alone. In response to the enormous media blowback, she authored the book and founded blog, both titled “Free-Range Kids,” which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Childhood and parenting can be FUN she reminds audiences with hilarious insights and great comic timing reminiscent of Tina Fey. Her feisty belief that our kids are safer and smarter than our culture gives them credit for has landed her on talk shows from Dr. Phil to The View, The Today Show, NPR, Good Morning America, Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Early Show, CNN, FoxNews, Anderson Cooper, the BBC, CTV and CBC. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Special Guest: Tift Merritt
Over the course of her career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 13 albums and sold over 13 million records, won five Grammy Awards, was named the Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year in 1992 and 1993, has won two Academy of Country Music awards, one Emmy award, and, in 2012, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. She has developed a remarkably loyal and devoted international fan base, as her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Her latest album, Songs From The Movie, with its compelling orchestral reinventions of ten classic Mary Chapin Carpenter songs, is no exception. Composed, arranged, and co-produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza, the album is an artistic landmark for the beloved singer-songwriter. Recorded at London’s legendary AIR Studios with a 63-piece orchestra and a 15-voice choir, the record harkens to Carpenter’s love of classic film and symphonic music. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Marshall Tucker Band
Special Guest: Paul Whistler
Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, The Marshall Tucker Band represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. With hit singles like "Heard It In a Love Song," "Fire On The Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take The Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90's, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many others as well as many TV Shows. After more than 40 years of recording and touring, this band will still rock your socks off! At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Jay & the Americans
Performing all their hits: She Cried • This Magic Moment • A Little Bit Closer • Cara Mia & many more! Few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay & the Americans. From 1962 to 1971, this group charted an amazing twelve Top Ten records. With three original band members, including Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane and Marty Sanders, plus vocalist Jay Reincke, their greatest hits never sounded better! At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Perceived by fans and media alike as the ‘Marshall McLuhans of rock’n’roll’, the Tubes became both the medium and the message, stimulating the senses through their dynamic, controversial and politically incorrect audio visual live spectacles. The Tubes have always managed to expose, enlighten and entertain audiences worldwide by combining art with trash, comedy with tragedy, and innovative rock theatre with consummate musicianship. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Oct 31 & Nov 1
Returning to the Music Hall after two sold-out shows last year... The Mavericks are back!The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer that had emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences has reunited in 2012 after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes The Rain," and "Dance The Night Away." At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The Django Festival Allstars will be headed by legendary French gypsy guitarist, Dorado Schmitt along with virtuoso violinist Pierre Blanchard who “captures the true romantic fire of Grappelli”, and Ludovic Beier on accordion and accordina, who “was breathtaking and beautiful” says Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal. On rhythm guitar is Francko Mehrstein, cousin of Dorado, and Xavier Nikq, on bass…all are from France where the Festivall started with the Hot Club Quintette. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Justin Hayward returns to the music hall after his wonderful appearance in 2013. He best known as the lead vocalist, guitar player and songwriter for the legendary Moody Blues; the iconic group that has sold more than fifty-five million albums. He penned many of the group’s megahits including “Nights in White Satin” and “Tuesday Afternoon”, and had a hit single of his own when he recorded “Blue Guitar” for the Blue Jays album with fellow Moody Blue John Lodge. Justin's new solo album is titled Spirits of the Western Sky . The acoustic evening will feature Moodies hits and his own solo material, joined by Mike Dawes, one of the world’s finest modern finger style guitarists. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Todd Rundgren is a musician, songwriter, video pioneer, producer, computer software developer, conceptualist, and, most recently, interactive artist. He began by founding and fronting The Nazz, the quintessential 60's cult group and in 1969, left to pursue a solo career, recording his debut, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972's Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight. The album was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard, A True Star. Some of his hit singles include “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.” In 1974, Rundgren formed Utopia, a band that combined technical virtuosity and passion to create music that, for millions, defined the term "progressive rock." He’s also produced albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meatloaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates, among others. Todd’s latest studio album, STATE, was released on April 9, and he continues to tour with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the All-Starr Band. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
A real Music Hall classic: Hometown hero David Bromberg and his Big Band return to Tarrytown! With a stage full of incredible talent and no set list, his freewheeling Big Band concerts have become the stuff of legend. David’s sensitive and versatile approach to guitar-playing is steeped in the folk and blues traditions. He’s played with everyone, toured everywhere, and he can lead his raucous big band or hold an audience silent with solo acoustic blues. He became a first-call, “hired gun” guitarist for recording sessions, ultimately playing on hundreds of records by artists including Bob Dylan (New Morning, Self Portrait, Dylan), Link Wray, The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, and Carly Simon. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. The New York based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies, The Outlaws have earned a formidable reputation as an incendiary live act. The band’s first three albums , featuring such rock radio hits as "There goes another love Song" Green Grass & High Tides, " Knoxville Girl", and Freeborn became worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of Southern Rock era. The band burns hotter than ever. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
Cesar Millan Live
Cesar Millan will reveal the secrets of happier, healthier relationships between humans and their canine companions in his exciting live show. Joined by his famous four-legged companion, Junior, Cesar will share his philosophies and methods, then present examples via live demonstrations with multiple dogs. From his years of experience, Cesar will show that for a transformation to take place in a dog, the real transformation quite often needs to take place in their human companion first. See the star of NatGeo WILD's brand new series Cesar 911 and the original host of National Geographic's Dog Whisperer series perform his incredible dog training techniques, LIVE! At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
The Association are one of the greatest rock vocal groups of the 1960s. Million selling hit singles include #1 "Windy", #1 "Cherish", #2 "Never My Love", #5 "Along Comes Mary", #9 "Everything That Touches You". How many people have seen the Windy 7up commerical with Brad Garrett? Thousands of people used "Cherish" or "Never My Love" as their first dance at their wedding reception. "Never My Love" is the second most played song on the radio of all time. At Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill.
Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order but interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. The Weight, a five-piece ensemble, remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats… Come and take a load off. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.
One of America's most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books such as Fatherhood. His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers. Perhaps Cosby's greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper middle class family. In Cosby's current best seller, I Didn't Ask to Be Born, But I'm Glad I Was, he talks about being a grandfather, his first love, and much more in his humorous and insightful manner. Cosby has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America's highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award. At Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown.