Hudson Valley Music Festivals

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Hudson Valley music festivals are a great way to enjoy the summer. Upcoming festivals include:

Bard Summerscape

When: June 30 – August 20

Where: Bard College, Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson Who: Opera, jazz, classical music

O+ Positive

When: August 5

Where: Poughkeepsie

Who: Knock Yourself Out, Dustbowl Fairies, Pontoon, Decorum, , the Funk Junkies, Ramblin Jug Stompers

2017 Huichica East Festival

When: Aug. 25 and 26

Where: Chaseholm Farms in Pine Plains.

Who: Festival performers include Real Estate, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Cass McCombs, Marissa Nadler, Dough Tuttle and The Mattson 2.

Summer Hoot

When: August 25-27

Where: The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge

Who: Jay Ungar and Molly, Rhett Miller, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Dan Bern

Westchester, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Dobbs Ferry and Ossining: Jazz Forum Arts Summer 2017

When: June 21 through August 25

Where: Concerts take place at various sites along the Hudson River—Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry, Lyndhurst Mansion and Pierson Park in Tarrytown, Horan’s Landing in Sleepy Hollow, and Henry Gourdine Park in Ossining.

Who: Performers include emerging and established artists, and groups ranging from quartets to orchestras.

Caramoor Summer Sounds

When: June 17 to July 30

Where: Caramoor, Katonah

Who: Classical music, opera, American Roots

2017 Pleasantville Music Festival

When: July 8

Where: Pleasantville’s Parkway Field.

Who: Blues Traveler, Living Colour, Suzanne Vega and her band, Hollis Brown and Caleb Flood & the Culture.

Common Ground Community Concert Jamboree

When: July 30

Where: Common Ground Coffeehouse, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings on Hudson

Who: Abbie Gardner, David Massengill, The Falcon Ridge Folk, Festival House Band

Rockland Tappan: Fourth Annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

When: June 24 and 25

Where: German Masonic Fairgrounds in Tappan.

Who: Jake Clemons of the E Street Band, Steve Forbert, John Cafferty & Beaver Brown, Hollis Brown, Jo D’Urso, Jeffrey Gaines and Joe Grushecky.

Event Liability & Insurance

A special event can take a significant amount of time and money to plan, including selecting vendors and securing the venue. However, there is always a chance that something unexpected could happen. Special event insurance is designed with situations such as these in mind.

Some venues may require event organizers to have event liability coverage. Many venues have their own liability insurance. So be sure to check with your venue, as well as your vendors, to see what types of situations may and may not be covered by their insurance. This can help determine whether your own event liability policy may help fill any gaps in coverage. If an event will be held at your home, review your homeowners policy’s liability coverage to see what is included in your coverage. You may want to purchase special event coverage beyond what your homeowners policy includes.

In addition to checking with vendors, the venue and your own homeowners policy about applicable liability coverage, you may have some coverage through credit cards or warranties. Be sure to contact credit card companies and review any existing warranties to see if they provide liability coverage.

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