Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 - Swing Dance in Poughkeepsie The Poughkeepsie Farm Projectwill be hosting The Big Band Sound for a community swing dance to support this local CSA. The dance is being held in the renovated Vassar Farm Barn. There will be a swing dance lesson for beginners, given by instructors from Uptown Swing, starting at 6 p.m. and the dance will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be tables for listening! This dance is open to the public and admission is $10. Directions: The Vassar Farm Barn is in Poughkeepsie on Vassar Farm Lane. Just east of the light where Route 376, Raymond Ave. and Hooker Ave. all intersect, turn south onto Vassar Farm Lane (there is a sign for "Vassar College Farm"). The Vassar Farm Barn is on the right after 0.3 miles. Use "50 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, NY" in your GPS or click here for directions.
Sunday, May 24th, 2020 - 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 18th 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.
Friday, June 12th, 2020 - Outdoor Concert at Dover High School The Dover Music Boosters will be hosting The Big Band Sound in a fundraising concert this evening outside Dover High School, from 6 to 8 p.m., for our 11th time. We'll be performing many of your favorite jazz standards from all of the famous big bands. Members of the school's jazz ensemble will join us at the end of the evening for a grand finale! Admission is $5 and the proceeds will benefit the music education offerings at the school. The Boosters will be grilling hamburgers and offering refreshments for sale. If it rains, we'll play in the auditorium. Directions: Dover High School is on the east side of Route 22, 3 miles north of Wingdale (County Route 21/Pleasant Ridge Road) and 4 miles south of the hamlet of Dover Plains. For your GPS, use 2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. Click here for custom directions.
Saturday, July 4th, 2020 - Outdoor Concert in Millbrook As part of the summer concert series sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group, The Big Band Sound will be performing for our 14th 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 at 3323 Franklin Ave. Click here for more directions. If it rains, the concert will be held on Sunday, July 5th, also at 6 p.m.: check the Millbrook Arts Club blog for information if the weather is in doubt.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 - Outdoor Concert at Vanderbilt Mansion The Town of Hyde Park's annual Music In The Parks concert series will include (for the 19th 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 8th, 2020 - Outdoor Concert in Goshen For our 18th 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 lawn of the new Library (at 366 Main St.) 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 rains, this concert will be held on Sunday, August 9th at the same time. Call (845) 294-6606 for more information. Directions: I-84 across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to the exit for Route 747. 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 12.1 miles and the new Library will be on the left, at 366 Main St. Click here to get custom directions.
Friday, August 21st, 2020 - Outdoor Concert in Wappingers Falls For our 26th time, The Big Band Sound will be performing at Mesier Park in the Village of Wappingers Falls. Our concert starts at 7 p.m., admission is Free, and bring a lawn chair. You can't beat the hometown atmosphere of a gazebo concert right in the center of the Village! If it rains, this concert will be held the next day, Saturday, August 22nd, at the same time. Call Village Hall at (845) 297-8773 ext. 7 for rain information. Directions: The park is at the center of the Village of Wappingers Falls at the light where Route 9D and Main St. intersect. Click here for directions.
Saturday, November 14th, 2020 - 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 the exit for Route 311. Take Route 311 north for 2.9 miles and turn right onto Front St. Click here to get custom directions.
Sunday, December 6th, 2020 - "Lunch of Honor" for WWII Veterans sponsored by Hudson Valley Honor Flight, Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 - 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.
Sunday, December 15th, 2019 - WKNY 80th Anniversary, Kingston For 80 years, WKNY has broadcast voices, stories, news and music
throughout Kingston and they will celebrating the historic December 1939
sign-on with a throwback party featuring food and beverages from local
restaurants and dancing to live music by The Big Band Sound. It’s a free party and you’re invited! Celebrate
80 years of WKNY! Join us for a Community Dinner and Dance at the Andy
Murphy Neighborhood Center in Midtown Kingston on Sunday, December 15th from
4-8 pm. Register here!