Free summer lawn concerts at Dutchess County mansions

Mills Mansion in Staatsburgh (Photo by Julie O’Connor)

The 2017 “Music in the Parks” series of free lawn concerts in Hyde Park is in full swing. The Wednesday-evening performances are presented by Hyde Park Recreation every summer with sponsorship from local businesses. The next concert takes place on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m., featuring the Wishing on Stars jazz band at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site.

August concerts, all at 6:30 p.m., kick off on Wednesday, August 2 with Cross Cultural Connection at Vanderbilt Mansion, followed by Four Guys in Disguise on Wednesday, August 9 at Staatsburgh. The West Point Military Academy Band will perform at Vanderbilt Mansion on August 16 (rain date: August 17). In the event of rain for the earlier dates, call (845) 229-8086 after 4 p.m. to check rain location.