Sunday, Sept. 23: This event is free for people of color. General admission costs $10.79. It’s explicitly billed as a measure of reparation. Why reparations? The event promoters quote Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.”
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16: One of the region’s most substantial, current and challenging music and art festivals, SoundScape’s promoters reveal themselves as fearless, ambitious and undaunted by logistics and coordination. Consider, for example, one of the centerpieces of this year’s weekend: an orchestral piece composed by Stephen O’Malley of the ambient sludge-rock band Sunn O))) performed by Bard College’s 76-piece The Orchestra Now on Friday night.
Maverick Concerts concluded its 2018 summer season with two full weekends of music.
A launch concert for his just-released album will be held on Sunday, September 9, at 8 p.m., at Colony Woodstock, 22 Rock City Road.
What was once the Dunn Builders’ Supply Corporation is now a theater, film and television soundstage.
It’s a rare occasion when a fine musician who has been on the local scene for more than 40 years steps out with an amazing new first recording. Such will be the case when Tim Kapeluck, a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, fiddle and mandolin and sings with as sweet a voice as can be heard, takes the stage for his CD-release concert at 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 at Colony, located at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock.
Woodstock’s legendary songwriter/singer Tom Pacheco comes to the Empire State Railway Museum (ESRM), for his traditional two nights Labor Day Weekend concerts for Flying Cat Music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 1 and again Sunday, September 2.
Saturday-Monday, September 1-3: A rite of summer for artisans and their avid community, the Woodstock-New Paltz Art & Crafts Fair returns to the Ulster County Fairgrounds with rows of one-of-a-kind, handmade art and crafts with live craft demonstrations.
Sunday, September 2: The local songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer Simi Stone makes a hometown stop in Woodstock.
Opening Saturday, September 1: Diamant’s Steampunk sensibility reflects a fascination with 19th-century mechanics, scientific charts and the aesthetic mysticism of the Odd Fellows and ancient Egyptians.