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23Arts Music Festival Returns to Tannersville This Month 

Shilpa Ray
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Tannersville is a cute, little mountaintop village with a handful of charming shops and eateries and some truly amazing views of the surrounding Hudson Valley. But it’s not particularly known as a center of cool music happenings. For the past five years, however, Green County’s 23Arts Initiative has been working to change that by presenting its annual 23Arts Summer Music Festival, which runs from July 13 to August 5.

“A series of pop-up style performances at a host of various venues…ranging from the traditional theater-style setting of Catskill Mountain Foundation’s Orpheum Film & Performing Arts Center, to an outdoor performance at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge with Hunter Mountain views, to lesser-expected venues such as the local Mountain Top Library and several village churches,” organizers say. “Each festival weekend highlights a different genre of jazz, classical, and indie and blues music and features a host of top young artists from New York City and New Orleans to South Africa and Chile.”

Weekend number one, July 13-15, is jazz-centric, with performances by singer Brianna Thomas and Newburgh saxophonist Camille Thurman. July 20-22 brings a presentation of Mahler’s full 10th symphony by the Argento New Music Project directed by Michael Galante. July 27-29 features Brooklyn punk blues diva Shilpa Ray; New Orleans prog rockers Hildegard; and the duo of Chilean guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza performing alongside Cape Town-based guitarist Derek Grippe. The series closes on August 5 with an outdoor set by pianist Damien Sneed and soprano vocalist Audrey DuBois Harris at Twilight Park, which overlooks the stunning Kaaterskill Falls. Several other artists are appearing throughout the four-weekend festival as well.

To light your fuse for this exciting fest, here’s Shilpa Ray and her band with the propulsive “Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp”:


The 23Arts Summer Music Festival takes place July 13 to August 5 at various venues in Tannersville, New York. For ticket prices and a full concert schedule, visit http://www.23arts.org/.

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