Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties
By Melissa Wickes

Free Summer Outdoor Concerts in Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield Counties

June 2, 2016   |   Local News - Fairfield County, CT  

This summer, grab the whole family, a blanket, and a beach chair for some outdoor musical fun! What better way to spend time with your kids than listening to some of these family-friendly bands under the stars from June to August? Here's our list of free summer concerts in Fairfield, Rockland, and Westchester Counties.

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Fairfield

Peanut Butter Jam Concerts
1451 Post Rd.
All concerts start at 10:00am

This summer, the Sherman Green is offering a variety of fun, interactive music performances every Wednesday.  Bring your kids and enjoy a day filled with dancing, singing, and jamming in the sun! 

June 29: Wayne from Maine
July 6: T-Bone
July 20: Jay & Ray
July 27: Tom Weber
August 3: Ryan SanAngelo
August 10: Marcia Louis

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Downtown Sound Summer Concert Series
Veterans Memorial Park; 38 Canal St. East
July 22, July 29, August 5 (Rain date: August 12); 5:00pm-9:00pm

Celebrate this citywide initiative with a night of live music, handmade artisans, children’s activities and more!  Special guests include The Royal Din Balkun Brothers, the Alpaca Gnomes Hubinger, and The Kazoo Crew Family Band.  

Summer Concert Series
Elizabeth Park, West Hartford CT
June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10

Enjoy a peaceful evening with a variety of musical acts in the beautiful Elizabeth Park Conservancy.  All concerts are free and occur every Wednesday from June 29 to August 10.  Musical guests include Simply Swing, Goza, and Zydeco Hogs.

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Rockland County

Country Fresh
Congers Station Park – 1 Burnside Ave., Congers
August 2; 7:30pm

Experience Congers outdoor summer concert series with Country Fresh, a high-energy modern country band.  Grab your cowboy boots and your family; it’s bound to be a fun hoedown.

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StonyPoint Summer Concert Series
Riverfront Park
Wednesdays July 20- August 24; 7:00pm

Riverfront Park is hosting it’s annual summer concert series.  Stop by for some great times and great tunes!  

July 20: The Mighty Spectrum Band
July 27: Jamie’s Fault
August 3: Mina’s Fantasy
August 10: Hurley Mountain Highway
August 17: A List Band
August 24: CGS

Free Outdoor Summer Concerts in Westchester County

Make Music Day 2016
Ossining, NY
June 21; 9:00am

Make Music Day is a day celebrated in 700 towns worldwide, dedicated to music.  The day is filled with live music along with pop-up concerts all around the community.  Each performance venue will be accompanied by fun activities for you and your kids.

Hudson River Museum Amphitheater Summer Series
511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
All concerts start at 8:00pm

The Hudson River Museum offers various forms of free outdoor entertainment from June to August! Performances range from music, to movies, to comedy, to theater.

June 17: Best of Kidsfilmfest
June 18: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)
June 25: Dance and Music Festival
July 8: Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble
July 9: National Comedy Theatre
July 15: The Cintron Brothers
July 16: Guardians of the Galaxy
July 22: Cherish the Ladies: Irish Music Band
July 23: Shakespeare on Demand
July 29: Stooges Brass Band starring Trombone Shorty
July 30: Singin’ in the Rain
August 5: Gaida and Middle-Eastern Belly Dancers
August 6: Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)
August 12: Cocomama
August 13: Inside Out
August 19: Community Showcase
August 20: So Please You (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)

SummerFest Stage
Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers
Wednesdays June 15-July 13; 6:30-8:30 

Grab a beach chair and blanket to enjoy free outdoor concerts all summer at The Green in the center of the mall. Concerts take place on the main stage near Michael Kors and will be packed with a variety of genres!

June 15: FDR Drive Band
June 22: Milagros
July 1: The British Invasion
July 6: Amish Outlaws
July 13: Genessa & The Selena Experience

Kid’s DJ Dance Parties at SummerFest Stage
Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers
Thursdays July 14-28; 6:00-8:00

Every Wednesday, kids 5 to 12 can come by to dance while WPLJ DJ Mike Allan plays some of the hottest hits! There are dance-off contests, hula hoop contests, and tons of cool prizes to win. Parents are required to stay with their children.

Putnam Valley Parks 2016 Summer Concert Series
Putnam County Park; 156 Oscawana Lake Rd.

Rock out with some of your favorite bands and music acts at this year’s summer concert series! Contests, food, dancing, and great times; you don’t want to miss out!

June 17: Scott Test (acoustic artist, 6:00) and Dirty Stay Out Band (7:00)
July 1: Swinging With The Rat Pack Frank & Dean (6:00)
July 16: The Teenchords and The Five Creations at the hop theme party (7:00)
July 29: Vertigo – Top 40 (7:00)
August 11: Them Bones (7:00)
August 20: Eletrik Company Band (7:00)

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Dance and Music Project
511 Warburton Ave., Yonkers
June 25; 12:00pm-5:00pm

Stop by the Hudson River Museum for a day of dance filled with workshops in music and dance.  An performance by Sarah Lawrence College students will take place later that evening and it’s bound to be fun for the whole family.

Wednesdays in the Square at Ridge Hill
Ridge Hill’s Town Square
Wednesdays July 13 – August 10

Spend your Wednesday evenings at Ridge Hill’s Town Square for free outdoor music by local artists performing a variety of musical styles.  Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy this great lineup with your family under the stars.

July 13: Erena Terakubu (Jazz)
Jule 20: Sammy Miller and the Congregation (Jazz)
July 27: Morningsiders (Alternative Folk, Pop)
August 3: Ada Dryer and the A Band (R&B)
August 10: Nadia Washington (Pop, Jazz)

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