What’s Up Peekskill? The Fun Doesn’t End

Friday, February 27, 7 PM – 9 PM
Fred Gillen Jr. @ The Peekskill Coffee House
Fred Gillen Jr. will perform songs from his latest release Wage Love With special guest Chris Moore

The Peekskill Coffee House – 101 South Division Street

Friday, February 27,  10 PM
Showtime Dance Band

Showtime Dance Band combines the sound of Motown, Soul, R&B, Funk, Old School Disco, Dance Rock and Jazz.

The Hudson Room – 23 South Division Street

Friday, February 27, 9:30 PM
Drew Bordeaux & the Cavalry
Drew Bordeaux will be joined by 5-time Grammy nominee Jon Cobert, keyboardist, vocalist and amazing entertainer. With a rhythm section that includes Candullo and Tom Barraco (formerly of the folkedelics) and Anna on violin, this Cavalry will be riding in with the Rock & Roll “Thunder”.

$5 Cover

12 Grapes – 12 N Division Street

Friday, February 27, 10 PM
Phineas and the Lonely Leaves

The Birdsall House – 970 Main Street

Alexis Cole Ensemble


Friday, February 27, 8-10:30 PM
Called “one of the great voices of today,” Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages.

$10 Admission
For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

BeanRunner – 201 South Division Street

Brian William Foster & The Stiff Nights
Friday, February 27, 10 PM
All ages and free.

N.Y. Firehouse Grille  – 50 Welcher Ave

Rick Springfield – The Stripped Down Tour

Saturday, February 28, 8 PM
Rick Springfield – The Stripped Down Tour
With Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady

Superstar heartthrob Rick Springfield Strips Down with an intimate solo performance of music & storytelling! The Stripped Down tour gets you up close and personal with Grammy®-winner Rick Springfield.

Paramount Hudson Valley – 1008 Brown Street

Saturday, February 28, 8-10:30 PM
Rob Scheps Core-tet
Saxophonist Rob Scheps studied at the New England Conservatory, led his own groups while living in Boston; most notably the True Colors Big Band and, in 1988, moved to New York, formed the Rob Scheps Core-tet and Bartokking Heads, establishing himself as a formidable force on the jazz scene.

Core-tet includes: Shunzo Ohno, Jamie Reynolds, Mike Richmond, Anthony Pinciotti.

$10 Admission. For reservations, call 914-737-1701.

BeanRunner – 201 South Division Street

Sunday, March 1, 7 PM
Masters of Illusion – Believe the Impossible

The live stage magic phenomenon born from the multi-award winning television series!

You’ll believe the impossible when Masters of Illusion brings you grand illusions, levitating women, appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers…everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show!

Paramount Hudson Valley – 1008 Brown Street



Celebrate African American Pioneers of Peekskill and Cortlandt @ The Field Gallery Feb. 21 through April 19

Artist Betsy Braun Lane presents Racing on a Broken Road:  The Ongoing Story of the African American Pioneers of Peekskill and CortlandtDavid and Henry, 2004, Betsy Braun Lane February 21- April 19, 2015
Reception: Saturday, February 21, 1- 4 pm
Snow  Date: Sunday, February 22 1-4 pm

The Field Gallery of Peekskill is presenting Racing on a Broken Road, Betsy Braun Lane’s monumental exhibit of photography, archival documents, and oral tradition detailing the Peekskill and Cortlandt area’s African/ European/ Native American pioneers and patriots.

Lost Voices Not Forgotten 2004, Betsy Braun LaneIn  Racing on a Broken Road, Braun Lane skillfully combines her work as an artist, photographer, historian and researcher. Weaving hours of interviews with the area’s long-established Moshier and Peterson families with found archival documents and rare photographs,  the collected works form a powerful exhibit detailing 230 years of the African American experience in the Hudson Valley.

Learn More >

Joy on Fire at Division Street Guitars this Saturday!

I can’t tell you how excited I am (and how lucky Peekskill is) to have Division Street Guitars putting on all-ages music events.

This weekend is the first official show with Joy on Fire from Baltimore and Blueblack from Long Island.
Here is the blurb from the Joy on Fire press pack:

Bass, drums and sax are a trio. JOY ON FIRE, however, is a triomassive — an insurgent kaleidoscope of sound greater than many multiples of its parts. Referencing the most daring jazz-rock fusionists in modern history, the band performs a spectrum of instrumentals best described as “punk-jazz/fuzz-rock” or “Zeppelin-meets-Coltrane.”

The show is at 10pm (after Buckwheat Zydeco at the Paramount!) and is only THREE BUCKS ($3)!!!

Mardi Gras is Coming to Peekskill!

mardi-gras-peekskill-1000That’s right, Mardi Gras Madness Week will soon be here.  Presented by Paramount Hudson Valley and Go Peekskill.

The festivities will include specials and discounts at participating Peekskill restaurants all week long, a Friday parade and pub crawl, and Buckwheat Zydeco with special guests Professor Louie and The Crowmatix capping off the week with the Mardi Gras headline show on Saturday night at the Paramount Theater.

During Mardi Gras Madness week, diners at participating restaurants – including The Hudson Room, Gleason’s, The Birdsall House, The Peekskill Brewery, The Quiet Man, Ruben’s – can enjoy a 20% discount on Buckwheat Zydeco tickets at Paramount with proof of a dining purchase between 2/17/2015 and 2/21/2015. Some restaurants may have dinner & show packages available.

Learn More >

View Friday pub crawl schedule >


The Tres Sabore Wine Dinner at the Hudson Room on Tuesday night… yum!


Celery root slaw and a Creal mustard remoulade sauce.


Local baby romaine, Boscoli olive-pickled vegetable “salsa”, tasso ham, aged provolone & a balsamic-shallot vinaigrette.


Fresh crawfish tempura-avocado roll, topped with seared filet mignon.


Okra, sweet potatoes & scallion sticky rice.


Cayenne-smoked sea salt butter, Maytag blue cheese grits & grilled asparagus.


Custard cream filling & rum anglasie.

Winemaker Wine Dinner @ The Hudson Room — Feb. 10.

At 7 pm this Tuesday, get your wine on!

There’s a wine-maker dinner, pairing 5 California wines from Julie Johnson’s Tres Sabore Winery with courses from Louie Lanza’s Hudson Room. He will be featuring a New Orlean’s style dinner!

For more info and to make reservations: click here for the Hudson Room.

or click here for Dylan’s Wine Cellar.