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Peekskill in the News

Lately some  well respected newspapers have taken notice of our town.

A few weeks ago, March 6, the Wall Street Journal noted our “increasingly vibrant downtown,” and that we’ve “experienced a resurgence in recent years.”

The following weekend saw a surge in business.

Today, April 1, The New York Times has jumped on our bandwagon with a Donnie and Marie reference in the headline, “a Little Country, a Little Urban.” (not sure what that will get us…)

Let’s see what happens this coming weekend!

And remember, Peekskill Rocks!

What’s Up Peekskill? Tons of music, and a Parade!

R&B!

Friday March 13, 9 PM – 1 AM

Valerie Not Val and Friends will be performing R&B at the Hudson Room

Hudson Room – 23 South Division


JAZZ!

Friday, March 13, 8 PM

Jazz vocalist, pianist, and composer Teri Roiger Trio will be performing with Peggy Stern (piano), John Menegon (bass).

BeanRunner – 201 South Division Street


Saturday, March 14, 8 PM

Kazzrie Jaxen Jazz Quartet @ Ford Piano Factory
The quartet’s music includes standard tunes, jazz lines, originals, and occasional excursions into the abstract.

Following the performance, there will be a Q&A session with the musicians with light refreshments.

Tickets for the show are $20. RSVP via phone: 914-739-1224.

Ford Piano Factory – 15 South Division Street


Saturday, March 14, 8 PM

Lady Got Chops Women’s Jazz Music Festival presents Latin Jazz with Annette A. Aguilar and the Stringbean 4Tet

BeanRunner – 201 South Division Street


ELECTRONICA!

Saturday, March 14, 8 PM
Kidaudra
As part of our Women’s Series, Embark presents Electronica 1.1 (E1.1) featuring Peekskill’s own Kidaudra who will be performing songs from her amazing new EP entitled Auryn.

With MSL (Mimi Sun Longo) and Ganou.

All ages welcome!
Tickets: $10 at the

Embark – 925 South Street


ROCK!

Saturday, March 14, 10 PM – 1 AM

Back by popular demand is The Joni Blondell Band.
Joni and her band are a high energy group that will get you up on your feet!

Hudson Room – 23 South Division


Saturday, March 14, 7-9 PM

Acoustic duo The Bump  and Scoot Horton

The Peekskill Coffee House – 101 South Street


A PARADE!

StPatricks-parade-peekskillSaturday, March 14, 3 PM

The 26th Annual Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be going through downtown at 3 p.m., starting at 1st Street. Peekskill resident Kathleen McGurty will be the grand marshal.

The march also will feature dignitaries from Castlebar, Ireland, Peeskill’s sister city.

More Info
Download the Flyer


MORE MUSIC!

Sunday, March 15, 4-6 PM

The Professor & Maryann with Maryann Renza, Lou Ubriaco
Maryann Renza and Lou Ubriaco’s unique approach to classic jazz, blues, rock, soul and pop is a wonderful synthesis of eclectic musical expression and musicianship.

BeanRunner – 201 South Division Street

 

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

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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

 

 

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 >

Follow the Yellow Brick Road…

… to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz at Peekskill’s Paramount Theatre.

Starts tonight, January 16 and runs through Sunday. Two shows on Saturday. Click here to buy tickets, and get more info.

And for those of you who don’t know, Peekskill does, in fact, have a yellow brick road! For realz!  Controversy surrounds whether it had anything to do with the Wizard of Oz, but the author, Frank Baum, did attend Peekskill Military Academy before writing the Oz stories.