Caramoor announces an exciting slate of live music for the Summer 2023 Season

Audra McDonald

Caramoor is not only one of the premier music venues in our area, it is truly a local treasure.  You may have the impression Caramoor only features string quartets and classical music performances, but it is so much more.  This season will feature a wide variety of music genres including jazz, blues, American standards, swing, folk, world music, gospel, opera and classical.  There is something for everyone.  The creative staff at Caramoor has curated a diverse and exciting season of music.

Opening night is Saturday June 17th featuring the amazing Audra McDonald. The Tony, Emmy and Grammy award winner will be at Caramoor’s Venetian Theater performing songs from the Great American Song Book.

Sunday June 18th will feature a fun event with the Hot Jazz Frolic at the Friends Field Tent.  The tent will be turned into a 1920s jazz club where you can dance or just sit back and enjoy the music. 

A very special performance of Francesca Caccini’s “Alcina” opera will be performed on Sunday June 25th.  This opera is unique in that was written by a woman. It should be a very special evening.

Other special performances will be Over the Rainbow, the Songs of Harold Arlen .  Broadway performers will be singing from a selection of songs from this legendary song writer on July 8th.

Ukrainian band, DakhaBrakha

For something completely different, DakhaBrakha a Ukrainian band with roots in folk, punk,rock and hip hop will perform their unique sound on July 14th.

Samara Joy, the phenomenal 23 year old jazz singer will be on Friends Field on August 4th.  The Verve Records recording artist has been compared to the legendary Sarah Vaughn and is a must see show.

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The next night, 5 time Grammy and two CMA award winner, Mary Chapin Carpenter and her band will rock the stage on August 5th.   This music legend is a performance you’ll want to attend .

This is just a sample of the many performances this season at this amazing music venue.   Caramoor is special as it matches its performances to its various unique venues within the property.  There is the Venetian Theater (main stage), Friends Field, Music Room (indoor), Sunken Garden and the intimate Spanish Courtyard.

For more information on Caramoor and its Summer 2023 season:


149 Girdle Ridge Road Katonah New York

Visitors can take the Free Shuttle from Katonah Train Station  to the venue before and after each concert.

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Greenwich Concours D’Elegance. The ultimate car event returns to Greenwich June 2nd-4th

2022 Best of Show 1948 Packard Convertible Victoria Eight, body by Vignale. Photo credit-Greenwich Concours

The premier automotive event in our area, the Greenwich Concours D’elegance returns June 2-4th 2023.  This fantastic car event is a must attend for any car enthusiast and has traditionally featured some of the finest automobiles to be seen at any national car event.

The event starts Friday June 2nd with an educational seminar titled “Concours Judging 101: ICJAG Fundamentals,” hosted by veteran judges
Chris Kramer and Nigel Matthews. This is for car enthusiasts who have want some insight into the concours judging process. Friday also features “The Grand Tour”.  The tour includes vehicles entered in the show which are driven by their owners through the roads of Greenwich, ending back at the event site, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

Saturday’s will feature a new format this year with the “Concours de Sport”.  The show field will displaycars from and inspired by the world of motorsports. There will be over 150 cars on display with categories such as   Racing Legends, RADwood Street Cars Built for the Track (Homologation Specials), Cars of Greenwich Avenue, Supercar Celebration,  British Racing Green (English Modern)  and  On Fire (Rod and Customs).

The Grand Marshal of the event is Wayne Carini of Portland Connecticut.  Wayne is the well known car restorer, author, collector, and host of the television show “Chasing Classic Cars” which can be viewed on the Motor Trend channel.

On Saturday evening there will be a Waterfront Party.  Visitors can join the Grand Marshal, entrants, judges, exhibitors, sponsors and fellow car lovers to celebrate. Enjoy entertainment, a roving dinner and open bar at Club Greenwich right on the show field from 7 pm to 9:30pm.

Sunday’s traditional Concours d’Elegance features 18 judged car classes including post-war American, Italian and English automobiles, a celebration of the storied Alfa Romeo brand, and Brass Era steam cars and automobiles transported from the dealerships of 1963.  This will be an automotive day to remember!

Hagerty’s Ride and Drive is a great addition to the event!

The event will also feature an Afternoon Awards Ceremony , free Hagerty Ride & Drives, open to the public on first come, first served basis .  Last year I was able to drive a classic 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible through the streets of Greenwich accompanied by a member of the Hagerty Events staff.  It was fantastic!  There is also a  Future Drivers Club, with free automotive activities designed for the next generation of car lovers and of course, various cuisines and concessions available for purchase to keep you fueled up during the day.

Mark your calendars now and get your tickets in advance.  See you in Greenwich.

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Rhinebeck Car Show returns May 5th to May 7th

A great local car show returns to the Hudson Valley on May 5th-7th 2023.  The Hudson Valley Antique Auto Association presents the Rhinebeck Car Show 2023 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in beautiful Rhinebeck New York

The event kicks off the classic car show season in our area.  Spectators from all over the Hudson Valley and the Northeast attend this yearly show. 

The event spans three days and opens Friday May 5th with an automotive swap meet with vendors selling classic auto parts and more.  There is even a “Car Corral” where you can view and purchase a classic car.

Saturday features an all Hot Rod and Custom car show.  The show field will be filled with an amazing collection of custom cars. 

Classic and antique autos will be in the spotlight on Sunday as the field will be filled with beautiful classics.  There will be 60 different awards for the numerous categories of classic cars.

There is plenty of free parking and food available for purchase on the grounds.  The Rhinebeck Car Show is a great event right here in the beautiful Hudson Valley. After the show you can visit the beautiful village of Rhinebeck with great shops and places to dine.

For more information:

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Route 9 (6550 Spring Brook Ave.)
Rhinebeck, NY

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