Westchester's Summer Music Season Starts With Free Concerts

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Dancing at Dusk with the Doc Wallace Trio and Katie Kresek, the Family Program Designer and host at Caramoor in Katonah was one of the many musical offerings in Westchester County last summer.
Dancing at Dusk with the Doc Wallace Trio and Katie Kresek, the Family Program Designer and host at Caramoor in Katonah was one of the many musical offerings in Westchester County last summer. Photo Credit: Gabe Palacio Photography

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Music fills the air in Westchester County this summer beginning with two free concerts on Thursday, June 19, in White Plains.

A concert will be held from noon-2 p.m. at the Renaissance Plaza with Line Carnival, which will bring island tunes and steel drum melodies. At 6:30 p.m. at City Center, the 16-member a capella group Choral Pleasure will sing a wide variety of tunes until 8:30 p.m. 

Every summer, Westchester County comes alive with hundreds of free and affordable outdoor concerts and performances. From rock and blues to jazz and classical, music of every kind is so readily available to Westchester residents that they can literally dance to a different tune every day of the week.

ArtsWestchester has compiled a comprehensive listing of hundreds of "Music In The Air" summer events – all free or less than $20 – that will appeal to schedules and tastes that are as varied as the performances themselves.

The list includes kids’ comedians, storytellers, sing-a-longs and movies under the stars.

Music in the Air is available in the summer editions of the organization’s monthly publication and on its website.

"Westchester residents appreciate the arts throughout the year, but summertime offers a unique opportunity to experience performances in the open air, at many of the county’s most picturesque spots,” ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam said. “It’s a wonderful time to sip wine and enjoy the fresh air and entertainment while sitting on your favorite blanket with friends and family.”

ArtsWestchester will continue its annual Picnic in the Park basket giveaway this year. Every Tuesday, from June 17 through Sept. 2, a lucky winner will receive a basket containing everything needed to take a meal for two on the go. An accessory that will enhance the enjoyment of any outdoor performance, the basket includes utensils, plates, salt and pepper shakers, plastic wine glasses, a bottle opener, and an insulated interior to keep foods hot or cold.

For the complete listings and to enter the picnic basket giveaway, visit the Music in the Air page on ArtsWestchester’s website.

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