Celebrate the U.S.A. at Boscobel
Boscobel’s Great American Concert & Picnic takes place on Monday, July 2. Patriotic tunes will be performed by The Southern Dutchess Concert Band, a 52-member band that continues — in the great American tradition set out by the John Philip Sousa Band — to entertain its audiences with a wide variety of music, including crowd-pleasing show tunes, popular standards, marches, light classical and wind ensemble music.
The Southern Dutchess Concert Band consists of woodwind, brass and percussion musicians from southern Dutchess County and surrounding areas and is conducted by Steve Pietrowski, band director at Beacon High School and managed by Dave Cole, director of The Big Band Sound jazz orchestra.
Pack your picnic, blankets and chairs and get into the patriotic spirit on Boscobel’s great lawn. Gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking and the concert will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Sparklers and flags will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop. Tickets are $16; parking is free and children 12 and under are free. Please note that there are no known, planned fireworks for this event. Tickets can be purchased on the Boscobel website, in person or over the phone at 845.265-3638 during business hours.