Peekskill’s Jazz & Blues Fest is Both Concert and Fair

Jazz brunch, crafts, farmers’ market, music shows part of the mix

Peekskill’s 6th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival, presented by the Peekskill Business Improvement District, is a free outdoor concert and fair that will be held Saturday, July 21, from 1 to 10 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and North Division Street in the heart of historic downtown Peekskill.

The streets will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event. Local restaurants will be offering outdoor dining; artists and craftspeople will be selling and displaying their work; and there will be activities for the whole family. In addition, the Peekskill Farmers’ Market will be open all day long with the season’s freshest produce.


NationBeat performs at 4 p.m. on the Main Stage

This year the festival kicks off at 1 p.m. with a collective jazz brunch featuring local Peekskill musicians performing at various downtown restaurants and cafes, and the Craft Alley, featuring a variety of handmade goods by local artisans. The Main Stage music performances start at 4 p.m witn NationBeat; the line-up features four groups, headlined by multi-Grammy-nominated Latin jazz group Bobby Sanabria & Ascensión.

The annual Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival attracts thousands of people from across the tri-state area; visitors are encouraged to come early and stay late. For more festival details, visit

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