The Big Band Sound recreates swinging jazz music of the era
Looking for a super summer send-off where all ages can enjoy quality time together surrounded by one of the most beautiful, breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley? Then visit Boscobel Sunday, Sept. 8, for its 13th Annual Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic.
Visitors are invited to bring blankets, chairs, a picnic, and enjoy an old-style evening of swing music and dancing. Returning this year will be swing dance demonstrations performed by instructors & students of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls.
One of the most popular jazz orchestras in the area, The Big Band Sound, recreates the swinging jazz music of the big band era, performing compositions that span a century of music, including classics made famous by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. This 20-piece band consists of six saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums and male and female vocalists.
Bring the kids – Boscobel is offering free admission to all children 10 years and younger accompanied by a paid adult. Admission for adults is $16. (Friends of Boscobel members receive a 10 percent discount; show ID at the door.) Tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone during regular business hours or online 24/7 at Boscobel.org.
Big Band attendees can purchase a special combination ticket and tour the Boscobel mansion at a reduced rate on the day of the concert: $27 per adult includes the concert and guided tour. Children 10 and under can join adults on the tour for free on concert day. Special combo tickets must be purchased in advance only by calling 845-265-3638. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert kicks off at 6 p.m. (Rain date is Sept. 15.) Tickets are non-refundable unless Boscobel cancels. Boscobel is located on Route 9D in Garrison.