Rocktoberfest Brings All-Day Music on Sept. 28

The Costellos

The Costellos

On Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine, BMW of the Hudson Valley will present Beacon ROCKTOBERFEST, a day of outdoor music wrapping up The Rutigliano Group’s free public programming for the City of Beacon’s Centennial year, marking 100 years since the villages of Mattawan and Fishkill Landing joined to become the city.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the DMV building at 223 Main St., Beacon, and will feature a broad range of local professional music artists in folk, jazz, rock and metal, with a beer tent area for patrons to celebrate the season while enjoying the variety of musical offerings.

The music lineup includes: noon, Acoustic Vagabounds (local and regional folk artists brought together under the leadership of Thom Joyce); 12:45 p.m. – Tony DePaulo Band (jazz fusion); 1:40 p.m. – Judith Tulloch Band (eclectic pop/rock); 2:35 p.m. – Talking Machine (acoustic guitar and vocal power duo); 3:30 p.m. – The Costellos (maverick pop); 4:25 p.m. – Chowderhead (classic driving rock); 5:25 – Beacon All Stars (in their second performance, a mash-up collaboration of several rock music luminaries jamming together in hard rock and heavy metal). For more information, visit

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