Concert Series Brings Rhythm to the Riverfront

Music starts Aug. 7 with Pre-War Ponies

Tiki Daddy

Tiki Daddy

The Rhythm on the Riverfront Concert Seriesbringssummertime concerts back — in a new location. Come early and explore the newly enhanced West Point Foundry Preserve. Concerts, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foundry Dock Park in Cold Spring, are rain or shine. Presented by Beacon Music Factoryin collaboration with Scenic Hudson. Visit scenichudson.org.

Thursday, Aug. 7: Pre-War Ponies

The Pre-War Ponies was formed in 2007 by Daria Grace, who wanted to put to use her growing collection of sheet music and repertoire of not-quite hits from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. Daria Grace and J. Walter Hawkes have become the core duo of the band.

Thursday, Aug. 14: Tiki Daddy

From Cold Spring, Tiki Daddy draws inspiration from the fusion and innovation of the early era of Hawaiian steel guitar music along with contemporary groups like The Moonlighters and The Cheap Suit Serenaders. John Harms – Guitar/Vocals, Art Labriola – Steel Guitar, Stacy Labriola – Ukulele/Vocals, Al Hemberger – Bass/Vocals.

Thursday, Aug. 21: M Shanghai String Band

M Shanghai is a Brooklyn based indie-folk collective, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band’s monthly shows from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai’s legendary concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy and intimate subtlety.

At the third concert Scenic Hudson will make remarks to honor the Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Park, Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Group, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, and Philipstown Greenway Committee as “Hudson Valley Heroes.”


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