Inaugural Beacon Jazz Festival July 25

Local distilleries, breweries, wineries to participate

Celebrating the music, distilleries, artisan crafts and culture of the Hudson Valley, the inaugural Beacon Jazz Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Pete and Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon. Presented by Six String Productions, the festival will offer musical talent, many with long associations with Beacon and the surrounding region. The first Beacon Jazz Festival will also double as a Hudson Valley distillery tasting event. Local craft breweries, cideries and wineries will also provide their own offerings, as will local artisan chefs.

Sun of Goldfinger's Ches Smith

Sun of Goldfinger’s Ches Smith

Tickets for the Beacon Jazz Festival will be $45 per person, with $65 special VIP tickets allowing early admission, a free T-shirt, event glass and tote bag, along with related merchandise. Admission will be limited to 1,500 attendees. Tickets and further details will be available at

Artists performing at the inaugural Beacon Jazz Festival include: Sun of Goldfinger; Karl Berger/Ingrid Sertso Quintet; George Coleman Jr.’s Rivington Project; International Brass and Membrane Corps; and Mike Dopazo and the HV All-Stars. Beacon DJ Grady Salter will also spin classic jazz selections all day between acts.

Photo courtesy Beacon Jazz Festival

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