Big Band Concert at Boscobel Sept. 13

Picnics, music and dancing overlooking the Hudson

Boscobel will hold its 15th Annual Big Band Concert and Sunset Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. Visitors are invited to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic to enjoy an old-style evening of swing music and dancing. Returning again this year will be swing dance demonstrations performed by instructors and students of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls.

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, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and more.

Concert Admission is $17 per person. Boscobel offers free admission to children 10 years and younger. Friends of Boscobel members receive a 10 percent discount. Purchase tickets at or at the door.

Special Concert and Tour Combo Ticket: Arrive early for a guided tour of the mansion before the concert. Select your tour (4, 4:15 or 4:30) online at to purchase a combo ticket at the reduced rate of $27.

Gates open to picnickers at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 and the orchestra begins at 6 p.m. (Rain date is the following Sunday, Sept. 20. Check website for updates.)

Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase on-site (while supplies last); sandwiches, wraps and salads prepared by Hudson Hil’s Café may be purchased in the Carriage House.

Photo courtesy of Boscobel

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