Boscobel Will Be Swinging

Annual concert and picnic scheduled for Sept. 11

Boscobel will hold its 16th annual Big Band Concert & Sunset Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 11. Visitors are invited to bring blankets and chairs and a picnic (or purchase food on-site from Phil’s Grills and Pappi’s Mediterranean) and enjoy an evening of swing music and dancing while the sun sets over the Hudson.

The Big Band Sound performs at Boscobel (photo provided)

The Big Band Sound performs at Boscobel (photo provided)

The Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls will provide swing-dance demonstrations and The Big Band Sound will recreate the swinging jazz of the era, including classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Count Basie. The 20-piece band, which consists of six saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums and vocalists, first performed at Boscobel in 2001.

Admission is $17 per person, but children ages 10 and younger are free. Tickets are available at or at the door. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the orchestra begins at 6 p.m. The rain date is Sept. 18.

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