Blues Traveler, 'Night Music' top weekend events in Hudson Valley
A classic Stephen Sondheim musical and two ’90s rock acts are among the top entertainment events wrapping up this week in the Hudson Valley.
Thursday: Blues Traveler at Paramount Center for the Arts
Don’t say Blues Traveler lead singer John Popper didn’t warn you: The hook brings you back. For a 2012 tour that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Grammy Award-winning band’s inception, Popper and his vest full of harmonicas will be accompanied by the usual band of bluesy misfits: Chandler Kinchla on guitars, Brendan Hill on percussion, Ben Wilson on keyboards, and Tad Kinchla on bass. The jam band’s latest album, “Suzie Cracks the Whip,” is the band’s ninth, and it follows four others that have gone gold, three that have earned platinum, and one -- called “four” -- that sold more than 6 million albums.
When: 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23
Info: Paramount Center for the Arts, 1008 Brown St., Peekskill; 914-739-2333; www.paramountcenter.org; $30-$50
Thursday-Sunday: ‘A Little Night Music’ at Whippoorwill Hall
For its summer production, Little Radical Theatrics presents “A Little Night Music,” the Sondheim musical inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film, “Smiles of a Summer Night.” Michael J. Mirra directs this local adaptation of the musical that explores a group of lovers with overlapping intentions and temptations.
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23; 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24; 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25; 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26
Info: Whippoorwill Hall, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. E., Armonk; 800-838-3006; www.littleradicaltheatrics.com; $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Friday: Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Bearsville Theater
More than two decades after he started serving as the frontman for the Black Crowes, Chris Robinson has made a new name for himself with his side project, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. With at least 118 performances logged to date, the quintet of Robinson, Neal Casal, Adam MacDougall, George Sluppick and Mark Dutton delivers rock that the group pegs as “New Cosmic California,” while culling the occasional cover from the catalogs of Elvis Presley and the Everly Brothers.
When: 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24
Info: 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; 845-679-4406; www.bearsvilletheater.com; $30-$50