GARRISON – Sept. 10 marks the 17th Annual Big Band Concert and Sunset Picnic at Boscobel House and Gardens.
Visitors are invited to bring blankets and chairs, picnic, and enjoy an old-style evening of swing music and dancing while the sun sets over one of the most breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Returning again this year will be swing dance demonstrations by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Wappingers Falls. The jumping, jiving and wailing is bound to become infectious, so bring your dancing shoes.
One of the most popular jazz orchestras in the area, The Big Band Sound, recreates the swinging jazz music of the big band era, performing compositions that span a century, including the classics made famous by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and more.
This 20-piece band consists of six saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums, and male and female vocalists. The group has been performing for over thirty years and has attracted thousands of visitors to Boscobel since its first performance in 2001.
Gates open to picnickers at 5:00 p.m. on Sun. Sept. 10 and the orchestra begins at 6:00 p.m. (Rain date is the following Sun. Sept. 17 Check Boscobel.org for update.) Tickets are non-refundable unless Boscobel cancels both dates. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase on site from Phil’s Grills and Pappi’s Mediterranean food trucks.
Boscobel extends its thanks the sponsor of this event, Kendal® on Hudson.