Date: May 9, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm / Doors Open at 5:00 pm

Sisters In Spirit Concert – Hosted by Monique Latise

May 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm / Doors Open at 5:00 pm – VBI Theater at 12 Vassar Street

Date: May 23, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PoughETRY Fest 2020 with Poet Gold

May 23, 2020 at the VBI Theater – 12 Vassar Street

Free Admission / $10 Suggested Donation:

PoughETRY Fest 2020, curated by the 2017 & 2018 Dutchess County Poet Laureate – Poet Gold, is a one-day festival, free and open to the public highlighting the art of poetry – both written and spoken, as well as poets of the Hudson Valley and beyond. It celebrates poetry both past and present, and visitors experience the spirit and diverse voices reflected in today’s poetry.

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Date: June 20, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm (NOTE: There will be a 2 hour dinner break for festival-goers.)
Time: Tickets: $30 per person advance sales / $40 per person at the door.

FORWARD FESTIVAL HUDSON VALLEY 2020 presented by 577 Records

June 20, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the VBI Theater – 12 Vassar Street

After five consecutive years of presenting multi-day events in Brooklyn showcasing cutting-edge musicians, the Forward Festival — run by the independent record label 577 Records — travels upriver for its first Hudson Valley edition. A day-long celebration of exceptional artistry from some of the world’s most acclaimed, uniquely creative musicians.

The performers at FFHV2020 will include (in order of appearance):

Eri Yamamoto — solo piano

Mary Anne Driscoll Quartet — MAD, piano; Daniel Carter, reeds/flute/trumpet; Patrick Holmes, clarinet; Hilliard Greene, bass

Elliott Sharp — solo guitar

Telepathic Band — Daniel Carter, reeds/trumpet; Patrick Holmes, clarinet; Matthew Putman, piano; Hilliard Greene, bass; Federico Ughi, drums

Susan Alcorn — solo pedal steel guitar

Carter/Jennison/Parker/Ughi — Daniel Carter, reeds/flute/trumpet/piano; Watson Jennison, soprano sax/flute/recorder/keyboard; William Parker, bass/shakuhachi/tuba; Federico Ughi, drums

MC: James Keepnews

Media Sponsor: Chronogram Media

Tickets can be purchased at: For more information on 577 Records visit:

Date: October 16 & 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm & October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Time: General Admission Tickets: $20 per person. Ticket purchase information listed below.

SHOWTUNES! BIG BAND STYLE – A Benefit for Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley presented by The Big Band Sound

October 16 and 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm & October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 in the VBI Theater – 12 Vassar Street

“Showtunes! Big Band Style” will feature The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance performers, in a show spotlighting smash hits from Broadway and Hollywood. Proceeds from this show will benefit Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley – a non-profit organization that provides meals to the families of caregivers and children diagnosed with any type of cancer. General Admission tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite: For more information visit The Big Band Sound website at or call (845) 226-6072.

Date: November 7, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm / Free Community Event


November 7, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the VBI Theater – 12 Vassar Street