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Rhythm on The Riverfront, Aug 7, 14, and 21, in Cold Spring. Showtime 6-8PM

Beacon Music Factory and Scenic Hudson team up to bring you another season of free concerts on the banks of the Hudson River—only this time we are relocating to Foundry Dock Park in Cold Spring, just a few steps from the MTA parking lot.

The Schedule:

August 7

Pre-War Ponies 

The Pre-War Ponies was formed in 2007 by Daria Grace, who wanted to put to use her growing collection of sheet music and repertoire of not-quite hits from the 20s, 30s and 40s. You may have heard of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer, but you probably haven't heard some of their under-rated chestnuts like "Pardon My Southern Accent" or "Find Me A Primitive Man." Daria quickly recruited her old friend, trombonist and soprano uke player J. Walter Hawkes to be a part of the madness, and they have become the core duo of the band. 

http://www.prewarponies.com/

 

August 14
Tiki Daddy
From Cold Spring, Tiki Daddy draws its inspiration from the fusion and innovation of the early era of Hawaiian steel guitar music along with great contemporary groups like The Moonlighters and The Cheap Suit Seranaders. Band members: John Harms - Guitar/Vocals, Art Labriola - Steel Guitar, Stacy Labriola Ukulele/Vocals, Al Hemberger - Bass/Vocals

http://www.reverbnation.com/tikidaddy

 

August 21
M Shanghai String Band
M SHANGHAI is a Brooklyn based indie-folk collective, named after the Asian bistro in Williamsburg that hosted the band's monthly shows from 2002 through 2009. M Shanghai's legendary concerts are known for their unbridled joy, raucous energy and intimate subtlety, with all players crowded around one condenser mic "like the faithful taking communion, or sharks smelling blood in the water". 

With an adventurous take on Americana, the “M” are not easily classified; they emphasize distinctive songwriting while retaining the immediacy of classic American roots music; "timeless Americana with an indie-rock soul". 

The band's fourth album Two Thousand Pennies (co-produced with Damon Whittemore, and released October 2012) is a landmark album celebrating M Shanghai's ten years as a band.

http://www.mshanghaistringband.com/




NEW YEAR'S DAY LOU REED TRIBUTE AT QUINN'S
WITH A BMF HOUSE BAND COMPRISED OF J WHY, DARIA GRACE, AND STEPHEN CLAIR

Tuesday Night!

This Sunday September 8 @ 2-4PM

Open House. Come see us now!

12 Hanna Lane Beacon NY 12508
(845) 202-3555

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Wednesday June 26 @ Dogwood Bar
Two Adult Boot Camps bring it home.

Marquee Moon + Arena Rock
Brace Yourselves.


 


SUNDAY JUNE 2 1PM IN THE AFTERNOON

ALL-SCHOOL RECITAL AT DOGWOOD
47 East Main Street Beacon NY

 

PAST EVENTS

London Calling Boot Camp @ Dogwood

April 11 2013     9PM

Soul Boot Camp @ Bank Sq
Mar 30 2013  7PM


Higher Animals and Stephen Clair Trio / For the BMF Scholarship Fund
Dogwood
Apr 3 2013   8PM

 

Saturday JAN 12

11:00 am
Exploring the Materiality of Sound and Space with the Beacon Music Factory
To celebrate their one-year anniversary, the Beacon Music Factory will host a children’s program where participants will use the galleries as launching points for creating sonic landscapes. Starting location: Learning Lab. (1.5 hrs)
Stephen Clair and Michael Farkas of BMF will lead kids and their parents on a musical and sonic exploration of DIA: Beacon. 
Limited space; reservations recommended.

Saturday Jan 12
Beacon Music Factory OPEN HOUSE
3-5PM

Come get to know our teachers, learn about our quickly-filling-up WINTER classes and get a feel for our school. Happy Birthday to us! Refreshments.
50 Liberty Street 845-202-3555

Saturday Jan 12 7:30 PM
Ziggy Stardust Encore Performance