With Independence Day still fresh in your mind, celebrate American Hertigage at the Greenburgh Nature Center’s woodland trails, where you can meet some of the Center’s most popular animals, have a picnic dinner, or sit back on the Center’s lovely Great Lawn and enjoy the music. (please note–alcoholic beverages are not permitted). Concert produced by Common Ground Community Concerts. Purchase tickets online or at the event. Fee per program: Members-$6, Non-members-$8, children 2 to 12 years-$4, children under 2 years free. Special online offer: 20% savings if you purchase tickets to all three concerts.
THURSDAY, JULY 12—AMERICANA NIGHT
6:30-7PM—GREETINGS FROM ANYWHERE blends the musical resonance of a classically-trained string section with the gritty, impromptu riffing of a good-old-time garage band. GFA features a diverse array of original compositions alongside choice roots-rock covers with fresh, vibrant acoustic interpretations that feed on the melodic interplay between guitars, cello, violin, drums and harmonic vocals. Based in Dobbs Ferry, NY, they’ve cultivated a loyal following by playing the coffeehouse and festival circuit throughout the Hudson River Valley over the past several years. Website
7-8PM—ROOSEVELT DIME, a five piece Brooklyn-based band, blends elements of acoustic jug-band blues, classic New Orleans soul and modern country to create an original sound best described as Kings County Steamboat Soul. The band’s nontraditional lineup—consisting of banjo, electric and washtub basses, percussion, trumpet, and woodwinds—and their seamless mixture of musical genres makes for a unique musical experience. Website
8-9PM—SPUYTEN DUYVIL’S songs draw on the roots of American music and history, but in the hands of eight superb performers, they crackle with energy that’s both contemporary and downright irresistible. From the first notes they play, they grab your attention, drawing you in with their joyful, uplifting and spirited music. Winner of the 2011 Falcon Ridge Festival’s prestigious “Most Wanted Artist” showcase and called “one of the hottest new bands in folk music,” their original sound covers the last 100 years of Roots music. Website