Listen to the music

Warwick. From enchanting melodies to soothing jazz, from the Elissa Jones Band to a Kiss tribute band, there’s music to be enjoyed this week in Warwick.

| 15 Aug 2023 | 07:04

Just as the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival reached its harmonious finale with tunes all over town, Warwick lights up with another week of vibrant music.

The weekend kicks off with a variety of musical offerings on Friday evening. Musicians are invited to join in on a Blues Jam at Blue Arrow Farm, 86 Glenwood Road, Pine Island, starting at 6 p.m.

Over at Pennings Farm Market Beer Garden, 161 Route 94, the Americana Celtic band Emish will take the stage at 6 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the Last Whisky Bar, 45 Woodlands Way, welcomes the Michael Holmes and Terry McDonough duo for an evening of enchanting melodies and harmonies.

And from 7 to 10 p.m., Whiskey Crossing will captivate the audience with their country blues and rock tunes at Cove Castle on Greenwood Lake, 13 Castle Court.


Saturday is all about raising awareness and enjoying incredible musical performances.

From 1 to 9 p.m., Dubco Acres will host the ACT Through Music - Suicide Prevention and Awareness Music Festival, featuring live music, food trucks, vendors and raffles. The festival includes performances by local favorites like the Bendy Effect and SOUL DAWGS.

For a laid-back afternoon, head to Last Whisky Bar from 2 to 4 p.m. to enjoy the soothing jazz sounds of Rave Tesar and Michael Jackson.

At the Applewood Winery, 82 4 Corners Road, music enthusiasts can anticipate the dynamic duo of JP Conques and Ed starting at 2 p.m.

The melodies continue to fill the air at Pennings Farm Cidery, 4 Warwick Turnpike, as the Elissa Jones Band takes the spotlight in their Cidery Sunset series; $10 cover fee.

Dani Zanoni steps into the spotlight for her inaugural full-band performance at the Pine Island Tap House, 682 County Route 1 Suite B, from 6:30 to 9:30 .pm.

The Cove Castle on Greenwood Lake comes alive with the funky blues and rock sounds of the Michael Louis Band from 7 to 10 p.m.

The musical journey continues at the Last Whisky Bar, where the enchanting guitar and violin duo of Jim Coleman and Teague will weave intricate melodies from 7 to 9 p.m.

The evening air at the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park will resonate with the eclectic mix of classic and contemporary rock and pop brought by OC5. Their performance commences at 7:30 p.m., a perfect destination for a lively evening.

Railroad Green on Railroad Avenue becomes the stage for Uncle Shoehorn’s New Orleans-styled funk, jazz and classic soul performance, starting at 7:30 p.m.

For those seeking a grand musical spectacle, the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, presents The World’s Best Kiss Tribute band, Mr. Speed. Their performance promises to keep the classic KISS experience alive; tickets start at $48.


Sunday offers a more relaxed but equally entertaining lineup.

Cove Castle hosts John Irizarry for a lakeside acoustic set from 1 to 4 p.m.

From 2 to 5 p.m., enjoy the Dave and John acoustic duo at Dubco Acres.

Blue Arrow Farm will come alive with Roxon’s classic and country rock sounds, performing from 2 to 5 p.m.

At Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery, Vera and the Force treat the audience to a repertoire of classic and southern rock covers.

John Sheehan takes his solo acoustic set to Applewood Winery starting at 2 p.m.

For a high-energy jazz experience, the Chris Persad Group will light up the Last Whiskey Bar from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Pennings Farm Beer Garden will host Grapefruit Moon with a diverse setlist from Adele to Bonnie Raitt, performing from 4 to 7 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 23, will feature a Cruise in Car Show at Blue Arrow Farm, featuring classic harmony rock by Pepperville.


On Thursday, Aug. 24, Alyssa Goldstein will captivate the audience with her powerful vocals at the Last Whisky Bar from 7 to 9 p.m.


The week wraps up on Friday, Aug. 25, with the high energy of The Mugshots at the Tin Barn Brewing stage from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Country Fresh Trio will entertain at Pennings Farm Market Beer Garden from 6 to 9 p.m., while acoustic pop duo Nini and the Gun perform at Dubco Acres.

Starting at 7 p.m., the Rated R band will play classic rock covers at Blue Arrow, while Black Cat Bone will simultaneously bring their southern rock and blues to Last Whisky Bar.

Also on Friday night, The Randy Travis: More Life Tour featuring James Dupre will make a stop at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m., performing all 16 of Travis’ #1 hits.