Jacque’s Spin on Music Live Music in the Lower Harlem Valley

While there’s no way to slow down the passing of time, I have come to realize that every short day must be lived to its fullest. For myself, that includes a daily music-related activity. Not being able to sing (or play) a note, I’m grateful to share what I know about the Pawling Live Music Scene through this column and on the airwaves at TheBeatoftheValley.com via Jacque’s Giant Music Show.

I’ve had a sneak peek at Pawling’s 2019 Farmer’s Market performance calendar! I am happy to report that you can look forward to enjoying a different act every Saturday afternoon in the gazebo, beginning with the first market date of Saturday, June 15.

Speaking of the gazebo, members of the Hudson Valley Yarn Trail will be recognizing World Wide Knit Outside Day on June 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are looking for local musicians who would like to perform outside in the electrified gazebo. Participating musicians are welcome to sell merch, play music, and pass the hat. If interested, please look them up on the Internet at HudsonValleyYarnTrail.com.

In addition to the live music options in the immediate area listed below, I was happy to see that the classic rock cover band, Niteshade is returning to Tina’s Rest (4081 Route 52, Holmes). If you’re looking for fun on Saturday night, May 11, head over to Tina’s. The band starts at 9:00 p.m. Tell them I sent ya!

Live music venues in your region include:


Clock Tower Grill, 512 Clock Tower Commons Drive, Brewster (ClockTowerGrill.com)

Live music Fridays from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Thai Golden, 5 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel Hamlet (ThaiGoldenNY.com)

First Friday of the month – Open Mic, hosted by Omar Ramirez starting at 7:00 p.m.


Akin Library, 378 Old Quaker Hill Road, Pawling (AkinFreeLibrary.org)

First Sunday of the month – Shakin’ at the Akin Open Jam Sessions, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Daryl’s House Club, 130 NY-22, Pawling (DarylsHouseClub.com)

Wednesday – Sunday (Visit website for live music details and tickets.)

Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Acoustic Brunch.

McGrath’s Tavern

146 Main St/Route 22, Pawling (McGrathsTavern.com)

Acoustic music occasionally Friday nights, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Tap House Tavern of Pawling, 2 Charles Colman Blvd. (Facebook.com/pg/PawlingTavern)

Sunday afternoons, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sherman, CT

The Sherman Library, 1 Sherman Center (ShermanLibrary.org)

Every fourth Friday of the month, from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. – Song Swap in “The Barn.”

The Painted Lemon, 1 CT Route 37 East (ThePaintedLemon.com)

Live music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, starting at 6:30 p.m.

If you have a space for live music, please reach out for a possible feature in next month’s column to: JacquesGiantShow@gmail.com.

Jacque Roche is a frequent contributor to More Sugar Magazine and music blogger on HearItThere.com. Her radio show, “Jacque’s Giant Music Show” can be heard streaming on PawlingPublicRadio.org Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and capturing the in-studio action on Facebook Live. Archived shows are available on soundcloud.com/jacquebutterfly.