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

Hello Pawling! It is great to be back and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to reconnect. I hope everyone’s out discovering great music in our region. Have you heard about the very popular open mic at the JCC Sherman? It’s hosted by one of my favorite people, Sherman resident and First Selectman, Don Lowe. I haven’t been able to attend the event, as it coincides with Jacque’s Giant Music Show on thebeatofthevalley.com.

I can’t hold it against Don because he introduced me to the station and was the first one put me on air! However, it frustrates me to miss a great night of live music! If you’re a singer, songwriter, poet, storyteller or dancer, sign up is 6:00 p.m. Get thereon time, as Don typically presents 15-20 acts that are enjoyed by a dedicated audience of music enthusiasts. Show starts at 7 p.m. for those who are spectating. Visit the JCC website to find out about an upcoming concert featuring Wildcat Creek November 2. Lots of exciting things happening there, and I hope you take the time to check them out at jccinsherman.org.

I would be remiss if I did not mention Pawling Public Radio’s upcoming benefit. On November 9 we are hosting a Farm-to-Firehouse Chef’s Event. Woodwind instrumentalist and Holmes’ resident, Keith Gurland will be providing melodic background music. Tickets are available on our

FB Event page. Please visit PawlingPublicRadio.org for more details. I’m looking forward to feedback about all the fun places you’ve discovered while we’ve been on

hiatus. If you’re an original songwriter or fan, reach out and tell me about your music at, JacquesGiantShow@gmail.com.

Other live music venues in the area:

Arts on the Lake, 640 NY Route 42, Carmel, (ArtsOnTheLake.org)

Saturday, November 16th Alexander String Quartet

Akin Library 378 Old Quaker Hill Rd, 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,


Wed - Sun Visit website for live music details & tickets.

Sat & Sun 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. - Acoustic Brunch.

Tap House Tavern of Pawling, 2

Charles Colman Blvd, (Facebook.com/pg/pawlingtavern)

Sunday afternoons from 3:00 -6:00 p.m.

The Painted Lemon, 1 CT Route 37 East, Sherman, CT


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 at, 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 PawlingPubicRadio.org Thurs nights 7-9 pm and capturing the in-studio action on FB Live. A syndicated show airs via WMLD OnAir App Saturday’s 10 am - 12 noon, and on https://masondecosmofoundation.org/. Archived shows can be found on soundcloud.com/jacquebutterfly.