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Adult Ages 12+
Child Ages 0 - 11

Self-guided tour & live music from Beacon, NY

In town for the 3rd Sunday of the month? Just hop on board the Estuary Steward and ride over to Bannerman Island where you can enjoy a self-guided tour and a live music concert or performance.

This tiny jewel in the setting of the Hudson Highlands exhibits rich history and beautiful scenery of this place will provide a wonderfully enriching day for the whole family.

COVID-19: Vaccination Cards and masks are currently not required at this time but could change depending on the severity at the time. Bannerman Island follows New York State COVID-19 regulations.

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Third Sunday Music Concerts 2024

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Tara O’Grady performs on Bannerman Island on September 15th

May 19 – Paul Spring

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June 16 – Damian Ecco (Singer Songwriter)

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July 21 – Jasperoo (Duo)

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August 18 – Emily Beck

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Sept. 15 – Tara O’Grady

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October 20 – Scott Beall & Friends

Ernest Thompson holding a guitar

What to bring:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress for the appropriate weather conditions. Your confirmation email is also your tickets for the show.

Please note: In order to put on a show at Bannerman Island, we need to have 2 boat loads of 44 people. If you are on the first boat for the show at 6 pm, when you get to Bannerman Island, you will receive a guided tour of the island before the show. When the show is over, you will return to Beacon after the show is finished.

If you are on the second boat departing to Bannerman Island at 7 pm, you will be escorted to your seats for the show. After the show is over, you will be given a lecture of Bannerman Island, while you wait for the boat to return to pick you up. It takes about 50 minutes. We thank you for your cooperation.

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Toland Bros, May 21st


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TOM McCoy, June 18th


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Tony DePaolo, July 30th



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Daryl Brown and Lil’ Bones, August 20th


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Jeff Kirn, September 17th


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Thistle, October 15th








What to bring:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dress for the appropriate weather conditions. Your confirmation email is also your ticket for the show.

Meeting Location:

Beacon Institute Floating Dock (Beacon, NY)

Directions: Take Exit 41 (Beacon) South. Turn right at Beekman Street. Follow and pass main entrance to Metro North Train Station. Make the next right onto Red Flynn Drive (Please note: the Road is not marked!) Red Flynn Drive is the bridge over the train tracks. Once you go over bridge you pass Long Dock Park Entrance. (Do not go into Long Dock Park.) Red Flynn Drive bares to the right. Look to the left as you go down the hill. The Beacon Institute Dock is the first floating dock on the left.

(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)


Self-guided tour & live music from Beacon, NY

In town for the 3rd Sunday of the month? Just hop on board the Estuary Steward and ride over to Bannerman Island where you can enjoy a self-guided tour and a live music concert or performance. This tiny hidden gem in the Hudson Highlands and its rich history and beautiful scenery will truly come alive with great music to entertain the whole family.

The Costello’s (Lynn and Bob) – Sun. May 15

a person standing next to a fireplaceLynn Johansen met Bob Costello late in 1991. Lynn began her career playing in a variety of bands on the Jersey Shore. Bobby C honed his skills throughout the Hudson Valley, NY. They formed a band called The Bandits. A few years ago they re-branded themselves as The Costellos. Throughout the years band members have included: Danny McLoughlin (played bass and produced their first two records), Sean, ‘The Minnow’ McCarthy (drums) and Mark Pukmel (drums). Tony DeMarco has also sat in on drums and has acted as their sound and video man.

The Costellos have made several TV appearances including a spot on CNBC’s show ‘America’s Talking.’ Radio wise, The Costellos have had major rotation on Triple A stations including: WDSTWood Stock, NY, WKZE- Sharon, CT and WVKR, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. The Costellos are based out of Beacon, NY performing throughout the Northeast.

The Wild Irish Roses (Celtic Family Band) Michael X. Rose – Sun. June 19

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The Wild Irish Roses are a true family band. Mom, Dad and 8 kids. They live in New Paltz, NY Josie Rose (21) sings, plays banjo, mandolin, penny whistle, viola. Michael X. (dad) plays guitar. Kristi (mom) sings, plays bass. Hanna (23) plays bodhran. Evelyn(18) sings, plays concertina, accordion,viola. Penelope (16) sings, plays Guitar, and tambourine. Aenghus (13) plays drums. Lazarus (11) plays harmonica.


The Flash Company Band (Celtic Folk Mix) Bryan Maloney – Sun. July 17

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Flash Company plays traditional and contemporary Irish and Celtic music ranging from the 18th century tunes of O’Carolan to the work of the Chieftains, Luka Bloom, Touchstone, Cathie Ryan, Solas, Pete St. John, and Cherish the Ladies, as well as original tunes in the Irish tradition. Formed in 2016 and based in the Hudson Valley, the band is comprised of Eric Garrison on tenor banjo, octave mandolin bodhran and vocals; Jim Pospisil on mandolin, guitar, whistles, melodeon, and vocals; and Bryan Maloney on guitar and vocals.


Tony DePaolo (Guitarist) – Sun. Aug. 21

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Guitarist Tony DePaolo has maintained a more than 30 year professional career recording and performing in New York City and the surrounding Hudson Valley and Tri-State area. Tony played with such illustrious guitarists as Larry Carlton, Stanley Jordan and Steve Morse as well as world renowned pop-jazz band Spyra Gyra. Tony’s recent recording career has featured him on recordings by vocalist Lindsey Webster, including her number 1 Billboard contemporary jazz hit, “Fool Me Once”, Phil Perry’s recent CD and upcoming Alex Bugnon CD and Tour. Tony has appeared in musical sequences of the HBO series “The Sopranos” and the Chazz Palminteri movie “Once More with Feeling”. Tony’s most recent CD features him in a trio setting with bassist Ira Coleman (Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Sting) and drummer Paul Beretta, Leslie West and Mountain.


 Storm King Duo – Judith Tulloch & Steve Franchino – Sun. Sept. 18

a person holding a guitarA blend of pop, Brazilian (Contemporary and Bossa Nova) & bluesy jazz styles, with vocals, acoustic guitar, & flutes. Judith and her band have warmed up the stage as an opening act for Michael McDonald, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Paul Winter, Patti Smith, Levon Helm, Lucy Kaplansky, Bo Diddley, Tom Chapin, and many others. Music that has been described as, “world-pop-fusion with a jazzy edge.” Above: Judith and Steve performing at the Town Cryer in Beacon Storm King Duo performing in the Bannerman family residence during the annual Farm Fresh Chef’s Dinner.

Goldee Green – GG and the Shades – Sun. October 16th

a woman smiling for the cameraGoldee Green is an acclaimed international vocal artist, pianist and actress, who has worked across the US as well as Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean. “Goldee Greene is captivating!” San Francisco Examiner.  She is Juilliard trained in opera and diction at this world-class conservatory’s Extension program, in New York. Goldee’s signature versatile and resonant sound spans many musical genres including opera, jazz, Broadway, gospel, new music, and rock. She has performed with Billy Crystal, Pete Seeger, reggae sensation Bankie Banx, and the Urban Bush Women.Goldee is creative director of GG & The Shades, a popular fun/party band, which plays local venues throughout the Hudson Valley Region and New York City.