The sounds of Beethoven, Schumann, Scriabin and Hsu will ring out from the mountain as the 23rd season of the Shandelee Music Festival opens with a performance by pianist Hanchien Lee, 8pm. The Shandelee Music Festival Sunset Concert Pavilion is located at 442 J. Young Rd. 845/439-3277.
The Catskill Brewery and Dan Smalls Presents host the Catskill Back Forty Revival at the Catskill Brewery, noon to dark. Music by The Felice Brothers, Steve Gunn, Big Mean Sound Machine, The Last Superpower and Kendy Gable. Local food and beer. Tickets $35.
Nancy and Bob Montgomery and Debbie Fisher Palmarini play Monthly Music Night at Phillipsport Community Center, 7-9:30pm. Performing with a warm, folk-tinged sound to a wide variety of material, from traditional and contemporary folk to classic rock and original songs. Suggested $2 donation at the door. 845/210-4303.
The first-ever outdoor Classical Music Celebration with various musicians and ensembles will perform on sidewalks, in the park, in a landmarked church, and in the Milford Theatre starting at 12 noon. The public will get to judge them in the Upper Delaware Valley's answer to "American Idol." Free. www.kindredspiritsarts.org.
Musicians and performers from the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts present French Woods Pops!, a festive program of popular works at Hancock Town Square, 7:30pm. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. 607/637-2870.
Rock 'n River Music Festival/Jerry Jam VIII free concert at The Carriage House, 2pm-midnight. Features an eclectic mix of rock, bluegrass, funk and Grateful Dead music. All ages/rain or shine.
The Barn Cats return to the Emerald Ballroom, 40 Main St., 9pm-midnight. Featuring their brand of funk, blues, soul and rock. The Barn Cats feature John Rocklin, Jan London, Tommy Rausch and Jim Verdi.
The Jeffersonville JEMS present an afternoon concert with Little Sparrow and special guest Thurman Barker on drums at the Main Street stage, 4912 Main St., 4-7pm. Also Bob Lohr (keys), Greg Fiske (sax) and Barbara Gogan (guitar/vocals). Free. Food will be available or you can bring a picnic basket. Bring lawn chairs. Sorry no dogs.
Music series at Silver Birches Resort with Paulie Knakk, 3-6pm. Music, food and drinks on the deck. 570/226-2124.
Weekend of Chamber Music at The Cooperage, 3pm. Suggested donation: $15 advance, $20 door. 570/253-2020.