Swampcandy plays Harmony Presents in the Silk Mill, 8pm. This aggressive Stomping Mississippi Blues and Roots influenced duo won the 2014 Floydfestival On The Rise competition coming in first place out of 35 bands that preformed at the festival. Tickets: $15-$20. www.harmonypresents.com.
Neo-motown vibes with a fresh spin on a retro sound come together in the music of Caleb Hawley, at Harmony Presents in the Silk Mill, 8pm. Hawley was featured on American Idol and has shared the stage with Mark Cohn, Rusted Root, Dave Matthews Band, Shawn Mullins, and Edwin McCain. Tickets: $15-$20. www.harmonypresents.com.
Free performance of the Christmas Cantata, "We Have Our Savior," celebrating the joy of the season at the Damascus Manor United Methodist Church, Route 371, 3pm. Snow date is Jan 4. A free will offering will be received for VIP in memory of Kristina & Cindy Adams. Parking at the school next to church.
Winter concert featuring the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra’s String Ensemble at Deerpark Reformed Church, 30 East Main St., 7pm. Snow date Dec. 14. Seasonal favorites performed in a holiday-decorated, historic church. Reception of homemade cookies follows. Sponsor: Port Jervis Council for the Arts.
Callicoon Brewing New Years Party at 9pm. Ring in 2015 with Doug Rogers and the Backseat Drivers at Callicoon Brewing, 16 Upper Main Street. 845/887-5500.
The Grace Choir of St. Peter's (31 W. Main St.), directed by Kathy Brink, will present a concert at 4pm of familiar and contemporary Advent and Christmas songs, accompanied by keyboards, Orff instruments and percussion. A free will offering is accepted and proceeds benefit the youth choir camp fund. Reception follows the concert.
Leroy Justice plays at Harmony Presents, 8pm. Justice displays the kind of songwriting and arranging skills that have characterized great American rock bands from Neil Young & Crazy Horse to the Allman Brothers Band. Tickets: $15-$20.
Matt Lorenz at Harmony Presents, 8pm. Throat-singing, slide-guitar playing one-man-band on a pile of homemade junkdrums, Lorenz is the Suitcase Junket. No special effects, just one guy making a racket with homemade foot-drums, a beater guitar, a pile of songs and a mouth. Tickets: $14-$20.
The Dirk Quinn Band at Harmony Presents, 8pm. Rooted in jazz, funk and groove, The Dirk Quinn Band exhibits the guitar “pyrotechnics” of Keller Williams and Michael Hedges and the honest, urban funk of Soulive to the brave experimentation of Medeski, Martin and Wood. Tickets: $15-20.
Wade Preston of "Movin' Out!" the Broadway show and Billy Joel's back-up delivers a show with your favorite tunes and original compositions. Early show (7pm) or late show (9:30pm). Tickets: $16-20.