Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen at the Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Route 28, 7pm start, 5:30pm music on the deck. Also featuring Sleepy Man and Simi Stone. Advance ticket purchases: Reserved seating $48 & $38, general admission $28. Day of show purchases: add $5 to each ticket. www.belleayremusic.org.
The Old Time Fiddlers are hosting a special concert in memory of John Wargo at the Beach Lake Fire Hall, 2-4:30pm. The fiddlers will be performing along with Kelli Trottier, a hall of fame fiddler from Canada. Also included is a fiddle workshop at 5pm. Admission $15. 570/224-6330 or email email@example.com.
The Neversink Valley Museum presents an evening of bluegrass music with Hudson Valley favorites RJ Storm and Old School Bluegrass Band at the D&H Canal Visitor’s Center, 58 Hoag Rd. (just off Route 209), 7pm. Admission is $7 general, $5 for museum members. 845/754-8870.
Ari Hest at Harmony Presents at The Hawley Silk Mill, 8pm. Over his 15-year career, Hest has released eight albums, three EPs and “52” in 2008, a project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. Tickets $19-$22. www.harmonypresents.com.
Widely regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in the USA, The Antioch Chamber Ensemble will perform at the Shandelee Music Festival’s Sunset Concert Series at 442 J. Young Rd., 8pm. Specialty dessert reception to follow. 845/439-3277.
Seth Glier at Harmony Presents at the Silk Mill, 8pm. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Seth’s music has caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” 570/588-8077.
Hank & Pattie at Harmony Presents at the Silk Mill, 8pm. The duo is from Raleigh, NC in the southeastern bluegrass music scene. Banjoist Hank Smith, known for his Béla Fleck and the Flecktones tribute band, teamed up with fiddler Patty Hopkins-Kinlaw. 570/588-8077.
New Hope Community Music Coordinator, Jesse Towey in collaboration with Frankie and Johnnie’s Italian Restaurant in Hurleyville, hold a monthly open mic night for musicians. 845/434-8300, www.facebook.com/newhopecommunity1975.
For the second concert of its 23rd season, the Shandelee Music Festival will present the Canite Quartet performing the music of Giuseppe Verdi, Samuel Barber, Dmitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn, 8pm. The Sunset Concert Pavilion is at 442 J. Young Rd. Specialty dessert reception.
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.