This is turning out to be a great year for concerts here in the Hudson Valley, and the Ulster Performing Arts Center and The Bardavon have just announced three awesome new shows.  And that is in addition to the already cool line-up.

Todd Rundgren will perform at UPAC on Saturday May 13, Natalie Merchant brings her 3 Decades of Songs show to The Bardavon on Friday June 30, and Dweezil Zappa is at The Bardavon on Friday July 28 with 50 Years of Frank!  Tickets go on sale this Friday at 11am.  And don't forget, Peter Frampton is at UPAC on April 8, Steven Wright is there on April 22 for his rescheduled show, and Aretha Franklin plays The Bardavon Gala 2017 on Sunday March 12.

For a full schedule of shows at The Bardavon and UPAC, more information, or to become a member, check out their website at  It's an exciting season, and I can't wait to check out some of these shows.

Todd Rundgren
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