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Get On Your Dancing Shoes: County Music Fest Comes To Northern Westchester

Jim Lauderdale, who will perform at NashSkill, talks about his six playing inspirations in D'Addario's The Six Who Made Me series.
Jim Lauderdale, who will perform at NashSkill, talks about his six playing inspirations in D'Addario's The Six Who Made Me series. Video Credit: daddariostrings
Chip Taylor will be at NashSkill Fest performer.
Chip Taylor will be at NashSkill Fest performer. Photo Credit: Facebook

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Country and bluegrass music will be front and center at the first-ever NashSkill Fest , a seven-hour free music festival Saturday, May 20.

The event, from 3 p.m. to midnight, will take place on Railroad Avenue, near the Peekskill train station.

NashSkill Fest celebrates Americana Roots music with Musician-Singer-Songwriter Jim Lauderdale (five-time Grammy Award winner), and Chip Taylor (“Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning,” Songwriters’ Hall of Fame member).

Also on the docket: Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan and Diana Krall), Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, Hot Rod Pacer, Spurs USA, Cosmic American Derelicts, and the Joni Blondell Band.

NashSkill Fest will be also celebrating the best of the Hudson Valley and beyond with a wide selection of food and drink offerings including artisanal pizzas from Birdsall House, craft beers from Peekskill Brewery and Captain Lawrence, Bourbon Tasting by Dylan's Wine Cellar & Still the One 2 Distillery and an authentic Louisiana Crawfish Boil from Craig Borges New Orlean Seafood Co.

A mechanical bull will be on site for those who want to test their rodeo skills. Bull rides and a percentage of food and beverage sales will go to Westchester Habitat for Humanity.

For more details, go to www.nashkill.com .

The event is a team effort production from Garrison residents Louis Lanza of the Hudson Hospitality Group, his wife, Joni Blondel of Kentucky Girl Productions and fellow Garrison resident Ray Wilson of All Creative Entertainment.

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