Enjoy Live Music at These Neat Small-Town Venues

Washington County, New York is known for many things: breathtaking scenery, high-quality goods, friendly people & a thriving art scene. But did you know it’s also got a thriving local live music community, too?

With its small-town charm and close-knit community, there are always plenty of opportunities to enjoy live music. Whether you’re into classical compositions, electronic dance parties or classic rock covers, you’ll find several great options at our local venues!

 

Discover some of our favorite places to catch a show:

Washington County: Where Great Food & Drink Meet Great Live Music

Enjoy live music at our many local spots, including Scotlander Brewing Company!
Scotlander Brewing Company in Argyle, NY

As the premier agricultural region of New York, Washington County is home to many delicious eateries featuring locally-made products! Explore local places to eat, with everything from savory Italian pastas to simply divine cheesecake.

But if you’d like to enjoy some live music while you eat or enjoy cold one, you’re in luck! Check out these neat local spots:

Backstreet BBQ in Whitehall not only has award-winning food, but also hosts a variety of musical events, from local bands to open mics! Check out their Facebook to see the latest happenings.

Or, down the river in Fort Ann, you could take a trip to The Trap! There, you’ll find many neat events, including comedy shows, Sound Healing experiences, yoga classes, local musicians & open mic nights.

Plus, several more of Washington County’s taprooms & breweries periodically host live music events! If you’re a big fan of beer, cider or wine, explore our thriving local adult craft beverage scene.

Check out Scotlander Brewing Company in Argyle, who hosts not only intimate concerts within their taproom, but also creative workshops & unique local experiences put together with other local businesses. These include wreath decorating, Seed & Sips with Mandy’s Spring Nursery, soapmaking with MW Farmstead and much more!

Or, you could explore what Argyle Brewing Company has to offer. Interestingly, they actually have 2 locations within Washington County – and neither of them are in Argyle! Visit their Greenwich or Cambridge locations to enjoy many genres of live music on select nights.

And last but not least, Slickfin Brewing Company hosts a variety of interesting events, including but not limited to local music! They also host Paint & Sips, cookie decorating parties, music festivals and so, so much more. For more on local music festivals, keep reading.Whichever way you choose, you’ll have a great time enjoying live music within Washington County, NY!

See Talented Musicians Play at Washington County’s Theaters

Hubbard Hall, one of the many great local places to catch live music.

Of course, it comes as no surprise that many of Washington County’s local theaters double as music venues! You’ll find live music options for all interests within our borders, whether you’re looking for hip hop,  classical or singer-songwriter.

Within the historic downtown district of Hudson Falls, NY you’ll find The Strand Theater. In every season of the year, their gorgeous building plays home to concerts of all genres & styles! This includes cover bands of artists who are no longer touring, from 80’s rock bands to Jimmy Buffet!

And in Cambridge, Hubbard Hall is both a creative incubator and educational center for the performing & visual arts alike! Explore their range of performances, classes and workshops, including yoga, Irish step dancing, drawing, theater and more.

Last but not least, the Little Theater on the Farm in Fort Edward holds a number of events in their unique venue: a historic barn! From late April to the end of September, you can enjoy live music, theatrical performances and more on their farming charm.

Interestingly, the Historic Salem Courthouse is also home to occasional live music performances! This re-imagined community space also holds markets, classes, after-school programs and more. Stop by if you’re in the area; you never know what you’ll find!

Jam Out to Live Music at These Annual Festivals

A photo of people sitting in chairs on a hill, overlooking a band playing live music during Eastbound Throwdown.
Eastbound Throwdown 2023
On top of our variety of local venues, this area also hosts a number of interesting festivals throughout the year!
Enjoy live music at some of our favorite local events, including:
And, so much more!

Soak in the Sun During These Summer Concerts

“Music at the Library” in Greenwich, 2023
During the warmer months in Washington County, you can enjoy a variety of live music in the form of free summer concerts!
Here’s just a few:

 

Looking for even more to do in Washington County?

Find many more events on our community events calendar! Or, explore places to stay so you can extend your fun!

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