Back to Blog List
The Local Fall Lineup

From World-Class Jazz to Fiery Flamenco and a Silent Disco – The Local Announces its Exciting Fall Concert Series!

September 6, 2023

The LOCAL – Saugerties’ brand new, year-round, multi-arts venue – delivers an exciting lineup of music from World-Class Jazz to Fiery Flamenco to a Silent Disco from September 20 through December 17.

The concerts coming to The Local showcase artists from around the globe and around the corner a diverse, multidisciplinary concert series offering something for everyone.  Audiences can experience world-renowned international artists such as the Wazumbians, an Afro-pop group from Ghana, West Africa or Troker, a band from Guadalajara, Mexico, that blends psych jazz, rock, and funk with traditional Mexican music.  Local favorites will grace the stage during I’m Your Man: A Birthday Tribute to Leonard Cohen with Robert Burke Warren & Friends, and the John Street Jam will feature an in-the-round performance series featuring local folk, blues, bluegrass and country musicians. There’s even an opportunity to dance the night away during a Silent Disco Dance Party with live DJs.

Tickets on Sale now… purchase your tickets HERE.

Housed in a former Dutch chapel built in the 1800s, and lovingly restored, The Local has opened as a space for arts, culture, and community in 2023 under the guidance of Isabel Soffer and Danny Melnick, co-founders of Hudson Valley Live. These two Saugerties-based music producers and performing arts professionals have each devoted more than 30 years to producing festivals, concerts, and curated arts experiences.

“We’re excited to bring world-class talent from around the world, and from our own community, to the stage at The Local. Having a venue in Saugerties has been a dream for us, and we see it as an incredible opportunity to bring people together through the arts, to encourage musical discovery, and to inspire visitors to spend time in Saugerties.” – Isabel Soffer and Danny Melnick

The Local in Saugerties NY

 Here’s the full fall season lineup
Tickets may be purchased HERE | Doors open one hour prior to showtime



Wednesday September 20, 7 PM | Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
A border-defying, big band mix-up performing jazz and kraut rock to West African funk with brass, strings, and powerful lyrics

Wednesday September 27, 7 PM | Tablao Flamenco
Spanish flamenco with award-winning dancers, vocalists, and guitarists will transform the theater into an intimate nightclub like those found in Andalusia.

The Local presents Tablao Flamenco

Sat., Sept. 30, 8 pm: I’m Your Man: A Birthday Tribute to Leonard Cohen with Robert Burke Warren & Friends
Celebrate what would have been The Bard of Montreal’s 89th birthday.


Sat., Oct. 7, 8 pm: The Wazumbians
High life music from Ghana, West Africa with deep rhythmic dance grooves.

Wed., Oct. 11, 7 pm: Jazz with Orrin Evans Trio
Featuring Jazz pianist Orrin Evans, who nabbed the number one ranking of “Rising Star Pianist” in the DownBeat Critics Poll. Made possible with support from 23 Arts Initiative.

The Local Fall Line Up includes Orrin Evans

Fri., Oct. 13, 8 pm: Trio Messiez w/ Dancers Mariela Franganillo and Guillermo Merlo
This acclaimed Argentinian Tango trio features renowned dancers to accompany their vibrant sound.

Thurs., Oct. 19, 7 pm: Jazz with Julius Rodriguez
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Julius Rodriguez is a rising star at the intersection of jazz, soul, gospel, hip-hop, and blues.  Made possible with support from 23 Arts Initiative.

Sat., Oct. 28, 8 pm: Jazz: Allison Miller presents Rivers In Our Veins
Drummer/composer Allison Miller embraces the concept of flow and renewal through an immersive multimedia environmental song cycle. Made possible with support from 23 Arts Initiative.



Sat., Nov. 4, 8 pm: Emel
This Woodstock-based, Tunisian-born singer-songwriter and producer layers honeyed vocals with guitars and electronica.

Sun., Nov. 5, 5 pm: Jazz with Tim Berne/Hank Roberts/Aurora Neeland
New jazz work, Oceans And, has been deemed “profound, probing, intricate, raw, courageous, mysterious, and thoughtful” by critics. . Made possible with support from 23 Arts Initiative.

Fri., Nov. 10, 8 pm: The John Street Jam
This long-held Saugerties tradition features Hudson Valley-based musicians performing folk, blues, bluegrass, and country in-the-round.

Sun., Nov. 12, 7 pm: Troker
This hot act from Guadalajara, Mexico fuses psych jazz with elements of rock, funk, ska, and traditional Mexican music.


Sat., Dec. 2, 8 pm: Johnny Gandelsman: Bach Cello Suites for Violin
Grammy award-winning violinist, composer, and producer Johnny Gandelsman performs his own take on this classic.

Sat., Dec. 9, 8 pm: Silent Disco Dance Party
Grab “a pair of our special” headphones and dance alone or with friends for an incredibly fun experience with live DJs.

Sun., Dec. 17, 2 pm: High Low Duo with Jack Petruzelli and Cameron Greider
Ravel and Bartok arranged for electric guitars. An additional artist will be announced soon.

+ + +

About THE LOCAL | Follow on Instagram

The Local is a new venue for arts, culture, and community in Saugerties founded by Isabel Soffer and Danny Melnick, co-founders of Hudson Valley Live. The two Saugerties-based music producers and performing-arts professionals have each devoted more than 30 years to producing festivals, concerts, and curated arts experiences.

Besides its own world class series of music and dance events, the ADA accessible space is available to rent for parties, concerts, weddings, pop-ups, gallery exhibits and more. The Local is located in the heart of the Village of Saugerties at 16 John St., behind the Saugerties Reformed Church on Main Street.

About Isabel Soffer: Isabel has been at the forefront of cultural programming and arts advocacy in the US for three decades. She was instrumental in developing the American global music scene and is renowned for her work as co-founder and co-director of globalFEST, as well as her pivotal years at World Music Institute. She has produced numerous Grammy-nominated recordings, tours, festivals, public events, and conferences specializing in global and American roots music and dance.

About Danny Melnick: Danny is celebrated in the jazz world for producing festivals, tours, concerts and special events worldwide. He was the producer of the Newport Jazz Festival and, under the auspices of his company Absolutely Live Entertainment, he serves as the producer of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, the Joyce and George T. Wein Shape of Jazz Series at Carnegie Hall, and major tours for the all-star ensemble Artemis.

Write a Comment


Have an account?