Horizon Stage

Horizon Stage

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This pop-up stage, located just beyond the main gates, serves as a place for emerging artists from a variety of mediums to display their talents prior to Pavilion concerts. Access to the Horizon Stage performances is included with Pavilion concert admission and typically start 90 minutes before show time, running for one hour.

“Not every performer at Woodstock was a household name in 1969,” said Eric Frances, CEO of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. “Having the opportunity to play the festival launched the careers of many musicians. It’s in our DNA to support the next generation of artists, and what better way to get eyes and ears on talent than giving them a stage with thousands of people passing by.”


June 29 (James Taylor): Klark Sound | Musician based out of Atlanta, Georgia.

July 1 (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss): Clare Maloney | Hailing from Westchester County, NY, Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure perform Rock & Roll, Opera & Everything in Between.

July 2 (Steve Miller Band): Kali Seastrand | Singer and songwriter from Sullivan County and Bethel Woods Teaching Artist.

July 3 (Shania Twain): Jess Zimmerman Band | Formed in 2015, this is a country rock band based in Southeastern PA.

July 5 (Tears for Fears): Jak Lizard | A singer, songwriter & producer from New York.

July 6 (Chris Stapleton): Black Dirt Bandits | Hailed as the Hudson Valley's premier country band.

July 7 (Big Time Rush): Daniel's Music Foundation | The foundation empowers individuals with disabilities with a focus to change perception, diminish isolation, and provide overall access to music for all.

July 9 (Counting Crows): Spiral Eye | Serving The Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, and Jerry Garcia music experience.

July 14 (Jason Aldean): Allison Cipris | Singer/songwriter from New York who delivers her own brand of gritty, melodic country-rock. 

July 22 (Culture Club): Beach Tower | Indie rock band based out of Fredonia, NY.

July 28 (Dierks Bentley): AJ Jansen  | Jansen's songs speak to her experience coming from a hard-working family in Connecticut, her mentorships from Nashville, and her journey to never give up. 

July 29 (Outlaw Music Festival): Jack WestNo longer a wunderkind, Jack West is becoming a man and a first-class musician in front of our eyes and ears. His latest release, NUMB finds him graduating into the big leagues.

July 30 (Hollywood Vampires): Blues Marshals | A band based in Catskill, New York playing American music.

August 3 (The Chicks): Shlomo FranklinFranklin’s songs situate him in a long lineage of troubadours and poets, who manage to make sense of our nonsensical world, who tackle well-worn emotional territory from the kind of fresh perspective that makes it feel like virgin ground.

August 6 (Goo Goo Dolls): Tiny Blue GhostAn “Ethereal Indie Rock Band” from Kingston, NY.

August 12 (Zac Brown Band): Allison Cipris | Singer/songwriter from New York who delivers her own brand of gritty, melodic country-rock. 

August 13 (Joe Bonamassa):  Natasha B | "Nothing even compares" to this Hudson Valley Band with their originals and covers ranging from Modern Pop to Classic Rock.

August 24 (Sam Hunt):  Black Dirt Bandits | Hailed as the Hudson Valley's premier country band

September 1 (Rod Stewart):The Revel | New Jersey-based band making alternative music.

Horizon Stage Alumnus


    May 28: The Heartstrings Project | Indie folk band based out of the Hudson Valley

    June 4 & August 13: Claudia Hoyser | Country music singer-songwriter 

    June 5: Pearl River School of Irish Music School offering lessons on fiddle/flute/tin whistle/accordion/accompaniment keys/banjo /concertina and NiEW guitar/singing

    June 17: Comedy Showcase by Chip Ambrogio featuring Joe Alfano, Mike Agunbiade, J August, Sam Cerami, and John Grier

    June 23 & August 7: Patrick James Band | Music producer and songwriter 

    July 1 & 23: Guerilla Toss | Art rock band based out of New York City 

    July 2: The Bergkamp Brothers | A rock/folk band based out of Woodstock, NY. One brother, Colin, also is a Bethel Woods Teaching Artists

    July 3: Kudu Stooge | A four piece rock group from Brooklyn, NY

    July 5: Kali Seastrand | Singer and songwriter from Sullivan County and Bethel Woods Teaching Artist

    July 8: Beach Tower | Indie rock band based out of Fredonia, NY

    July 14: Spunday Mourning | Alternative rock-and-roll band from Barryville, NY

    July 19 & August 19: Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter | Northeast alt-country with fiddle-fueled indie roots

    July 20: Couch | A Boston-based septet reshaping familiar pop tropes in fresh way

    July 22: Muscle Tough | A futuristic funk fusion trio based out of Philadelphia

    July 24: Tayla Rees | Pop music singer 

    July 30 & August 21: A Girl Named Genny | Influences draw from jazz-roots music, to bluegrass-folk genres, and even rock and roll to push label of Americana band

    August 4: Chris Raabe Band | Guitarist drawing influence from soul, rock, and blues to deliver emotional and colorful performances

    August 14: Jessica Lynn | Jessica’s powerful voice and fierce stage presence showcase the multi-faceted singer/songwriter’s instrumental talents playing piano, guitar, harmonica, and the drums.

    August 20: The Electric Chords | Modern power trio with a soulful, energizing sound that is as original as it is classic. 

    September 3: Aidan Canfield Band | Playing relatable music with heartfelt lyrics

Programs at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.