July 5 – August 18
The Bard Spiegeltent: A World of DelightStep inside the Spiegeltent and enter a different world. This authentic Belgian “mirror tent” will transport you to an age of elegance and allure where nothing is quite as it seems. Spice up your midsummer nights in the company of great live music, the hottest cabaret artists, and spectacular circus acts, with plenty of good food and drink. This season’s lineup includes many old favorites and a host of surprises, including a brilliant new house band. Join us all summer long for a season of mystery, glamor, and fun.
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Spiegeltent Cabaret Dinner and drinks available during performance.
Fridays and Saturdays
July 5 – August 17
|July 5||Sandra Bernhard|
|July 6||Justin Vivian Bond Is Mx America|
|July 12||The Hot Sardines |
Jazz of 1920s Paris
|July 13||EVIYAN |
Iva Bittová, Evan Ziporyn, Gyan Riley
|July 19||John Kelly: Rebel Songs|
|July 26||Taylor Mac Sings the American Songbook (1920s)|
|July 27||Theo Bleckmann: Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush|
|August 2 and 3||Weimar New York|
|August 9||Maya Beiser: The Music of Astor Piazolla and Beyond|
|August 10||A Tribute to Julie London with Jazz Vocalist Marianne Solivan|
|August 16 and 17||Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: My Last Cirkus|
Thursday Night Live Thursday nights in the Spiegeltent are dedicated to great live music by an eclectic mix of local and international stars. The perfect start to a long summer weekend!
July 11 – August 15
All concerts begin at 8:30 pm.
|July 11||Buke and Gase with special guest Sara Neufeld from Arcade Fire |
New Sounds in Indie Rock
|July 18||Hungry March Band |
Anarchist Brass Band
|July 25||Ikebe Shakedown |
Soul, Afro-funk, and deep disco
|August 1||Imharhan and Mamadou Kelly |
Music of Mali
|August 15||What Cheer? Brigade |
Street Brass Revelry
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Presents Kinder SpiegelThe Spiegeltent’s resident circus family presents a series of special performances for the young and the young at heart.
All shows at 11 am
Tickets: $10 children 3 and older; $15 (2-for-1 adult)
Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus show inaugurates three weekends of fun for young audiences at Kinder Spiegel.
Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents The Piccolini Trio's Circus in a Trunk.
Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents Concrete Temple Theatre's Geppetto.
This production is appropriate for children 12+
Midsummer Dancing On three Sunday evenings the Spiegeltent is transformed into a dance floor, complete with live music and instruction. Anyone can dance—come join us!
July 28 – August 11
Doors at 5 pm | Dance instruction at 5:30 pm | Live band at
6:30 pm | Band ends at 9 pm | Venue closes at 10 pm
Sunday, July 28
Diane Lachtrupp and Johnny Martinez with Sensemaya
Sunday, August 4
Ilene Marder of Woodstock Tango with the JP Jofre Hard Tango Trio and DJ La Rubia del Norte
Sunday, August 11
Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance with Eight to the Bar
After Hours at the SpiegeltentThursday, July 11 and 18
Fridays and Saturdays, July 5 to August 17
10 pm to 12:30 am
$10 cover, free with same-day ticket to any performance
All-summer access with the $50 After-Hours Pass
Drinks and after-hours dining available
Late nights at the Spiegeltent are an all-live music affair with our new house band, an eerily elegant and ineffably alluring gang of misfits called The Mayday Kingdom. Host Michael McQuilken (of Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra) welcomes you to a celebration of summer sundown with timeless music from the 1940s to the present. Come rattle your dancing bones to songs made famous by Louis Prima, Nina Simone, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Talking Heads, and many others. Raise a glass in the company of friends, festival artists, and friendly spirits After Hours.
Dining at the SpiegeltentThe Spiegeltent is the SummerScape festival’s hub, where you can enjoy food and drink from the Hudson Valley before and after performances. Our new house band, The Mayday Kingdom, will serenade you as you dine on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the lovely garden is the perfect spot to relax in the company of friends and festival artists long after the curtain comes down.
Dinner reservations are recommended, and may be made by calling the box office at 845-758-7900 or at opentable.com.
Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, open to all
Dinner service continues at 8 pm for patrons of the 8:30 pm Thursday Night Live show.
Fridays and Saturdays
Dinner with live music from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, open to all
Dinner service continues at 8 pm for patrons of the 8:30 pm cabaret show.
Saturday and Sunday
Lunch from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (except July 6, 13, 27, and August 3)
The Spiegeltent will be closed on July 20 for a private event; pre-performance dining on August 9 is available only as part of the BMF Opening Night Dinner.
SummerScape Closing PartySunday August 18 at 7 pm
$10 cover, free with same-day performance ticket and included in the After Hours Pass
The Mayday Kingdom rocks a live music dance party with festival artists and staff. Join us to celebrate a summer of artistic adventure and give the Spiegeltent a proper send-off in the waning days of summer.
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