The New Windsor Recreation Department announced its popular concert series will return once again this year. The 2023 Nancy Pullar Summer Concert Series will feature eight weeks of live music entertaining the public under the sunset.
Each of the events are free to attend. Employees from the Recreation Department are all smiles as they generously barbecue hot dogs for concert-goers to snack on while enjoying the concerts. Last year, New Windsor based business Mamma Mia Cafe and Pizzeria provided free pizza for the crowd during one of the concerts.
The public often shows up in force with blankets and lawn chairs to watch the performances from the lawn of the Town Hall at 555 Union Avenue. Each of the entertainers play live from the gazebo. Each of the Wednesday night concerts run from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, this year’s concert series will debut with a performance by Hillbilly Parade. The group is referred to as a dance pop country party band. They use witty humor, props, and country costumes while encouraging the audience to sing along.
On July 5, The Russ Davis Band will play classic rock, pop, Motown, reggae, blues, jazz, funk, and more.
On July 12, Rockslyde will play alternative and classic rock music. The band is local from the Hudson Valley.
On July 19, The Saints will perform dance and party music to entertain all ages. They are also a local band from the Hudson Valley that has been together for over 20 years.
On July 26, The Side Cars will perform. The group is a tribute band dedicated to The Cars and the hit music they have produced over the years.
On August 2, The Stephen Alexander Band will play country, pop, and electric hit music as well as originals.
On August 9, Lucky House will perform. The group is a New York based rock band which plays the roots of rock and roll, including songs by Tom Petty, Melissa Etheridge, Lucinda Williams, Fleetwood Mac, and more. They also perform everything from Elvis to Adele.
The series will wrap up on August 16 with a performance by former American Idol contestant Tim Urban. He is a returning guest to New Windsor’s series and finished in seventh place during American Idol’s Season 9. He has performed on Late Night with David Letterman, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and more. He is a pop singer and a songwriter.
The concert series is named after Nancy Pullar, a late New Windsor town employee who passed away in 2009 at the young age of 44. Pullar was instrumental in the success of the concert series during its early stages.