Village Happenings

All events are free to the public unless otherwise noted.

All events subject to change, check back for updates and more info.

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Senior Discount Thursdays!
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Free 15 Minute Parking
Beginning January 2024, and ongoing, there will be free 15 Minute Parking in the downtown via the Pay Stations and the Park Mobile App. 


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Contact: Barbara Prisament, Hastings Downtown Advocate.

Upcoming

All events & dates subject to change.
JOE CROOKSTON • July 9th 

Joe Crookston is a force of nature on stage. He is in his power, communing with his audience and welcoming them into the magic. From touring with Gordon Lightfoot, headlining major US festivals, receiving Folk Alliance International “Album of the Year,” releasing NINE BECOMES ONE (2023) to being named Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Resident, Joe is on fire. He’s played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, David Francey, John McCutcheon, John Gorka, Judy Collins and 100’s more.  His rhythm is infectious. In concert, he is funny one moment and transcendent the next. “The Long Note” is a phrase in Irish culture…it’s that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community converge and unite. There is a long note and Joe is reaching for it. Whether he’s weaving through lap slide songs or fiddling an American Southern tune, he draws you in.  Videos hardly do him justice, you’ve got to see him live to experience it.  Joe lives in Ithaca NY, and tours regularly in the US, Ireland and Canada

 
THE KLEZMATICS • July 16th
The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the Klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and since their emergence more than 30 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. The Klezmatics have performed in more than 20 countries and released 11 albums to date.  On their Grammy-winning 2006 album Wonder Wheel, the Klezmatics set a dozen previously unsung Woody Guthrie lyrics to music, widening their stylistic base by largely diverging from klezmer. They have also recently served as the subject of a feature-length documentary film, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground. During their third-of-a-century existence the Klezmatics have collaborated with such brilliant artists as violinist Itzhak Perlman, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and Israeli vocal icon Chava Alberstein, plus many other prominent artists working within multiple genres. 

Time Out New York raves: “The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, the can rank among the greatest bands on the planet”.

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RUTHIE FOSTER • July 23rd
Ruthie Foster is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas known for mixing a wide palette of American Roots music from blues to gospel, jazz, folk and soul. Her awards include five Grammy nominations, multiple wins at the Blues Music Awards including three for Best Female Vocalist, and the crown for Best Female Vocalist at the 2013 Austin Music Awards. In 2016, she was nominated for two Living Blues Awards and won the Koko Taylor Award for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist. Her list of honors also includes a nomination from the Living Blues Awards for Best Live Performer…and the list goes on. This past year she was the 2023 Blues Music Award Winner for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year. She has toured and collaborated with fellow luminaries Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, The Allman Brothers Band, Willie Nelson, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Bonnie Raitt, and Paul Simon. In 2022 she released her 9th studio album Healing Time, the latest jewel in her accomplished career.  Ruthie will be performing for us solo this evening.
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MILTON will be opening for Ruthie Foster. A songwriter’s songwriter, known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop, jazz, folk and country, Milton will be performing as a duo with bassist Jeff Eyrich. Video

Grateful To Be Alive is an American Rock Band. formed to explore the amazing song catalog of the Grateful Dead. Bringing a fresh approach to the many styles of American music that are infused into the Grateful Dead music. Blues, Jazz, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Rock and Roll and Reggae with an emphasis on improvisation and exploration. While staying true to the powerful lyrics and melodies that relate to so many fans.

With Two drummers Bill Reeve and Charlie Caldarola the groove is immersive.
Rich Lobovsky on Keys and vocals,
Dave Hamburger on Bass,
Erik Blicker On guitar and Vocals

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• Friday, October 4 (rain date October 5th)
Friday Night Live “Oktoberfest”
6–9pm Main Street closed to traffic

• October Hastings Halloween Spooktacular Weekend
Friday Night Dead 10/25
Window Painting 10/26 (rain date 10/27)
Family Events to be announced 10/27

• Friday, December 6 (rain date 12/7)
Tree Lighting

• Thursdays, December 12 & 19
Drop & Shop Movie Nights at the JHCC

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