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Act: Chris Isaak Date: July 13 Venue: The (Credit: Getty Images)

Act: Chris Isaak
Date: July 13
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The pop crooner, best known for his hit song "Wicked Game," is hitting the road for a summer tour that includes a stop at The Cap.

Top summer concerts and shows in the Hudson Valley

From Cyndi Lauper to Dave Matthews Band, Newsday Westchester breaks down some of the must-see music events of the season. Compiled by Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti

Act: Courtney Love Date: June 27 Venue: The
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Act: Courtney Love
Date: June 27
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The lead singer for Hole is stopping by The Cap as part of her solo summer tour, and is sure to play hits such as "Celebrity Skin" and "Doll Parts."

Act: Richard Lewis Date: June 28-30 Venue: Levity
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Act: Richard Lewis
Date: June 28-30
Venue: Levity Live in West Nyack
Info: Before teaming up with Jamie Lee Curtis on "Anything But Love" and with Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Lewis made his name as a stand-up comedian. Known for neurotically finding humor in despair, Lewis’ stand-up specials include “I’m Exhausted,” “I’m Doomed” and “I’m in Pain.” (You may sense a pattern here.)

Act: Ron White Date: June 28 Venue: Tarrytown
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Act: Ron White
Date: June 28
Venue: Tarrytown Music Hall
Info: Sometimes known by the nickname Tater Salad, the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking, Grammy-nominated funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” returns to Tarrytown for another night of comedy.

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Act: Heart Date: June 29 Venue: Bethel Woods
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Act: Heart
Date: June 29
Venue: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Info: With epic hits that include “Alone,” “Crazy on You” and “These Dreams,” one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2013 inductees takes the stage at Bethel Woods with a little help from Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.

Act: David Byrne (pictured) and St. Vincent Date:
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Act: David Byrne (pictured) and St. Vincent
Date: June 29
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The former Talking Heads frontman joined forces with singer-songwriter Annie Clark (whose stage name is St. Vincent) for the 2012 album "Love This Giant." Both artists are touring in support of the album, including a stop at The Capitol Theatre.

Act: Dave Matthews Band Date: July 2 Venue:
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Act: Dave Matthews Band
Date: July 2
Venue: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Info: Spending part of his youth in Yorktown, Matthews returns with his band to the Hudson Valley for a show at Bethel Woods. For their latest album, “Away from the World,” the Grammy-winning band collaborated with Steve Lillywhite, who produced DMB’s first three studio efforts: “Under the Table and Dreaming,” “Crash” and “Before These Crowded Streets.” Fitz and the Tantrums will serve as the opening act.

Act: Charlie Murphy Date: July 11-14 Venue: Levity
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Act: Charlie Murphy
Date: July 11-14
Venue: Levity Live in West Nyack
Info: Once known to most entertainment fans simply as Eddie Murphy?s brother, Charlie Murphy became a breakout star thanks to Dave Chappelle?s groundbreaking Comedy Central show. ?Charlie Murphy?s True Hollywood Stories? chronicled Charlie?s now-legendary experiences hanging out with Prince and Rick James.

Act: Cyndi Lauper Date: July 12 Venue: The
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Act: Cyndi Lauper
Date: July 12
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The pop star is sure to play her 80s hits such as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "True Colors" during her gig at The Cap.

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Act: Darius Rucker Date: July 12 Venue: Provident
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Act: Darius Rucker
Date: July 12
Venue: Provident Bank Park in Pomona
Info: In addition to being known as the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, Rucker has had a successful career as a country artist.

Act: Chris Isaak Date: July 13 Venue: The
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Act: Chris Isaak
Date: July 13
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The pop crooner, best known for his hit song "Wicked Game," is hitting the road for a summer tour that includes a stop at The Cap.

Act: Super Soul Fest 2013 featuring Freddie Jackson
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Act: Super Soul Fest 2013 featuring Freddie Jackson (pictured)
Date: July 13
Venue: Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie
Info: This night of soul classics features Jackson and other funky all-stars, including Melba Moore, The Blue Notes and The Intruders.

Act: “Night of 1,000 Laughs” featuring Kevin Meaney
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Act: “Night of 1,000 Laughs” featuring Kevin Meaney
Date: July 15
Venue: Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford
Info: White Plains native and Valhalla High School grad Kevin Meaney headlines this stand-up comedy event that also features the talents of Nore Davis, Anthony DiDomenico, Jimmy Failla, John Iavarone and Mitchell Walters.

Act: The Monkees Date: July 15 Venue: The
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Act: The Monkees
Date: July 15
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The surviving members of the 60s pop-rock band (pictured with the late Davy Jones) are kicking off their summer tour, "A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees," in Port Chester.

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Act: Melissa Etheridge Date: July 16 Venue: The
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Act: Melissa Etheridge
Date: July 16
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The gravelly-voiced rocker is dropping by the Capitol Theatre to support her latest album, "4th Street Feeling."

Act: Natalie Merchant with Hudson Valley Philharmonic Date:
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Act: Natalie Merchant with Hudson Valley Philharmonic
Date: July 20
Venue: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Info: As part of a tour in which she’ll perform with a variety of symphony orchestras, the pop star — whose hits with 10,000 Maniacs and as a solo artist include “These Are Days,” “Jealousy” and “Carnival” — will team up with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer.

Act: Lyle Lovett Date: July 21 Venue: Tarrytown
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Act: Lyle Lovett
Date: July 21
Venue: Tarrytown Music Hall
Info: The four-time Grammy Award-winning country star and his acoustic group go “unplugged” for this set at the Music Hall.

Act: Everclear Date: July 21 Venue: The Capitol
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Act: Everclear
Date: July 21
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The '90s pop-rock band, best known for the hits "Santa Monica" and "Wonderful," will stop by The Capitol Theatre this summer.

Act: The Eagles (Don Henley, pictured) Date: July
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Act: The Eagles (Don Henley, pictured)
Date: July 25
Venue: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Info: Unlike the hitmakers? ?Hotel California,? which hasn?t ?had that spirit here since 1969,? Bethel ? home to the famous music and arts festival of that year ? has. So, expect a wink and a nod when (not if) that lyric pops up during The Eagles? set at Bethel Woods.

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Act: Frank Turner Date: July 26 Venue: The
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Act: Frank Turner
Date: July 26
Venue: The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie
Info: Part folk, part punk, the former vocalist of the band Million Dead has found new life as a solo artist. Released in April, his fifth studio album, “Tape Deck Heart” continues to earn mainstream appeal by the day.

Act: Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival featuring Gary
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Act: Peekskill Jazz & Blues Festival featuring Gary U.S. Bonds
Date: July 27
Venue: Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill
Info: With jazzy and bluesy acts like Murali Coryell and John Platnia’s Blue Stars Band joining Bonds on the bill, the fest will be the downtown theater’s first since its May reopening. (A performer from the 2012 festival is pictured.)

Act: Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd (pictured) Date:
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Act: Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd (pictured)
Date: July 27
Venue: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Info: As part of their 40th anniversary tour, Bad Company (whose hits include ?Feel Like Makin? Love,? ?Bad Company,? ?Can?t Get Enough?) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (?Sweet Home Alabama,? ?Simple Man? and, of course, ?Freebird?) will have the crowd of classic rock fanatics singing along throughout the night.

Act: Silversun Pickups Date: Aug. 5 Venue: The
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Act: Silversun Pickups
Date: Aug. 5
Venue: The Capitol Theater in Port Chester
Info: The rock band (including guitarist Brian Aubert, pictured) famous for the hits “Panic Switch” and “Lazy Eye” are touring to promote their newest album, 2012’s “Neck of the Woods.”

Act: Todd Rundgren Date: Aug. 10 Venue: Tarrytown
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Act: Todd Rundgren
Date: Aug. 10
Venue: Tarrytown Music Hall
Info: Best known for his classic-rock hits “Bang the Drum All Day,” “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw the Light,” Rundgren is promoting his latest album, “State,” a foray into electronica music and his first new album of original material since 2008?s "Arena."

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Act: Robert Randolph and the Family Band Date:
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Act: Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Date: Aug. 10
Venue: The Capitol Theater in Port Chester
Info: The Grammy-nominated rockers are led by Randolph, who was named one of Rolling Stone’s top 100 guitarists of all time.

Act: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Date: Sept.
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Act: Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Date: Sept. 2
Venue: The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester
Info: The Canadian rocker is hitting the road to promote his new album "Psychedelic Pill," his first album of new music with Crazy Horse in nearly a decade. Punk poet Patti Smith is the opening act.

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