Real Good for Free: The Nouveau Revue 2 @ the Dream Away Lodge, 7/15-17/11

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion performing at Caffe Lena last January (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion performing at Caffe Lena last January (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

The Dream Away Lodge in Becket is one of those great hidden treasures tucked away in the Berkshires. They attract world-class musical talent, and there’s never an admission charge, although they do like remind patrons that “Artists are performing for dinner and tips. We feed them and tip them generously – all you have to do is tip them, since they will have already been fed, so come with generous spirit and give back to the music as it gives to you…”

And the no-admission-charge policy extends to the Nouveau Revue 2, which takes place at the Dream Away Lodge this weekend with two great musical acts each night. On Friday, it’s Brown Bird and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. On Saturday night, Sean Rowe and Erin McKeown share the stage. And on Sunday evening, the music will be provided by Heather Maloney and winterpills. Full dinner menu will be served indoors, and festival food will also be available outdoors. Call for dinner reservations at (413) 623-8725; the music starts at 7:30pm each night.

ATTENTION SEAN ROWE FANS: By the way, don’t miss Rowe’s fab Daytrotter session from earlier this month. You can download it for free.


Freedom Park, Scotia (7pm on various days)
NYS Summer Writers Institute @ Skidmore College’s Palamountain Hall, Saratoga Springs (8pm on various days)
Free Dance Performances @ Jacob’s Pillow, Beckett (6:15pm on various days)
Free Summer Theater @ various locations (various days)
Monday Night Concerts in the Park @ Veteran’s Memorial Field, Thurman (7pm on Mondays)
Music in the Park @ Riverfront Park, Rensselaer (6pm on Tuesdays)
Concerts On the Lawn @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown (6pm on Tuesdays)
Summer Concert Series @ Brunswick Family Community Center, Brunswick (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
Tuesday Nights in the Park @ Cook Park, Colonie (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
The SCA Summer Concert Series @ the Outdoor Entertainment Center, South Glens Falls (6:30pm on Tuesdays)
Music on Mainstreet @ NBT Bank, Canajoharie (7pm on Tuesdays)
Music in the Park @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek (7pm on Tuesdays)
Rockin’ On the River @ the Hedley District Riverfront Parking Lot, River St., Troy (5pm on Wednesdays)
Live On the Lake @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield (6pm on Wednesdays)
Concerts On the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar (7pm on Wednesdays)
Lake George Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7:30pm on Wednesdays)
Jazz On Jay @ Jay Street, Schenectady (12noon on Thursdays)
Alive at Five @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany (5pm on Thursdays)
Concerts in the Park @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa (6pm on Thursdays)
Guilderland Performing Arts Center @ Tawasentha Park, Guilderland (7:30pm on Thursdays)
UpBeat on the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (7pm on Fridays)
Improv Records’ Free Fridays @ Shepard Park, Lake George (7pm on Fridays)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (7pm on Fridays)
Concerts in the Park @ Riverfront Part, Athens (7pm on Fridays)
Canal Square Summer Concert Series @ Canal Square, Cohoes (7pm on Fridays)
Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Main Street Gazebo, Salem (11am on Saturdays)
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (6pm on Saturdays)
Riverlink Concert Series @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (7pm on Saturdays)
Poets in the Park @ Washington Park, Albany (7pm on Saturdays)
Performing Arts at the Common @ the Clifton Park Common, Clifton Park (7pm on Sundays)
Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 28-July 8)
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George (Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18)

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