June 20‒August 8, 2018
Sunset Wednesdays skips July 4th week.
Experience summer at its best—concerts by NYC-based musicians on the Great Lawn while the sun sets over the Hudson River and Palisades, an expansive landscape of rolling lawns and gorgeous formal gardens, fresh river breezes and cutting-edge art in Glyndor Gallery. Wave Hill's answer to a superb summer lawn party, a half-hour from midtown!
Wave Hill’s new Performing Arts Curator, Ginger Dolden, brings a stunning and lively lineup to Wave Hill’s 2018 Sunset Wednesdays. Focusing on groups that have a “neotraditional” sense to their body of work, this series will connect genres and span generations while exploring sounds from around the world.
This year’s summer outdoor series will feature Western Swing (The Brian Cloud), Trad Jazz (The Hot Sardines), Balkan (Slavic Soul Party), Brazilian, Caribbean, African surf music (Smokey's Secret Family), Bluegrass/World (Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers), Irish Folk (Mary Courtney and Morning Star) and Salsa—Aurora & Zon del Barrio as a part of Bronx Salsa Fest 2018.
Admission to the grounds is $12 beginning at 4PM on Sunset Wednesdays; no guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted. Free to Wave Hill Members and children under six. The grounds are open until 8:30PM.
Sunset Wednesdays take place rain or shine! All Sunset Wednesdays Concerts are held on the great lawn. In case of inclement weather concerts will be moved indoors to Armor Hall with overflow space in the Mark Twain Room and the covered terrace behind Wave Hill House.
Please check the Visit page of our website for shuttle service on Sunset Wednesdays. The onsite parking lot closes at 4pm, except to accommodate vehicles with a disability license plate or placard.
Supper and Cocktails
Our caterer Great Performances will offer delicious gourmet boxed suppers, complete with a different—and free—specialty cocktail each week, by reservation. Or stop by The Café for a meal indoors or on the Kate French Terrace of historic Wave Hill House. Check out The Cafe page for menus and ordering information.