Ever since we got the news that The Orange County Fair is bringing big concerts back to Middletown there has been a buzz in The Hudson Valley. Concerts can be one of the greatest experiences in a person's life and now we have a local, legendary venue back on the map. I personally never got the chance to see some of the legendary bands that have graced the stage at The OCF Speedway. This opens up a whole new world of opportunity for all of us.

Manchester Orchestra not only brought their perpetual A game, but the sound quality of their performance was some of the best I've ever heard. It was clear the production crew did their job because the band's talent was not only heard through the speakers but felt through their performance. This was all augmented by symphonic conducting of the stage's light show. Wowing the crowds eyes as well as their ears.

Chuck Merrihew

XEB was there to celebrate the inaugural concert at The Orange County Fair. This band contains former original members of Third Eye Blind and you better believe they sang my favorite doot doot doot song of the 1990s!

I can't wait to go back and see a show there. It's less than an hour from Poughkeepsie and means that we could expect to see a lot more amazing concerts in the near future. I just hope The Hudson Valley is ready for all awesome that's coming to town.

Manchester Orchestra accommodated a few lucky listeners with a meet & great before their performance. Very nice of them to make time for their fans and yes, I complimented their beards.