Soul Purpose

R&B, Soul, Blues, Motown, Swing, New Orleans Funk, and Jazz in the Hudson Valley

8:30pm 8:30pm

Shemekia Copeland with Soul Purpose

Towne Crier Cafe

379 Main Street

Beacon, NY


Soul Purpose is thrilled to share their eclectic mix of swing, soul, R&B and jazz as the opening act for the outstanding Ms. Copeland.

While only in her early 30s, three-time GRAMMY® nominee Shemekia Copeland is the reigning "Queen of the Blues" and a force to be reckoned with. Her second album, Wicked, released in 2000, scored three Handy Awards (Song of the Year, Blues Album of the Year, Contemporary Female Artist of the Year) and a GRAMMY® nomination. Her recording, 33 1/3 , received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Blues Album. She is currently touring in support of her latest Grammy-nominated album, Outskirts Of Love.

$35 advance / $40 at the door
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8:00pm 8:00pm

Dance Party - Rosendale Theatre Fund Raiser

408 Main Street

Rosendale, NY 12472

Rosendale Theatre's Soul Purpose Swing and Motown Dance Party!

We are always growing and improving ...Your community theatre needs your help! Please come out and give us a much needed boost through summer!

Tickets at:

$20 in advance           $25 at the door 

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5:00pm 5:00pm

New Paltz Fireworks

Ulster County Fairgrounds
249 Libertyville Road
New Paltz, NY

Grounds open at 5 pm, fireworks begin after dusk.

New Paltz's annual Independence Day Celebration returns! 

Admission and parking is Free!!

Kick off the holiday weekend with fireworks, food, fun, and music for all ages. There will be food trucks to whet your appetite, bouncy houses and a zero-gravity experience for the kids, face-painting and henna body art. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit back, relax, and enjoy.


6:30 PM - New Paltz Rock

7:15 PM - Upstate Rubdown

8:30 PM - Soul Purpose - until and then after the fireworks

Rain Date: July 1

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7:00pm 7:00pm

Lydia's Cafe


Dinner served 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner reservations are suggested.

Or, just come for great Soul Purpose tunes and dancing. 

No cover charge

Lydia's Cafe

7 Old Route 209

Stone Ridge, NY


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8:30pm 8:30pm

Towne Crier Cafe'

Soul Purpose is thrilled to open for the Chris O’Leary Band at the Towne Crier Café in Beacon on Saturday, April 15th at 8:30pm.

Fronted by Chris O’Leary, former frontman for Levon Helm’s band The Barnburners, the Chris O’Leary Band plays tunes rooted in the blues and highlighted with a “lowdown, dirty and mean harp playing and a vocal delivery that’s sure to send chills down your spine”.

Get your tickets today as this one is sure to sell out! 

Tickets: $20.00 + $3.00 service fee at below link:


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7:30pm 7:30pm

Towne Crier Cafe

Towne Crier Cafe
379 Main Street
Beacon, NY   See Map

A night of great music at an iconic venue!!

with The Judith Tulloch Band

Tickets: $10 ($7 + $3 ticket processing)

About Towne Crier Cafe Founded in 1972, in an old stagecoach stop in Beekmanville, NY, the Towne Crier Cafe has become a mecca for fans—and performers—of live music. After a brief stay in Millbrook, then a quarter-century in Pawling, NY, we relocated in October, 2013, to the blossoming arts hub of Beacon, NY.

Our performance space is spacious but intimate—bringing you what the NY Times called “Down-home access to world-class performers.” Our fine-dining menu emphasizes fresh, local and natural ingredients. And our legendary desserts will have you tweeting OMGs.

After more than four decades in Dutchess County, the Towne Crier Cafe is the oldest venue of its kind under continuous management.
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to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Dance @ Unison Art's Center!!

Hot New Year's Eve Dance Party

Unison Art's Center

68 Mountain Rest Road

New Paltz, NY


Let Soul Purpose dance you to the end of 2016 and into 2017 in the shadow of the Gunks with an eclectic mix of Soul, Motown, R&B, Swing and Jazz favorites.

$20.00 Cover - Light appetizers and champagne toast provided. Bring your own special beverage.

If you like to reserve your spot, e-mail to:

Prepay using PayPal at (Refunds limited to inclement weather)

New Paltz is easy access from the New York State Thruway from points north and south (80 miles from Manhattan; 70 miles from Albany)

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