- Adam Ezra Group
September 30. Making its debut this season is Rock the Nest, a fund-raising music festival for a cause. The four-band program benefits Sparrow's Nest, an organization created in 2012 with the aim of cooking for Hudson Valley families whose mothers and caregivers have been afflicted with cancer. The initial plan was to feed six families; since then, the group has helped over 200 families and a total of nearly 1,000 people. Donating their music and time for this inaugural event are area favorites the Big Takeover, the Adam Ezra Group, the Wiyos, and Todd Mihan. The event takes place at Freedom Park and also promises food vendors and beer and wine from selected local outlets. A cure for cancer would of course be the best thing in the future, but until that happens here's to many more years of Rock the Nest. 1:30pm. $30. Pleasant Valley. Sparrowsnestcharity.org.