Common Ground Community Concerts is a producer of two music series in Westchester County, New York — the long-standing Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester at 25 Old Jackson Avenue, outside of Hastings-on-Hudson NY and Common Ground @ South Church, held at South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, in Dobbs Ferry, NY. On occasion, we produce concerts in other locations, as well.All Common Ground locations are wheelchair accessible.
Common Ground was founded as an effort to build community and to support regional and national musicians and other artists. Since 2005, Common Ground has used its profits to operate the Common Ground Microcredit Fund. The fund raised has raised over $25,000 for local, regional and global community groups and organizations that provide either much needed social services or work toward progressive, nonviolent social change. For more information on Common Ground’s social justice mission, and to learn more about the Common Ground Microcredit Fund, please click here.
Now preparing for our 11th year, Common Ground has hosted such beloved national and regional artists as Steve Forbert, John Hammond, Eliza Gilkyson, Ellis Paul, Red Molly, Chris Smither, Andy Statman, Susan Werner, and many more. For many years, Common Ground was a regular stop on the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Annual Most Wanted Preview Tour. In addition to traditional and modern folk artists and singer-songwriters, we frequently feature other musical genres, such as jazz, blues, cajun-zydeco, popular song, and even the occasional evening of avant garde gamelan music!