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HITS-on-the-Hudson and the Bardavon Present MICHAEL McDONALD

  |   May 24, 2012  |  Comment


Grand Finale at HITS Pfizer Million Features

5-Time Grammy-Winning Pop Star!


 HITS-on-the-Hudson, in association with the Bardavon, is proud to present Michael McDonald on Sunday, September 9 at 5pm at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, NY. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, May 23 at the Bardavon, Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC), and HITS box offices and through Ticketmaster.  Ticket price includes admission to HITS’ Championship Sunday show jumping finale, which will feature extraordinary equestrian classes in the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix Horse Show.

Prominent on the soundtrack of our times, Michael McDonald has been thrilling listeners with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. The five-time Grammy-winner is a rare kind of artist in contemporary pop music. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as Takin’ It to the Streets, What a Fool Believes, and Minute by Minute; and solo hits like I Keep Forgettin and On My Own; through two highly-acclaimed Motown cover albums and recent genre-busting guest spots with alternative buzz bands Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost; he’s a musician and songwriter whose work is both timeless and ever-evolving.

HITS, Inc., also known as Horse Shows in the Sun, produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in the upstate New York Village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing horse shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.  The HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and Pfizer Million are three of the largest equestrian show-jumping events in the United States and are sponsored by the all-new Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties and Pfizer Animal Health.  These events will be the grand finale of the 2012 HITS horse show season and will attract the top equestrian athletes and horses from across the world. For more detailed information, including a complete list of special performances, presentations, and VIP seating, please visit www.HitsShows.com.

Tickets for Michael McDonald are general admission festival seating and are $25 in ADVANCE and $30 DAY OF SHOW.  Includes admission to the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, as well as the Michael McDonald concert. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket.

Tickets are available through:

Bardavon Box Office                  UPAC Box Office                   HITS Box Office

35 Market Street                          601 Broadway                         319 Main Street

Poughkeepsie                              Kingston                                  Saugerties

845.473.2072                               845.339.6088                          845.246.8833


Or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available.  For more information about VIP seating, please call 845.246.8833 or log on to www.hitsshows.com or www.bardavon.org.


HITS-on-the-Hudson Schedule for Sunday, September 9

8:00 am                Doors open

9:00am                 HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final

11:00 am              Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final

2:00 pm                Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix

4:30 pm                General Admission concert seating opens for Michael McDonald

5:00 pm                Michael McDonald concert begins


The HITS-on-the-Hudson venue includes full bar and assorted food available for purchase. There is ample FREE parking.

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1500-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org

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