Bearsville Musical Legacy

Albert Grossman: The Baron of Bearsville

The Maestro Behind Music Legends: Crafting Legendary Careers & Shaping Music's Landscape.

Meet Albert Grossman, the visionary manager who sculpted the careers of music icons like Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. His keen eye for talent and innovative management style revolutionized the industry.

Born in 1926, Grossman's journey from Chicago to Bearsville shaped the musical landscape. As a trailblazer in artist management, he transformed entertainers into cultural icons, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

With a blend of economic acumen and psychological insight, Grossman nurtured talent, elevating musicians to artistic greatness. From co-founding folk clubs to propelling artists to stardom, his legacy resonates in every chord of music history.

Bearsville Records: A Tribute to Musical Icons

Honoring Musical Legacy: A Tribute to Bearsville Records' 81 Albums at Bearsville Theater.

At Bearsville Theater we honor the 81 albums released by Bearsville Records from 1970 to 1984, recognizing their profound impact on both our community and the global music industry.

Founded by Albert Grossman in 1970, Bearsville Records emerged as a cornerstone of musical innovation. From Todd Rundgren's groundbreaking debut to the blues-rock fervor of Foghat, each album reflects the label's diverse repertoire.

Milton Glaser's iconic bear logo adorned their releases, symbolizing whimsical creativity. Nestled in a farmhouse adjacent to today's Bearsville Center, the label's legacy endures, showcasing artists like Paul Butterfield, Bobby Charles, and NRBQ, shaping musical landscapes across genres until its closure in 1984.

Bearsville Theater: Icon of Musical Revolution

Hallowed Ground in Woodstock's Journey: Tracing the Evolution of Music and Artistic Expression.

Step into the rich tapestry of Woodstock's musical heritage at Bearsville Theater, where the echoes of creativity reverberate through time. Immerse yourself in the stories of iconic artists who transformed a small hamlet into a global phenomenon, shaping the course of music history.

Albert Grossman's visionary legacy transcends mere bricks and mortar, infusing Bearsville Theater with an aura of reverence. From its humble origins as a rustic barn through its metamorphosis into a state-of-the-art performance space, each corner holds echoes of artistic fervor.

Following the meticulous craftsmanship of master carpenters such as Paul Cypert and the artistic flair of woodcarver David Boyle, the theater blossomed into a sanctuary for legendary performances, welcoming luminaries from Roger McGuinn to Blondie, Judy Collins to The Black Crowes.

Bearsville Theater's Concert Series: Rediscovering Musical Gems from Our Archives

Unveiling Legendary Performances: Journey Through Bearsville's Rich Musical Heritage.

Embark on a captivating journey through Bearsville Theater's rich musical legacy with our concert series featuring archived recordings. Dive into the mesmerizing performances of iconic artists from our historic catalog.

Featuring electrifying sets from New Orleans, Happy Traum, The Band 3, Tony Levin, Adrian Belew & Pat Mastelotto, Robbie Dupree, Ansel Meditation, The Roches, and more.

These archived recordings serve as a testament to musical creativity, showcasing the diverse talents that graced our stage throughout the decades. Immerse yourself in the magic of Bearsville's iconic performances and relive the unforgettable moments that have shaped our musical history.

Watch the History of Bearsville Recordings

Check out our upcoming events

  • Bluegrass

    SUN MAY 26

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Folk

    SAT JUL 06

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Green Living Festival

    SAT JUL 20

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Festival of Awakening

    SAT AUG 10

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm