Poughkeepsie Hosts Energetic Concert with Irish Band Dropkick Murphys

Published March 12, 2024

The city of Poughkeepsie recently witnessed an influx of music enthusiasts as the MJN Convention Center opened its doors to over 3,000 concert-goers on a vibrant Monday evening. Attendees from nearby states such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont gathered to watch the Irish-themed, Boston-based band, Dropkick Murphys, deliver a performance filled with vigor and enthusiasm.

The Highlight of the Night: Dropkick Murphys

The headlining act, Dropkick Murphys, known for their dedicated fan base, led the night with a set that lasted just over two hours. Fans were treated to a blend of Irish tunes and punk rock, characteristic of the band's style, as they energetically jumped, sang along, and immersed themselves in the fun atmosphere.

A Full Entertainment Experience in Poughkeepsie

MJN Convention Center was transformed into not just a concert venue but also a place where guests could indulge in local culinary and brewing crafts. According to MJN Center President Zeidan Nesheiwat, the aim was to drive visitors to Poughkeepsie's flourishing dining scene, particularly highlighting Tavern 23 as a pre-show dining spot. This synergy of entertainment and commerce served as a testament to the community's close-knit efforts to promote local businesses.

As patrons enjoyed the exhilarating music, they also had the opportunity to taste a selection of beers from regional breweries, truly making it a night that celebrated the best of Poughkeepsie's local produce and talent. Nesheiwat emphasized the county's pride in offering such a vibrant entertainment ecosystem, complete with lodging for those who traveled from afar, thereby echoing the community's dedication to supporting and uplifting one another.

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