Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Esther Street Summer Series this Saturday

One Two Heart U free concert
Art by Colleen Lynn Cox

The August edition of the ONETWOHEARTU concert series features Austin Kopec Band, The Sews, Creatures and New Myths on Saturday, August 12.  The music starts at 5 p.m. on Esther Street in downtown (next to Bucko! and Peekskill Coffee House). The concert is free and accessible to all ages.

James Dean & The Village Green performing at the Peekskill Elks Lodge in July where the concert moved when rain was expected.

Brian Orsi, the founder of ONETWOHEARTU explained the origins of the name of the music series. “1 2 X U was a rallying cry of the 70’s and 80’s punk scene. ONETWOHEARTU is a play on that rallying cry. Same spirit, same music, but maybe gentler and family friendly. Rock shows can and should be accessible for all. It’s not just kids and families we’re welcoming of.  We’re trying to make space for folks who might otherwise be left out,” said Orsi who is also proprietor of Bucko! on Esther Street.

Singer songwriter Mary Hood performing at a ONETWOHEARTU concert earlier this summer.

The music promotion is a nonprofit party machine, sworn to support artists on both sides of the stage, uplift underrepresented voices, and showcase new music. See related story here. The organizers rely on donations to make the shows happen. Go to to contribute.

Peekskill Elks Club on Brown Street.

The July concert was moved to the Elks Club because of rain. It turned out to be one of the best shows ever according to organizers of ONETWOHEARTU.