We say it all the time, the Hudson Valley is an ideal location for great concerts - we have amazing venues right in the area, we are a train ride away from NYC, or a drive up the thruway to Albany.  We really do have it made with respect to proximity to live shows.  Thankfully, attending concerts isn't just fun, it can add years to our life by giving us a better sense of well being, yes!

A survey conducted by O2 and Patrick Fagan, behavior science expert, says that

"regular concert attendance can increase one’s lifespan by up to nine years. The logic here is that live music increases feelings of self-worth, closeness to others, and, especially, mental stimulation, all of which contribute to one’s sense of well-being. According to the study, there’s a positive correlation between regularity of gig attendance and well-being, and additional scholarly research directly links high levels of wellbeing with a lifespan increase of nine years."

The bonus is that we are constantly hooking you up with tickets to great shows, so ultimately, we are helping to increase your lifespan, you're welcome for that!

So to get working on lengthening our lives, let's all plan to attend as many concerts as we can in 2019, who is on your must-see list this year?

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