Music Events


Every Thursday Night • 7:00pm

Calling all abilities... vocalists, solo musicians, bands, comedians, poets and jugglers.


We have in-house sound, drum kit and upright piano - bring your own amps.


Very informal so just show up and we will get you on the list... some nights packed and some nights intimate – it's the Catskills.

The Ark Bowl & BBQ is always seeking local solo and bands, traveling solo acts and bands as well as other entertainment performers and acts such as comedians, spoken word and theatre.


Please email us at any available performance video clips, availability and fee.

Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind

April 8, 2023 • 7:00pm

A limited amount of tickets are available - purchase here.


Jason Ricci is an American harmonica player and singer. In addition to his solo albums, Ricci has appeared as a guest harmonica player on albums with Johnny Winter, Terence Blanchard, Nick Curran, Ana Popovic, Walter Trout, Cedric Burnside, The Mannish Boys and Joe Louis Walker among others.


Ricci was named "Best Harmonica Player" at the 2010 Blues Music Awards, and also performed on Grammy winning 2014 Johnny Winter album Step Back. In February 2015, Ricci played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Paul Shaffer Band, Tom Morello and Zac Brown to induct The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Ricci also continues touring with his band Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind.


Our New Orleans Menu is an optional choice.


Menu #1:

Chicken & Andouille Gumbo

Smoked Cochon de Liat w/rice & corn maux choux

New Orleans Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Sauce


Menu #2:

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

Poorman's Jambalaya w/Andouille Sausage & Smoked Ham and Creole Sauce

New Orleans Bread Pudding w/Bourbon Sauce

Johnny Sansone Band

July 29, 2023 • 6:00pm

Johnny Sansone Band makes its annual Summer Blues Pilgrimage to the Catskill Mountains of New York on July 29th at 6pm at The Ark Bowl & BBQ.


Special Guest, John Fohl, former long time guitarist for Dr. John aka Mac Rebennack will be joining Johnny along with Russ Broussard.


Get tickets here.

42366 NY-28, Arkville, NY 12406

p: (845) 586-2695


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  • These will be our hours for the Winter 2023 and we will be re-visiting come Late Spring 2023.

  • We do stay OPEN later if people are here and occasionally close earlier if there is no one here - it's the Catskills :)

  • We will OPEN for Private Parties on our off days and scheduled OPEN days so please inquire at

  • The beverage bar and kitchen open during open and league bowling - all welcome.