The Country and Abroad covers music, theater and dance events in eastern New York, western Connecticut, western Massachusetts, and southern Vermont with previews and reviews of concerts and shows, along with interviews with performers and directors.

Special attention is paid to Bard Summerscapes and Summer Music Festivals, Conservatory Sundays, Vassar Powerhouse Theater, Berkshire Theaters, including Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Barrington Stage, also Sharon Country Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, and Oldcastle Theatre Company, with reviews, interviews, and previews written by Elizabeth B. Potter, Sunny MacMillan Kuskin, Frances Chamberlain, and others. In addition, The Country and Abroad covers the local film festivals in Chatham, Woodstock, and Willilamstown.