We are pleased and grateful to see so many musicians, venues and promoters from all around Nippertown doing their part to help out those in desperate need in Haiti.
Here are a few of the newly announced upcoming benefit performances. If you’re aware of others, please let us know:
SATURDAY (JANUARY 30)
Northern Lights in Clifton Park is hosting “To Love A Child” at 3pm Saturday. The six-hour benefit concert will help in the rebuilding of a destroyed orphanage in Haiti. Bands include Garland Nelson & Soul Session, Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers, Cryin’ Out Loud, Vivid. Admission is $10; children 10 and under free.
SATURDAY (JANUARY 30)
Hudson’s premier live music venue Jason’s Upstairs Bar is closing at the end of this month, but its final bash promises to be one for the record books, with more than eight hours of non-stop music, featuring The Last Conspirators, Young Paris, Lady Moon, Musty Chiffon, Mother Fletcher and DJs Gio, Abel and P. Josh spinning into the wee hours of the morning.
Admission is just a minimum donation of $5, all of which will benefit Doctors Without Borders to assist with their disaster relief in Haiti. The show starts at 6pm.
SUNDAY (JANUARY 31)
Gaffney’s in Saratoga Springs is hosting a benefit concert, “Saratoga Helping Haiti” at 2pm Sunday. The four-hour fundraiser will feature performances by Jeff Brisbin, Tim Wechgelear, Rick Bolton & the Dwyer Sisters, Garland Nelson, Mikki Bakken, Pete Pashoukos and other local musicians. Admission is $5.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Sublime tribute band 40 Oz. to Freedom and Odus Budd play at Red Square in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 4. Admission is $10, and JENT Events is donating proceeds to the Haitian relief efforts.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Michael Jackson tribute band Who’s Bad? performs at Northern Lights in Clifton Park at 7pm on Saturday, February 6. Tickets are $15, and JENT Events is donating proceeds to the Haitian relief effort.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
The Woman’s Club of Albany is hosting its second annual Valentine’s Day brunch from 11am-3pm on Sunday, February 14. Admission is $20, which includes brunch, as well as music by Ruth Pelham and Ramblin Jug Stompers. A portion of the proceed will benefit Haitian earthquake victims.
Haitian Benefit Concert @ the Colonial Theatre (Sunday, February 14)
“Hearts 4 Haiti” Benefit Concert @ the Palace Theatre (Thursday, February 11)
Pete Seeger Auction for Haitian Relief (Ends Friday, January 29)