Goin’ down to old, old Woodstock…
The summer concerts lined up so far at the Kleinert James Arts Center in Woodstock include:
- Tuesday, May 18: Jefferson Starship (a benefit for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild). $50 tix include a champagne meet-and-greet with the band; $30 for general admission
- Saturday, May 22: The second annual “Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration” features Happy Traum, Kelleigh McKenzie, Alex Caton, Jason Sarubbi and Sean Schenker (from the Trapps), Doug Yoel, Frank McGinnis (of By Land or Sea) and more TBA. $15, $20
- Saturday, May 29: Percussion ensemble NEXUS provides live accompaniment to Teinosuke Kinugasa’s 1926 film, “A Page of Madness.” $15, $20
- Saturday, June 5: Polygraph Lounge, the zany, edgy duo of Rob Schwimmer and Mark Stewart. $15, $20
Levon Helm’s legendary Midnight Ramble shows at his home studio in Woodstock always feature the Levon Helm Band. But the intimate performances include various special guests as well. Here’s the latest list of upcoming guests at the Ramble:
- Saturday, June 5: The Drive By Truckers
- Saturday, June 19: Jason Crigler
- Saturday, July 17: Kenny White
TOSH1 – the son of the late reggae star Peter Tosh – carries on his dad’s musical tradition with a tour stop at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Saturday, June 26. We Must Be open the show. Tix are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. And speaking of sons carrying on their fathers’ legacy, Zappa Plays Zappa makes a stop at the Bearsville Theater on Thursday, June 24. Tix are $79.50 and $55. Also new at Bearsville, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann gets behind the kit with 7 Walkers on Saturday, May 29. Reserved tix are $40; general admission is $30.
Woodstock isn’t the only place with new shows popping up on the concert calendar:
The Van Dyck in Schenectady has added a second show by Popa Chubby on Friday night. In addition to his 7pm show, the blues behemoth will play a second show at 9:30pm. Tix are $15 in advance; $17 at the door.
Speaking of adding a second show… Yeah, the Korn show at Northern Lights on Thursday night has been sold out for weeks now. But if you thought you were clean out of luck, think again. The fine NL folks have added another Korn concert – on Wednesday, May 12. Once again, 2 Cents will open. Tix are on sale now for $45.
Jordin Sparks was just 17 years old when she took home top honors during the sixth season of “American Idol,” making her the youngest winner. Now two albums later, Sparks will be rolling into Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Friday, June 4 as a stop on her “Battlefield” tour. Kate Voegele and Days Difference are also on the bill as support acts. Tix are $18 in advance; $20 at the door.
Last November, the Indiana-based a cappella ensemble Straight No Chaser made their Nippertown debut in concert at Proctors. On Friday, October 8, the 10-member group will return to town, this time performing at the Palace Theatre in Albany in support of their latest album, “With a Twist.” Priced at $27.50, $34.50 and $39.50, tix go on sale at 10am on Friday.
Did you miss these announcements earlier in the week?
The Skidmore Jazz Institute will once again be hosting a slate of free concert performances this summer, but, of course, this will be the first season in Skidmore College’s new Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs. We announced the schedule on Tuesday.
With the Uproar Festival slated for a tourstop on Sunday, August 29, it looks like the Saratoga Performing Arts Center will have at least one night of serious headbanging this summer. Check out the line-up that we published earlier today.
If you missed the Whigs at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Saturday night, don’t fret. Of course, it won’t be the same kind of intimate experience, but the Whigs are headed back to town to open for Kings of Leon at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 6.
The McLovins have been added as the opening act for 7 Walkers at Revolution Hall in Troy on Thursday, May 27.
The Phish concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 19 is completely sold out – both amphitheater and lawn tix. There are still lawn tix available for the Sunday, June 20 show, however.
The Pete Francis concert – which was originally slated for Revolution Hall in Troy on Friday, May 21 – has been cancelled.
The following shows are SOLD OUT:
Korn @ Northern Lights, Thursday, May 6
The Dave Matthews Band @ SPAC, Saturday, June 5
Phish @ SPAC, Saturday, June 19
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Saturday, July 3
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Sunday, July 4
Audra McDonald @ Tanglewood, Sunday, July 18
There are LAWN TICKETS ONLY left for the following shows:
The Dave Matthews Band @ SPAC, Friday, June 4
Phish @ SPAC, Sunday, June 20