Out in Cooperstown, the Brewery Ommengang is hosting its inaugural Brewery Ommegang Americana Festival at 5pm on Friday, August 5. Only two acts have been announced so far, but they’re good ones – Steve Earle & the Dukes and Duchesses featuring Allison Moorer, as well as the Felice Brothers. Tix are $40 in advance, which includes overnight camping. Also, we have an update on the Baseball Project concert at Brewery Ommegang at 8pm on Friday, June 3. Tix are $15. And his R.E.M. bandmate Mike Mills will be pinch-hitting for Peter Buck at this show.
Legendary folksinger turned cabaret artist Judy Collins delivers a one-night-only concert at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield at 7pm on Monday, August 22. Tix are $40, $48 and $75.
New additions to the concert calendar at Club Helsinki in Hudson include the fab female vocal trio Mountain Man on Friday, July 29 ($18) and the reggae group Inner Visions on Saturday, August 27 ($15).
The Van Dyck in Schenectady is reviving its Jazz Guitar Summit for two shows – at 7 & 9:30pm – on Saturday, June 4. The featured fretmasters squaring off will be the great Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden and Gerry Beaudoin. Tix are $22 in advance; $26 at the door.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival – previously known as the Cooperstown Chamber Festival Festival – is living up to its new, more expansive sounding name by hosting concerts by the National Jazz Museum of Harlem All Stars (led by Loren Schoenberg) at the Farmers’ Museum at 3pm on Sunday, July 3, and the great jazz vocalist Kurt Elling at 7:30pm on Friday, July 29 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel. Tix for each show are $22 if purchased before June 16; $25 thereafter; students $15.
Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs is hosting a handful of concerts this summer, including Lisa Loeb (a children’s show at at 4pm; concert at 8pm on Wednesday, July 27), John Sebastian (8pm on Friday, July 29) and Colin Hay (7:30pm on Wednesday, August 24).
There are several new additions to the concert calendar at Northern Lights in Clifton Park. Animals as Leaders take over at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 20, with Intronaut, Dead Letter Circus, Last Chance to Reason and Evan Brewer sharing the stage. Tix are $12 in advance; $14 at the door. And at 8pm on Friday, July 22, Hollywood Undead invade Clifton Park with All That Remains and Hyro Da Hero opening the show. Tix are $20 in advance; $23 at the door. On Sunday, July 24, Puddle of Mudd storms the place with special guests Rev Theory. Tix are $20 in advance. NOTE: This weekend only tix are $15. The Airborne Toxic Event sails into Clifton Park on Wednesday, August 3. Priced at $15 in advance, tix go on sale at 10am on Friday. And finally, Breathe Carolina headlines the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour, which makes a stop at Northern Lights on Sunday, August 14. The show begins at 5:45pm and also features Chiodos, I See Stars, the Color Morale, Tek-One and the Air I Breathe. Tix are $16 in advance; $18 at the door.
Sold out: Snoop Dogg at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Saturday night is officially sold out… Meanwhile over at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, both the 7:30 & 9:30pm shows on Thursday, June 9 by comedian Ron White are now sold out. And to no one’s surprise, also sold out at the Colonial is the solo acoustic performance by Bob Weir on Friday, August 5.
Cancelled: The performance by comedian Harland Williams which was originally slated for Proctors in Schenectady on Friday night has been cancelled.
Ch-ch-ch-changes: The date of the concert by In Flames at Northern Lights in Clifton Park has changed. Originally slated to take place on Tuesday, July 26, the concert will now be held one day earlier – at 7pm on Monday, July 24. The support acts on the bill will remain the same – Trivium, Kingdom of Sorrow and Straight Line Stitch – and tix are available for $20.
In case you missed it: Seven new concerts on The Egg’s American Roots & Branches series were announced earlier this week, including Roger McGuinn, Joshua Redman’s new band James Farm, original “Rent” cast members Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal and the great soul singer Bettye LaVette.
In case you missed it, Part II: The Honda Civic 2011 Tour – featuring Blink 182, My Chemical Romance and Matt & Kim – will be making a stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 16.