7/17/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday

MUSIC: Blotto Records Reunion @ Central Park’s Music Haven, Schenectady. Featuring bands from Blotto Records’ roster, including Blotto, the Penny Knight Band, the Sharks, Johnny Rabb and the Amazing Robb & John Band. It’s a musical flashback to the early ’80s Nippertown rock scene. 7pm. FREE. UPDATE: Due to illness, Blotto has cancelled their performance. The show will go on with the Penny Knight Band as headliners. Members of Blotto will perform with the other bands.

FESTIVAL/FOOD/MUSIC: Troy Pig Out @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Ribs, rock and righteous good weather… Day two of Troy’s barbecue bonanza with music by the Vibratones (11am), the Joe Mele Blues Band (1pm) and the reunited Emerald City (2:30pm). FREE.

FEST/MUSIC: Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass. It’s Day Two of the two-day, three-stage fest that promises to be one of the area’s best musical showcases. Today’s Main Stage line-up features Emmylou Harris, Wanda Jackson, JJ Grey & Mofro and much, much more. More details and schedule here. 12:30pm. $55.

MUSIC: Dan Navarro @ High Goal Farm, Easton. Singer-songwriter Navarro plays a benefit concert for the ALS Association’s Golden West Chapter, in honor of his former musical partner Eric Lowen. 6pm. $20, $50.

THEATER ON FILM: “The Cherry Orchard” @ the Spectrum 8 Theatres, Albany. London’s National Theatre production of the Chekov classic directed by Howard Davies; with Zoe Wannamaker in the role of Madame Ranevskaya. $15; children 12 and under $12. Also 7pm on Monday.

MUSIC: The Nisky Dixie Cats @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Traditional jazz ensemble. 7pm. $12.

MUSIC: The Lazy Suns @ Riverfront Park, Coxsackie. Rollicking Americana combo. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Tom Healey Band @ Lyons Lake, Nassau. Blues and more… 4pm.

MUSIC: The Brian Patneaude Quartet @ Freedom Park, Scotia. The saxman cometh… 7pm. FREE.

One Response to “7/17/11: Today’s Tips: Sunday”

  1. Margo says:

    Just got back from the Green River Festival, our first time there.

    A major highlight was watching Albany’s own Lustre Kings back up rock &Roll Hamelin of Famer Wanda Jackson for her rockin’ set!

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