Hootie & the Blowfish frontman-turned-country hitmaker Darius Rucker brings his tour to Brewery Ommegang at Cooperstown at 7pm on Saturday, September 22. Tix are $45 in advance; $50 at the gate. Onsite camping is an additional $15.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The line-up for the 64th annual Albany Tulip Festival in Washington Park has been announced, with Fountains of Wayne headlining.
Fleetwood Mac musical mastermind and pop explorer Lindsey Buckingham turned in one of the best shows of 2011 at The Egg in Albany last year. Now he’s headed into the Calvin Theater in Northampton at 8pm on Saturday, June 2. Priced at $35 and $45, tix go on sale to the general public on Friday (April 13). VIP tix which include a meet & greet session are also available for $125.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Fabolous headlines the annual UAlbany ParkFest on campus later this month. Also slated to perform are Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Ashanti, Lloyd and others.
Northern Lights has been cranking out a batch of new concert announcements. Among the upcoming shows are Lil Kim at 8:30pm on Saturday, May 19 ($27.50 in advance; on sale at 10am on Saturday); Reel Big Fish with Suburban Legends at 7:30pm on Monday, June 25 ($15 in advance; on sale at 10am on Saturday); Tesla at 8pm on Friday, July 6 ($25 in advance; on sale at 10am on Friday); Morning Glory with Rats in the Wall at 7pm on Saturday, July 21 ($10 in advance; on sale at 10am on Friday); and the Black Angels with Night Beats at 8pm on Tuesday, August 7 ($15 in advance; on sale at 10am on Friday).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced three new spring concerts – Leon Redbone, the Psychedelic Furs and Alejandro Escovedo.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has added a batch of new shows, including the soulful blues of the Alexis P. Suter Band at 9pm on Saturday, June 16 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door); the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at 9pm on Friday, August 24 ($30, $40, $50); and the BoDeans at 9pm on Saturday, September 29 ($25, $40).
Andy Gibson co-wrote “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” the No. 1 country hit duet by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, and his own single, “Wanna Make You Love Me,” is currently in Billboard’s Top 40 Country Hits. Gibson is also kicking off WGNA Rising Country Star concert series at Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Monday, April 23. Tix are $17.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Wilco announced that they’ll be playing a benefit concert at MASS MoCA in North Adams. Ticket auction begins at 10am on Friday (April 13).
In support of her upcoming new album, “The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do,” Fiona Apple brings her summer tour to Mountain Park in Holyoke at 7pm on Saturday, June 23. Blake Mills opens the show. Priced at $35, $45 and $55, tix will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 20.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Wilco will also be bringing their summer tour to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown with the Lee Renaldo Band opening the show. Tix go on sale to the general public on Friday.
Thula Sizwe – a dynamic, ten-man song and dance ensemble from South Africa who sing in the traditional Zulu call-and-response style – take over Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday, April 22. Tix are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: MASS MoCA in North Adams announced the line-up for the second annual three-day FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival, featuring the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, the Infamous Stringdusters, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Trampled By Turtles, the Lonesome River Band, Joy Kills Sorrow and more.
Former Chiodos frontman Craig Owens takes over the stage at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Tuesday, May 22. Bear Cat opens the show at 7:30pm. Priced at $12 in advance; $14 at the door, tix go on sale at 10am on Friday (April 13).
CANCELLED: The concert by Australian soul band Human Nature – which was originally slated for Proctors in Schenectady on Tuesday, May 1 – has been cancelled.
Planet Arts’ Jazz one2one concert series has added two new shows to its schedule. “Jazz Mentors and New Voices” performance – featuring saxman Adam Siegel, trumpeter Rhys Tivey, drummer Michael Benedict, guitarist Joe Finn and bassist Mike Lawrence – is slated to take place on Saturday, May 5, followed by the Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet – featuring guitarist Dempsey and bassist Ferguson with saxman Joel Frahm and drummer Eliot Zigmund – on Saturday, June 2. Both concerts will take place at the Athens Cultural Center in Athens with a pre-show jazz talk at 7pm; showtime is 8pm. Admission is $10 for each show.