6/29/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Day One features Arturo Sandoval, David Sanborn & Bob James, Gregory Porter, the McCoy Tyner Quartet with John Scofield, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, the all-star Cookers, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak and lots more. 12noon. Also at 12noon on Sunday. More info & complete schedule of performances here…

MUSIC: Bill Kirchen & Friends @ the Ale House, Troy. The telecaster twangmaster heads back into town to celebrate his birthday and his brand new album, Seeds & Stems. With singer-songwriter Billy Eli & the Spook Lights (featuring Kevin Maul, Erin Keyfitz and Tony Markellis). This gonna be a party! 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Beacon Riverfest @ Riverfront Park, Beacon. From Chicha Libre’s Latin rhythms and psychedelic surf sounds to Erin Hobson’s heavy guitar grooves to Jack Grace’s hillbilly lampooning with Van Hayride and lots more, Beacon’s Riverfest has got a whole mess of great music on tap. 12noon-8pm. Free; donations appreciated. More info and complete performance schedule here…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. It’s Day Two of the three-day fest, featuring the Johnson Girls, Gordon Bok, Chris Norman & David Greenberg, Footworks, the Claire Lynch Band, Beppe Gambetta and more. Workshops start ar 9am; concert at 6:30pm. More info here…

MUSIC: Connor Kennedy @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. The young Woodstock guitar phenom celebrates the release of his new CD. With Mike + Ruthy and students from the Paul Green Rock Academy. 8pm. $20 (includes a copy of the CD).

PERFORMANCE: “A Prairie Home Companion” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Garrison Keillor leads the cast through the live radio broadcast. With musical guests jazz/pop/folk vocalist Heather Masse (of the Wailin’ Jennys), harmonica master Howard Levy (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), chamber folk-pop band Joy Kills Sorrow and PHC regulars the DiGiallonardo Sisters. 5:45pm. $21-$71.

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FILM: “Darkest Before Dawn” @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The premiere of the movie filmed in and around the Capital Region, based on the novel by Arlene Brathwaite. 7pm. $15.

MUSIC: Tony Trischka Territory @ PS21, Chatham. The banjo master is joined by fiddler Darol Anger and vocalist-guitarist Michael Daves. 7:30pm. $30; students $18.

MUSIC: Lucrezio @ Red Square, Albany. The Chicago-based duo takes the stage in support of their latest CD, Storybook. With Anthony Fallacaro. 9pm.

MUSIC: Eastbound Jesus @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. With Cabinet. 9:30pm.

MUSIC: TN3 @ 9 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs. The perfect post-Jazz Fest destination… 9pm.

MUSIC: Everest Rising @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Progressive acoustic. 8pm. $15 in advance; $17 at the door.

MUSIC: The Jazz Vibes Trio @ 74 State, Albany. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Wild Adriatic @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Titantics and Closer Still. 8pm.

MUSIC: Jagged Edge @ Vapor Nightclub, Saratoga Springs. The R&B vocal quartet romps through their hits, including “Promise,” “Where The Party At” and “Walked Out Of Heaven.” 10pm. $25.

MUSIC: The Stray Dogs @ the Parting Glass, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

THEATER: “What to Expect When You’re NOT Expecting” @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. Starlings Productions offers an ensemble play about choice, to benefit Planned Parenthood. Music, auction & food at 6pm; play begins at 8pm. $50.

MUSIC: The Jody Shayne Trio @ Provence Restaurant, Albany. 7pm.

MUSIC: Doug Van Nort @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. Experimental music. With If Bwana, Jefferson Pitcher, Eric Leonardson and Jonathan Chen. 8pm.

THEATER: “Twelfth Night” @ the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. The Troy Civic Theatre Company presents the classic William Shakespeare comedy. Directed by Kathy Glasser. 8pm. $15; $13 for seniors & students. Also 2pm on Sunday.

MUSIC: Mark Kleinhaut & John Menegon @ Bread Alone, Rhinebeck. Guitar & bass jazz duo. 2-4pm.

MUSIC: BOB the Band @ the Lion’s Den, Stockbridge. Blues-based rock. 9pm. FREE.

One Response to “6/29/13: Today’s Tips: Saturday”

  1. Fred says:

    You’re missing Ritz Carlton’s show tonight in Troy, Nipper Town!

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