MUSIC: Dwight Yoakam @ Belleayre Music Festival, Belleayre Mountain, Highmount. Country singer-songwriter and sometime actor takes the stage to kick off the 2013 season in support of his latest album, 3 Pears. 8pm. $56, $66 & $76; VIP $95; lawn $26.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Red, White & Rocky Mountain Blue Bash @ various locations, Lake George. Five bands at five different locations in Lake George throughout the day, including Langhorne Slim & the Law, Conehead Buddha, the Lucky Jukebox Brigade, the Slaughterhouse Chorus, MaryLeigh Roohan. 2pm. FREE. More info and full schedule here…
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Beat Shot Festival @ Red Square, Albany. The fifth annual fest is hosted by Lo-Fi Lobo, Oddy Gato and Truemaster, featuring performances by J-Live, Mirk, Shyste, Sev Statik, Elements of HipHop, Goldtooth, JB!! aka Dirty Moses, Moses Rockwell, PJ Katz and many, many more. 12noon. $10 before 6pm; $15 afterward.
MUSIC: Lea Bertucci @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The adventurous Brooklyn-based bass clarinetist will perform solo and in collaboration with William Rees on viola. 8pm. $6-$10 sliding scale.
MUSIC: Street Corner Holler @ Gaffney’s, Saratoga Springs. Blues from Mark Tolstrup, Dale Haskell and Tony Markellis (who just happens to also play bass in the Trey Anastasio Band. Hmmmmmm… a post-Phish party? 9pm.
MUSIC: Concert on the Green @ the Village Green, Woodstock. An all-day outdoor fest featuring the Students of Paul Green Rock Academy (1pm), David Kraai & Amy Laber (1:45pm), Dharma Bums (2:30pm), Rat Boy Jr. (3:15pm), the Creek People (4pm), Hallow Dog (4:45pm) and Shakey Ground (5:15pm). FREE.
MUSIC: The Moon @ the Spotty Dog, Hudson. The duo of guitarist Adam Caine and drummer Federico Ughi create experimental, improvised music that is influenced in equal parts by contemporary classical composition, jazz, noise and psychedelic rock. With Nathan McLaughlin. 8pm. $5.
PARTICIPATORY DANCE: Saturday Evening Dance @ the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, Albany. After kicking off the evening with blues dance lessons by Greg Avakian & Joy Arico at 8pm, the dance features the music of the Gordon Webster Quintet (9pm-12midnight) and the Josh Fialkoff Trio (12:15-4am).
FESTIVAL/FILM: Berkshire Shorts Film Fest @ the Good Purpose Gallery, Lee. The third BSFF is an evening of local and independent films made by up-and-coming filmmakers, students and animators. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Funk Evolution @ Powers Park, Troy. 6pm. FREE.