Country singer Randy Travis, who is still in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a stroke, will not be performing at HITS Horse Shows in the Sun in Saugerties at 5pm on Sunday, September 8 as had been previously scheduled. Performing in place of Travis will be Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, who are touring together in support of their recently released collaborative album Old Yellow Moon. Tickets for the Harris/Crowell concert are priced at $25 in advance ($30 at the gate) and will go on sale at 11am on Monday (July 22). Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult ticket. The ticket price also includes admission to the HITS Championship show jumping finale. Tickets previously purchased for the Travis concert will be accepted at the gate for entry to the Harris/Crowell concert. Alternatively, full refunds for Travis tickets will also be available on request.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has added a batch of new shows to its concert calendar, including Uncle Funk’s All Star Band (featuring Joe Beesmer, Tony Levin, Jerry Marotta, Ann Lang and Tom Nicholson) at 9pm on Sunday (July 21). Tickets are $10. Also new to the Bearsville schedule are Latin soul group Sabor Con Colour at 9pm on Friday, August 2 ($10); an acoustic show by Grateful Dead tribute band the Dark Star Orchestra at 8pm on Thursday, August 8 ($40); Rothstars (a new all-girl group featuring Big Sister and Patti Rothberg) at 9pm on Friday, August 23 ($10); Todd Clouser & A Love Electric at 9pm on Sunday, September 8 ($5); and Keller Williams at 9pm on Saturday, September 14 ($35, $45 & $55).
Comedian Anthony Jeselnik of the Comedy Central TV show, “The Jeselnik Offensive,” will bring his stand-up show to The Egg in Albany at 7:30pm on Friday, November 8. Priced at $27.50, tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (July 19).
Senses Fail will be roaring into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Thursday, October 24. The show begins at 7:30pm with For the Fallen Dreams, Expire and Being as an Ocean. Priced at $13.50 in advance ($17 at the door), tickets will go on sale at 12noon on Thursday (July 18).
CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Thursday’s Alive at Five concert in Albany’s Riverfront Park will feature a tribute to Mayor Jerry Jennings and a re-dedication of the amphitheater as Jennings Landing. The concert has also been expanded with the addition of Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra (5pm), in addition to the previously announced Wild Adriatic (6pm) and headliners Starship featuring Mickey Thomas (7:30-9pm). Fireworks will follow the concert. Admission is, of course, free.
Amid the marvelous classical music offerings at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, the intimate outdoor venue also presents its Jazz at the Maverick concerts, which is highlighted by the collaboration of pianist-composer Fred Hersch and clarinetist Anat Cohen at 6:30pm on Saturday, August 10. Other concerts in the jazz series include guitarist Perry Beekman & Friends at 6:30pm on Saturday, August 3; Marc Black & Warren Bernhardt at 8:30pm on Saturday, August 31; and pianist Dan Tepfer at 6:30pm on Saturday, September 7. Also at the Maverick is an evening of Indian ragas by bansuri flutist Steve Gorn & Friends at 6:30pm on Saturday, August 17. Tickets for all concerts are $25 & $40; $5 students; children under age 12 FREE when accompanied by an adult.
The Calvin Theatre in Northampton has announced two new concerts – Gov’t Mule at 8pm on Saturday, September 21 ($30) and neo-soul singer India.Arie at 8pm on Friday, November 1 ($25, $35 & $45). Tickets for both shows will go on sale on Friday (July 19).
Club Helsinki in Hudson has bolstered it concert calendar with performances by the honky-tonkin’ Sweetback Sisters at 8pm on Thursday, August 22 ($18); Poor Old Shine at 9pm on Friday, August 30 ($15); and the return of the marvelous Eilen Jewell at 9pm on Friday, September 27 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door).