MUSIC: Justin Hayward @ The Egg, Albany. The Moody Blues frontman makes a tour stop with his band in support of his new solo album, Spirits of the Western Sky. 8pm. $35, $45 & $55.
MUSIC: Aztec Two-Step @ NBT Bank lawn, Canajoharie. The Music On Main Street concert series continues with the veteran folk-rock duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, who include a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Nellies @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ yBar, Pittsfield. CD release party for Wassaic Way, produced by Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone of Wilco. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion @ the Mission Bar + Tapas, Pittsfield. CD release party for Wassiac Way, produced by Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone of Wilco. 9pm. FREE.
MUSIC: Captain Squeeze & the Zydeco Moshers @ Cook Park, Colonie. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Tuff Looks @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. With Bourbon Scum, Boxer Brown and Cholorform Party.
READING: John Hersey’s “Hiroshima” @ Townsend Park, Albany. “Hiroshima” by John Hersey tells the story of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city on August 6, 1945. The public is encouraged to join in the reading; those interested in reading can sign up to participate when they arrive. Please bring folding chairs. Rain site is the Social Justice Center, Albany. 11am. FREE.
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MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. @1st century big band music. 8pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Stony Creek Band @ Rogers Memorial Park, Bolton Landing. 7:15pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Master Cylinders @ the Outdoor Entertainment Center, South Glens Falls. Featuring former Blue Oyster Cult drummer Jimmy Wilcox. 6:30pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The All Paul Show @ the Brunswick Family Community Center lawn, Brunswick. 7pm. FREE.
MUSIC: The Concertante Chamber Players @ the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. 8pm. $25; $10 students.
READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany. It’s the send-off for the team headed to the National Poetry Slam in Boston. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 for students.
MUSIC: Marty McDermott @ American Glory BBQ, Hudson. 6pm.
MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.
MUSIC: Band of Gold @ Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush. 6pm. FREE.