Saratoga Springs isn’t just the city that’s home to SPAC ‘n’ the track. “Saratoga Springs” is also a whimsical, mind-bending radio show about, well, the characters that live in the Spa City. The brainchild of cosmic audio adventurer Tom Lopez (aka, Meatball Futon), “Saratoga Springs” bounced around the city’s rich history – from the racetrack and the spas to the old casinos and hotels – weaving in fictional characters along with some of the city’s real characters – who sometimes portrayed themselves.
Described by Variety magazine as “a sort of avant-garde ‘Peyton Place’ without the angst,” the decidedly off-beat radio drama was broadcast around the country on many National Public Radio stations, but ironically not in its hometown of Saratoga Springs.
So to commemorate the 25th anniversary of “Saratoga Springs,” Lopez, a bunch of his friends and fellow audio explorers will take the stage at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs for a special live performance, a “Best of” featuring characters and sound clips from the series. The show starts at 7pm, and tickets are $15 in advance; $17 at the door.