6/18/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Bootsy Collins @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. The pioneering funkateer put on a legendary show at Alive at Five in 2012, and now he returns to lead another massive funk dance party. With Grammy Award-winning reggae star Shaggy and DJ Nate da Great. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Bootsy Collins (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

MUSIC: The Ray Spiegel Quartet Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. World fusion jazz on marimba, guitar, bass and percussion. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Aquanett @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. The Rockin’ On the River kicks off its 2014 season of concerts with a tribute to ’80s hair metal. With Jet Crash Billy. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Felice Brothers @ the BSP Lounge, Kingston. The Catskill Mountains roots-rocker return to celebrate the release of their new album, Favorite Waitress! With the Robert Ellis Band. 8pm. $30.

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MUSIC: The Mother Goose Jazz Band @ the Albany Elks Lodge, Albany. The Summer in the City Concert series continues… 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Rock The Trail @ Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. An evening of music to help fund the Comeau Trail Restoration Project, featuring performances by the Dharma Bums, the Kurt Henry Band, Sugar Bones, the Marc Black Band, Michael Veitch & Julie Last, Flash, Rockelle Cakes, Chris Zaloom, Robin the Hammer and Bruce Ackerman. 7pm. $20.

DANCE: Hong Kong Ballet @ Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. It’s opening night of the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow season! Directed by Madeleine Onne, the company performs Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow, Nacho Duato’s Castrati and Fei Bo’s A Room of Her Own. 8pm. $39, $59 & $69. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info…

MUSIC: U.S. Air Force Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble @ Dutchmans Landing, Catskill. Kicking off Catskill’s Music in the Park concert series. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule=…

MUSIC: New York Players @ Freedom Park, Scotia. The 2014 summer season of Freedom Park is officially launching tonight. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Bobby Dick @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer. The former bandleader of the Sundowners kicks off Rensselaer’s Music in the Park concert series. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Trojan Hotel, Troy. Ready for some post-Rockin’ on the River partyin’? 8pm

MUSIC: Little War Twins @ Red Square, Albany. Boston guitarist-vocalist Gaetana Brown is backed up by drummer Patrick “Trick” McConnell. With A World for You. 9pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. 10pm.

MUSIC: Rakish Paddy @ Windsor Lake, North Adams. The Concerts at Windsor Lake series continues with a Celtic Flair. With J.P. Murphy. 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

MUSIC: The Accents @ Taste, Albany. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Shenanigans @ the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center, Rotterdam. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule…

One Response to “6/18/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday”

  1. Deb says:

    I had never seen Shaggy nor Bootsy Collins nor had I ever been to the empire plaza had an excellent time in a beautiful venue. Keep up the good work

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