8/13/14: Today’s Tips: Wednesday

MUSIC: Liz Longley @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. With a stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz Longley has played the Newport Folk Festival and swept top prizes in the nation’s most prestigious songwriting competitions. John Mayer is a fan, calling her gentle ballads and uptempo acoustic pop “gorgeous, simply gorgeous.” With Barnaby Bright. 7pm. $24.

MUSIC: Sensemaya Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Fusing hot Latin dance rhythms with the cool sophistication of jazz. 12noon. FREE. UPDATE: This concert has been postponed to 12noon on Friday (August 15). GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ETC.: NYS Food Festival @ Empire State Plaza Convention Hall, Albany. Yes, due to the weather, the musical schedule of the fest – featuring the Blind Spots, Soul Session and headliner Eddie Money – has been moved indoors to the Convention Hall starting at 5pm. FREE. NOTE: Standing room only – no chairs allowed. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: David Finckel and Wu Han @ the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park. The co-leaders of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – now in their inaugural summer residency at SPAC – play a pop-up concert featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2 and Richard Strauss’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 6. 1:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ SPAC, Saratoga Springs. Steven Reineke conducts “Pops On Broadway” featuring guest vocalists Stephanie Block and Ryan Silverman singing selections from “West Side Story,” “Carousel,” “Ragtime,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Wicked,” “Smokey Joe’s Café” and others. 8pm.

MUSIC: Who’s Bad @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Rockin’ On the River hosts the Michael Jackson tribute band. With GoodSir. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

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MUSIC: Gubbulidis @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Twiddle members Zdenek Gubb on bass/vocals and Mihali Savoulidis on acoustic guitar/vocals. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Big Fez & the Surfmatix @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Cowabunga, dude! 7:30pm. FREE. NOTE: Tonight’s concert has been postponed to 7:30pm Thursday (August 14). GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

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

MUSIC: Grand Central Station @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

MUSIC: The Rev Tor Band @ Burbank Park at Onota Lake, Pittsfield. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Soul Provider @ River Park’s Green Island Gazebo, Green Island. 6pm. FREE. NOTE: Rainsite for the concert is under the Collar City Bridge on Hudson Avenue. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule…

MUSIC/COMEDY: Let’s Get Cookin’ @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of performances…

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

MUSIC: JJ & the Impacts @ North End Firehouse, Rensselaer. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and a complete schedule of concerts…

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