COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

March 18th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg

Los Lobos and David Crosby have both been added to the line-up for Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday, June 20. GO HERE to check out the previously announced performers for the fest on Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21. And, by the way, early bird advance ticket prices end on March 23.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced three new concerts – two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby, jazz-pop trumpeter Chris Botti and Heart tribute band Vainglorious. Tickets go on sale on Friday (March 20).

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Richard Thompson makes a tour stop at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Thursday, April 23. Tickets are on sale now priced at $65 for reserved club seating; $45 for general admission standing room.

Speaking of great guitarists, the Mike Stern Band – also featuring dynamo drummer Dennis Chambers, saxman Bob Franceschini and bassist Janek Gwizdala – has been booked for two shows (7 & 9pm) at Albany’s Madison Theater on Friday, May 15. Advance tickets are on sale now priced at $22.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman are teaming up for a co-headlining tour that’s slated to make a stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Friday (March 20).

Floodwood – featuring Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier of moe. – are headed into the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 9pm on Thursday, April 23. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

GONE PHISHIN’: And with the announcement of Phish’s summer tour today, it looks like they won’t be making their annual stand at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has bolstered its concert calendar with several new shows. Thrashers Seether hit the stage on Sunday, May 3 with 10 Years opening the show at 8pm. Tickets are $26.50 in advance; $28 at the door. VIP packages are also available for $99, $200 & $325. Really! Also at UCH, Falling in Reverse bring Ronnie Radke‘s Three Ring Circus tour to Clifton Park on Sunday, May 24. With lead vocalist Ronnie Radke at the microphone, FiR will be playing two sets – the first set features Falling in Reverse playing Radke’s former band Escape the Fate‘s Dying Is Your Latest Fashion album in its entirety, while the second set is a traditional Falling in Reverse set. Ghost Town opens the show at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (March 20), priced at $22 in advance. And Shawn Mendes – 16-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter and the 2014 Teen Choice Award-winner for Webstar in Music – steps into the spotlight at 8pm on Friday, May 29. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Saturday (March 21) priced at $32.50, which includes a copy of his upcoming debut album, Handwritten.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Bonnie Raitt will be stepping into the spotlight for an outdoor concert at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown this summer. Tickets are now on sale.

Roger McNamee will be doing double duty at The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Friday, May 8. He’ll be opening the show as half of the duo, the Doobie Decibel System with Jason Crosby, and then he’ll join his all-star bandmates in Moonalice for their headlining set. Tickets are $15. Meanwhile, in support of his recently released sophomore album Repeat Deceiver, singer-songwriter Graham Alexander and his band return to The Linda at 8pm on Saturday, June 6 ($15).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Festival Space at Lake George’s Charles Wood Park opened last fall, and new concert venue will host two concerts this summer in conjunction with the annual Americade Motorcycle Rally. Among the performers slated for the two-day fest are Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Eagles tribute band Eaglemania, the Stony Creek Band, the Audiostars, Citizens Band Radio, Matt O’Ree, the Lazy Suns and Funkalicious. Tickets are now on sale.

Veteran maverick mandolinist Frank Wakefield brings his band to the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Saturday, April 18 for a blast of bluegrass and beyond. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In the wake of the recent melee at the Migos concert, Albany’s Washington Avenue Armory has suspended all music events. Fortunately, the Halestorm concert slated for Tuesday, May 5 has been re-located to Albany’s Palace Theatre. No word yet on the status of the K. Michelle concert, which was originally slated for Friday, March 27.

Under the direction of Dr. William Meckley, the Empire Jazz Orchestra plays its annual Jazz Master concert at 8pm on Tuesday, April 14 at the Schenectady County Community College’s Carl B. Taylor Auditorium in Schenectady. The big band will be joined by special guest Latin jazz trumpeter Ray Vega. Tickets are $20; $6 students.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Melissa Etheridge brings her solo concert tour to the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Thursday, March 26.

YouTube phenom Miranda Sings – the satirical character created by Colleen Ballinger – is headed into the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 7pm on Saturday, August 15, for an evening of comedy and music. Tickets are on sale now priced at $32.50; $75 VIP.

SOLD OUT: Looks like you might be too late to snag tickets for Dweezil Zappa and Zappa Plays Zappa’s One Size Fits All 40th anniversary concert at The Egg in Albany at 7pm on Tuesday, April 7. The concert is now officially sold out. Also now officially sold out is the Avett Brothers and John Prine concert at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown on Saturday, June 13.