6/2/15: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday

June 2nd, 2015, 8:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: 13 Feet of Bluegrass @ Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction. The Howlin’ at the Moon concert series continues with a band whose songbag stretches from Flatt & Scruggs to the Allman Brothers Band. With the folk duo 2Late. 7pm. $5.

MUSIC: Dan Minervini @ Proctors, Schenectady. A lunchtime concert on the mighty Wurlitzer Goldie. 12noon. FREE.

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MUSIC: Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. Solidly swingin’ contemporary big band music. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Peaceful Country @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack. Kickin’ off the weekly Tuesday night summer concert series country-style. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for a complete schedule…

READING/PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. With featured poet Janae Johnson. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic; 8pm slam. $5; $3 students.

THEATER: “Butler” @ Barrington Stage Co.’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. It’s the New England premiere of the uproariously funny, witty and very moving play based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves during the Civil War. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 13. GO HERE to read review…

OPEN MIC: Open Mic with Cameron & Ryder @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. 6pm sign-up; 7pm show. FREE.