7/15/15: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

July 15th, 2015, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. The New Orleans man with a horn blows into town to fire up a genuine Crescent City dance party. With funk ‘n’ roll band the Main Squeeze. 8pm. $28.

MUSIC: Michael Benedict & Bopitude @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, Albany. Drummer/bandleader Michael Benedict heads up the modern jazz combo that also features trumpeter Chris Pasin, saxophonists Brian Patneaude and Sharel Cassity, pianist Bruce Barth and bassist Mike Lawrence. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

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MUSIC: Harpeth Rising @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Buoyed by spot-on three-part vocal harmonies, this female trio’s gorgeous sound is a passionate mix of folk, Americana, blues, bluegrass and all things acoustic. And you might even hear “Stairway to Heaven.” 7pm. $18.

MUSIC: Big Eyed Phish @ Green Island Bridge Parking Lot, Troy. Rockin’ On the River continues with the Dave Matthews tribute band. With Flakjacket. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Get Up Jack @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s Irish Music Night at the Lake George Arts Project’s weekly concert series. 7:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “The unCivil War” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Yes, it’s a bluegrass musical comedy at the Adirondack Theatre Festival. 150 years after the final gunshot, the Civil War’s six lone survivors grab their banjos, washboards and what’s left of their sanity to retell the story of the infamous conflict. Starring J. Robert Spencer (Tony Award and original cast member of “Jersey Boys” and “Next to Normal”) as Abraham Lincoln. 2 & 7:30pm. $32-$45. Through July 18.

MUSIC: Erin Harkes @ the Trojan Hotel, Troy. 8pm.

THEATER: “Murder for Two” @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Scott Schwartz directs the new musical murder mystery-comedy. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Upstate Rubdown @ the Falcon, Marlboro. CD release party for the rootsy new disc, A Remedy, from vocalists Melanie Glenn, Mary Kenney and Kate Scarlett with Ryan Chappell (mandolin), Harry D’Agostino (bass), Dean Mahoney (cajon) and Christian Joao (sax, flute). 7pm. Donations encouraged.

DANCE: New York City Ballet @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. It’s a program of Danish Delights. 8pm.

MUSIC: Almost Accounted For @ the Low Beat, Albany. EP release party. With I Udica and Shoebox Dojo. 6:30pm. $12.

MUSIC: C.C. Vagabonds @ Chalybeate Park Pavilion, Sharon Springs. Gypsy jazz. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Skip Parsons’ Licorice Stick Summit @ Bethlehem Public Library Lawn, Delmar. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

THEATER: “Deathtrap” @ BTG’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. Ira Levin’s Tony-nominated comedy-thriller stars Gregg Edelman, Alison Fraser, Eric Hill, Tom Pecinka and Debra Jo Rupp. 7pm. $62. Through July 25.

MUSIC: Bob Warren & Joy McKenzie @ the Mouzon House, Saratoga Springs. 7pm.

MUSIC: Jazz Caravan @ the Olde English Pub, Albany. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats… 10pm.

MUSIC: The Audiostars @ Freedom Park, Scotia. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Arthur Holmes Blues Band @ Burbank Park, Pittsfield. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Sonny & Perley @ Roux, Slingerlands. 6-9pm.

MUSIC: The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra @ the Pruyn House, Colonie. 7pm.

MUSIC: Donny “Elvis” Romines @ the North End Firehouse Lawn, Rensselaer. Music in the Park continues with a tribute to the King of Rock & Roll. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: Betsy & the ByeGons @ the Malta Community Center, Malta. 6pm.