COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

January 27th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

In a late-breaking addition to the concert calendar, Montana of 300 grabs the mic at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 7:30pm on Thursday (January 28). Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $50 VIP.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp brings his Plain Spoken Tour to the Palace Theatre, with Carlene Carter opening the show. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (January 29).

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Another late-breaker – bluegrass favorites the Lonely Heartstring Band take over the Cock ‘n Bull in Galway at 8pm tonight (Wednesday, January 27). Dinner and the show is $37; standing room admission is $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Dave Matthews Band returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for their annual two-night stand this summer. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 19.

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany continues to bolster its concert calendar with the additions of Roosevelt Collier (featuring members of Dopapod and Turkuaz) at 9:30pm on Friday, March 11 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); the Hornitz with Lord Electro and Jeff Bujak at 9:30pm on Saturday, March 19 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door); DMA’s at 8pm on Saturday, March 26 ($10/27 in advance; $12 at the door); Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense at 9:30pm of Friday, April 8 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); and Frank Zappa tribute band Project Object featuring Mothers alum Ike Willis and Don Preston at 9pm on Thursday, April 14 ($15).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Singer-songwriter Jewel steps into the spotlight at The Egg’s Hart Theatre in Albany. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (January 29).

RE-SCHEDULED: The free concert by Montreal-based indie rockers Half Moon Run was originally scheduled for Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen at 8pm on Saturday (January 30), but the show has been re-scheduled for 8:30pm on Friday (January 29)… After being postponed by last weekend’s big snow storm, the concert by The Weight at the Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock has been re-scheduled for 8pm on Saturday, February 20.

Lay around the shanty and get a good buzz on with singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield at 8pm on Thursday, October 6. Audience seating will be onstage. Tickets are $40.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Following their concert at the Palace Theatre back in November, Grateful Dead tribute band the Dark Star Orchestra returns to Albany for a concert at The Egg’s Hart Theatre.

The Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock will host a pair of newly announced concerts – Shakey Graves at 8pm on Saturday, February 6 ($30 & $45) and Kimock at 8pm on Friday, March 25 ($25 & $35).

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES:The concert by 12-year-old jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander and trio at 7:30pm on Saturday (January 30) was originally scheduled to take place at the Woodstock Community Center, but it has been moved to the Woodstock Playhouse due to the increased demand for tickets.

Boston-based Jittery Jack & Miss Amy bring their vintage rock ‘n’ roll to the Ale House in Troy at 7pm on Sunday, April 3.

It’s the Winter Dance Party! The Tichy Boys and Johnny Rabb team up to play the music of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper in memory of the Day the Music Died at 8pm on Saturday, February 13 at The Hangar in Troy.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: New age/world music veteran Yanni is headed into the Palace Theatre in Albany. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 5.

The Cooperstown Concert Series presents the Canal Street String Band on Saturday, January 30; Kristin Andreassen (formerly of Uncle Earl) on Saturday, February 6; and “The Voice” finalist Nicholas David on Saturday, March 5. The concerts take place at 7:30pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. Tickets are $20; $15 college students & seniors; $8 students age 13-18; free children age 12 & under.

SOLD OUT: The concert by the Lone Bellow with Escondio at the Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock on Saturday, February 27 is now officially sold out… Arlo Guthrie’s concert at The Egg’s Hart Theatre on Friday, May 6 is now officially sold out.

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock gets its jam on with a handful of new shows, including Particle with City of the Sun at 9pm on Friday, February 12 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door); the Congress with the Sun Parade at 9pm on Saturday, February 13 ($10 in advance; $15 at the door); and Formula 5 with Teddy Midnight and the Other Brothers at 9pm on Saturday, March 5 ($10 in advance; $15 at the door).

OPENERS: The Yellow Wall Dub Squad and The Big Takeover has snagged the opening slot for reggae greats the Mighty Diamonds at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 8pm on Saturday (January 30).