COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

May 4th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

Scott Sharrard – lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band – brings his Brickyard Band to the Madison Theater in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, August 6. Tickets are currently available, priced at $20 & $35.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg added two more new concerts to its September calendar – veteran British bluesman John Mayall and country-rock pioneer Richie Furay. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (May 6).

The Phil Woods Memorial Concert at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield will bring together Woods’ bandmates with his protege at 8pm on Saturday, May 14. The tribute concert will feature Brian Lynch (trumpet), Bill Mays (piano), Steve Gilmore (bass) and Bill Goodwin (drums), along with Grace Kelly on alto saxophone. Tickets are currently on sale priced at $25, $30 & $35.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: It was originally scheduled for the Times Union Center, but the Wednesday, May 11 concert by Cage the Elephant, Portugal. The Man and Broncho has now been downsized to the Palace Theatre.

Beatles tribute band 1964: The Tribute is rolling into Northampton for two different shows at two different venues in December. They’ll play a special small club show at the Iron Horse Music Hall at 7pm on Friday, December 9 in the spirit of the Beatles’ seminal years at Liverpool’s Cavern Club ($40 in advance; $45 at the door). Then at 8pm on Saturday, December 10, they’ll perform their theater concert at the Calvin Theatre ($25, $35 & $50). And speaking of tribute bands, the Calvin Theatre has also added Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience to it calendar at 8pm on Friday, September 30 ($25 & $35).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has added a new concert to its 2016 summer season – Blink-182 with A Day to Remember, All Time Low and DJ Spider. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (May 6).

In downtown Albany, the Hollow Bar + Kitchen welcomes Eliot Sumner at 9pm on Friday June 3 ($10.27 in advance; $12 at the door), Bear Hands at 9pm on Saturday, June 4 ($10.27 in advance; $12 at the door) and Zach Deputy at 9:30pm on Thursday, June 23 ($15).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Palace Theatre announcements two new shows – Kiss Army tribute band and the husband and wife team of comedian/actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally (of the hit TV shows “Parks & Recreation” and “Will & Grace,” respectively) with their stage show, “Summer of 69: No Apostrophe.” Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (May 6).

Carolyn Wonderland – who was a surprise special guest at Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers’ recent concert at the Cohoes Music Hall – will have a night of her own at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, June 10. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The free lunchtime Jazz On Jay concert series in Schenectady has announced its schedule of bands for the weekly Thursday concerts, including Jeanne O’Connor & Azzaam Hameed, Annie & the Hedonists, the Adam Siegel Quartet, Ten 27, Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, the Brian Patneaude Quintet, Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band, the Alex Slomka Trio, the Gals Who Play Jazz and more.

The Van Dyck in Schenectady is playing host to “Tenor Madness,” a concert by the Ralph LaLama-Lee Russo Quartet at 8pm on Saturday, June 4. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $15.

The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton has bolstered its summer line-up of shows with the addition of bluesmen Tinsley Ellis (7pm on Tuesday, July 19; $15 in advance; $20 at the door) and Albert Cummings (7pm Friday, August 26; $17 in advance; $20 at the door), as well as Lori McKenna (7pm Friday, September 9; $25 in advance; $30 at the door) and Mike Peters of The Alarm (7pm Wednesday, September 14; $20 in advance; $25 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: David Lee brings his “Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii” tribute show to The Egg’s Hart Theatre in a benefit concert for St. Catherine’s Center for Children. Tickets are on sale now.