6/24/16: Today’s Top Tips: Friday

June 24th, 2016, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Miranda Lambert @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The country music queen rolls into the bus into the Spa City as part of her Keeper of the Flame Tour. With Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne. 7:30pm. $44.75 & $64.75; $30 lawn.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Greater Nippertown’s annual family-friendly, interactive three-day folk fest kicks off today with main stage performances by Moonshine Holler, Nanne & Ankie, Ustad Shafaat Khan, Anne Hills, Annie & the Hedonists, Matthew Byrne, Kim & Reggie Harris and Cassie & Maggie MacDonald. 3:30pm workshops; 6:30pm main stage concert. GO HERE for more info and a day-by-day schedule of the main stage concerts…

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MUSIC: The Pat Travers Band @ Riverfront Park, Athens. GO HERE for more details and the complete concert series schedule…

COMEDY: Jon Lovitz @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. The “Saturday Night Live” alum brings his stand-up show to town for a three-night run. 7:30pm. $30. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Brian Patneaude Quartet @ the Savoy Taproom, Albany. An evening of jazz featuring George Muscatello (guitar), Rich Syracuse (bass), Jeff “Siege” Siegel (drums) and Brian Patneaude (saxophone). 8pm.

OPERA: “Le Nozze di Figaro” @ SPAC’s Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs. Mozart’s classic “Marriage of Figaro” kicks off Opera Saratoga’s 2016 season. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Sean Rowe @ Dali-Mamma, Albany. 6pm. $50, includes food, wine, drinks.

MUSIC: The Black Feathers @ Cock ‘N Bull, Galway. 8:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: The Graham Tichy Band @ the Ruck, Troy. 7pm.

MUSIC: Rick Rourke & Lost Wages @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Rick Rourke leads Denny Dwyer, Leo Kachidurian and Lucas Ruedy on the patio for some blues, Americana and acoustic soul. 7:30pm. FREE.

ARTS WALK: Troy Night Out @ various locations, Troy. This month’s theme? Candyland! 5-9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Chris Botti @ Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox. The Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter with crossover pop appeal. 8pm. $20-$99.

THEATER: “Island Song” @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Adirondack Theatre Festival kicks off its season with the new musical from Sam Carner and Derek Gregor examining the struggle of finding love, the struggle of finding success, and above all, the struggle of finding yourself in a big city where everyone seems somehow interconnected. Directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. 7:30pm. $32, $38 & $45. Through Saturday, July 2.

MUSIC: Tiger Flowers @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Dead Channels, Artisan and Say Goodnight. 8pm.

MUSIC: Chops & Sauerkraut @ the Half Moon, Hudson. 9pm. $5.

MUSIC: Georgie Wonders Orchestra @ Shepard Park, Lake George. It’s the kick-off of the Fridays at the Lake concert series. With Red Shift. 4pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concerts series schedule…

THEATER: “Fiorello!” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. What is a progressive politician? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical “Fiorello!,” a big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. Directed by Bob Moss. 8pm. $60. Through Saturday, July 23.

MUSIC: Big Frank & the Bargain Bingers @ Casey Finn’s, Albany. Outdoor roots-rockin’. 7pm.

MUSIC: The Good Time Charlies @ the Parish Public House, Albany. With Painted Sol and Olivia Quillio. 9pm.

MUSIC: Soul Sky @ Rustic Barn Pub, Troy. 8pm.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Crazy Swedes @ the National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. With Ampevene. A benefit for the Creative Place International Inc. 8pm. $14.

MUSIC: Wise Old Moon @ the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock. With the Dylan Doyle Band. 9pm. $12.

MUSIC: Black Mountain Symphony @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. With Acoustic Trauma. 9pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Good Fiction @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. With Kimono Dragons and Fort Rooster. 9pm. $10.

MUSIC: Sirsy @ the Pig N’ Whistle at the Grove, Burnt Hills. 6:30pm. FREE.

THEATER: “The Sound of Music” @ Fort Salem Theater, Salem. Director Tim Nelson and his California-based Rose Center Theater return for their annual summer production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical about the von Trapp family. 8pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Gratefully Yours @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 10pm. $12.

MUSIC: Sadist @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany.
With Cinderblock, Narcoleptics, Etended Hell, Scuzz and Weed Dealer. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Darrick Kenny Band @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson. 7pm. FREE. The Music at Sunset concert series continues… GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…