6/1/17: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday

June 1st, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard @ the Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, Galway. We’re sure that it’s been a tough week for Sharrard, who was Gregg Allman’s lead guitarist for the past seven years and served as his musical director until Allman passed away last Saturday. If you want to recapture the fire and soul that Allman brought to us all, the Cock ‘n Bull is the place to be tonight. Dinner at 5:30pm; music at 7:30pm. $50 for both.

MUSIC: Mondo Cozmo @ Brown’s Brewing, Troy. The new outdoor concert series in Troy, Brown’s Summer Sessions, kicks off tonight. With Rechordoroys and One Red Martian. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for the complete concert schedule…

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MUSIC: Caitlin Canty @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The devastatingly good singer-songwriter make her headlining debut at the Caffe. With Lyle Brewer. 7pm. $20.

MUSIC: Mia Scirocco Trio + 1 @ Jay Street, Schenectady. It’s the kick-off of the annual Jazz on Jay lunchtime concert series. 12noon. FREE. GO HERE for the complete concert schedule…

MUSIC: The Lords of 52nd Street @ Jay Street, Schenectady. Yes, it’s a Billy Joel tribute band, but it features three members of Joel’s hitmaking band – saxman Richie Cannata, drummer Liberty DeVitto and guitarist Russell Javors. 6pm. FREE.

MUSIC: American Music Festival @ EMPAC at RPI, Troy. The Composer to Center Stage Reading Session kicks off the fest with compositions by Charles Peck, Roger Zare and Benjamin Park. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: 10 Years of Ultimate Elvises, Part I @ the Lake George Forum, Lake George. The Lake George Elvis Festival continues with a concert featuring Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Bill Cherry, Brandon Bennett, Cody Ray Slaughter and Jay Dupuis. 8pm. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Mikey Sweet @ The Garage, Pittsfield. The $10 Music Garage series features the Northampton singer-songwriter. With Squash Blossom. 8pm. $10.

MUSIC: Francesca Tanksley Trio @ Senate Garage, Kingston. The pianist is joined by bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Jeff Siegel in the latest installment of the Jazzstock concert series. 7:30pm. $15.

MUSIC: Scavengers @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. With What of Us and Shrapnel Warning. 8pm. $6.

THEATER: “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield. Jeff McCarthy stars in Jeffrey Sweet’s play about radical lawyer and civil rights activist William Kunstler. 7:30pm. Through Saturday, June 10. GO HERE to read review…

READING/BOOK SIGNING: John T. Sullivan, Jr. @ Wheatfields Restaurant, Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga author is the former mayor of Oswego and former NYS Democratic co-chairman. Tonight, he celebrates the publication of his new book, “Pee Not Your Pants!” 5pm.

COMEDY: Rich Vos @ the Funny Bone, Guilderland. 7:30pm. $12. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: The Wheel @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. 9:30pm. Pay what you want…

MUSIC: David Kraai @ Keegan Ales, Kingston. 7pm. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…