6/17/17: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

June 17th, 2017, 7:29 am by Greg
Nic kLowe (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

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Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. It’s Day One of the two-day fest featuring an abundance of music, including the Suitcase Junket, Vanaver Caravan, Nick Lowe, Larry Campbell & Tersa Williams, Plena Libre, David Amram, Tom Chapin, Roger the Jester, Guy Davis, Tom Paxton, Josh White, Jr., Martha Redbone Roots Project, Joan Osborne, Leyla McCalla, Karim Nagi, Edukated Fleas, Orkesta Mendoza, Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, KJ Denhert, Abbie Gardner, Fred Gillen, Jr., the Dirty Stay Out Skifflers, Josh Ritter, Holly Near, Betty & the Baby Boomers, the Kennedys, Los Lobos, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Lake Street Dive, Thomasina Winslow, Joanne Shenandoah, more. 11am. GO HERE for more info …

MUSIC: Peter Asher & Albert Lee @ the Van Dyck, Schenectady. One-half of Peter & Gordon teams up with one of the great all-time British guitarists. 6:30 & 8:30pm. $32.

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MUSIC: The Shins @ Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown. James Mercer and his recently revamped band head to the home of Rare Vos. With Tennis Music. 7pm. $42.50.

MUSIC: “Four Voices” @ Tanglewood, Lenox. Opening weekend at Tanglewood continues with an all-star concert by a batch of super singer-songwriters – Joan Baez, Indigo Girls and Mary Chapin Carpenter. 7pm. $22-$99.

MUSIC: The Happy Together Tour @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. It’s a classic ’60s pop flashback featuring the always entertaining Flo & Eddie of the Turtles with the Association, the Box Tops, the Cowsills, Chuck Negron and Ron Dante. 7:30pm. $52.50, $72.50 & $82.50.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC/ART: Troy River Festival @ River Street & various locations, downtown Troy. The 14th annual Troy street festival features Small Town Cinema, Caroline MotherJudge, Tom McWatters, Kimono Dragons, Victory Soul Orchestra, DJ Intell Hayesfield, Ragliacci Rags, DJ Jennifer Haley, Jeffrey Jene. 10am-5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the schedule of bands…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter. The Saturday line-up features Ratboy Jr., Paul Green Rock Academy, Ghost of Paul Revere, River Whyless, Ryan Culwell, The Strumbellas, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Saint Paul & the Broken Bones, Dan Bern, Shovels & Rope, Gary Clark, Jr., Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Hamish Anderson, Matisyahu, Moon Hooch, more. 9:15am.

MUSIC: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Kicking off a two-night stand of stripped-down, acoustic concerts. 7:30pm. $40.50. UPDATE: This show is now officially sold out…

MUSIC: Griffin House @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. An amber smooth voice with subtle grit, driving guitar and an unassuming stage presence are the backdrop for the catchy and personal original songs on his most recent album, So On and So Forth. 8pm. $26.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Cindy/SAM Fundraiser @ the Stony Creek Inn, Stony Creek. A benefit concert for Cindy’s Cancer Retreats and the Southern Adirondack Musicians Fund featuring plenty of food, raffles, a silent auction and, of course, lots of music. 1-5pm. $20 suggested donation.

MUSIC: Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys @ the Orchard Tavern, Albany. Bluegrass on wry to go with your pizza. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Blackcat Elliot @ the Low Beat, Albany. With Ike’s Wasted World and the Va Va Voodoos. 8pm.

MUSIC: Rusticator @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. 9pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL: Berkshire Mountain Faerie Festival @ Bowe Field, Adams. Celebrate the Summer Solstice with faerie wing embellishment, story telling and author visits, parades, music, puppets, food and vendors selling all kinds of wonderful things. 10am-10pm. $6; free for kids 12 & under.

COMEDY: Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Headliner is Dave Hill, who The Atlantic calls “one of the funniest men alive.” 8pm. $20.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Two Roads Road Jam Music Fest @ The Ruck, Troy. Featuring the Old Main, Saints & Liars, the North & South Dakotas. 2pm.

MUSIC: The Matt Mirabile Band @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Troy. 9:30pm. FREE.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC Mr. Dawn Fest @ the Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Featuring Erin Powers, Marcus Ruggiero, the Further Unsound, Non Compliants, Dead-Lift, Sworn to Vengeance, Embrace the Curse. 12noon. $15.

FESTIVAL: Whipple City Festival @ Mowry Park, Greenwich.
Featuring music by River Jack, Marty Wendell, Craic Agus Ceol, Eastbound Jesus. 11:30am-10pm. FREE.

COMEDY: Hudson Valley Improv @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A unique combination of different laugh-inducing forms of improv, sketch, audience participation and whatever else is up their creative sleeves. 7:30pm.

MUSIC: Orchard Project Cabaret @ Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs. Featuring music by David Cale, Molly Rice, Rusty Thelin, Milia Ayache, Mia Chung, Peter Stopschinski, Gamin Kang and Lightning Rod Special. 8pm. FREE.

THEATER: “This Is Not a Test” @ Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake. Traversing themes of the apocalypse, loneliness and hope a clown interacts with inanimate objects, taking the audience on a journey using comedic vignettes to offer a balance for deeper, and at times, darker content throughout the show. 8pm. $15.

CABARET: Hedda Lettuce @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Part of the Hudson Pride Weekend celebration, Hedda Lettuce is a NYC-based drag queen comedian and singer, one of the few drag queens who actually sings live using her voice instead of lip syncing. 8pm.

MUSIC: Rustic Riders @ Salem Art Works, Salem. Launching the Music on the Hill series. 5pm. Donation accepted.

MUSIC: Mil’s Trills @ MASS MoCA’s Club B10, North Adams. Voice, bass, keyboards, drums and electric ukulele — a cornucopia of kid-friendly music, led by Amelia Robinson. 2pm. $10; $5 kids & students.

THEATER: “Million Dollar Quartet” @ the Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. The Tony Award-winning jukebox musical delivers an evening of rock ‘n roll classics featuring Brycen Katolinsky (as Elvis Presley), Colin Summers (as Carl Perkins), Gabriel Aronson (as Jerry Lee Lewis) and Bill Sheets (as Johnny Cash). 2 & 8pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15.

MUSIC: The Airplane Family & Friends @ the Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. Celebrating the Summer of Love, the band features Darby Slick (composer of “Somebody to Love”), Peter Kaukonen, Prairie Prince, Slick Aguilar, Eva Avila and Joli Valenti. With Live Dead ‘69, featuring original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten and Mark Karan performing the Dead’s classic Live Dead album in its entirety. 8pm. $25 & $50.

MUSIC: Forthlin Road @ the Parting Glass Pub, Saratoga Springs. 8pm. $5.

FESTIVAL: Sand Lake SummerFest @ Butler Park, Averill Park. Featuring music by The Protones, the Audiostars. 1pm. FREE.

MUSIC: The Summoning Tour @ Pauly’s Hotel, Albany. Featuring Lo key, Alla Xul Elu, Madd Maxxx, Scrub King, It That Betrays, DramaMan and Simply the Rabbit. 7pm. $12.

COMEDY: The Comedy Supermoms @ Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes. An evening of laughs featuring America’s funniest single moms – Patty Rosboro and Sherry Davey – with Greater Nippertown native Jennifer McMullen. 8pm. $25.

DANCE: Riverdance @ Proctors, Schenectady. The international Irish dance phenomenon is back for its 20th
Anniversary World Tour. 2 & 8pm. $25-$75. Also Sunday.

MUSIC: The Darren Lyons Trio @ One Caroline Street Bistro, Saratoga Springs. 9pm.

FESTIVAL/ART/MUSIC: LARAC June Arts Festical @ various locations, Glens Falls. Featuring music by Sean Pettis, Jay Lawson, Anthony Fallacaro, Mark Rabin & the Lovely Missus, Cosby Gibson, Jason Irwin, Kim Skoll, Donna Britton, Bill Hunsinger, Brain Medicine, Francesca Shanks, Sun Satellites, more. 10am. FREE.

MUSIC: Nite Train @ the Black Cat Ale House, Cohoes. 8:30pm.

MUSIC: Barb Wired @ the Greenbush Inn, East Greenbush. 8pm.

MUSIC: Phil Drum @ the Gideon PutnamRestaurant, Saratoga Springs. 6pm.

FESTIVAL: The Upper Union Street Strawberry Fest & Art Show @ Upper Union Street, Schenectady. Fresh strawberries, food, fashion show, children’s activities, pony rides, farmers’ market and music by the Longbow Trio, HaNG Trio, John McIntosh, the Madeline Civill Trio and Voice of the Grove Drum Circle. 10am-3pm. FREE.

THEATER: “Taffeta Memories” @ Cook Park, Colonie. Take a spin back to America of Happier Days with the musical tale of the reunion of the sister singing group, the Taffetas. Directed by Michael C. Mensching with musical direction by Alex Malsan. 2 & 7:30pm. FREE. Through Sunday.

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…