7/4/17: Today’s Top Tips: Tuesday (Independence Day)

July 4th, 2017, 7:00 am by Greg

EVENT/MUSIC: New York State’s Fourth of July Celebration @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Greater Nippertown’s biggest fireworks display caps off a day of celebration with music by Garland Nelson & Soul Session (4pm), rockers Tonic (5:30pm) and the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band (7:15pm). FREE.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: James Taylor & His All-Star Band @ Tanglewood, Lenox. It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and in Lenox, that means only one thing – the return of Sweet Baby James. A benefit for Tanglewood with a guest appearance by Bonnie Raitt. 8pm. $27-$108.

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MUSIC: Albany Symphony Orchestra @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam. Performing music by Handel and Angelica Negron, as well as American patriotic songs. With Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra, MVCKids, MVC Youth Chorale and the River Valley Ringers. 3pm. FREE. Followed by fireworks.

MUSIC: Across the Pond @ Clark Art Institute lawn, Williamstown. Celebrate America’s Independence Day with an American band playing the music of a British band? Hmmm… 6:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

READING: Robert Pinsky @ Skidmore College’s Davis Auditorium, Saratoga Springs. NYS Summer Writers Institute welcomes the former U.S. Poet Laureate. With Elizabeth Benedict. 8pm. FREE.

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). 2pm. $65. Through Saturday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Randy Rollman’s All-Star Revue @ Stony Creek Town Park, Stony Creek. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: New York Players @ Clifton Common, Clifton Park. With HellCat Maggie. 5:30pm. FREE. And, of course, fireworks. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: David Kraai @ Commune Saloon, Woodstock. Country-folk. 1pm. FREE.

PERFORMANCE: Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam @ the Low Beat, Albany. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm open mic. $3 before 7:30pm; $5 after.

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…