MUSIC: Buffy Sainte-Marie @ the Eighth Step at Proctors’ GE Theatre, Schenectady. The iconic ’60s folk singer-songwriter brings her band with her to celebrate the release of her new album, Power in the Blood, in addition to playing her vintage classics like “Universal Soldier,” “Until It’s Time for You to Go” and the hit, “Up Where We Belong.” With Samantha Crain. 7:30pm. $25, $40 & $60. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Brandi Carlile @ the Palace Theatre, Albany. The Seattle-based Americana singer-songwriter makes a return to Nippertown in support of her new album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter. With blues-soul-Americana artist Anderson East. 8pm. $29.50, $34.50, $39.50, $49.50 & $59.50.
MUSIC: Brass & Blues @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. The dixieland jazz-meets-delta blues trio celebrates the release of their new self-titled CD featuring Saratoga’s own Mark Tolstrup on vocals, slide guitar and tenor banjo; Ernie Belanger on tuba; and Woody Strobeck on trombone. Together they produce a sound from the roots of American music, moaning low with the blues and rollicking with the joy of traditional New Orleans jazz. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: The Lone Bellow @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. On the heels of their sophomore record And Then Came the Morning (produced by Bryce Dessner of the National), FreshGrass alumni and rising stars of Americana bring sublime harmonies and foot-stomping anthems back to North Adams to kick off MASS MoCA’s summer season. With Arc Iris. 8pm. $24 & $40.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: SummerSound @ Tanglewood, Lenox. In support of their new album, One Lost Day, the Indigo Girls headline the opening day of the festival, which also features Adam Ezra, Bella’s Bartok, West End Blend and the Whiskey Treaty Rebellion. 12noon. $30.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: “Smell the Love” @ the Low Beat, Albany. The fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society features performances by the Maraca Incident, Jillian “Keezamonkee” Matundan & Friends, the Sidd Finch Project and Message From Vega. With door prizes and a silent auction. Doors at 7pm. $10.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Strangecreek Campout @ Camp Kee-wanee, Greenfield. Day Two of the four-day fest features Max Creek, Cornmeal, the Alchemystics, the William Thompson Funk Experiment, Rebel Alliance, Gang of Thieves and many more. Three stages. 11am. $160 all-fest.
FESTIVAL/MUSIC: GottaGetGon @ the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa. Concerts and workshops with featured performers include Brooks Williams, Lorraine & Bennett Hammond, Tumbling Bones and Windborne Singers. Followed by an 8pm barn dance with Trish Miller & Quickstep. 10:25am. $35; $25 ages 19-22; FREE under age 19 with paying adult. GO HERE for more info…
MUSIC: Phil Ochs Songs Night @ The Linda, Albany. Sonny Ochs and Wanda Fischer co-host the celebration of the music of the late singer-songwriter Phil Ochs with performances by Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops), Greg Greenway, Kim & Reggie Harris, Sharon Katz and Colleen Kittau. 8pm. $18.
THEATER: “Home Fires Burning” @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. Two short haunting plays – “Everlasting Moon” and “Paradise Whiskey” – written and performed by Roxanne Fay about the fierce fight to reclaim and hold on to that most elemental human need – a place of one’s own. 7:30pm. $15; $10 students & seniors. Through Sunday.