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Win FREE Tickets to the American Music Festival for the Lake This Weekend

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

American Music Festival for the Lake

It’s called The American Music Festival for the Lake, and it’s coming to Lake George for two days this weekend. The inaugural music fest is being held at the Festival Space at Charles R. Wood Park (the former site of Wood’s long defunct Gaslight Village amusement park) beginning at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday (September 20 & 21).

Saturday’s line-up features headliners Robert Randolph & the Family Band, NRBQ and others, while Sunday’s schedule features the New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Claire Lynch Band (featuring the International Bluegrass Music Association’s three-time Female Vocalist of the Year) and plenty more.

Gates open at 11am on both days. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Saturday ticket prices are $15 general admission; $25 seats. Sunday prices are $10 general admission; $20 seats. Youngsters under age 14 will be admitted free with parent of guardian. A portion of the festival’s income will go directly to the S.A.V.E Lake George Partnership in its continuing efforts to ensure the water quality of the lake.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to one day of the festival – your choice. To enter the contest, just post a comment below, and tell us which day you’d like to attend. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (September 19), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

Oh, and here’s the complete schedule of bands for both days of the inaugural American Music Festival for the Lake:

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Win FREE Tickets to 1964: The Tribute at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday

Monday, September 15th, 2014

This year marks Beatlemania2K, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles taking the music world by storm. Already this year, Nippertown has been graced by concerts from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, but the celebration continues at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday (September 19) with a concert by 1964: The Tribute.

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the best Beatles tribute band on Earth,” 1964: The Tribute focuses on the Fab Four’s pre-Sgt. Pepper-era, recreating the songs, sounds and excitement of the Beatles’ early years.

The band features Mark Benson as John Lennon, Mac Ruffing as Paul McCartney, Tom Work as George Harrison and Bobby Potter as Ringo Starr. Benson says, “1964 shows the audience what it was like to attend a Beatles concert in the early ’60s and generates the same feeling of happiness that is still generated by the music of The Beatles.”

1964: The Tribute takes the stage at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 8pm on Friday (September 19). Tickets are priced at $25, $30 & $35, as well as $15 Test Drive tickets for Music Hall first-timers.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to Friday night’s concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (September 19), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

Win FREE Tickets to SPAC’s Saratoga Wine & Food Festival This Weekend

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

The Saratoga Wine and Food Festival
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has wrapped up another summer of concerts, but there’s still one more big event on the calendar this weekend before SPAC closes the gates on the 2014 season.

The Saratoga Wine & Food Festival takes over the SPAC grounds this weekend for three days of dining and drinking.

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Win FREE Tickets to Wild Ponies @ Steamer No. 10 Theatre on Friday

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Steamer No. 10 Theatre in Albany kicks off the fall season of its Eclectic Performances series with the Nippertown debut of Wild Ponies, the sweetly ass-kicking, subtly rocking, Nashville-based roots duo of Telisha and Doug Williams.

Touring in support of their latest album, Things That Used to Shine on Ditch Dog Records, the husband and wife duo offers dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful and gritty neo-traditional Americana wrapper.

Wild Ponies make their Steamer No. 10 Theatre tour stop at 8pm Friday (September 5) with Catskill bluegrass and Americana songwriter C.B. Smith opening the show. Tickets are currently available for $13 in advance; $15 at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to Friday night’s concert at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (September 5), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to Manchester Orchestra at Upstate Concert Hall on Thursday

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Led by singer-guitarist Andy Hull, the Atlanta-based indie rockers Manchester Orchestra are headed into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Thursday (July 31). The band is currently on the road in support of their fourth album, Cope, released earlier this year.

The concert kicks off at 8pm with support acts the Mowgli’s and Brick + Mortar. Tickets are $17.50 in advance; $21 at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to Thursday night’s show at the Upstate Concert Hall. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 11am on Thursday (July 31), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Good luck!
Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to See the Samples at Putnam Den on Saturday

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

Hot off the release of their new album America, pioneering jam-band the Samples are hitting the road, and they’ll be playing one of only four East Coast tour dates at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Saturday (July 26).

A quarter century after starting his full-fledged music career with the Samples, Sean Kelly continues to delight fans with music that transcends genres, age and shatters the rules of the established music industry. Throughout his career, Sean has been the driving influence of 20 albums and over 1 million records sold.

Fave Local 518 singer/songwriter, Rich Ortiz will get things started with his solo one-man-band show.

Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $20 advance; $25 at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to Saturday’s show at Putnam Den. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (July 25), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival on Sunday

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Hopefully by now you’ve read Nippertown’s Guide to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Fest, which is taking place this weekend at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. And hopefully your jazzed about two solid days of non-stop music on two stages beginning at 12noon on Saturday and Sunday (June 28 & 29).

Now we’d like to make your weekend a little better by giving away a FREE 4-pack of lawn tickets for Sunday’s Jazz Fest. Catch electrifying performances by Dave Holland Prism, Trombone Shorty, Patti Austen, Quinn Sullivan, the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra and so many more…

THAT’S RIGHT… We’re giving away a four-pack of FREE lawn tickets to this Sunday’s Jazz Fest at SPAC. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (June 27), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

GO HERE for more info and the complete line-up of the 2014 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival…

Win FREE Tickets to Oumar Konaté @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Friday

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

A young, rising star from Mali, singer-songwriter-guitarist Oumar Konate is blazing the new wave of West African music on the contemporary world music stage, and he’s leading his band in their Nippertown concert debut at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy on Friday night.

Although he has been playing with numerous well-known African artists in recent years – including Vieux Farka Toure, Kounkako Sata, Roberto Magic, Alpha Diakité, Sidi Touré, Khaira Arby, Leila Gobi – Konaté has just released his debut internationally distributed album as a bandleader, Addoh.

The new album was recorded during the historic 2012-2013 political crisis in Mali, it represents a transition in Konate’s musical journey, a sound treatise on the emotions and experiences of young Malians as they live through the rebellion and coup d’etat that was shattering their country and their dreams of a better future. The album features the contributions of several master African and American musicians, the blend of ancient and modern instruments revealing the surprising musical sophistication that surrounds Konate’s seriously shredding guitar work.

Oumar Konate and his band perform in concert at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 7pm on Friday (May 30) in support of their new album, “Addoh.” Admission is $10.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you!?! We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to this concert. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Deadline to enter in 12noon on Friday (May 30), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulatios to the winner, who has been notified via email.

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