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Win FREE Tickets to Elsa Nilsson in Concert @ the Madion Theater

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

In support of her brand new album, Salt Wind, the Elsa Nilsson Quartet will be making their Greater Nippertown concert debut at Albany’s Madison Theater at 7pm on Friday (March 31).

Nilsson is a Swedish improvisational flutist and composer, who will be accompanied by guitarist Jeff McLaughlin, bassist Alex Minier and drummer Cody Rahn.

Local 518 jazz pianist Robert Lindquist will open the show.

Tickets are priced at $15, and a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to Lighthouse Relief, a group that helps Syrian refugees in Greece.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the concert to two lucky Nippertown readers! 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. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (March 31), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!

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Win FREE Tickets to the Brubeck Brothers Quartet @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Monday, March 27th, 2017

An exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet features Dan Brubeck (drums) and Chris Brubeck (bass, trombone). Guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete the dynamic foursome, who have performed at concert series, colleges and jazz festivals across North America from the Newport Jazz Festival to the Monterey Jazz Festival with countless concerts in between.

The band’s critically acclaimed 2012 CD LifeTimes paid homage to their father, the great Dave Brubeck, with reimaginings of a number of his best-known songs, including the classic “Take Five.”

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is headed into the acoustically sublime Troy Savings Bank Music Hall at 7:30pm on Friday (March 31), and tickets are on sale now, priced at $27.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the concert to a lucky Nippertown reader! 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. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (March 31), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!

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Win FREE Tickets to the 518 SongFest @ The Egg on Saturday

Win FREE Tickets to the 518 SongFest @ The Egg

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The annual Greater Nippertown music showcase 518 SongFest returns to The Egg’s Swyer Theatre at 7pm on Saturday, April 1, offering Local 518 singer-songwriters the opportunity to not only perform their songs, but also to discuss their music and their creative process with the audience.

The headliner at this year’s fest is Sawyer Fredericks, winner of Season Eight of NBC-TV’s “The Voice.” Other artists involved are Greater Nippertown faves Girl Blue and The Sea The Sea, as well as Sandy McKnight and special guest John Davidson – yes, the Broadway star, Las Vegas headliner and host of such television shows as “That’s Incredible,” “The New Hollywood Squares” and “The $100,000 Pyramid.”

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Win FREE Tickets to “Rocky Horror” @ Cohoes Music Hall

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Let’s do the Time Warp again…

The 1975 cult classic film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” continues to attract new fans, and when we say “fans,” we mean serious “fanatics.” For years now, Tim Curry as the outrageously flamboyant Dr. Frank-N-Furter has captivated movie-goers, who yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and throw props toward the screen at various times during the film.

Greater Nippertown’s premier RHPS shadow cast (actors who get up and “shadow” the movements of the characters on-screen) the Kids of Albany have performed at the Palace Theatre and the Madison Theater. And now they’re slated to make their Cohoes Music Hall debut on Friday (March 24) with two shows – 8pm & 12midnight.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at $12.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the 12midnight screening to a lucky Nippertown reader! 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. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (March 24), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!

NOTE: There will be two screenings/performances on Friday at 8pm and 12midnight. The tickets that we are giving away are for the 12midnight show only.

Win FREE Tickets to Ilusha Tsinadze @ Caffe Lena on Friday

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

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Now more than ever, we need to bind our human family together through song. As part of that mission, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs is launching a new concert series that showcases contemporary musicians from non-English-speaking nations.

The series get underway at 8pm on Friday (March 10) with singer-guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze, a native of the nation of Georgia (the one on the Black Sea), who will bring along his Brooklyn-based trio.

Take a chance, and try something new. The music promises to be beautiful, and the harmony will lift your spirits.

Tickets for Ilusha Tsinadze’s performance are on sale now, priced at $18 in advance; $20 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the concert to two lucky Nippertown readers! 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. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (March 10), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to the Townes Van Zandt Tribute Concert at Caffe Lena on Saturday

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

From “Poncho & Lefty” to “If I Needed You” to “Tecumseh Valley” and beyond…

The songs of the great Texas tunesmith Townes Van Zandt will echo throughout the historic, recently reopened Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Saturday night (March 4).

Titled “Rain on a Conga Drum: The Songs of Townes Van Zandt,” the concert will feature performances by Greater Nippertown favorites The Sea The Sea, Cloud Lifter and John & Orion Kribs, as well as acclaimed multi-instrumentalist John Kruth, who is also the author of the biography, “To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt.” Michael Eck will act as host for the evening.

Tickets for the concert are $20 in advance; $22 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the concert to a lucky Nippertown reader! 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. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (March 3), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!
Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to the Heartbreakers Ball @ the Takk House

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Hot Cousin

Are thoughts of a lonely Valentine’s Day leaving you heartbroken?

Maybe you need to head to the Heartbreakers Ball at the Takk House in Troy at 8pm on Saturday (February 11).

The bash will feature a kissing booth, ’80s-style rockin’ by Local 518 faves Hot Cousin and lots more fun. And who knows? Maybe you’ll even meet that certain someone special at the ball…

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the Heartbreakers Ball to a lucky Nippertown reader! 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. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (February 10), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck!

Win FREE Tickets to 10,000 Maniacs @ Cohoes Music Hall

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The multi-platinum alt-rock band 10,000 Maniacs is currently on tour in support of their 35th anniversary and the release of their new live album Playing Favorites.

Led by vocalist Mary Ramsey and founding members Dennis Drew (keyboards) and Steve Gustafson (bass), the band is slated to make a tour-stop at the Cohoes Music Hall at 7:30pm on Saturday (November 19).

Tickets are currently on sale, priced at $32, $42 & $52.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS for the show to a lucky Nippertown reader! 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. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Friday (November 18), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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