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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!

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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.

Tulip Fest Trivia: The Answer

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Yesterday we asked the flashback question:

Q: Who was the headliner for the Albany Tulip Festival 30 years ago today?

A: The answer is, of course, none other than Tiny Tim himself, who strummed his ukulele, sang his trademark “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” and then hosted a post-fest bash at the old 288 Lark, where he greeted revelers and even slipped into the DJ booth…

Tulip Fest Trivia

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

It’s Flashback time!

Q: Who was the headliner for the Albany Tulip Festival 30 years ago today?

We’ll select one winner at random from the correct answers, and maybe we’ll award something cool that we have laying around Nippertown headquarters…

To make it fair, comments on this post won’t show up until we announce the winner on Wednesday (May 14). One comment per person, please, and be sure to leave your correct, working email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Good luck!

Win FREE Tickets to Eddie Izzard @ the Palace Theatre on Monday!

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

British comedian Eddie Izzard – once dubbed “the lost Python” by no less an authority than John Cleese – is bringing his latest excursion into surreal stand-up comedy, “Force Majeure,” to the Palace Theatre in Albany on Monday night. He will be performing in English, but he has also performed the show in French and German. His current stand-up tour will cover 25 countries, as well as 32 U.S. cities.

He’s earned Emmy Awards for both performing and writing. He’s a Tony nominee, and a serious actor on the Broadway stage. He’s also appeared in numerous films (from the caper flick “Ocean’s Twelve” to the Julie Taymor-helmed Beatles musical “Across the Universe” to the animated “Cars 2″), as well as on television (recently as a recurring character on NBC-TV’s “Hannibal”).

Eddie Izzard’s Nippertown debut takes place at the Palace Theatre at 7:30pm on Monday (May 12). Tickets are $42, $49, $57 & $67.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you!?! We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to this show. 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 Monday (May 12), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Monday afternoon. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

Win FREE Tickets to the Hellions of Troy Roller Derby Bout on Saturday!

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

HerculadiesIt’s time once again for authentic all-girl roller derby mayhem!

The Hellions of Troy Roller Derby season rolls along as the Herculadies (The Hellions’ B-team) play their first home bout of the season against the Hill City Rollers from Oneonta on Saturday night (May 10) at the Rollarama Skating Center in Schenectady.

We’re talking fun, fishnets and fast ‘n’ furious flying elbows.

The doors open at 7 pm; the opening whistle is at 8pm. Tickets for the bout are $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $3 for kids under 12. Advance tix are available online.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you!?! We’re giving away a pair of FREE tickets to this bout. 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 9), 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 the Nobodies of Comedy @ Proctors on Friday

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Who are these hilarious people?

Nobody knows their names yet, but if you’re at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday night, you’ll be able to say, “I saw ‘em before they made it BIG!”

Nobodies of Comedy is back once again featuring a heapin’ handful of the nation’s best up-and-coming stand-up comedians.

Friday night’s line-up of laugh-makers includes Liz Miele, Mark Walton, Kelly Collette, Adrienne Iapalucci and Steve Burr.

Showtime for Nobodies of Comedy at Proctors is 8pm on Friday (May 2), and tickets are $20, $24, $26 & $28.

BUT WAIT… Have we got a deal for you! Thanks to our pals at Mills Entertainment, we’re giving away two pairs of FREE TICKETS to the show. To enter, 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 12noon on Friday (May 2), and the winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winners, who have been notified by email.

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