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Tulip Fest Spotlight: Oh Honey

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

As part of the Albany Tulip Festival, Oh Honey – the Brooklyn-based indie folk-pop duo of vocalist (and 2008 Shenendehowa High School graduate) Danielle Bouchard and singer-guitarist Mitchy Collins – bring their Postcards Across America Tour to Albany’s Washington Park Parade Grounds Stage at 4:30pm on Sunday (May 10). Admission is free…

GO HERE for the complete band schedule for the two-day festival…

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Tulip Fest Spotlight: Jocelyn Arndt

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

As part of the Albany Tulip Festival, Ft. Plains’ own Jocelyn Arndt, her brother Chris and their band take over Albany’s Washington Park Lake House Stage at 3:45pm on Saturday (May 9). Admission is free…

GO HERE for the complete band schedule for the two-day festival…

Two Concerts Announced for Troy’s Rockin’ On the River

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

For the past couple of years, Troy’s free Wednesday evening summer concert series Rockin’ On the River has been a parade of tribute bands on the stage in the Green Island Bridge parking lot. And it looks like there’s more of the same on tap again this summer, if the first couple of announcements of the season are any indication…

Although there’s been no official word yet from the organizers, a couple of shows in the series have been announced on the artists’ websites. And to no one’s surprise, they’re both tribute bands.

The Michael Jackson tribute Who’s Bad is slated to return on Wednesday, June 17, while Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12.

Stay tuned for the announcements of more concerts in the weekly, summer-long series…

“THE VOICE” UPDATE: Sawyer Fredericks Moves On

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Well, that didn’t take long…

Sawyer Fredericks – Fultonville’s fave fair-haired farmboy – was the first contestant announced to move on to the semi-final next round in Tuesday night’s (May 5) episode of the NBC-TV singing competition, “The Voice.”

And that was despite the fact that the first song that he sang on Monday night was “Shine On,” a largely unknown Americana song penned by May Erlewine, who is a part of the Michigan-based Earthwork Music Collective, which ironically enough lists fellow “Voice” competitor Joshua Davis as a member.

Today (Wednesday, May 6) is homecoming day for Fredericks. Beginning at 3pm, he’ll be honored with a parade through the towns of Glen, Fultonville and Fonda in Montgomery County, culminating with a rally at the Fonda Speedway. And at 8pm, Fredericks will offer a free concert at Albany’s Palace Theatre with Eastbound Jesus. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Tulip Fest Spotlight: Joywave

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

As part of the Albany Tulip Festival, eclectic Rochester-based indie-popsters Joywave play on Albany’s Washington Park Parade Grounds Stage at 2:30pm on Saturday (May 9). Admission is free…

GO HERE for the complete band schedule for the two-day festival…

Tulip Fest Spotlight: Flagship

Monday, May 4th, 2015

As part of the Albany Tulip Festival, Charlotte, North Carolina rockers Flagship play on Albany’s Washington Park Parade Grounds Stage at 1pm on Saturday (May 9). Admission is free…

GO HERE for the complete band schedule for the two-day festival…

Sawyer Fredericks to Play Free Concert at the Palace Theatre

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks – the teenage troubadour from Fultonville – has been wowing the judges and the voters on the hit NBC-TV show, “The Voice” this season, and now hometown Local 518 fans will get a chance to see him perform live… for FREE.

In conjunction with “The Voice,” the 16-year-old long-haired farmboy will play a free concert at Albany’s Palace Theatre at 8pm on Wednesday (May 6). Doors open at 6:30pm.

The Palace performance by Fredericks – the youngest of the singing competition’s six finalists – will be filmed for broadcast on an upcoming episode of “The Voice.” (Interestingly, Fredericks will compete on the show at 8pm on Monday [May 4], and the results will be revealed on Tuesday’s episode – both obviously prior to the Wednesday show at the Palace. Hmmm…)

Joining Fredericks in Wednesday’s concert will be Greenwich alt-county rockers Eastbound Jesus, who are slated to celebrate their new studio album, Hollerin’, with a CD release party at Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, May 30.

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Another Free Concert Slated for the Empire State Plaza

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Although there’s been no official word yet from the New York State Office of General Services which oversees the events calendar for the Empire State Plaza, ’70s hitmakers Orleans will be dishing out such hits as “Still the One,” “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time” in a free concert on the Plaza this summer, according to the band’s website.

The concert is slated for Wednesday, June 3, and Orleans will be sharing the stage with Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, guitarists from the band Little Feat.

Stay tuned for more details as they develop…

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED CONCERTS FOR 2015 AT THE EMPIRE STATE PLAZA:
Wednesday, June 17: Craig Wayne Boyd
Wednesday, June 24: Maxi Priest and Morgan Heritage

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