FREE: Donna McKechnie Stars in Reading of New Musical [Berkshire on Stage]

July 27th, 2017, 1:30 pm by Sara

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) will star as “Miss Yvonne” in a reading of the new musical Butterflies at 2pm on Friday (July 28) at Barrington Stage Company’s St. Germain Stage in Pittsfield.

The reading is free and open to the public but reservations should be made in advance by calling (413) 236-8888.

An original musical, Butterflies features book and lyrics by Kate Chadwick and music by Josh Freilich, with direction by Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele (The Visit) and music direction by Benji Goldsmith.

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FREE FEST: GEM Fest in Glens Falls This Weekend

July 26th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

On Saturday (July 29), GEM Fest brings music into art galleries and other venues throughout Glens Falls with a central focus on local artists and musicians. The festival features a number of live music acts at such venues as Mean Max Brew Works, the 190 Grille and Cinema, Davidson Brothers, Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, JP Bruno’s Bar & Grill, Sandy’s Clam Bar and the 58 Bar & Grill.

The musical portion features some of the best Local 518 bands, including headliners Let’s Be Leonard, Capital Zen, Candy Ambulance, Paradox Saints, Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips and Sirsy.

Meanwhile, featured visual artists include Corey Pitkin, John Hampshire, Jenny Hutchinson, Anthony Richichi, Rodney Allen Bentley, Rob Harriman and Hannah Williams.

GEM Fest is a free event and open to all ages.

Here’s the musical schedule for GEM Fest:

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FREE: Warrensburg Summer Band Concerts

July 25th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

Warrensburg Summer Band Concerts take place rain or shine at 7pm on Wednesdays in the Warrensburg Bandstand.

Here’s the schedule of upcoming concerts for the 2107 summer season:

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FREE: Live on the Lake Concert Series in Pittsfield

July 25th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the Live on the Lake concert series at beautiful Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

All concerts take place at 6pm on Wednesday evenings through August 23.

Here’s the 2017 Live on the Lake concert schedule:

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FREE: Evenings on the Green @ Coeymans Landing Gazebo

July 24th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

The Coeymans Landing Gazebo in Ravena is hosting a free, summer-long concert series of Evenings on the Green. The concerts take place at 6pm Wednesdays through the end of August. In the event of rain, the concerts will be re-scheduled for the following Thursday.

Here’s the schedule of upcoming concerts for the 2017 season:

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FREE: Shire City Sessions Kick Off Tonight

July 24th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

Shire City Sessions are back for 2017 with free concerts – a line-up of live, original music at the First Street Common in Pittsfield.

The concerts will run for three consecutive Mondays beginning tonight (July 24). All concerts start at 6pm and are free and open to all ages. Craft beer and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

Here’s the schedule for the 2017 Shire City Sessions:

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FREE FEST: Hats Off Music Festival in Saratoga This Weekend

July 20th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg
Erin Harkes

Erin Harkes

Photograph by Tim Reidy

Yes, the race track opens in Saratoga Springs on Friday, and as is the tradition here in the Spa City, the annual Hats Off Music Festival takes over downtown with a variety of free outdoor music on the track’s opening weekend. Performances run from 7-11pm on Friday & Saturday (July 21 & 22).

Unfortunately, the free street fest has been in downsizing mode recently, and this year is no exception. Back in 2011, the fest featured 10 bands at nine different venues around downtown. By 2015 to schedule had shrunk to eight bands at six venues. This year, the fest is down to just five bands – only four on Saturday… But it’s free so I guess we shouldn’t be complaining.

Anyway, here’s a round-up of who’s playing where at the 2017 Hats Off Music Festival:

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FREE: Garage Bands in the Garage @ Albany Public Library

July 19th, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg

The main branch of the Albany Public Library is once again hosting its free Garage Bands in the Garage concert series, beginning on Friday (July 21).

Each concert features a pair of Greater Nippertown bands performing in the Elk Street parking garage behind the Washington Avenue branch of the Albany Public Library. The concerts take place from 6-8pm on select Fridays.

Here’s the 2017 Garage Bands in the Garage schedule:

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