Summer’s here, and it’s time for SPAC to start cranking up the tunes.
The Saratoga summer season officially begins on Friday with a double-barreled blast – Ray LaMontagne with Brandi Carlile and the Secret Sisters on the amphitheater mainstage at 7:30pm, and the second annual Saratoga Performing Arts Center Battle of the Bands in the Spa Little Theater at 6pm on the same night.
The SPAC Battle of the Bands is actually something like a mini-music fest, where concert-goers can hear a wide range of musical styles from glam to jam, from blues to bluegrass, from hip-hop to alt-rock. The 10 competing bands will each have 10 minutes to perform their original music onstage in the final round of the competition on Friday. Here are the finalists: