C’mon Get Happy!
That’s the theme of this year’s Fourth of July celebration at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Sunday.
Once again, Price Chopper is stepping up to sponsor one of the biggest free annual events in the Capital Region – the Fabulous Fourth & Fireworks Festivities, featuring in the biggest and best fireworks display anywhere around Nippertown.
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Here are a few newly announced shows that you might want to add to your personal concert calendar:
Up in Saratoga Springs, Caffe Lena
has a bountiful harvest of concerts on tap in October, highlighted by jazz master Mose Allison
(Sunday, October 4), guitar virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino
(Friday, October 9), the double-bill of Bread & Bones
(Friday, October 16) and singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis
(Sunday, October 25). But the big show of the month promises to be a very special “Celebration of the Life of Lena Spencer” on Sunday, October 11, hosted by Addie & Olin-Unleashed!
and featuring performances by Terri Huxtable & Liz Hood
, Frank Orsini & Peter Davis
, Linda Schrade & David Kiphuth
, Greg Clarke
and George Ward
Popmeister Pete Yorn – whose duet album with Scarlett Johansson, “Break Up,” was recently released on Atco Records – makes a tour stop at The Egg on Wednesday, November 4.
The University at Albany has a pair of notable concerts on its back-to-school schedule this fall. Jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney brings his quintet into the UAlbany Campus Center Ballroom on Friday, September 25. And there’s a big double-bill with Girl Talk and Reel Big Fish slated for Thursday, November 5 on campus, but unfortunately that one’s a students-only affair.
Davy Jones (left) and Peter Noone
In this corner, it’s British cutie Peter Noone
of Herman’s Hermits. And in this corner, it’s cuddly toy Davy Jones
of the Monkees. yes, it’s a Trans-Atlantic Battle of the ’60s Teen Heart-Throbs at the Sixties Spectacular concert on the Mainstage at Proctors
in Schenectady on Saturday, March 27. Rounding out the bill are the Grassroots
featuring Rob Grill and American Cafe
led by Trish Anderson.
Tribute band the Pink Floyd Experience returns to the Palace Theatre in Albany on Saturday, February 20.
And straight outta the wilds of Duluth, Minnesota comes the bluegrass ‘n’ more band Trampled by Turtles. They’ll land at the Ale House in Troy on Saturday, October 17.