Mountain Park in Holyoke – which kicks off its summer concert series on Sunday with moe., Martin Sexton and the Ryan Montbleau Band – has extended its season into September with the addition of a new concert featuring Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Dum Dum Girls at 7pm on Monday, September 13. Priced at $32.50, tix are slated to go on sale to the general public on Friday.
Dark Star Orchestra – those tirelessly touring re-creators of Grateful Dead concerts – are headed back to Nippertown for a concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 25. Priced at $31, tix are slated to go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Monday, July 12.
Jo Dee Messina and John Michael Montgomery are co-headlining a big country music concert at the Glens Falls Civic Center at 7pm on Saturday, August 21. Also are the bill are Jack Ingram (who was just at SPAC last month for the Country Throwdown) and Bucky Covington. Tix are currently on sale for $35, $45 and $55.
Northern Lights in Clifton Park has added a batch of new shows to its calendar including hard-rock vets Candlebox with Effects of Eden on Wednesday, July 28 ($15); country duo Steel Magnolia on Wednesday, October 6 ($15 in advance; $17 at the door); and Matt & Kim (headliners at last year’s LarkFest) for a Halloween show on Sunday, October 31 ($17 in advance; $20 at the door). Matt & Kim tix are already on sale; the others go on sale at 10am Thursday. Also Interpol has apparently re-grouped their summer schedule after their previous tour – including a Northern Lights date on Friday, July 23 – fell apart. Now they’re headed into Clifton Park for a show at 8pm on Friday, August 6 with Twin Tigers opening. Priced at $30, tix go on sale at 10am Saturday.
Twangmaster Bill Kirchen is headed into the Ale House in Troy at 7pm on Sunday, August 1 in support of his brand-spankin’ new album, “Word to the Wise.” Tix are $15 at the door.
Harmonica man John Popper blows into Nippertown with Blues Traveler for an 8pm show at Vapor in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, August 26. Tix are $30.
Ch-ch-changes: Elaine Stritch has recently been cast in the current Broadway revival of “A Little Night Music,” forcing her to postpone her Sunday, August 15 performance at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. The good news is that another Broadway vet Barbara Cook has stepped in to take over the Mahaiwe date. Tix are $62 and $87.
Country rocker Jamie Lee Thurston rolls into the Double M Arena in Malta at 2pm on Saturday, July 17 to headline the “Concert & Rodeo for a Cure,” a benefit concert for the Northeastern NY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Opening the show will local country faves Renee Lussier & Branchwater. Tix are $50; children 12 and under $30.
Singer-songwriters Greg Laswell (in support of his new album, “Take a Bow”) and Cary Brothers team up for a show at Red Square in Albany at 9pm on Thursday, July 8. Harper Blynn opens the show. Also new on Red Square’s calendar is Antigone Rising on Friday, August 6. Tix for both shows are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.
In case you missed it, Part II: As we reported late last week, the Simon & Garfunkel concert which was originally scheduled for Tanglewood in Lenox on Tuesday, July 27, has been cancelled – along with the rest of S&G’s July tour – to allow more time for Garfunkel’s throat problems to heal.
The following shows are SOLD OUT:
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Saturday, July 3
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Sunday, July 4
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Monday, July 5
Audra McDonald @ Tanglewood, Sunday, July 18