A Place for Folk


For years now, many Capital Region music fans have known the First Unitarian Society of Schenectady’s wonderful Whisperdome as A Place for Jazz, but that’s about to change…

No, A Place for Jazz isn’t moving on to a new venue. It’s staying right there. But now jazz will be sharing the space with folk music, as a new concert series, A Place for Folk, has also moved into the Whisperdome.

A Place for Folk has scheduled a series of six concerts for their inaugural season, which kicks off on Saturday with the Chicago trio, Sons of the Never Wrong.

Tix are $16; students $14. A season ticket – providing one ticket for each of the six concerts – is also available for $84.

Doors open at 7:30pm; music begins at 8pm.

Here’s the line-up for A Place for Folk’s 2012-2013 inaugural season:

Saturday, October 27
Sons of the Never Wrong
The Chicago-based trio of Sue Demel, Bruce Roper and Deb Lader

Friday, January 4
Everest Rising
The Capital Region progressive acoustic quartet of Dale Wade-Kesey, Pete Gernert-Dott, Bill Flanagan and Trevor Wood

Friday, February 1
Good For Her
Three of Nippertown’s finest solo singer-songwriters – Kate McDonnell, Nancy Walker and Rosanne Raneri – join forces.

Friday, March 8
Anne Hills & Michael Smith
Two old friends and acclaimed singer-songwriters team up, and the sum is far greater than the parts.

Friday, April 5
Jim Scott, Earth Troubadour
The singer, songwriter and former member of the Paul Winter Consort makes music that furthers the ideals of ecology, justice, and peace.

Friday, May 3
Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette
The Vermont-based husband and wife tandem of superb singer-songwriters

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  1. M.R. Poulopoulos says


  2. J Hunter says

    That is genius! From an acoustic standpoint, that venue is tailor-made for vocals-based music. I heard the first few notes of “Twiggy Little Bird” and thought, “That vocal is going to fly around the Whisperdome like a sparrow on Red Bull.” Go, go, go, APFF!

  3. Richard Brody says

    An acoustically great room and so close to my house that I can walk there. Thank you.

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