8/20/15: Today’s Top Tips: Thursday
MUSIC: Beausoleil @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. Led by the veteran fiddler Michael Doucet, the multiple Grammy Award-winning Cajun band has been making great Louisiana music (and more than two dozen albums) for more than 40 years now. 8pm. $30.
MUSIC: Bob Schneider @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany. The Texas troubadour is the most awarded singer-songwriter in Austin’s history, winning more than 30 Austin Music Awards over the course of his ongoing career. 8pm. $20.
MUSIC: Electric Love Bang @ Wood Park, Lake George. Sublime tribute band Badfish headlines the bash with Conehead Buddha and Mirk in support. Gates open at 4pm; music starts at 5pm; followed by fireworks at 9:30pm. $20. GO HERE for more info…
EVENT/FUNDRASER: B4: BBQ, Bourbon, Bacon & Brews @ Stratton Plaza at Proctors, Schenectady. An almost-the-end-of-summer outdoor celebration with country music by Big Sky Country; line dancing, contests, mechanical bull rides, food vendors and a wide range of bourbon tastings (including lots of Jack Daniels variations). 5:30pm. $30 (includes three draft beers, bourbon tastings, a $5 food voucher toward purchase at any vendor and all entertainment); $15 designated driver.
MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: Here’s to the Heroes @ Vapor, Saratoga Springs. The benefit concert for Operation Adopt A Soldier, an organization that benefits local soldiers and their families, features music from three up-and-coming country singers – James Otto, Mo Pitney and Josh Dorr. 7pm. $10.
MUSIC: The Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the music of Saint-Saëns, Massenet and Ravel, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. 8pm.
MUSIC: Jim Wilson Quartet @ Jay Street, Schenectady. The lunchtime Jazz On Jay concert series continues… 12noon. FREE.
THEATER: “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” @ the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. The bewildering journey of finding love in the modern world sets the premise for Terrence McNally’s bittersweet comedy. Directed by Karen Allen. 7pm. $62. Through Saturday, August 22.
KIDS EVENT: Arts Pop, Ping, Ring! @ Barker Park, Troy. Come join the Arts Center of the Capital Region and create a colorful piece of art that awakens the senses. 11am. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of events…