COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements


By Greg Haymes

Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has added a diverse handful of new concerts to its calendar, including hip-hopster Tyler, The Creator with Taco at 8pm on Friday, August 26 ($30 in advance; $33 at the door); Kiss tribute band Alive! ’75 with Within the Fire at 8pm on Saturday, August 27 ($22; $27 VIP); and German heavy metal singer Udo Dirkschneider revisiting the music of his days with Accept at 8pm on Friday, January 6 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door; $65 VIP).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A one-night-only reunion of Val Haynes, Todd Nelson, Steve Cohen and Al Kash – the four founding members of Fear of Strangers, one of the most popular Local 518 bands of the early ’80s – is slated to take place at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen.

Americade Concert Series takes over Charles Wood Park in Lake George this weekend with the Stony Creek Band and the Audiostars playing at 6:30pm on Friday (June 10) and country star Craig Morgan with Brandon Ray and Big Sky Country at 6:30pm on Saturday (June 11). Admission on Friday only with an Americade wristband; Saturday tickets are $20, $30 & $45.

Club Helsinki in Hudson has lined up a batch of new shows, including drag queen Hedda Lettuce at 9pm on Saturday, June 18 ($20); Mandolin Orange at 8pm on Wednesday, July 27 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); Anders Osborne at 8pm on Sunday, August 7 ($35 & $45); Gingkoa at 9pm on Friday, August 12 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door); and Cajun favorites BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at 9pm on Friday, August 26 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg announced two new upcoming concerts – Martin Sexton and NRBQ & the Whole Wheat Horns. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (June 10).

The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair has announced the headlining entertainers. “The Voice” winner Sawyer Fredericks will kick off the fair with a Grandstand concert at 7pm on Saturday, July 30 in support of his new album, A Good Storm. And veteran country hitmaker Lorrie Morgan will wrap up the fair with a concert at 8pm on Saturday, August 6.

Meanwhile, the headlining band at the Columbia County Fair in Chatham will be country music hitmakers Lonestar, who will play one show only at 7pm on Sunday, September 4.

The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie welcomes David Crosby & Friends at 8pm on Saturday, August 20 ($60-$85); the Havana Cuba All-Stars at 7pm on Sunday, October 23 ($44-$64); Big Head Todd & the Monsters playing “The Songs of Willie Dixon” at 7pm on Sunday, November 20 ($39-$65). Tickets for all three new concerts go on sale at 11am on Friday (June 10).

Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen welcomes Jack Garratt at 9pm on Sunday, June 19 ($10.27 in advance; $17 at the door); Never Shout Never with Hundred Handed and Me Like Bees at 8pm on Sunday, July 10 ($20); Lacey Sturm at 9pm on Tuesday, July 12 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door); and Aurora at 9pm on Thursday, July 28 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announced three new concerts – A.J. Croce, Laurie Berkner and Jackie Evancho. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday (June 13).

There are a batch of new shows on the calendar at the Cock ‘N Bull in Galway, too, including the Black Feathers at 8:30pm on Friday, June 24; Nouveaux Honkies at 7pm on Wednesday, June 29; singer-songwriter Ana Egge at 8:30pm on Friday, July 15; and Woodstock guitar great Larry Campbell at 8pm on Sunday, July 24.

In support of her acclaimed debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter on Jack White’s Third Man Records, Nashville honky-tonker Margo Price takes over Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock at 8pm on Saturday, July 9. Tickets are $20 & $25.

Stand-up comedian Jim Breuer brings the laughs to the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, August 26. Tickets are on sale now priced at $38.

RE-SCHEDULED: Albany’s Art On Lark festival, which was originally slated for Sunday, June 5, was postponed due to inclement weather. The new date for the Lark Street fest is Saturday, July 16. Admission is free, of course…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Headliners have been announced for four free festivals at the Empire State Plaza, including the Fourth of July Celebration (the Boogie Wonder Band), Kids Day (Choo Choo Soul), Black Arts & Culture Festival (the Sounds of Blackness) and the New York Food Festival (the Commodores).

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