NEW CONCERT NEWS
By Greg Haymes
Photograph by Stanley A. Johnson
Sawyer Fredericks will be playing a hometown concert at the Glove Performing Arts Center in Gloversville on Sunday, June 3. Fredericks will debut his new music video, “Gasoline,” on the big screen, followed by a concert with his full band. Doors open at 6:30pm, and general admission tickets are $12. VIP tickets are priced at $30, including a photo op, premium table seating, a catered pre-show reception and meet-and-greet with Fredericks and the band following the show. Also upcoming at The Glove, Beatles tribute band Hey Jude plays a benefit concert for the theater at 7pm on Saturday, June 2. Tickets are $20; seniors $15.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Music Haven in Schenectady’s Central Park will be playing hot to a dozen free concerts this summer, including Bombino, Innov Gnawa, Gabacho Maroc, Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna, Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde, Lakou Mizik, Bonga & the Vodou Drums of Haiti, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, the New Breed Brass Band, Skerryvore, the Schenectady Pipe Band, the Empire Jazz Orchestra, Mile Twelve, Honeysuckle, Iberi, ESYO CHIME, the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Toronzo Cannon and the Matt Mirabile Band.
Knoxville-based Americana rockers the Black Lillies are headed into Troy at 8pm on Friday, June 8 for a concert at the Hangar on the Hudson. Tickets are $15.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Low Beat in Albany is celebrating Bob Dylan’s 77th birthday on Thursday (May 24) with a tribute concert featuring an all-star line-up of Greater Nippertown bands, including Bryan Thomas, Val Haynes, Todd Nelson, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Mike Kelley & Friends, Mitch Elrod, Jim Gaudet, Rick Bedrosian, MotherJudge & Sten Isachsen and lots more…
Up in Saratoga Springs, Caffe Lena has a jam-packed slate of blockbuster concerts scheduled for the month of July, including Jonatha Brooke at 8pm Saturday, July 7; The Mammals at 8pm Friday, July 13; Martin Sexton at 6:30 & 8:30pm on Saturday, July 14; Molly Tuttle at 7pm Monday, July 16; Kinky Friedman at 8pm Friday, July 20; the Kingston Trio at 3 & 7pm Sunday, July 22; Chatham County Line at 7pm Monday July 23; Triple Play at 7pm Tuesday, July 24; the Brothers Four at 7 & 9pm Friday, July 27; Mary Fahl at 8pm Saturday, July 28; Joan Osborne at 6:30 & 8:30pm Sunday, July 29; Jake Shimabukuro at 7 & 9pm Monday, July 30; and Jeff Daniels & the Ben Daniels Band at 7pm Tuesday, July 31; and lots more, too.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The final free concerts have been announced for the Rockin’ On the River concert series in Troy’s Riverfront Park – Rubblebucket, the Mallett Brothers Band and the North & South Dakotas.
The Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock have announced a pair of new concerts – the James Hunter Six at 8pm on Saturday, July 28 ($30 & $50; on sale at 10am Friday) and Lee Ann Womack at 8pm on Saturday, August 11 ($40 & $65; on sale at 11am Friday).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Albert Hammond Jr., Sir Sly and Mixed Roots are headed into Albany’s Jennings Landing for free Alive at Five concerts.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rap pioneer Big Daddy Kane brings hip-hop to this summer’s free Alive at Five concert series, joined by Und3rstanding, DJ Supreme and DJ Trumastr.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ashanti, Ja Rule and Lloyd are teaming up for a concert at the Palace Theatre in Albany. Tickets are on sale now.
Colony in Woodstock hosts the Greater Nippertown debut of reggae singer Junior Toots, the son of Toots & the Maytals’ Toots Hibbert, at 8pm on Friday, June 29. Tickets are $20 & $35; VIP $50. More new shows at Colony also include Pearl Charles at 8pm on Friday, July 13 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door); cello rockers Rasputina at 8pm on Thursday, August 9 ($17 in advance; $20 at the door); and veteran roots rockers The Blasters with Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones at 8pm on Friday, August 10 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: This summer, Albany’s free Alive at Five concert series in the Corning Preserve will feature a line-up that ranges from the hard rock of Great White to reggae veterans Third World to Americana faves the Yonder Mountain String Band.
Yes, we haven’t even reached the Memorial Day weekend yet, but the folks at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall are already looking ahead to Christmas time with the Sunday, December 23 booking of Doyle, led by ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein. Liberty Hammer and Girth Control open the show at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $16 in advance; $20 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Troy’s Riverfront Park welcomes the return of the free Rockin’ On the River concert series again this summer, including concerts by Meklit, Gabriel Sanchez Presents the Prince Experience, The Age, Almost Queen and the Troy Music Academy All-Stars.
Gritty country-rockers Whiskey Myers take over the stage at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany at 9pm on Friday, September 28. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (May 25), priced at $20 in advance; $23 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rocker, all-around musical Renaissance man, a wizard and a true star, Todd Rundgren is bringing his “Unpredictable” tour to The Egg in Albany. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (May 25).
Hudson Valley all-star Traffic tribute band Paper Sun is headed into the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, July 6. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The unlikely combination of the B.B. King Blues Band and the Jackson 5’s Tito Jackson has been added to the line-up of free Alive at Five concerts at Albany’s Jennings Landing this summer. The Age will open the show.
OPENERS: At Club Helsinki in Hudson, Christine Dominguez opens for the Big Takeover on Friday (May 25), and the Bobby Lees will warm up the crowd for Boss Hog on Saturday, June 9…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalso has added a second show to his tour stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
POSTPONED: The concert by Blackberry Smoke that was originally slated for last Saturday (May 19) at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall has been postponed til Saturday, December 8.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Beatles tribute band the Fab Four is headed into The Egg. Tickets are now on sale…