6/23/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday


Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

MUSIC: Frank Wakefield Band @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. He’s a living legend, one of the enduring figures of bluegrass tradition and one of the most influential mandolinists ever. And he’s celebrating his 84th birthday! 8pm. $26.

MUSIC: Rosanne Cash @ Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown. An intimate evening of songs and stories by the sublime singer-songwriter who draws from her rich and distinctive connection to the musical legacy of the American South. Featuring John Leventhal on guitar, Cash will offer songs from her trilogy of award winning albums Black Cadillac, The List and The River & the Thread along with personal stories and reflections. 8pm. $45, $55 & $75.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Old Songs Folk Festival of Traditional Music & Dance @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont. Day Two of the three-day folk fest. Featuring emcee Anne Hills with Elizabeth Laprelle & the Family Band, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Bob Franke, Happy Traum & Jim Kweskin, Bon Débarras, Beppe Gambetta, Christine Lavin. , more. Music starts at 9am. Through Sunday.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Chris Botti, Herbie Hancock, José James, Joey Alexander Trio, Anat Cohen Tentet, Lakecia Benjamin & SoulSquad, Keyon Harrold, Jazzmeia Horn, Christian Sands Trio, New Orleans @ 300, Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez. 10am. Through Sunday. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule…

MUSIC: Mark Tolstrup Trio @ the Glen Conservancy Hall, Glen. An evening of Mississippi Delta blues blended with rock, ragtime and jazz in the historic Hall. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Harry Connick Jr. @ Tanglewood, Lenox. His career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world. He has received Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements in film and television and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer. Tonight he pays tribute to the tricentennial of his hometown – the great city of New Orleans. 7pm. $33-$135.

MUSIC/FUNDRAISER: An Evening with Sally Taylor & Friends @ MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center, North Adams. An intimate concert celebrating the opening of “Come to Your Senses” – the exhibit curated by Sally Taylor in MASS MoCA’s Kidspace – Sally Taylor, Ben Taylor, Sophie Hiller, Eric Erdman and John Forte, formerly of the Fugees, with a dance performance by Alison Manning & Jesse Keller. A benefit for arts education at MASS MoCA. 7pm. $57 & $75; students $35.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Devastation of the Weekend Death Metal Fest @ Chrome, Waterford. Featuring Artificial Brain, Dysentary, Incontinence, Tyranize, Invoke Thy Wrath, Axe to Grind. 5pm. $20.

MUSIC: Concert on the Green @ corner of Tinker Street & Rock City Road, Woodstock. A free fest in the center of town featuring Victoria Levy (1pm); Ben Sebastian (1:40pm); James Hearne (2:20pm); Guitarmy of One (3pm); Dave Kearney (3:40pm); and David Kraai (4:30pm). FREE.

THEATER: Some Lovers @ Wood Theater, Glens Falls. Last chance! Adirondack Theatre Festival kicks off its 2018 season with the new Burt Bacharach/Steven Sater musical about a couple caught between their present and their past. 7:30pm. $34, $39 & $45.

MUSIC: News from Planet Kniffen @ the Low Beat, Albany. Darryl Kniffen leads the band in the CD release party for their new album, Dreamland. With Bando Fuego and Ampevene. 8pm.

MUSIC: The Neighbourhood @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. Frontman Jesse Rutherford leads his band in support of their new Columbia Records EP, Hard to Imagine. With Health and Field Medic. 8pm. $33.

THEATER: The Royal Family of Broadway @ Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield. The world premiere of a brilliant musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin is a masterful love letter to the Great White Way set in the 1920s and loosely based on the legendary Barrymores. 8pm. Through Saturday, July 7. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: The Big Idea @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. Blues, funk, R&B, originals, more. 7:30pm. FREE.

MUSIC: Tragedy: The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees @ the Hollow Bar + Kitchen, Albany. We think their name says it all… With Hot Cousin. 9pm. $15.

MUSIC: The Wailers @ the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington. Veteran reggae greats led by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett. 8pm. $30, $45 & $70.

MUSIC: Lindsey Webster @ Club Helsinki, Hudson. The Woodstock-based vocalist brings her award-winning jazzy, blue-eyed soul to town. 9pm.

MUSIC: Hoosick Falls Summer Concert Series @ Wood Park, Hoosick Falls. The Hill Hollow Band kicks off the 2018 summer season. 4pm. FREE. UPDATE: This show has been postponed due to the impending weather…

FILM/MUSIC: “This Is Spinal Tap” @ Greenville Drive-In, Greenville. Turn it up to 11 on the big, BIG screen. 9pm. Through Sunday.

MUSIC: Jimmy Vivino & the EastCoast BlueSoul Rockers @ Levon Helm Studios, Woodstock. Joined by special guests Larry Campbell, Jack Petruzzelli and Danny Louis. With Annalyse & Ryan. 8pm. $30 & $45.

THEATER: Morning After Grace @ Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. Regge Life directs the New England premiere of Carey Crim’s hilarious, heartwarming and unconventional new comedy that tackles love, loss and second chances. 7:30pm. Through Sunday, July 15. GO HERE to read review…

MUSIC: Yellow Brick Road @ Rivers Casino & Resort’s Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater, Schenectady. The Elton John tribute band kicks off the Harbor Jam concert series. 6pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: One Love World Peace Fusion Fest @ Green Kingdom, Mohawk. Three days, six stages, 50 artists, including Ky-Mani Marley, Rusted Root, Floodwood, Yes Darling, Slug, Fulton Chain Gang, The Bomb, the Mighty Mystics Band, Denroy Morgan & the Black Eagles Band, Adlib Steel Orchestra, Chris James & Mamma G Band, Brokedown Hustlers, Grit and Grace, and lots more. 12noon. $40. Through Sunday. UPDATE: This festival has been postponed to August 10-12…

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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