8/1/18: Today’s Top Tips: Wednesday

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MUSIC: Slayer @ the Times Union Center, Albany. Yes, boys and girls, it’s true – the thrash kingpins are saying farewell with their Final World Tour. With Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Naplam Death. 5pm. $29.75, $39.75, $59.75 & $79.75.

MUSIC: Capital Concert Series @ the Empire State Plaza, Albany. They’re an American band! The return of Grand Funk Railroad. With Super 400. 5:30pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This concert has been moved to the Corning Preserve Boat Launch parking lot under the I-787 overpass…

MUSIC: Rockin’ on the River @ Riverfront Park, Troy. Featuring Rubblebucket. With And the Kids and Onlyness. 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Alice Howe @ the Cock ‘n Bull, Galway. The acclaimed, Boston-based singer-songwriter is riding high on the rave reviews for her 2017 EP You’ve Been Away So Long. She’ll be joined by Freebo, who resume includes working with Bonnie Raitt (for 10 years), CSN, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Dr. John and many others. 7:30pm. $10.

MUSIC: Philadelphia Orchestra @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs. The orchestra’s summer residency kicks off with Stéphane Denève conducting Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances,” Connesson’s “Maslenitsa,” Minkus’ “Pas de deux from Don Quixote” and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” 8pm.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Country & Bluegrass Jamboree @ the Little Theater on the Farm, Fort Edward. Featuring Cedar Ridge,the Shine Hill Road Band, Smokey Greene & the Greene Brothers, The Bluebillies and Whiskey River. 12noon. $15; seniors $12. GO HERE for more info and the complete festival schedule of bands…

MUSIC: Rainbow Kitten Surprise @ Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park. In support of their Elektra debut How to: Friend, Love, Freefall, a sonic exploration of classic folk, indie rock, hip-hop and so much more through stunning bouts instrumentation and moving lyricism. 8pm. $25.

THEATER: Saratoga Shakespeare Company @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs. It’s Henry IV, Parts I & II, directed by David Girard. 6pm. FREE. Through Saturday.

MUSIC: Gordon Lightfoot @ The Egg, Albany. The veteran Canadian troubadour is back on the road with a rich songbag that includes “For Lovin’ Me,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” “Carefree Highway,” “Ribbon of Darkness” and so many more.

MUSIC: Lake George Arts Project Summer Concert Series @ Shepard Park, Lake George. Featuring rockabilly faves the Lustre Kings. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Live at the Jazz Bar @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs. Featuring Annie & the Hedonists.. 10pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: Evenings on the Green @ Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar. Featuring Rick Bedrosian (Hair of the Dog, Hey Jude) playing a solo show. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

THEATER: Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash @ Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. Take an exuberant ride on the rails, into the backwoods and onto the wide-open highway with the music of Johnny Cash! This remarkable life story features 31 foot-stompin’, emotionally-packed songs including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Sunday Morning Coming Down.” 2 & 7:30pm. Through Sunday, August 12. GO HERE to read our review…

MUSIC: Freedom Park Concert Series @ Freedom Park, Scotia. Featuring The Refrigerators. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

MUSIC: The Deadbeats @ the Low Beat, Albany. If it’s Wednesday, it must be the Deadbeats. 10pm.

MUSIC: Lunchtime at the Plaza Concert Series @ Empire State Plaza, Albany. Featuring Melissa Sgambelluri. 12noon. FREE. Rain site: The South Concourse. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule… UPDATE: This concert has been postponed til Wednesday, September 5…

MUSIC: Libraries Rock Summer Concert Series @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush. Featuring 2 Broads with Alotta Sound. 7pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete concert series schedule…

OPEN MIC/POETRY: Poetry Open Mic Night @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. Hosted by Carol Graser with featured readers Los Lorcas. 7pm sign-up; 7:30pm reading. $5; students FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

Is there an event that we may have overlooked? Just add it in the comment box below…

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  1. steve nover says

    Corning preserve rainsite for Grand Funk RR & Super 400 – 5:30pm

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