9/8/18: Today’s Top Tips: Saturday

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FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Jennings Landing at Corning Preserve, Albany. Featuring the Dylan Perillo Orchestra, the Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet, the Brighton Beat, Mike Stern, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown. 1pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of bands…

MUSIC: The Gibson Brothers @ Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs. WHOA! Award-winning bluegrass brothers Eric & Leigh Gibson shift gears as they showcase selections from their upcoming album Mockingbird, produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. 3pm. $37.

MUSIC: Elrod & MotherJudge @ Valatie Community Theatre, Valatie. Two veterans of the Greater Nippertown music scene – Mitch Elrod and Caroline MotherJudge – celebrate the release of their years-in-the-making duo album, Cold Warrior. 8pm. $10 (includes a copy of the CD).

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Eastbound Throwdown @ Irwin Farm, Salem. Day Two of the two-day fest features the Eastern Highs, Grassroots Rebels, Tigerman WOAH, Blind Owl Band, Kitchen Dwellers, Pappy & The Pards, Dan Johnson, Red Haired Strangers, Olivia Quillio, Anju’s Pale Blue Eyes, The Welterweights and, of course, Eastbound Jesus. 11:30am. $40. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: There Is a Happiness That Morning Is @ Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill. A crumbling Liberal Arts College in rural New England is the setting for Mickle Maher’s play, an unexpectedly raucous and joyously word-drunk celebration of art, ardor, academia inspired by the poetry of William Blake and directed by John Sowle. 7:30pm. $22. Through Sunday, September 16.

FESTIVAL/MUSIC: Oldtone Roots Music Festival @ Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale. Day Three of the four-day fest features Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Farewell Alligator Man: The Jimmy C. Newman Tribute, Frank Wakefield with The Hayrollers, Nora Brown, Anna & Elizabeth, Bill & The Belles, Hubby Jenkins, Foghorn Stringband, Slinky Armadillo, Aldo Lavaggi & the Russet Trio, Cajun Country Revival, John Cohen, the Wake Frankfield, more. Music starts at 9:30am. $60.

MUSIC: The Lazy Suns @ Wolf Hollow Brewing, Glenville. All-American roots ‘n’ roll. 8pm. $5.

FESTIVAL: Gathering of the Tribes Native American Festival @ Brown’s Farm, East Greenbush. 10am. $5; kids age 12 & under FREE.

MUSIC: The Chris Busone Band @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. 8pm. FREE.

MUSIC/MORE: Clearwater Pumpkin Sail @ Rensselaer Dock, Rensselaer. Featuring music by the Bounce-back Band. 1pm; music at 5pm. FREE. GO HERE for more info…

THEATER: The Gingerbread Lady @ Albany Civic Theater, Albany. Gary Hoffmann directs the late Neil Simon’s play, which creates a tragically sympathetic portrait of a talented woman undone by her own fears and excesses. 7:30pm. $18; students $10. Through Sunday, September 23.

MUSIC: Scott Sharrard @ Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake. The blues-rock guitarslinger (and former Gregg Allman Band musical director) previews selection from his upcoming album, Saving Grace, due out later this month. 7pm. $30.

FESTIVAL: Waterford Tugboat Round-Up @ Waterford Harbor, Waterford. Featuring musical performances by Flood Road, Mark Rust, Double D, Joe Lowry. 10am. FREE.

GO HERE for info regarding art gallery and museum exhibits…

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