Top Tips for Live Music (for the week beginning August 24th)


New clarifications came out this week that prevent bars and restaurants from hosting anything but “incidental” music acts.  Specifically, this means an act cannot be advertised, nor can it be ticketed.  Which also means you have to do a little sleuthing if you want to enjoy a little acoustic guitar with your dinner.  Strongly suggest you call to verify any previously-made entertainment plans.

Meanwhile, that leaves us with the outdoor shows and the online shows.  If you haven’t caught an online show recently, you are missing out.  There are excellent performances to be had from the comfort of your living room, presented by Caffe Lena, the Linda, Freedom Park, the Palace, and others.  Please remember to support financially where you can, whether that be (virtual) tips for the artists, or charitable support for the venues.  Covid could eventually prove catastrophic to the whole industry.

Best bet: Last year’s Eddies “Blues Artist of the Year” Alana Wyld comes up from the Catskills to perform at Sage Park this Wednesday.  Reminder that these shows are free, but you do have to reserve a spot.

Live this week:

Monday, August 24

Tuesday, August 25

  • Onderdonk Memorial Park (East Greenbush): The Schmooze (6:00)
  • Brunswick Community Center: Legends (6:30)

Wednesday, August 26

Thursday, August 27

  • Jazz on Jay (Jay Street, Schenectady): Colleen Pratt & Friends (12:00)
  • Iron Springs Park (Ballston Spa): Ballston Spa Community Band (6:00)
  • Schaghticoke Town Hall: The Refrigerators / Moriah Formica (6:30)
  • Caffe Lena Live Stream {online}: Sweet Megg Duo (7:00)

Friday, August 28

Saturday, August 29

Sunday, August 30

Just announced:

Caffe Lena Live Stream {online}

  • {September 10} The End of America (7:00)
  • {September 11} Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert (8:00)
  • {September 13} Matt Nakoa (7:00)

The Linda: Moondance (was 9/10) postponed to April 30.

Upstate Concert Hall:  The Four Horsemen (was 9/5) canceled.

Chrome: Screaming in Digital (was 9/26) postponed (no new date yet).

Did you miss last week’s concert announcements? Find them here.

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