Top Tips for Live Music (for the week beginning December 7th)


It’s clearly a very tough time, with Covid cases spiking the highest yet here in the Capital District (and in most of the US).  There is light at the end of the tunnel with vaccines starting to arrive soon, but (in the meantime) our local venues and artists continue to find ways to bring music to you.  Nanola has socially distanced live music several nights a week, with the Deadbeats every Wednesday.  High Peaks Productions, WEQX, and others have launched an excellent “Hope for the Holidays” series of live (virtual) shows every Saturday, starting with Jocelyn and Chris.  And Caffe Lena, the Linda, Troy Music Hall, the 8th Step, Old Songs, The Egg, Proctors, and the Palace are all presenting (virtually) live shows (some local, some global) of awesome artists.  This only works if you contribute…grab your favorite beverage, turn on a show, and let it be the backdrop to your holidays.  Whatever you can contribute goes a long way to supporting an industry that has been absolutely decimated since March.

moe. at the Palace Theatre

Best bet: 3 hours of moe on Friday.  2 sets, plus encores.  Plus additional footage.  All filmed in the lobby of the Palace.  Proceeds split between the band and the Palace.  C’mon…$20 brings that into your home.  It’s a no-brainer…

Live this week:

Monday, December 7

Tuesday, December 8

Wednesday, December 9

Thursday, December 10

Friday, December 11

Saturday, December 12

Sunday, December 13

Just announced:


  • {December 16} The Deadbeats (6:30)
  • {December 17} Timbre Coup (6:30)
  • {December 19} Honey Suckle Vine (6:00)
  • {December 23} The Deadbeats (6:30)
  • {December 26} Legend
  • {December 30} The Deadbeats (6:30)
  • {December 31} Rustic Spirit

Old Songs presents {online}

  • {December 16} Richard Thompson from London (8:00)

The 8th Step presents {online} 

  • {December 21} Magpie & Reggie Harris (7:30)

Upstate Concert Hall:  Tyler Farr (was 10/29) postponed to September 17.

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

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