Popa Chubby Band “Big Birthday Show”
The Okee Dokee Brothers
Sugar and the Tree (CD release) / The Bluebillies / Marc Delgado
Buskin & Batteau / Christine Lavin / Shanna in a Dress / John Forster
Amy Speace / Caity Gallagher
Sirsy / Steve Hartmann
Nippertown, the award-winning daily internet publication, is devoted to the music and arts scene of the Albany area. Launched in 2009 by Greg “Sarge” Haymes and Sara Ayers, the website ran for ten years under their guidance. In 2019, Jim Gilbert and Laura DaPolito rebranded and relaunched the site and they continue Nipper’s keen reputation for bending the ear on the arts, covering music, art, theatre, and cultural events within an hour of New York state’s capital. Nippertown’s reach extends beyond Albany, into the greater Capital Region, the Hudson Valley, and western Massachusetts. Nippertown contributors offer a unique and eclectic view of the local scene and have earned The Capital Region Eddies Award in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 as Best Arts Publication. In 2021, Nippertown added a comprehensive events calendar, video interviews, multiple podcasts, and expanded partnerships with other local online and print publications. In 2022, we launched NipperFest with an all-star lineup of local artists including The Figgs, Super 400, Sirsy, Sawyer Fredericks, and more.