Best of 2011: Stanley Johnson’s Top 10 Concerts

April 30: Wishbone Ash at the Van Dyck, Schenectady

June 1-3: Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain, Hunter (highlights: Hot Tuna, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Warren Haynes Band, Mavis Staples, the Avett Brothers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gov’t Mule, the Fire Dancers, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals)

June 25: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals at FX Matt Brewing Company, Utica

July 7: Burton Cummings at Alive At 5 in Riverfront Park, Albany

August 26: Riverlink Jamboree at Riverlink Park, Amsterdam (highlights: The Nellies, Three Day Threshold) (Read his review here)

September 3-5: moe.down at Gelston Castle, Mohawk (highlights: Ween, Floodwood, TV On the Radio, Bruce Hornsby, Levon Helm, Bob Weir & moe.) (Read his review here)

September 10: Albany Riverfront Jazz Fest, Albany (highlights: Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Kevin Eubanks Quartet and whoever sang the National Anthem)

September 17: LarkFest, Albany (highlights: Cody Beebe & the Crooks, Diego Garcia, Jason Spooner, Mike Doughty, Motopony & We Are Jeneric)

October 19: Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Egg, Albany

October 27: Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman at the Palace Theatre, Albany

By Stanley Johnson, Nippertown contributor

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1 Comment
  1. Fred says

    The Egg needs to book Mavis Staples and Grace Potter in 2012, for sure.

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