Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

Blues Traveler
Blues Traveler

John Popper leads Blues Traveler into Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Monday, October 15. Priced at $28, tix are slated to go on sale on Friday (September 7).

Although there’s no official word from the venue yet, the Trans Siberian Orchestra will be making its annual holiday tour stop at the Times Union Center in Albany at 7:30pm on Thursday, December 13, according to the band’s website. Ticket prices are TBA, but tix are scheduled to go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 14. Stay tuned for additional details…

Country music superstar Alan Jackson is headed into the Glens Falls Civic Center at 7:30pm on Saturday, October 20, in support of his latest album, “Thirty Miles West,” which was released this summer. Priced at $41.50, $51.50 and $62, tix are slated to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (September 7).

Unsung singer-songwriter Jake Holmes – who not only penned Led Zep’s classic “Dazed and Confused” but also the U.S. Army recruitment jingle “Be All That You Can Be” – returns to the Saratoga Arts Center in Saratoga Springs at 8:15pm on Saturday, October 6. Tix are $20, and the concert is a benefit for the arts center.

Keeping alive the musical legacy of Levon Helm, the Midnight Rambles are continuing at the Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock, and there’s a very special edition slated for 8pm on Friday, September 21. Dubbed “Jimmy Vivino Presents the Band Songs,” the concert is a celebration of the music of departed Band members Richard Manuel, Rick Danko and Levon Helm. Garth Hudson will the special guest, along with cohorts Jim Weider, Randy Ciarlante and Byron Isaacs. Tix are slated to go on sale at 8pm tonight (Wednesday, September 5).

NEW LOWER PRICES: Ticket prices have also been slashed to $75 for a pair of this month’s Midnight Ramble shows at the Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock. The Ramble at 8pm on Saturday (September 8) features the Chris Bergson Band and the Midnight Ramble Band with Joe Russo and Catherine Russell. The Ramble at 8pm on Saturday, September 22 features Jay Collins & the Kings County Band, the Dirt Farmer Band (with Larry Campbell, Amy Helm, Teresa Williams, Byron Isaacs and Justin Guip) and the Midnight Ramble Band.

Two-time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge makes a tour stop at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown at 8pm on Friday, November 30, performing her best-known pop hits, jazz standards and holiday favorites (with a special appearance by the Williams College Gospel Choir. Tix are $40.

CANCELLED: Tix for the discussion with legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy were slated to go on sale to the general public on Saturday (September 8), but his appearance has been cancelled. The college is hoping to re-schedule the talk for the spring 2013 semester.

CANCELLED: Dave Pal’s “The Lennon Legacy: A Tribute to the Man and His Music,” which was announced last month for the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Saturday, November 3, has been cancelled.

Old-school country singer Bill Anderson – who racked up seven No. 1 country music hits between 1962-1976 – is headed into the Saratoga Music Hall in Saratoga Springs for a pair of concerts on Sunday, November 11. Showtimes are 3 & 7pm, and tix are priced at $42 (reserved) and $32 (general admission).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced upcoming performances by jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and humorist David Sedaris.

Spanning two generations, the Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band takes the stage at Hudson Valley Community College’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre in Troy at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 18. Tix are $10.

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock welcomes back Robbie Dupree & Friends for a concert at 9pm on Saturday, November 3. Dupree will be joined by Clifford Carter, Bob Mann, Jon Maron, Doug Yowell, Manuel Quintana and vocalists Nadia Ackerman and Gabrielle Sterbenz in support of his latest release, “Arc of a Romance.” Tix are $20.

NEW LOWER PRICES: Ticket prices for Jonathan Edwards’ concert at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, September 21 are now available at half price. Tix were previously $30, but the current ticket price for the show is $15. Edwards is touring in support of his new album – his first in 14 years – “My Love Will Keep.”

Award-winning star of the indie children’s music scene Justin Roberts and his band, the Not Ready for Naptime Players, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Greenberg Childcare Center at Skidmore College with a family-friendly concert at 3:30pm on Saturday, September 15 at Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs. Tix are $5; children FREE.

IN CASE YOU MISSED: The Capital Area Indie Fest returns to The Egg in Albany for its third annual appearance next month. Among the featured bands on the bill are the City Never Sleeps, the Hearing Aides, Tor Loney, High Bridge North, Jodi Shaw, Sandy McKnight, Liv Cummins and Christina Dellea.

Frankie Rose and her band are headed back to Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Wednesday, October 3, in support of her new single release, “Night Swim.” Also new on Valentine’s calendar are Tennessee roots-rockin’ combo Glossary, who take the stage on Thursday, September 27. Tix are $8.

SOLD OUT: No surprise here, but the solo acoustic concert by Bob Weir at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Saturday (September 8) is now officially sold out.

  1. Home Boy says

    It will be kinda retro to see a band like BLUES TRAVELER is a small, hot, beer soaked rock and roll joint like Putnam Den. I look forward to it.

  2. Mike Lisi says

    Thanks for the Indie Fest mention from The Rob Skane 3!

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